University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 1171
Survey Title Survey on International Students' Career and Academic Degrees, 2015
Depositor Japan Student Services Organization
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Summary This dataset comes from the survey on international students' career and survey on academic degrees. Questions relating to the state of degree conferment only apply to universities with graduate schools. The Survey on International Students' Career investigates the future pathways of international students who graduated (or completed studies) in the 2015 academic year (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016). The Survey on International Students' Academic Degrees investigates international students who received a degree from a Japanese graduate school in the 2015 academic year (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016).

The survey on students' career investigates the number of international students that pursued each pathway, by country and type of funding (public/private). The academic degree survey targets only graduate schools and investigates considerations made for the conferment of degrees and the number of degrees conferred for private/publicly-funded students ((1) Masters course, early stage doctoral course, (2) Doctoral course, late stage doctoral course, (3) Doctoral courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine, (4) 5-year doctoral course and other combined doctoral programs, (5) Professional degree course (law school), (6) Professional degree course (other than law school).
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe < Survey on students' career >
Schools that had international students graduating (or completing courses) in the 2015 academic year
<Survey on students' academic degrees>
Schools (graduate schools only) that conferred degrees on international students in the 2015 academic year
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size < Survey on students' career >
10,482 responses from all schools, by country of international student
<Survey on students' academic degrees>
Total of 2,068 responses from all graduate schools, by course
Date of Collection 2015-04-01 ~ 2016-03-31
2015/04/01 – 2016/03/31
Time Period 2015 ~ 2016
Spatial Unit Japan
Japan
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection
Investigator Japan Student Services Organization
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1171
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation Survey on students' career
[ Universities (including graduate school), junior colleges, colleges of technology ]
[ Specialized training colleges (professional course) ]
[ Educational institutions with preparatory courses ]
[ Japanese language learning institutions ]
Survey on students' academic degrees
Major Survey Items < Survey on students' career >
Number of applicable individuals, by type of funding (public/private), for the 27 items below.
[In Japan]
・Employment (within same prefecture)
・Employment (in different prefecture)
・Advance to respondent's university (school)
・Advance to university (including graduate school)/junior college/college of technology (different school within same prefecture)
・Advance to a specialized training college (different school within same prefecture)
・Advance to a specialized training college(different school in different prefecture)
・Advance to a Japanese language education institution (different school within same prefecture)
・Advance to a Japanese language education institution (different school in different prefecture)
・Other (currently seeking work)
・Other (currently preparing to advance to higher education)
・Other (research position such as post-doc, etc., within same prefecture)
・Other (research position such as post-doc, etc., in different prefecture)
・Other (including undecided or unclear)
[Native country]
・Find employment
・Advance to higher education
・Other (currently seeking work)
・Other (currently preparing to advance to higher education)
・Other (research position such as post-doc, etc)
・Other (including undecided or unclear)
[Countries other than the above]
・Find employment
・Advance to higher education
・Other (currently seeking work)
・Other (currently preparing to advance to higher education)
・Other (research position such as post-doc, etc)
・Other (including undecided or unclear)
・Unclear
*In the survey of universities (graduate schools), junior colleges, and colleges of technology, responses were obtained from the following enrollment categories: "Doctoral course," "master's course," "professional degree course (law school)," "professional degree course (other than law school)," "university undergraduate," "junior college," and "college of technology."

<Survey on students' academic degrees>
[Measures that take degree conferment into consideration]
・Whether lectures are offered in English
・Dissertation in a language other than Japanese
・Examination regulations on degree conferment
[State of degree conferment]
・Number of international students conferred degree during the 2015 academic year
・Number of those who had a degree conferred prior to the 2015 academic year
・Total number of international students conferred a degree in the 2015 academic year
*Separate responses were obtained from "masters course, early stage doctoral course" "doctoral course, late stage," "doctoral course in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine (4-year course)," "5-year doctoral course and other combined doctoral programs," "professional degree course (law school)," "professional degree course (other than law school)."
*With respect to the total number of international students conferred a degree, responses were obtained for both master's and doctoral degrees, respectively, in the "5-year doctoral course and other combined doctoral programs."
Date of Release 2018/12/07
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