This is to notify that MEXT has undergone a sampling investigation to confirm the number of enrolled international students (in universities and Specialized Training Colleges) in the Tohoku region (17 universities and 3 Specialized Training Colleges), living within commuting distance from their schools, presently remaining near their school campuses.

July 29, 2011

[Universities]

According to the results from the April 20, 2011 survey, 35.1 percent of international students were found remaining on their school campus, whereas in the subsequent May 20, 2011 survey, 86.5 percent of the students were confirmed.

The current July 1, 2011 survey found 93.8 percent of the students in the Tohoku region remaining within commuting distances from their schools.

[Specialized Training Colleges]

Results from the May 20, 2011 survey found 87.4 percent of the students in the Tohoku region remained within commuting distances from their schools.

Results from the current July 1, 2011 survey found 91.0 percent of the students in the Tohoku region remaining within commuting distances from their schools.

Enrollment and attendance rate of international students enrolled in Universities following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake (as of July 1, 2011) (17 schools surveyed)

Number of international students enrolled at national/public/private universities in the Tohoku region

a

Number of international students confirmed as able to remain near the campus (commuting distance)

            b

Percentage of students confirmed

(c=b/a)

2,942

2,759

93.8 percent

MEXT Survey by Higher Education Bureau, Student Support and Exchange Division (as of July 1, 2011)

  1. The number of international students in column “a” refers to the total number of international students enrolled in all universities as of July 1, 2011.
  2. “International students” as described in the survey are defined as students from overseas who are receiving their education in Japanese universities (including graduate schools) who are on so-called “student visas”, as stipulated in eligibility requirements set forth in the status of residence qualifications in Appendix 1 of the “Immigration Control and Refugee Certification Law.”
  3. Compiled based on data from seventeen national/public/private universities selected based on region and scale, which have enrolled international students.
  4. Figures represent estimates as assessed by each university and are not fully accurate.

[Reference: Past survey results]

Enrollment and attendance rate of international students following the Tohoku Earthquake (as of May 20, 2011) at 135 schools, out of which schools in the Tohoku region are particularly selected.

 Number of international students enrolled at national/public/private universities (135 schools)

a

 Number of international students confirmed as able to remain near the campus (commuting distance)

b

 Percentage of students confirmed

(c=b/a)

 Nationwide

 33,867

 32,524

 96.0 percent

 out of which 17 schools from the  Tohoku region

 2,939

 2,542

 86.5 percent

 Enrollment and attendance rate of international students enrolled in Specialized Training Colleges  (as of July 1, 2011) (3 Specialized Training Colleges)

Number of international students enrolled at Specialized Training Colleges in the Tohoku region (3 schools)

a

Number of international students confirmed as able to remain near their campus (commuting distance)

b

Percentage of students confirmed

(c=b/a)

189

172

91.0 percent

 

MEXT survey by Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau, Lifelong Learning Promotion Division as of July 1, 2011

  1. The number of international students in column “a” refers to the total number of international students enrolled in all schools as of July 1, 2011.
  2.  “International students” as described in the survey are defined as students from overseas who are receiving their education in Japanese Specialized Training Colleges who are on so-called “student visas”, as stipulated in eligibility requirements set forth in the status of residence qualifications in Appendix 1 of the “Immigration Control and Refugee Certification Law.”
  3. Compiled based on data from three Specialized Training Colleges selected based on region and scale, which have enrolled international students.
  4. Figures represent estimates as assessed by each Specialized Training Colleges and are not fully accurate.

 [Reference: Past survey results]

Enrollment and attendance rate of international students (at Specialized Training Colleges ) following the Tohoku Earthquake (as of May 20, 2011) at 71 schools, out of which schools in the Tohoku region are particularly selected.

Number of international students enrolled at Specialized Training Colleges  in the Tohoku region (71 schools)

a

Number of international students confirmed as able to remain near the campus (commuting distance)

b

Percentage of students confirmed

(c=b/a)

 Nationwide

 6,555

 6,442

 98.3 percent

 out of which 3 schools from the Tohoku region

 182

 159

 87.4 percent

 

Contacts

MEXT Higher Education Bureau, Student Support and Exchange Division

MEXT Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau, Lifelong Learning Promotion Division

(MEXT Higher Education Bureau, Student Support and Exchange Division MEXT Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau, Lifelong Learning Promotion Division)