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vocational school

​Study in Japan


​Basic introduction


​School List


​application process


common problem


vocational school

A school that provides specialized education for those who wish to acquire specialized skills and knowledge .

It is mainly two-year, and a few schools also offer one-year, three-year, and four-year courses, but most specialized schools are unified in April each year.


Specialized schools mainly have the following characteristics:


Implementing the needs of the industry

Diversity Specialized Education​

Compared with the courses taught in universities, which focus on theory, vocational schools aim to teach vocational-related knowledge and technology. Therefore, the curriculum arrangement of the vocational school focuses on experiments and practice, and is guided by teachers with rich practical experience.

Vocational schools are established in various fields such as industry, agriculture, medical care, hygiene, education and social welfare, business practice, clothing, home economics, culture and education, etc., in accordance with the needs of various industries.


obtain a "specialist" degree,

Open university transfer and research institutes, etc.

Pathways to study in Japan

After graduating from a two-year vocational school, a "specialist" degree can be obtained, which is equivalent to an associate degree obtained from a second or fifth college graduate in Taiwan. Holders of a bachelor's degree can not only enter a university in Japan, but their bachelor's degree is also recognized by Japanese companies and can be employed in Japan.

After graduating from a four-year vocational school, you can obtain a "high-level professional" degree and obtain the qualification to apply for a graduate school in Japan.


Obtain professional qualifications and relevant certificates

for the main purpose of study

Japanese society generally attaches great importance to certificates and professional qualifications, and in order to improve professional standards, many industries have certification or license systems, and specialized schools with the purpose of responding to the needs of the industry have also listed the acquisition of professional licenses as one of the main goals of running a school.

For example, those who intend to work in the following professions in the future can attend specialized schools and obtain the necessary qualifications: animators, film directors, producers, interior designers, architects, system engineers, nutritionists, chefs, beauticians, accountants, interpreters and translators , fashion designers, etc.

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open society

Due to the flexible study period, the ability to learn professional knowledge and technology, and the ability to obtain national qualification certificates, specialized schools attract people of various ages and educational backgrounds, and on average, one out of four people is a social person. Or enter a vocational school as a graduate of a university or junior college.

Eight categories
Japanese vocational school
The specialized schools that Luming cooperates with and the introduction of each school

More partner schools continue to be added!
If you already have a school you want to attend, but it's not on the list,
Welcome to contact Luming, we will assist in contact and follow-up!

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Introduction to how to apply

Basic application process

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Depending on the situation of the case,

The actual number of procedures to be handled and the sequence may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Therefore, the following basic procedures are for reference only.

Welcome to contact Luming, we will customize the process for you!


*Note: The entrance exam for vocational schools is usually a written test and an interview for Japanese level. It is mainly used to understand students' Japanese level and learning goals, and there is no need to worry about the content of the professional field.

Petition form



18 years or older


Done in the country of origin

12 years of formal school education

or equivalent

  • Completed at a Japanese language education institution announced by the Minister of Justice in Japan
    Japanese language education for more than 6 months

  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or N2 pass

  • Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) with a score of 200 or above in Japanese language subjects

  • Business Japanese Proficiency Test (BJT) with a score of 400 or more

  • Have received more than 1 year of Japanese elementary, junior high or high school education



Japanese proficiency reached

any of the following conditions

*Note: The above listed are the common conditions for admission to most specialized schools, but the actual conditions still vary according to the regulations of each school.

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common problem

What is the difference between a Japanese language school and a vocational school?

Which one is right for my needs?


The differences between Japanese language schools and vocational schools are as follows:

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Not sure which category is suitable? Let Luming assist you.

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