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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 2019 JET Programme are now closed. Please see the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand website for further information.

2019 JET Programme Calendar in New Zealand for ALT & CIR

September 2018 Applications open
27 November 2018 Applications close
Late January 2019 Interviews
March 2019 Announcement of short-list status for April arrival Notification of selection and placement for April arrival
April 2019 Announcement of short-list candidates and reserves
April 2019 April arrivals - arrival in Japan and start of contract
May 2019 Notification of selection and placement
May - December 2019 Notification of reserves being upgraded to the short-list
June/July 2019 Q&A Desk, Pre-departure orientation, preparation, etc
4 August 2019 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.

Information sessions for the 2019 JET Programme

Waikato (Hamilton)
• Wednesday 26 September 2018, 1pm-2.30 pm
 University of Waikato, Room K.G.09

• Wednesday 3 October 2018, 12pm-1.30pm
 Massey University Albany campus, Room QB1

• Wednesday 3 October 2018, 6pm-7.30pm
 University of Auckland, Room OGGB 260-223

• Wednesday 10 October 2018, 6pm-7.30pm
 AUT University, Room WT805