The JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Programme

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Applications for the 2023 JET Programme are now OPEN

Applications for the 2024 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme are now OPEN.
Application Deadline: 5PM Friday 10 November 2023

For programme information, eligibility requirements on details on how to apply, please visit the Embassy of Japan in Canberra - JET Programme Page.

Please direct all enquiries to The JET Desk:

Applications must be mailed to:
The JET Programme
Embassy of Japan in Australia
112 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla
ACT 2600

Please make sure not to submit your initial application to the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane. 

JET Programme Information Sessions

Come along and learn all about the JET Programme! These info sessions provide a great opportunity to find out more about the Programme and how to apply for 2024, hear from former JETs about their experiences, and ask questions about JET and living in Japan. 

Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Thursday 14 September, 12pm – 1pm
Location: Building G31, room 2.18
Contact the Consulate for details

Griffith University, Nathan Campus
Friday 15 September, 5pm – 7pm
Location: Building N76, room 1.05
Sign up:

University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Wednesday 20 September, 2 – 3pm
Location: 24-S402
Sign up:

Registrations essential for all sessions. 

About the JET Programme

The JET Programme seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. Specifically, the Programme aims to enhance foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level through fostering ties between Japanese and foreign youth.

The Programme offers university graduates and young professionals the opportunity to serve in local government organisations as well as public and private primary and secondary, that is junior and senior high schools, in Japan. The JET Programme is conducted under the auspices of local government in Japan, and through cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Technology, and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations.

Questions about the JET Programme and the application process can be directed to the JET Programme Coordinator at the Consulate-General of Japan in Brisbane at:

Tel: (07) 3221 5188

Application Timeline for 2023

8 September 2022 2022 JET Programme application forms are available from the Embassy of Japan in Canberra online.
11 November 2022 Application deadline
(NOTE: Applications must be submitted no later than 5PM EDST directly to the Embassy of Japan in Canberra. Do not send them to the Consulate in Brisbane. Late applications will not be accepted).
December 2022 First stage of screening process. Written applications are reviewed by the Embassy of Japan in Canberra.
January - February 2023 Second stage of screening process. Successful applicants are invited to attend an interview at the Embassy or nearest Consulate
March 2023 Announcement of short-list candidate status for Early Arrivals. Notification of selection and assignment of Contracting Organisation for April Arrivals.
Announcement of short-list candidate and alternate status.
April 2023 April Arrivals arrive in Japan and start appointment (appointments begin in April 2023).
April - July Early Arrivals arrive in Japan and start appointment.
May 2023 Notification of successful participant status and assignment of Contracting Organisation for July/August arrivals.
May - December 2023 Notification of alternates being upgraded to short-list candidate status.
June - July 2023 Q&A Session and Pre-Departure Orientation are held for successful candidates at the Embassy or nearest Consulate.
July/August 2023 Arrival in Japan (appointments begin in July/August 2023).