Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN


Student Voice

Ei Ei



University/Institution Name

Okayama University


Department of Information and Communication System

Period of study abroad

2021 April - 2022 March

What did you do before studying in Japan?

I was a student studying master degree.

Why did you chose to study in Japan?

I feel that Japan is the best place to study for less cultural difference and I like the way Japan is. That’s why, if I had to study aboard, it would be definitely Japan. And the luck strikes to me, I chose Japan to study.

How did you prepare for studying in Japan?

As soon as I decided to study in Japan, firstly I started to learn Japanese Language because to survive in Japan, understanding their language is a must because it will make my living in Japan easier and better communication as well. I came to Japan in late March 2020, and then studied in a Japanese language school for a year. After studying in language school about six months, I want to continue my PhD studies. And then I tried to search and contact with supervisors who are doing the research area similarly to my interested field. Then, after they accept me to be a student of their department, I need to prepare a number of documents for submitting application process of university. And I entered Okayama university in April 2021.

How is your student life in Japan?

My life in Japan is totally fantastic. I have known a lot of people both Japanese and foreign peoples. My seniors in laboratory also helped me about introducing the new places and people. Everyone is very kind and polite. I even felt like I am really lucky to get studied in Japan. What is more, I have an opportunity to work part time job as a research assistant with the professors who have a lot of knowledge and experience about the research field in which I’m interested. Furthermore, it’s my pleasure to get the Honors scholarship because it helps me lighten the living expenses in Japan and concentrate on my research.

Any message and/or advice to those who wish to study in Japan?

If you wish to study in Japan, challenge yourself. Kind Japanese people are welcoming to you. You can feel the truth happiness of studying and the meaning of your own life with the plentiful of nature in Japan. You deserve to enjoy by seizing the valuable adventures. The life as a student might not last for long but it is worth to study in Japan as one of the most joyful and precious experience you can ever have.