A recent survey has found 74.5 percent of Japan’s international students choose to remain in the country after graduating, Nippon reports.
The Japan Student Services Organisation (Jasso) conducted the survey to assess the number of international students who choose to stay in Japan even after their studies come to an end.
It found just under a quarter of graduates returned to their home countries, two percent moved to a new country and the remaining near-three-quarters stayed in Japan.
Around three-quarters of international students in Japan stay on after completing a course of study. https://t.co/EPst8IyPt0
— Nippon.com (@nippon_en) May 21, 2018
The survey analysed data from students who completed programmes at Japanese universities and other higher education institutes, excluding language schools. Over 80 percent of the international students who graduated from colleges of technology and junior colleges chose to stay in Japan and around 70 percent of university and graduate school students remained in Japan after their studies were complete.
Japan’s number of international graduates remaining in the country saw a drop with doctoral students, where less than half of students stayed, most of them returning to their home countries.
The full results as published by Nippon are below.
|Academic level||Employment||Further study||Other*||Total|
|Doctorate program||19.4 percent||1.8 percent||24.3 percent||45.5 percent|
|Master’s program||34.2 percent||16.6 percent||11.3 percent||62.2 percent|
|Degree course for professional job||34.4 percent||6.0 percent||11.8 percent||52.3 percent|
|University (undergraduate)||41.8 percent||17.2 percent||9.2 percent||68.2 percent|
|Junior college||49.2 percent||25.2 percent||7.3 percent||81.7 percent|
|College of technology (kōtō senmon gakkō)||10.2 percent||77.1 percent||1.2 percent||88.6 percent|
|Vocational college (senmon gakkō)||28.0 percent||43.8 percent||15.3 percent||87.1 percent|
|Preparatory educational course||5.0 percent||81.9 percent||1.0 percent||87.8 percent|
|Total||31.1 percent||30.6 percent||12.7 percent||74.5 percent|
* Other includes but is not limited to preparation for employment and/or further study.
The survey looked at data for the 2016-17 academic year and analysed a total of 34,679 international student responses.