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  • Japan Association for Refugees (JAR)

    Japanese Language School Programme (JLSP) for Admission of Syrians

    Verified by UNHCR


    The programme offers two years of study at Japanese language schools with tuition fee exemption. Students are required to work part time in principle to cover daily life expenses as well as to get working experiences in Japan. After graduation, high school graduates will apply for undergraduate courses at universities, and university graduates can get employment or apply for graduate course.

  • Details at a glance

    Arts and humanities, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary, Education, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
    Until 09/08/2020
    Bachelor's, Master's
    Partial scholarship, Other
    Applicants up to age 32 are eligible
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate, Asylum seeker certificate, Complementary or temporary /protection status certificate
    Language of Instruction
    Japanese. After completion of language study, one can also choose English as medium for university education, though for life and employment, Japanese is requisite in Japan.
    Language Proficiency Level
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    Not required. However, if one has certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) (N4 level or higher) or score of Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students(EJU), it will be highly evaluated.
  • More details about this opportunity

    • What is covered in this program
      Language training
      Mentoring or psycho-social support
      Travel costs to the third country
      Settling in
      Transition of documents
      Pre-departure language training, part-time job hunting support on arrival and career planning/exam preparation support.
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
    • Who is responsible for the cost of the family members?
      The student
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Work permit/temporary residency; asylum application; Humanitarian status; Other Japanese citizenship application is an option after 7 years of continuous legal residency in Japan (including 4 years as student). Permanent residency is also an option after 10 years of continues legal residency in Japan
    • Application period
      Specific date (annual opportunity)
    • Release of the selection decision
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

  • Additional note

    From 2017 to 2020, 20 to Japanese language schools and 5 to ICU, in total, 25 students have been admitted through the programmes.

    From among those admitted to JLSP in 2017 and 2018, 5 obtained scholarship by Refugee Higher Education Programme (RHEP) by UNHCR Japan and are studying at universities both at undergraduate and gradate levels, while 2 got employment and are working in Tokyo and Okinawa.

  • Disclaimer

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