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Proof of Degree

Key Points

  • Do NOT send an original degree certificate. Application materials CANNOT BE RETURNED.
  • Please do send photocopies of further certificates if they are relevant to your application (e.g. TEFL, TESOL, CELTA).

Instructions for Current Undergraduates

Please send an original letter indicating where and on what course you are currently enrolled. It must be on university-headed paper, signed/stamped by the university or someone with the authority to make it official (e.g. departmental secretary, registrar, tutor). This letter MUST state when you are expected to complete your degree.

The wording of this letter should be as follows:

To The JET Programme,
(First name, surname) is (expected/due) to (graduate / complete their BA/BSc course) on (date/month/year).
(Signature)  (Stamp)

Every year we receive a large number of Proof of Degree letters giving a graduation date of 'July��'. UK JET Programme participants normally depart for Japan before the end of July, therefore we cannot accept such documents as this wording does not constitute proof that the applicant will complete their degree before departure to Japan. Please ensure that your Proof of Degree letter clearly states that you will have completed your degree before late July of the year of departure.

Instructions for Graduates:

Please send clear, legible photocopies of your undergraduate degree certificate. Do not send the original, as we are not able to return documents. Where applicable, please also send clear, legible photocopies of any graduate qualification certificates
NB: This is a new requirement for the application process this year.


We ask for your patience in reading through all the instructions.


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