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Contents: Countries Participating - Embassy Contacts - Timeline - Application Pack - Interviewing - Further Information

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The next application intake for the JET Programme will be between September 2013 and November 2013. The application forms are only available at this time. There is only one intake of applications per year and that is always for a departure to Japan the following July/August.

Prior to your application there are many things you can do to show your interest in Japan and to aid your future application to JET. It would be possible for you to take the opportunity to study more about Japan, by reading Japanese literature, or watching Japanese movies; learning the language informally, or formally; or studying about Japan's culture and etiquette. It would also be beneficial to improve your own national knowledge.

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Please note : as well as submitting an online application there is also supporting documentation that needs to be sent in through the post. See below for details of what will be required. Please use this information to obtain the documentation to aid your early application in September/October 2013

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) recruits via the embassies and consulates of Japan participants of the JET Programme from the following countries. For detailed information on the application for the JET Programme, please contact the embassy or consulate of Japan in the country of your nationality. (Please note that not all the countries listed below are recruiting participants for the programme in every year)

Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Americas

M.E. & Africa

Australia
India
Indonesia
Korea
Malaysia
Mongolia
New Zealand
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Kazakhstan
Luxemburg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portuguese
Russia
Serbia and Montenegro
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K.
Ukraine

Canada
U.S.A.
Argentine
Brazil
Mexico
Peru
Trinidad and Tobago/Barbados

South Africa Israel
Turkey

For further information, please contact any of the following Embassies or Consulates-General of Japan in your country (as follows)

  AUSTRALIA

CANBERRA Embassy of Japan
Tel (02) 6273-2679 Fax (02) 6273-4332
SYDNEY Consulate-General of Japan
Tel (02) 9231-3455 Fax (02) 9221-8807
MELBOURNE Japan Information and Cultural Center
Tel (03) 9639-3277 Fax (03) 9639-3829
PERTH Consulate-General of Japan
Tel (08) 9480-1800 Fax (08) 9321-2030
BRISBANE Consulate-General of Japan
Tel (07) 3221-5188 Fax (07) 3229-0878
  CANADA

OTTAWA Embassy of Japan
Tel (613) 241-8541 Fax (613) 241-4261
CALGARY Consulate General of Japan
Tel (403) 294-0782 Fax (403) 294-1645
MONTREAL Consulate General of Japan
Tel (514) 866-3429 Fax (514) 395-6000
TORONTO Consulate General of Japan
Tel (416) 363-5488 Fax (416) 363-6074
VANCOUVER Consulate General of Japan
Tel (604) 684-5868 Fax (604) 684-6939
  GERMANY

Japanische von Botschaft "JET DESK"
Tel (030) 210940-0 Fax (030) 21094-228
  INDIA

Embassy of Japan
Tel (011) 2687-6564 Fax (011) 2688-5587
KOLKATA Consulate General of Japan
Tel (91-33) 2421-1970 Fax (91-33) 2421-1971
CHENNAI Consulate General of Japan
Tel (91-44) 2432-2860, 3861, 3862, 3863 Fax (91-44) 2432-3859
MUMBAI Consulate General of Japan
Tel (91-22) 2351-7101 Fax (91-22) 2351-7120
  IRELAND

Embassy of Japan "JET DESK"
Tel (01) 202-8306 Fax (01) 202-8350
e-mail: culture@japaneseembassy.ie
  JAMAICA

Embassy of Japan
Tel (1-876) 929-3338 Fax (1-876) 968-1373
  NEW ZEALAND

WELLINGTON Japan Information and Cultural Centre
Tel (04) 472-7807 Fax (04) 472-3416
AUCKLAND Consulate-General of Japan
Tel (09) 303-4106 Fax (09) 377-7784
CHRISTCHURCH Consular Office of Japan
Tel (03) 366-5680 Fax (03) 365-3173
  REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Embassy of Japan
Tel (012) 452-1500-4 Fax (012) 460-3880
  SINGAPORE

Embassy of Japan
Tel (65) 62358855 Fax (65) 67332957
  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO/BARBADOS

Embassy of Japan
Tel (1-868) 628-5991 Fax (1-868) 628-6515
  U.K.

The JET Programme Desk
c/o Embassy of Japan

Tel (020) 7465-6668 Fax (020) 7491-9347
e-mail: info@jet-uk.org
  U.S.A.

WASHINGTON.D.C.
Embassy of Japan, JET Office
Tel (202) 238-6772/3 Fax (202) 265-9484
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (617) 973-9772 Fax (617) 542-1329
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Consulate General of Japan, JET Office
Tel (212) 418-4461 Fax (212) 371-1294
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (404) 240-4300 Fax (404) 240-4311
MIAMI, FLORIDA
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (305) 530-9090 Fax (305) 373-0019
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (312) 280-0428 Fax (312) 280-6883
DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (313) 567-0120 Fax (313) 567-0274
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Consular Office of Japan
Tel (907) 562-8424 Fax (907) 562-8434
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (206) 682-9107 ex 136 Fax (206) 812-5971
PORTLAND, OREGON
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (503) 221-1811 Fax (503) 224-8936
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (415) 356-2462 Fax (415) 777-0518
DENVER, COLORADO
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (303) 534-1151 Fax (303) 534-3393
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (213) 617-6700 Fax (213) 617-6728
HAGATNA
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (671) 646-1290 Fax (671) 649-2620
HOUSTON, TEXAS
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (713) 652-2977 Fax (713) 651-7822
HONOLULU, HAWAII
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (808) 543-3126 Fax (808) 543-3170
NASHVILLE
Consulate General of Japan
Tel (615) 340-4300 Fax (615) 340-4311

Timeline

Late September
Application Process Begins
Mid October
Early Applications Accepted
Late November
Application Deadline* (Varies by Country)
January
1st Notice Sent to Applicants
February / March
Interviews Held at Japanese Embassies / Consulates
Late March / April
Interview Results Sent to Tokyo
April
2nd Notice Sent to Applicants
May
Submit Health Check and Reply Forms
May-August
Successful Applicants Receive Notification
May / June / July
Sucessful Applicants Receive Placement Information
July
Pre-Departure Orientation
July / August
Departure on Designated Day

Preparing the application pack

A JET Application should consist of 4 sets, plus additional materials.

Application Set 1:

1 Application form (*PRINT-OUT/ORIGINAL)
1 Personal Statement (PRINT-OUT)
1 Academic Transcript (AUTHENTICATED ORIGINAL)
1 Proof of degree (GRADUATES: DEGREE PHOTOCOPY. CURRENT UNDER-GRADUATES: ORIGINAL LETTER)
1 Proof of Nationality (PHOTOCOPY)

Application Set 2:

1 Application form (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Personal Statement (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Academic Transcript (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Proof of degree (GRADUATES: DEGREE PHOTOCOPY. CURRENT UNDER-GRADUATES: LETTER PHOTOCOPY)
1 Proof of Nationality (PHOTOCOPY)

Application Set 3:

1 Application form (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Personal Statement (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Academic Transcript (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Proof of degree (GRADUATES: DEGREE PHOTOCOPY. CURRENT UNDERGRADUATES: LETTER (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Proof of Nationality (PHOTOCOPY)

Application Set 4:

1 Application form (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Personal Statement (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Academic Transcript (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Proof of degree (GRADUATES: DEGREE PHOTOCOPY. CURRENT UNDERGRADUATES: LETTER (PHOTOCOPY)
1 Proof of Nationality (PHOTOCOPY)

Additional Materials:

2 Sealed References: (GRADUATES: 1 ACADEMIC AND 1 PROFESSIONAL / 2 ACADEMIC / 2 PROFESSIONAL. CURRENT UNDERGRADUATES: 1 ACADEMIC AND 1 PROFESSIONAL / 2 ACADEMIC)
1 Stamped, self-addressed postcard/envelope
1 Letter from the applicant's Doctor and 1 Medical Note from the applicant (UNLESS they have answered 'No' to questions 3 AND 4 of the Self-Assessment Medical Report)

*For online applicants attaching a print-out with Application Set 1 is optional

 

Interviewing for the JET Programme

Some JETs share their experiences:
The JET Experience - Interviewing
Application and interview experience (plus FAQ)
What to expect at the interview - One JETs experience
The interview - ALT Online
Becoming a JET - The interview

Further information

For further information on JET Programme applications check out the following:
The JET-UK site
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
ELT News

 

 

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