Applying to participate on the JET Programme is a long and competitive process. However, the rewards of being chosen are well worth the effort. Successful applicants receive a one-year term of appointment with a contracting organisation in Japan.
Recruitment and selection of participants is conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its embassies and consulates overseas. Individuals interested in becoming JET participants should contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their country of citizenship.
In addition to conducting regular recruitment activities using posters, pamphlets, and the internet, overseas embassies and consulates hold information sessions at venues such as colleges, universities, and career centres during the active recruitment period (this period may vary slightly depending on the participating country and arrival period in Japan).
Interested applicants should be aware that the application process for the JET Programme is demanding and spans multiple months. Applicants are advised to give serious consideration as to whether they are prepared to commit to living and working in Japan for at least one year.
The recruitment, application, and selection process for new JET participants is conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs via its embassies and consulates in participating countries.
Although CLAIR is not directly involved in the selection of participants, we provide the following general schedule of the application process. As dates vary by country, please contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your country of citizenship for further information.
Interested applicants must complete and submit applications to the Embassy of Japan in their home country by the deadline designated by that embassy.
Applicants selected for April departure depart for Japan and participate in Post-Arrival Orientation in Tokyo.
Successful Applicants Receive Placement Information
Post-Arrival Orientation in Tokyo