The Self-Assessment Medical Report consists of eight questions (see below) and aims to give a complete overview of your medical history and current medical conditions. Applicants should complete the Self-Assessment Medical Report clearly and accurately. It is important to make sure you are fully aware of your medical history and answer all questions as comprehensively as possible, giving as much detail as you can.
Information disclosed in this form will not hinder your chance of success. However, due to our sponsor’s policy, we require as much information as possible at this stage.
How can I get the Self-Assessment Medical Report Form, Authorisation and Release Form, and Statement of Physician Form?
The Self-Assessment Medical Report Form, Authorisation and Release Form, and Statement of Physician Form will be printed automatically when printing a completed Application Form after online submission.
Question 1: Are you currently seeing a physician and/or undergoing treatment?
Question 2a: What serious diseases, injuries and/or medical conditions have you had in the past five years?
Question 2b: Other than those stated in 2a., have you ever been treated for any other serious diseases, injuries, and/or medical conditions, including heart disease, blood disease, auto immune disease, cancer, epilepsy, congenital disease, recurrent disease, or any other disease, injury, or medical condition involving permanent damage?
Question 3: Have you ever suffered from any nervous or mental disorders? (including but not limited to anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, eating disorders, etc.).
Question 4: Do you foresee any physical challenges resulting from the need to go up and down several flights of stairs on a daily basis? If yes, please explain.
Question 5: Do you have any allergies? If yes, are you currently undergoing treatment?
Question 6: If you are currently taking, or have taken in the last five years, any prescription medication, other than oral contraceptives, please give details including the name of the medication, purpose, and dates taken.
Question 7: Are there any foods or substances which, for medical or personal reasons, you do not eat?
Question 8: Please explain any other health-related issues or disabilities below (e.g. legally blind, hearing impaired, colour blindness, confined to wheelchair, pending medical treatment, learning difficulties etc.).
Statement of Physician
The Statement of Physician must be completed by your GP or a specialist who has access to your medical history and must address whether, based on their knowledge of your medical history, you would be fit to work in Japan for a minimum of 12 months as a participant on the JET Programme. The GP or the specialist should also give a description of your past and/or existing medical conditions.
The Statement of Physician is NOT a full medical; however, an examination may be necessary if your GP deems it so. All costs incurred are the responsibility of the applicant.
A Statement of Physician is usually required in the following circumstances:
- If you have received treatment or taken medication in the last five years.
- If you are currently taking medication or having treatment.
- If you have a condition which reoccurs.
- If you have ever been treated for nervous or mental conditions.
Please note that a Statement of Physician is not required for applicants who declare nothing on their Self-Assessment Medical Report.
If you are unsure whether you require a Statement of Physician, please contact the JET Desk.
The Statement of Physician form cannot be released prior to the application form.
Some doctors may be hesitant to fill out the Statement of Physician or provide an equivalent letter without a detailed explanation of the JET Programme and the medical documents required, or may insist that a fee equivalent to the cost of a full medical be charged when this is not necessarily needed. Applicants in this situation should print out the following document and show it to their physician along with a completed Self-Assessment Medical Report and a blank Statement of Physician.
Applicants with ongoing medical conditions or who have been treated for any kind of mental, emotional, nervous or eating disorder or for depression at any time in their lives are required to detail their condition at the time of application. This applies for even a one-off consultation with a doctor or specialist. This can be done on the Self-Assessment Medical Report or on an additional sheet, if necessary. This additional sheet is referred to as the Personal Medical Statement. Please provide as much detail as possible, including the cause of the condition, whether you saw any specialist doctors or counsellors, specific dates, type and time period of medication taken and how you feel now.
We ask for your patience in reading through all the instructions.