Okayama University


Online Study in Japan Weeks 2020

September 30, 2020

Okayama University held “Online Study in Japan Weeks 2020 (Myanmar)” as part of the Study in Japan Global Network Project (ASEAN) entrusted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The event was held for Myanmar students who are interested in studying in Japan, over a two-week period, from August 22 to September 5.

11 Universities from the Consortium of Six National Universities in Japan, and Myanmar-Japan Platform for Human Resource Development, participated in the online event. Each university introduced their own information on Facebook and the event website. Additionally, MAJA (Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni), introduced the information on entrance exams and scholarships. Students had the opportunity to contact each university directly and ask their questions or concerns by participating in group discussions took place over Zoom and other trans-communication platforms. Approximately 836 students from Myanmar participated from September 1 to September 5.

The group discussions of Okayama University were led by Prof. KADOTA Isao, Vice Director of the Institute of Global Human Resource Development, and other faculty members, provided explanations in English, while Myanmar students currently studying at Okayama University provided their own study abroad experiences in Myanmar language.

Participants gave positive feedback, stating, “I want to participate in an event like this again,” and “I was able to learn valuable information about studying abroad.” Throughout the event, it became clear that students are thinking positively about future study abroad options, despite the current situation under the coronavirus pandemic. As such, our university plans to continue holding study in Japan fairs, seminars, and events for students from ASEAN countries.

The Study in Japan Fair organized by Okayama University, which usually takes place in August has been postponed to January 31, 2021.

Participating institutions (11 universities)
Chiba University, Chuo University, Josai University, Kanazawa University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Kumamoto University, Nagasaki University, Niigata University, Osaka University, Okayama University