Clareto Monsorate, Dubai
Emirati students looking to enroll for their undergraduate and graduate courses should look no further now as nine prestigious Japanese universities are proactively seeking such students.
Students who are keen to do further studies in Japan should visit the Najah exhibition, the UAE’s leading education exhibition, which is in its 14th year, but for the first time will be held online, between today (Oct 27) and Oct 29, 2020.
Through the Najah Virtual Expo prospective students and their families will be able to interact and meet directly with the Japanese university representatives, browse through courses, receive information regarding scholarships, as well as discuss what it is like to live in Japan, all through a user-friendly virtual platform.
The Japanese presence at Najah Virtual Expo is spearheaded by JICE (Japan International Cooperation Center), which is a Japanese government affiliated organization specialized in education and human resource development.
Nine Japanese universities will be present at Najah Virtual Expo including: Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kyoto University of Advanced Sciences, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Ritsumeikan University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tohoku University, Tokai University, and Japanese Language Education Center of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
Over the years JICE has guided and supported many Emirati students with enrolment into some of Japan’s most prestigious universities. One of those students is Fatima Al Hindassi, a postgraduate student of Waseda University, who explains her experiences of studying in Japan: “My educational experience in Japan has been extraordinary and full of challenges. I noticed that the Japanese are very passionate towards work, which encourages people around them to behave the same and push themselves hard to excel. Being around Japanese students for a long time has taught me a lot about discipline and the importance of being on time. Moreover, I have learned a lot about being responsible towards myself and the country that I represent.”
Abdulrahman Al Hashimi, a 3rd year Precision Engineering student at Tokai University says: “I believe studying in a prestigious Japanese institution like Tokai University will help me build my career and find my dream job. Because I am graduating here, I am now fluent in Japanese and I will be able to gain professional experience from renowned companies in the engineering industry. These two things among others will definitely give me an edge in the competitive job market of the UAE.”
The availability of Halal food at university cafeterias as well as prayer spaces on campus, have helped make Muslim students at Tokai University feel very comfortable and at home.
Since the opening of the JICE Abu Dhabi office in 2013, the number of Emirati students studying in Japan for both degree and non-degree programmes has been increasing. As of January 2020, the number of Emirati students studying in Japan is 108 students.
To register for Najah Virtual Expo: https://www.najahonline.com/en/home.html
For more information about studying in Japan and the free assistance and services offered by JICE visit: www.jice.org/en or call: 02 406 9704