Culture & Education


The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme invites third level graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Established in 1987, JET has become one of the largest exchange programmes in the world.

The JET Programme is implemented by local authorities within Japan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (the Three Ministries), and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR).

Since Ireland became a participating country in 1988, 1,390 Irish people have contributed to and enjoyed the programme. Fifty Irish JETs are expected to leave for Japan on the 2022 JET Programme, and around 100 Irish JETs are currently living and working in Japan. 
The application process for the 2022 JET Programme is now OPEN.
Promotion Schedule
Date Time Institution and Venue Event
Tue 5 Oct 11.00 - 16.00  National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
Graduate Jobs Fair 2021
Career Fair
Wed 6 Oct 11.00 - 15.00 University College Cork (UCC)
Graduate Recruitment Fair 2021
Careers Fair
Thu 7 Oct 11.00 - 15.30 University of Limerick
Graduate Careers Fair 2021
Careers Fair
Wed 20 Oct  12.00 - 13.00 Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Global Opportunities Week
Thu 28 Oct 13.00 - 14.00 University College Dublin
Japan Fair 2021