The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

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The UK JET Programme is an official Japanese Government scheme aimed at improving foreign language teaching in schools and promoting international understanding.

Type of opportunity offered

> Graduate Schemes 2018- 2019

> Postgraduate study/Professional training

Sector offered

> Public service, charity and social work > Teaching

About the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

The programme was established in 1987, with 848 participants from 4 countries. Since then, the number of participants has increased significantly, with around 4786 participants from 43 countries in 2015.

There are 2 positions available for UK graduates on the JET Programme: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and Coordinator for International Relations (CIR). For ALTs, knowledge of Japanese or previous teaching experience is not required. We welcome applicants from all degree subjects.

For more information, please visit our stand and see our website at

MEXT – the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology – has offered scholarships to UK graduates and Japanese major UK undergraduates for over 50 years, giving them the opportunity to continue their studies in Japan.

The postgraduate scholarship is primarily a research award, but in some cases entry onto a taught degree is possible. Research may be undertaken in almost any field as long as it is relevant to the grantee’s field of expertise or previous studies.

For more information, please visit our stand or see our website at

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WebsiteMEXT Email | JET Email

(JET) 0207 465 6668 / (MEXT) 0207 465 6593


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