Japan has a lot to offer, starting with its peaceful way of life, the amazing quality of services and the sense of security that one can feel in Japan regarding of the time and place, the fascinating combination of tradition and modernity. The list could go on and on. Amidst those assets, the education system ranks high – surely one of the best worldwide. Japan has an illiteracy rate of 0% and features some of the best universities in the world. Yet, most higher education programs are in Japanese and Japanese only.
Faced, outside its borders, with the unavoidable globalization, and inside its borders with demographic issues, the Japanese government has launched the “Global 30” initiative. It consists in fostering higher education programs in English. Thirteen of the most famous universities are now featuring programs in English (including Waseda, University of Tokyo, Sofia). By our estimates, this is only the beginning – the tip of the iceberg. But it will take time to establish enough programs to satisfy the increasing demand (about 150,000 foreign people studied in Japan in 2015, whereas the Japanese government intends to double that figure by the year 2020 – this is the “300,000 foreign students” project). For the time being, people who want to study abroad in Japan must first plan a year of studies in a Japanese language school. That’s the approximate time it takes a serious, committed student (even one who came to Japan with next to no Japanese language knowledge) to reach proficiency in Japanese. And that is the precious sesame for them to join the prestigious Japanese educational system (or to find a job in Japan, for that matter).
Motivist Japan provides all the counselling and the services to expedite and make the admission process smooth for foreign students. Helped by the experience of its counselors, foreign people need not worry: Motivist Japan takes over, bringing peace of mind to the prospective students. All the latter need to do is provide the required documents, go to the embassy to pick their passport and prepare their belongings before enrolling in their Japanese schools.
Thanks to Japanese language schools, each year thousands of foreign students reach JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) level N2 (or N1), the skills required by Japanese universities to get admitted. They also prepare international students to take the EJU (another exam often required by Japanese higher education institutes). As mentioned above, the quality of teaching is top-notch, second to none. All students have to do is follow the process, namely follow their teachers’ instructions, diligently do their homework. They will inexorably reach their goal. And while doing so, they will be able to enjoy the wonderful life that Japan is used to offering its residents.