Culture and Education


Study in Japan
Japanese Language - Education and Practice

Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

Japanese Language Proficiency Test

JET Programme
Annual Press Release
Information Sessions and Campus Visits
Application and Selection Process
Resources and Questions

Study in Japan


The recruitment and screening of Japanese Government-sponsored foreign students is done by the Japanese Government through Japanese embassies (and some Japanese consulates), or Japanese universities. Deposits are never required when applying for a scholarship offered by the Government of Japan. Be sure to obtain information about Japanese Government-sponsored scholarships from Japanese diplomatic offices such as embassies and consulates.


Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver’s Study in Japan Guide and MEXT Scholarship Recipient Profiles (PDF)

Outlines the benefits of studying in Japan and profiles the experiences of MEXT Scholarship recipients from a variety of fields of study.


A comprehensive guide for individuals interested in studying at any level in Japan and former foreign students who have since returned to their own countries from Japan.


The Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education

Find an approved Japanese Language Insitute in Japan.


Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Provides support programs for international student in Japan. Their site includes the Gateway to Study in Japan and Student Guide to Japan, which walk people through the process of planning to study in Japan. Find links and information for Japanese Universities and Colleges, as well as scholarships.


Japan Study Support

Learn more about studying at Japanese universities and graduate schools.


Japan Foundation
Japan Foundation Toronto
Offers funding and exchange programs to those wishing to further their study of Japan. Support programs are offered to scholars, researchers, doctoral candidates, artists, cultural properties specialists and teachers of Japan related studies.


Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowships

JSPS provides fellowships for qualified researchers to conduct joint research activities with colleagues at Japanese universities and research institutes.


Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Programme
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.
Scholarship categories are Undergraduate, Japanese Studies, and Research Studies.

(C) Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, 900-1177 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6E 2K9 Tel: (604) 684-5868. This page updated December 7, 2017 .