Culture & Education

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

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The JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme offers New Zealand citizens who hold a university degree or teaching qualification opportunities to teach at primary, junior high and senior high schools as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or to work in local government organizations as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR).

Applications for the 2018 JET Programme are now closed. Applications for the 2019 programme will open in October 2018. Please see the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand website for further information.

2018 JET Programme Calendar in New Zealand for ALT & CIR

October 2017 Applications open
Late November 2017 Applications close
23 - 26 January 2018 Interviews
March 2018 Announcement of short-list status for April arrival Notification of selection and placement for April arrival
April 2018 Announcement of short-list candidates and reserves
April 2018 April arrivals - arrival in Japan and start of contract
May 2018 Notification of selection and placement
May - December 2018 Notification of reserves being upgraded to the short-list
June/July 2018 Q&A Desk, Pre-departure orientation, preparation, etc
Late July/August 2018 Arrival in Japan and start of contract
Enquiries about the JET Programme can be made to:

Consulate-General of Japan
 Level 15, AIG Building, 41 Shortland Street
 P.O.Box 3959 , AUCKLAND 1140
 Email: info-cul(AT)
 Hours:9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

*Please replace (AT) with @ in all of the listed E-mails due to spam protection.

These information sessions were held in 2017:

• Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 12pm-1.30pm
 Massey University Albany campus, Room AT1

• Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 5pm-6.30pm
 University of Auckland, Arts 1 206-315

• Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 6pm-7.30pm
 AUT University, Room WT805

Waikato (Hamilton)
• Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 1pm-2.30 pm
 University of Waikato, Room I.1.01