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. Click here for a list of participating countries including links to their Japanese embassy or consulate.
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 Consulatein your country of citizenship for further information.
The timeline below applies to all countries except China, South Korea, Brazil and Peru.
|October to Late November/Early December||Paper applications accepted (deadline varies by country)|
|January||First notice sent to applicants|
|February||Interviews held at Japanese embassies and consulates|
|Late March to April||Interview results sent to Tokyo|
|Applicants selected for April departure notified|
|April||Second notice sent to applicants|
|Applicants selected for April departure depart for Japan and participate in Post-Arrival Orientation in Tokyo|
|May||Submit health check and reply Forms||May-July||Sucessful Applicants Receive Placement Information|
|July/August||Departure on Designated Day|
|Post-Arrival Orientation in Tokyo|
Note: The timeline is simply a guideline and subject to change. Please contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country of citizenship. for specific enquiries.