Welcome to the JET Programme UK Website
The Official Website for UK Applicants

Application for the 2017 UK JET Programme is now closed.
Next application period is expected to open in October 2017.

About JET

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, an official Japanese Government scheme, sends graduates to Japan in order to promote international understanding at grass-roots level and to improve foreign language teaching in schools.

Eligibility Criteria

Please read this section on the eligibility criteria for UK applicants.


The application period usually begins in October for departure in the summer of the following year. The deadline is usually the final Friday in November.

Interview and Selection

Details on the recruitment process and information for the interview stage, which usually occurs in January and February.


Successful candidates attend Pre-Departure Orientation in London before departing in late July or early August.

Life on JET

There are currently around 400 UK graduates participating on the JET Programme. The range of their experiences is enormous, with placements in every region of Japan.

University Promotions

Every autumn the UK JET Programme visits a number of university campuses across the UK to give presentations about working and living in Japan as a JET participant.


Please click here for more information about Japan and Japan-related activities in the UK.

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