The JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Programme

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Applications for the 2021 JET Programme are now CLOSED

Applications for the 2021 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 2021

Early October 2020 2020 JET Programme application forms are available from the Embassy of Japan in Canberra online.
11 December 2020 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).
January 2020 First stage of screening process. Written applications are reviewed by the Embassy of Japan in Canberra.
February - March 2021 Second stage of screening process. Successful applicants are invited to attend an interview at the Embassy or nearest Consulate
March 2021 Announcement of short-list candidate status for Early Arrivals. Notification of selection and assignment of Contracting Organisation for April Arrivals.
April - September 2021 Early Arrivals arrive in Japan and start appointment.
April - July 2021 Announcement of short-list candidate status.
June 2021 Notification of selection and assignment of Contracting Organisation.
May – December 2021 Notification of alternates being upgraded to short-list candidate status.
July - August 2021 Q&A Session and Pre-Departure Orientation are held for successful candidates at the Embassy or nearest Consulate.
8 September 2021 Arrival in Japan (appointments begin on Thursday 9 September).