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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 7,146 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Japan.

 Academic year: April-March

Major school holidays/break:

  • July-mid/late September
  • Early February-late March
  • Late December-early January
  • Late April-early May

Major exam period: Late January-mid March

Structure of the University System

The language of instruction in universities: Japanese

Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, professional degree