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Enrollment and/or Transfer to Japanese Elementary & Secondary Schools

Foreign residents with proper visas and who have children in compulsory education period (Six years between 6 and 12 years old for elementary school; three years between 13 and 15 years old) are entitled to apply for admission to public elementary and junior/senior high-schools in Gunma.  See below for details.

Admission requirements
- Applicant must have reached the age as specified above.
- Applicant must be a registered foreigner of their domicile.

How to apply for admission to public elementary schools

How to apply for admission to public junior high schools

How to apply for admission to high schools

Please direct all your inquiries on this matter to the Board of Education of your domicile.

For more details, please read the Guidebook for Starting School, Procedures for Entering Japanese Schools published by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology by clicking on the link below.
Guidebook for Starting School [PDF/458KB]

(Effective August 2009)

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