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Pre-Departure and Post Arrival Information

After Acceptance of Admission Offer

April

1st Round of Successful Applicants

  • Receive Letter of Acceptance
  • Submit Application Documents for Certificate of Eligibility (Deadline: April 30)
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May

2nd Round of Successful Applicants

  • Receive Letter of Acceptance
  • Submit Application Documents for Certificate of Eligibility (Deadline: May 31)

June 12
  • Complete STEP 3 in the Portal (T-Cens)
  • Submit the Form 1 “Japanese Language Learning Questionnaire” through the Portal (T-Cens)
  • Housing Application Deadline (T-Cens)
July 1

Publication of Enrollment Instructions & Tuition /Admission Fee Waiver Guidelines

Mid- to Late July

Virtual Office Hour (Webinar)

August 1

Submit Official Copies of Final Documents

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Publications

Pre Departure

Mid-August
  • Receive Certificate of Eligibility (Until late August)
  • Apply for Visa to Japanese Embassy/Consulate
  • Housing Information, e.g., Letter of Acceptance to Dormitory Available
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Early September
  • Inform Admissions Office of Arrival Date & Time
  • Register for Airport Pickup Bus with Admissions Office
Mid-September

Move in Dormitory (after September 16)

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After Arrival

Mid-September

Ward Office Tour

  • Register with Municipal Government Office
  • Enroll in Japan’s National Health Insurance
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Information Security Session

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Late September

Orientation Week

  • Submit the Form 3 “Guarantee Letter”
  • Submit the Form 4 “Consent Form for Informing Guarantor of Obtained Credits”

    Scholarship Paperwork Orientation

    Open a Bank Account with Post Office


    What is happening during the Orientation Week?

    Program Orientation

    Detailed information will be published as part of the Enrollment Instructions.

    Orientation at Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Nagoya University G30 Program provides two categories of courses – one category is the Liberal Arts and Sciences comprised of classes commonly taught across international programs. The other category is the Specialized Subject, which is offered by each program. Serving as headquarters for planning, designing, and evaluating liberal arts and sciences education at Nagoya University, the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS) hosts a new student orientation every year. 

    At this orientation, information regarding Liberal Arts and Sciences courses, the registration process will be provided. Please be sure to bring your smartphone since two-factor authentication will be needed when logon to Nagoya University Account.

    Japanese Language Placement Test

    **Mandatory for everyone regardless of your actual level of Japanese
    Before course registration, you are expected to know your current Japanese level. The course you will be placed into will be carefully decided based on the Japanese Learning Questionnaire (Form 1) and the placement test which will be held during the Orientation Week. The placement test serves to evaluate your present level of Japanese so do not feel pressured (you don’t need to study hard during holidays unless you really want to).

    Japanese Language Courses Orientation

    G30 Japanese Language Coordinators will arrange an interview one-on-one after the placement test to give you feedback on a test result and go over curriculum, course description and credit requirements for the course you are placed into. 

    LEVEL: 
    JLPT N5 – Beginner
    JLPT N4-N3 – Beginner to Intermediate
    JPLT N2-N1 – Advanced

    Recognition of credits based on Japanese Language Proficiency Test
    You can get the maximum of 6 credits from taking JLTP N1 and N2 instead of actually studying Japanese 1 (4credits) or Japanese Notation 1 (2 credits). Please note that if you already earn the credits from Compulsory Language and Culture, you may not be qualified to get any additional credits through this program. For details, please talk directly to G30 Japanese Language Education Coordinators during the orientation. 

    Physics Assessment Test

    The Physics Assessment Test is an informal measure of your ability in Physics so that G30 Physics lecturers can tailor their teaching to the needs of students taking physics units, particularly in Year 1. The result does not affect your grades at all. Try to revise enough to show us what you can do in Physics – but there’s no need to take it super seriously (unless you want to)!
    The Physics Assessment Test will be held mainly for students enrolled in Automotive Engineering (School of Engineering), Physics-Science (School of Science), Chemistry (School of Science and School of Engineering), and Biological Sciences (School of Science and School of Agricultural Sciences).

    NOTE: Students enrolled in Social Sciences (School of Law and School of Economics) and Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies (School of Humanities) do not need to take the assessment tests, unless they plan to take any Year 1 Fundamentals of Physics courses.

    G30 Enrollment Guidance

    What to bring?

    1. Letter of Acceptance from Nagoya University
    2. Insurance payment receipt for Personal Accident & Liability Insurance for Students Pursing Education and Research (PAS & LSR)
    3. Copy of your passport
    4. Copies of front and back sides of your residence card
    5. Form 3 “Letter of Guarantee” 
      …Only for
      (1) Japanese passport holders or those with a Japanese permanent resident visa; or
      (2) Foreign nationals whose co-signer currently lives in Japan
    6. Form 4 “Consent Form for the Notification of Credits Obtained”
      …Only for students whose co-signer currently lives in Japan

    Beginning of Academic Year

    October 1

    Entrance Ceremony

    October
    • Class Registration for the Fall Semester
    • Drop/Add Classes (until mid- to late October)
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    Early to Mid-October

    Apply for Tuition/Admission Fee Waiver

    Late November

    Tuition Payment Due (for those not applying for the tuition waiver)

    Mid-December

    Announcement of Tuition/Admission Fee Waiver Result

    Early March

    Apply for Tuition Waiver for Next Fiscal Year (for the Spring and Fall semesters at once)

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    April
    • Class Registration for the Spring Semester
    • Drop/Add Classes (until mid- to late April)

    Late May

    Tuition Payment Due (for those not applying for the tuition fee waiver)


    G30 Kouhai Check List

    Pre-Arrival

    • What should I prepare? What is important to bring to Japan?
    • Do I need to bring any souvenirs from my home country?
    • Should I bring food with me? Is it difficult to continue a certain diet, e.g., vegetarian or religious diet?
    • How about electronics? I have heard electronics are cheap in Japan…
    • Any country-specific recommendations?
    • How and where can I get Japanese SIM card? Do I have to arrange something before arrival?
    • Should I learn Japanese before coming to Japan?
    • What is the one thing you wish you know before coming to Japan?

    Post Arrival

    • What are the apps and websites that make a life in Japan easier?
    • Any important information for the first days?
    • Difficulties and how to overcome them?
    • Overall advice on how to adjust to the new life in Japan?
    • How is the weather in Japan different from other countries?