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

Applications for the 2016 UK JET Programme are now being accepted. You can access the online application form through the link below:
2016 UK JET Programme Application Form
All application materials must be received by the JET Desk no later than Friday, 27th November, 6:00pm GMT.
Important information:

Due to postal delays, there is a possibility that application packs submitted close to the deadline may not reach the JET Desk in time. This has often been the case in previous years, even for applications sent by registered post or private courier. Although anyone submitting their online application from 23rd November onwards will be granted an automatic extension to submit their application pack by 30th November, early submission is strongly encouraged in order to avoid potential delays. Please note that this extension only applies to online applicants.

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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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