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In 2005, Japanese Government made an announcement to increase a number of International students in Japan to 300,000 by 2020.

Now Japan is welcoming more international students who are seeking for a quality education and a unique study experience in Asia-Pacific. 

  • Great opportunity to live in a popular travel destination

  • Safe environment to live

  • Structured and reliable transportation

  • Reasonable tuition fee and living expenses compare to Australia

  • Scholarships and tuition fee reduction opportunity

  • Study in English, and learn Japanese whilst studying!

  • Easy Student visa processing

  • Opportunity to work after graduate



Japanese is an official language used in Japan. Most of institutions are teaching in Japanese, however there are few universities deliver their teaching all in English.


From PNG, you can access to Japan directly from Port Moresby with Air Niugini. Alternatively, you can go through Australia, Philippine, Singapore and Hong Kong.



School year generally starts from April. Children turning 7 years old start first grade of elementary school up to 6th grade. Junior high school goes for 3 years and then move on to senior high school for another 3 years. Majority of students finish their schooling by 18 years old. 

For tertiary studies, University study is very common however Vocational Education and Training is also available. 


There are 4 beautiful and colourful changes of season in Japan: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Every season people celebrate the change of climate and events mostly based on the traditions and religious activities. There are so many opportunities to see and experience Japanese traditional festivals and customs throughout the year.

Japan is generally safe in majority of places compare to PNG. Transport is very reliable and convenient. International students are eligible for discount price for various occasions for example, transport fees, admissions (cinema etc). 


Below is an estimated monthly living expenses in Japan. 

Accommodation - 50,000 yen (PGK1,600)

Food & Drink - 25,000 yen (PGK800)

Mobile phone / Medical 7,000 yen (PGK224)

Transportation - 5,000 yen (PGK160)

Total: 87,000 yen (PGK2,784)

*These figures and currency conversion is an estimate only and depends on the accommodation option and location student choose this can be varied.

Average living expenses in Japan

PGK2,700 - 3,500

per month

Japanese Woman in Cherry Blossom
View of Meditation Garden


International students who holds a Student visa in Japan can work up to 28 hours per week and up to 8 hours per day during the school break with a few restrictions on the type of job.

Hourly wage for working in restaurants and shops is typically about 1,000 yen (PGK32).


When a student receive an offer from an institution applied, student must meet all the conditions to accept an offer and making a required deposit is one of the conditions. 

Once student fulfil the required conditions, student can apply for a Student visa.

Universities in Japan

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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Beppu, Oita


Yamanashi Gakuin University, iCLA

Kofu, Yamanashi

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