Study in Japan Roadmap

Timeline

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

What to do while you are in your current country of residence
  1. Planning and test preparation
  2. Applying
  3. Immigration procedures for taking the Okayama University entrance exam in Japan
  4. Okayama University entrance exam
  5. Announcement of application results
  6. Immigration procedures for studying in Japan
  7. Preparation for admission
  8. Travel preparations and departure
What you need to do while you are in Japan

 Off-campus procedures and enrollment

Enrollment

 Follow-up admission procedures

Planning and test preparation

  • Review the requirements 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

Applying

  • Prepare and check the documents necessary to apply
  • Check how to send the documents

Immigration procedures for taking the Okayama University entrance exam 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

Entrance exam

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

Announcement of application results

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

Immigration procedures for studying in Japan

  • Obtain a passport or check the expiration date of your passport to see if you will need to renew your passport. Please check with the Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country as well as the airline that you intend to travel on that duration of your passport validity is enough.
  • Apply for a visa at a Japanese embassy or consulate

Preparation for admission

  • Apply for travel insurance
  • Set a schedule for traveling to Japan
  • Those who qualify to use Okayama University student housing will receive an email from the International Affairs Department
  • If you want to rent a private apartment, look for one and find a cosigner

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)

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.

Follow-up admission procedures

  • Submit the necessary documents to relevant offices at the university