The 2021 intake has been
delayed and is scheduled
to open at the end of
October/early November.

Please wait for further
instructions on how to apply.

Updates in Response
to COVID-19

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

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an official Japanese Government scheme
aiming to improve foreign language teaching in schools and to promote international understanding.
There are 2 positions available for UK graduates on the JET Programme: Assistant Language Teacher
(ALT) and Coordinator for International Relations (CIR).

About JET
Assisant Language Teacher Position
Coordinator for International Relations Position
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Life on JET

Saijel Kerai
ALT, Akita City, Akita Prefecture, 2017 – Present

At the time, I knew very little about my new home and like most prospective JETs, I spent hours punching keywords into Google hoping to get a glimpse of where I’d soon be living. However, no matter what combination I tried, my results only ever displayed photos of Akita Inu, rice fields and snow. Often, with all three in the same photo. As beautiful as they were, they didn’t really give much away ... [Read more]

Ching Yin Cleo Wong
CIR Nishinoshima, Shimane Prefecture 2015 - Present

I can still remember the excitement when I learnt that I was shortlisted! Even then, I had only planned on staying for one or two years. I am starting my third year now, and I can safely say life in Japan is more challenging and fulfilling than that I could have ever imagined ... [Read more]