Application for participation in 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 General 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).
The application process for the JET Programme is long and competitive. Because an appointment on the JET Programme is a one-year commitment, applicants are advised to give serious consideration as to whether they want to live and work in Japan for at least one year or not.
The recruitment, application and selection of new JET participants is carried out by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs via its Japanese Embassies and Consulates General in participating countries.
Although CLAIR is not directly involved in the application process, 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
Sucessful Applicants Receive Placement Information
Post-Arrival Orientation in Tokyo
※Arrivals for 2020 will take place in September.