The JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Programme

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Applications for the 2022 JET Programme are now CLOSED

Applications for the 2022 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme are now closed.
For programme information visit the Embassy of Japan in Canberra - JET Programme Page.

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 2022

September 2021 2022 JET Programme application forms are available from the Embassy of Japan in Canberra online.
12 November 2021 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 2021 First stage of screening process. Written applications are reviewed by the Embassy of Japan in Canberra.
January - February 2022 Second stage of screening process. Successful applicants are invited to attend an interview at the Embassy or nearest Consulate
March 2022 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.
10 April 2022 April Arrivals arrive in Japan and start appointment (appointments begin on Monday 11 April 2022).
April - July Early Arrivals arrive in Japan and start appointment.
May 2022 Notification of successful participant status and assignment of Contracting Organisation for July/August arrivals.
May - December 2022 Notification of alternates being upgraded to short-list candidate status.
June - July 2022 Q&A Session and Pre-Departure Orientation are held for successful candidates at the Embassy or nearest Consulate.
24 July 2022 Arrival in Japan - Group A (appointments begin on Monday 25 July 2022).
31 July 2022 Arrival in Japan - Group B (appointments begin on Monday 1 August 2022).