Global Network Project to Promote Study in Japan(ASEAN Regional Office) 


Student Voice

Piyanard Boonnate



University/Institution Name

Kumamoto University


Medical Science

Period of study abroad


What did you do before studying in Japan?

University student

Why did you choose to study in Japan?

I have experience in research student exchange in Japan for 1 year before. At that time I enjoyed in research experience and need to further study in Japan.

How did you prepare for studying in Japan? Please tell us about how you found the information on institutions, supervisor, scholarship, and others.

I was a research student for 1 year. After back to my country, I contacted with my supervisor in Japan that I’m interested in study program then prepare for English examination to apply scholarship.

How is your student life in Japan? Please tell us about your study, research, part-time job, and others.

I am now study in Medical Science program. Every Monday-Friday I have lab experiment from 9.00-19.00 then go home. For Saturday and Sunday I have to prepare and conclude my lab result from last week and my future plan for next week.

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

Searching the laboratory that working as you’re interested in topic or fields of study, then contact supervisor and prepare your English score to meet minimum requirement.

My 1-day

7:30 wake up
8:30 breakfast
8:45 go to university
8:50 arrive at university
9:00 start the class
12:30 lunch
13:30 take classes
20:00 go home
20:30 eat dinner
01:00 sleep