"I need to know Japanese to study in Japan"
There are plenty of English courses are available at Japanese universities, in both the humanities and STEM fields. Some of these courses also teach Japanese as you study in English. There is also an option of studying Japanese for a year in a language school before attending a Japanese course.
"Studying in a local Uni is
cheaper than Japan"
Yearly tuition fees in national Japanese universities are actually cheaper than in a local Singaporean university. General living costs are also typically lower than the US and Europe. Not to mention, various scholarships are available for students, especially for exchange students.
"Studying in the US or UK
would be a better opportunity"
Studying in Japan is in no way an inferior choice to studying in the US or UK. To some, it provides a unique "off the beaten path" option! Japan offers multiple locales for domestic travel, it is more convenient, safer and also usually cheaper than the US or Europe. Japan's culture is also very unique.
University of Tokyo
Japan in East Asia | Environmental Sciences
Starting with two years of liberal arts education in the University of Tokyo, the PEAK programme aims to instil students with a broad knowledge base on which to build up their foundation.
Subsequently, students would choose to build up their specialisation in either the Japan in East Asia or Environmental Sciences specialisations.
Automotive Engineering | Physics | Chemistry | Biological Science | Social Science | Law | Economics | Japan in Asia Cultural Studies
Nagoya University's G30 Programme starts students off with a year of liberal arts and science education.
As students progress up in years, the classes progressively change from broad-based liberal arts education to specialized courses for their major.
Eventually building up through laboratory courses and culminating in their thesis research.
Cornell University - Kyoto University Double Masters Programme
Management | Business Administration | Hospitality
The Kyoto-Cornell International Collaborative Degree Opportunity is a two year programme that grants students a Master of Business Administration from Kyoto University and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University.
Students spend their first and final semester at Kyoto University, with their two semesters in between at Cornell University. They will study leadership, hospitality, marketing, AI and IT management, under their professors and professionals in the field.
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Young Scientist Exchange Program
The Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) involves students being attached to a research lab in the university and undertaking a research project in addition to any courses they might want to take. There are also cultural activities, homestay programmes, and company visits.
Tama Art Unversity
Class of 2023
I’ve always held an admiration for Japanese designers and I decided to come here to study from them directly, here in Tokyo. Needless to say, I am blown away by their work ethic, their outlook on design and their passion. This is a city that is very different from Singapore. In the train, on the streets, there are maybe 3 times the advertising, loads of magazines, way more brands, shows, content. This is a beautiful, dynamic and creative place that inspires me every day as I study here.
University of Tokyo
Masters in Public Policy/International Programme
Class of 2020
It has been a wonderful experience studying and living here in Tokyo. The Graduate School of Public Policy offers an interesting variety of courses to suit students’ differing interests. There are also several opportunities to go abroad during the program through intensive courses or student conferences. Most importantly, I have found it deeply rewarding to truly get to know my friends from all around the world at GraSPP. Outside of school, there are many things to do in Tokyo - be it attending talks given by world renowned speakers or savouring the many delicious food options on offer.