Study in Japan Roadmap

Timeline

Let's look at the preparations required for studying in Japan.

1.Planning and test preparation

  • Look into the qualifications for admission
  • Look into the necessary procedures and fees
  • Plan your finances
  • Obtain the university brochure
  • Visit the Okayama University website
  • Check to be sure the university offers the courses, lectures and academic advisors of your choice
  • Make inquiries by e-mail
  • Determine your future goals

2.Applying

  • Check and prepare the documents necessary to apply
  • Check how to send the documents

3.Immigration procedures for taking the entrance examination in Japan

  • If the entrance exam involves travelling to Japan, make arrangement for lodgings and an airline ticket.
  • If the entrance exam involves traveling to Japan, obtain a passport or check the expiration date of your passport
  • Check at a Japanese embassy or consulate whether you need a visa or not; if you do, apply for one
  • Check the route, travel time, and transportation cost to your accommodations

4.Entrance exam

  • Check the exam schedule and location
  • Check transportation to the location
  • Check and prepare the documents necessary to bring with you

5.Admission notice

  • Receive your Certificate of Admission
  • Check when your Letter of Acceptance and Certificate of Admission will be issued
  • Pay addmission fee

6.Immigration procedures for studying in Japan

  • Obtain a passport or check the expiration date of your passport
  • Apply for a visa at a Japanese embassy or consulate

7.Preparations for admission

  • Apply for travel insurance
  • Set a schedule for traveling to Japan
  • Check eligibility requirements and apply if you wish to utilize Okayama University student housing
  • If you will rent a private apartment, look for one and find a cosigner

8.Travel preparations and departure

  • Check the move-in date of your housing in Japan, and then arrange for an airline ticket
  • Check the route and transportation cost to your destination (the university and your housing)

9.Off-campus procedures and enrollment

  • Submit a moving-in notice to your local government office
  • Apply for National Health Insurance at your local government office

Enrollment

  • Attend the university entrance ceremony and orientation

Congratulations on your enrollment!
Work hard and make the best of your stay as an international student.



10.follow-up admission procedures

  • Submit the necessary documents to relevant offices at the university