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The International Center

The International Center assists foreign students by making housing arrangements, offering consultations relating to university study or visa application procedures. It also provides a range of other services, including making information available on scholarships and intercultural activities.

Scholarships, subsidies, loans

The main scholarships, subsidies and loans available to students are listed below (The figures are for 2015). As well as these, students can apply for scholarships provided by the Heiwa Nakajima Foundation, the Kyoritsu International Foundation, and Soroptimist International of the Americas, Japan Chuo Region.

School of Management
Name of scholarship, subsidy or loan Amount (yen) Number
awarded
Notes
1.Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed
International Students Reservation Program
48,000/month 2 2 awarded
for 12 months
2.Iwata City Scholarly Exchange
Organization Scholarship
120,000/year 37  
3.ENKEI FOUNDATION Scholarship 20,000/month 2  
4.Iwata City International Soroptimists
Scholarship
50,000/year 1 Female foreign students only

Notes: 1 Values and numbers of scholarships awarded may change from year to year.
Notes: 2 In principal, students may not simultaneously receive more than one scholarship.

School of Information Studies
Name of scholarship, subsidy or loan Amount (yen) Number
awarded
Notes
1.Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
HonorsScholarship for Privately Financed
International Students Reservation Program
48,000/month 2 1 awarded
for 12 months
1 awarded
for 6 months
2.Fujieda Tatsumi Lions Club Scholarship 100,000/year 2  
3.ENKEI FOUNDATION Scholarship 20,000/month 2  
4.Shizuoka Bank Scholarship 100,000/month 1  

Notes: 1 Values and numbers of scholarships awarded may change from year to year.
Notes: 2 In principal, students may not simultaneously receive more than one scholarship.

The International Center

Health Insurance

All students who will reside in Japan for a year or more are required to have health insurance cover under the National Health Insurance scheme. National Health Insurance is a health insurance scheme which reduces the cost to individuals who have to go into hospital, or become sick or suffer an injury. It is necessary to pay a monthly premium.

Part-time Work

Foreign students can do part-time work if they receive permission from the Regional Immigration Bureau to engage in activities outside the scope of their “ryugaku” residence status. Full time students with this permit are allowed to work up to 28 hours a week (or 8 hours a day during a long vacation). In order to get this permission, students should first apply to the university's "International Center".

Intercultural Activities

In order to make foreign students' campus life more enjoyable and fruitful, we encourage them to join on- and off- campus cultural and social activities promoted by the International Center. These include events put on by local city organizations, volunteer groups, international exchange organizations, and activities at local elementary/junior/senior high schools. In addition, there are many student club activities on our two campuses. Joining these activities is helpful for improving Japanese language skills and making friends with our Japanese students.

After Graduation

Our foreign students have begun a great variety of careers after graduating, but the majority aspires to gain employment or go on to graduate school in Japan. At our school we give foreign students personal support in their job seeking activities and advice about further education opportunities. In the 2014 academic year, 94.0% of foreign students wanting to find jobs were successfully placed. A number of foreign students also go on to graduate school or take up other further education opportunities and this number has increased in recent years.
In the last 15 years 112 foreign students have gone on to graduate school.

Percentage finding employment (March 2015 Graduating Students)
Percentage finding employment (March 2012 Graduating Students)90.7%
Major universities entered by students who studied for post graduate degrees

(Data from the past three years)

  Graduate School
private universities Waseda University
Keio University
International Christian University
Meiji University
Ritsumeikan University
Kansai University
other universities
national and prefectural universities Osaka University
Yokohama National University
Shizuoka University
University of Shizuoka
Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
overseas university California State University (USA)
University of Tasmania (AUS)
Major places of employment. (Data from the past three years)
  • POLA INC.
  • Yamada Denki Co., Ltd.
  • Score Japan Co., Ltd.
  • YAMAZAKI Co., Ltd.
  • Keyware Solutions Inc.
  • Kakegawa Driving School
  • Marushichi Seicha Co., Ltd.
  • NOA Enterprises Co., Ltd
  • Indonesian Embassy
  • Bank of China
  • IBM (Dalian)

(Representative examples only)