We support exchanges between young people from the UK and Japan in the field of education. You can find some exchange opportunities here.
- JET Programme
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an initiative that aims to enrich Japan’s foreign language education and promote internationalisation by inviting young adults from around the world to be employed by local governments and related organisations in Japan. The Programme was established in 1987, with 848 participants from four countries. Since then, the number of participants has increased significantly, with over 5,000 participants from 57 countries at present. The UK JET Programme has sent more than 11,000 UK graduates to live and work in Japan.
- The Turing Scheme
From the UK side, the Turing Scheme is a UK government global programme to support Brits to study and work abroad. The scheme provides funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world, including Japan.
- Daiwa Scholarship
The Daiwa Scholarship is a 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a month of Japanese language tuition in the UK. Daiwa Scholarships offer outstanding UK citizens with strong leadership potential the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. Daiwa Scholarships are provided by the Foundation to encourage better understanding between both countries.
There are a wide range of other opportunities available; educational, scholarship, research, and more. Please check out the Embassy of Japan in the UK’s website for further information:
- Youth Mobility Scheme Visa
This visa enables eligible young people to live and work (in most jobs – excludes working as a professional sportsperson) or study in the UK for up to 24 months. They can enter the UK at any time while their visa is valid, and leave and come back at any time during their stay.
- Studying at a UK university
Degrees from UK higher education providers are respected around the world, and the choice of subjects you can study is extensive. There are more than 395 universities and colleges, offering over 50,000 undergraduate-level higher education courses across the UK.
There are many funding options available for international students who want to study in the UK. They range from part-funding, for example paying part of your fees, to full-funding which covers programme fees, living expenses, and return flights to the UK.