INTRODUCTION OF GLOBAL 30 PROJECT
Japan is a well known technology giant and a hub for many businesses. The progress of technology and advancement in the Japanese culture into modernization has had its severe effects in its population.
The current trend in population growth of Japan is not promising for the otherwise modest, culturally stern and economically strong country. It has an aging population. The low population growth is alarming for the development of the country. This trend of the Japanese population has led its government to launch Global 30 project with the motto of Establishing University Network for Internationalization.
PROSPECT FOR NEPALESE STUDENTS
Although the legendary universities of Japan attracted students from across the globe for a very long time, the medium of instruction in the universities was Japanese which was a barrier for students having to learn and study in an entirely new language. With the introduction of the Global 30 project, the number of foreign students increased leaps and bounds as the core universities within this project offered courses in English and provided additional financial support.
Looking at the numbers, even from a small country like Nepal, the students studying in Japan increased from around 2000 students in the year 2011 to around 10000 by the year 2014. The students currently studying in Japan according to the survey of 2016 is around 20000. This data is provided by the Japan Student Services Organization.
As the Japanese currency is comparable to Nepalese rupees (1 Yen = NRs. 0.89), the living cost in Japan is comparable to that of our homeland. Students are allowed to work for 28 hours per week during the term and around 40 hours during holidays, the wages per hour ranging from 700 to 1200 Yen.
The Japanese universities seek hardworking and intelligent students from countries like Nepal due to which the job prospect both on and off campus is a main highlight of the universities there.
WHY JAPAN VIA ALFA BETA?
As a leading educational service provider for Nepal and having served the aspiring students for over 25 years, Alfa Beta is proud in providing yet another prospective destination for the students. Alfa Beta promotes two such Japanese Universities with which it is tied: Tokyo International University and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University which are within the Global 30 project initiated by the Japanese government.
Apart from providing academic excellence the graduates of these universities are provided placements by over 100 organizations before the courses get over. The Tokyo International University provides 9 scholarship programs from the university and 5 additional scholarships are provided for students funding personally. The APU provided scholarship in tuition fees from 30 to 100% with an additional 16 types of scholarships that can be sought after being admitted to APU. With proper guidance and counseling from our experienced counsellors, students can benefit from an additional stipend of around 48000 Yen per month.
The two afore mentioned universities are away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the students feel they offer a perfect learning ambience. The products from these universities have also been accepted from universities like Harvard for doctoral degrees or additional research programs which is a clear indication of its academic excellence.
Japan has been the choice of toppers from renowned institution of Nepal. With a broad range of academic programs which provide excellent quality of education and with the initiative of Global 30 project, it is also very easy to obtain a Permanent Residence in Japan. This prospect is undeniably a strong plus point for those students interested to work in Japan in the near future after their studies. We here at Alfa Beta have the experience and expertise to provide proper guidance to students looking for this prospect.
Alfa Beta humbly welcomes aspiring students to join the programs offered by these Japanese Universities which have shaped careers of hundreds of thousands of students these many years.