MEXT has undergone a sampling investigation to confirm the number of enrolled international students living within commuting distance of their schools, (in universities and vocational schools) presently remaining near their school campuses.

This is to notify that MEXT has undergone a sampling investigation to confirm
the number of enrolled international students living within commuting distance of their schools, (in universities and vocational schools) presently remaining near their school campuses.
The results are as per following attachments.

【Universities】
According to the results from the previous investigation conducted on April 20, 2011, due to the decision by many universities in the Tohoku region to delay the commencement of classes by one month until May, 86.6% of the international students nationwide were found remaining on their school campus, whereas 35.1% remained in the Tohoku region.
The current investigation respectively found 96.0% students in total nationwide remaining in commuting distance from their universities, and 86.5% of the international students remaining in the Tohoku region.

【Specialized Training Colleges】
Results from the recent investigation (conducted on May 20, 2011) have confirmed that 98.3% of international students nationwide remaining near their school campus, and 87.4% in the Tohoku region.

Furthermore, compared to the previous survey which investigated 70 schools, the current investigation has increased the number of schools by twofold to 135 in order to obtain a higher accuracy of information (all schools from the previous survey are included, making a simple comparison possible.)
87  Specialized Training Colleges were subject to this investigation, of which we received a response from 71 schools(percentage of response: 81.6%)

 

(Attachment)

Enrollment and attendance rate of international students enrolled in Universities following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake (as of May 20, 2011) (135 schools surveyed)

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

33,867

32,524

96.0%

Hokkaido

2,242

2,227

99.3%

Tohoku

2,939

2,542

86.5%

Kanto

9,658

9,186

95.1%

Chubu

3,781

3,678

97.3%

Kinki

6,692

6,488

97.0%

Chugoku

3,166

3,093

97.7%

Shikoku

1,101

1,054

95.7%

Kyushu

4,288

4,256

99.3%

MEXT Survey by Higher Education Bureau, Student Support and Exchange Division (as of May 20, 2011)

※1”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.”

※2Compiled based on data from one-hundred-and-thirty-five national/public/private universities selected based on region and scale, which have enrolled international students.

※3Figures represent estimates as assessed by each university and are not fully accurate.

 

(Attachment)

Enrollment and attendance rate of international students enrolled in Specialized Training College following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake (as of May 20, 2011)

Number of international students at Specialized Training College (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)

6,555

6,555

98.3%

Hokkaido

24

24

100.0%

Tohoku

182

159

87.4%

Kanto

3,421

3,358

98.2%

Chubu

861

843

97.9%

Kinki

1,353

1,349

99.7%

Chugoku

343

340

99.1%

Shikoku

104

104

100.0%

Kyushu

267

265

99.3%

 MEXT survey by Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau, Lifelong Learning Promotion Division (as of May 20, 2011)

※1”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.”

※2Complied based on data from seventy-one private vocational schools which have been selected based on region and scale, which have enrolled international students.

※3Figures represent estimates as assessed by each university and are not fully accurate.

Contacts

Higher Education Bureau, Student Support and Exchange Division

Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau, Lifelong Learning Promotion Division

(Higher Education Bureau, Student Support and Exchange Division)