|Visa to enter Japan
As your stay is for 7 weeks, you can enter Japan with a 90-day Short-Term
Stays visa (tourist visa). If your country is listed in the nationals
of countries with reciprocal exemption arrangements with Japan,
you can enter Japan without a visa. If your country is NOT listed,
please apply for a short-term stay visa at the nearest Japanese visa authority
(embassy or consulate) or through a local travel agency.
Details of Japanese visa are available at: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
If you apply for a short-term stay visa to a Japanse authority in your country, please contact ATW by e-mail along with attachments of your passport copy and travel schedule to and from Fukuoka. ATW will prepare necessary visa documents and send them to you as soon as possible.
Your stay in Japan is not long enough to buy any Japanese health
insurance to receive medical expense support for international
students. Therefore, you are required to take out any insurance,
covering your medical expenses incurred during your stay in Japan, before you come to Kyushu University.
As soon as you have bought insurance, please
send a copy of the insurance policy along with Confirmation Form
Kyushu University shall not bear any responsibility for costs caused by illness, injury and/or death of the students and any other damage that may occur as a result of accident, disaster, or other unexpected@circumstances, unless otherwise provided in the Kyushu University Emergency Secure Plan for International Students.
Kyushu University Emergency Secure Plan for International Students
This plan comprises two programs, namely Medical Assistance Service (MAS) and Emergency Expenses Insurance (EEI).
MAS offers 24-hours trilingual (Japanese, English and Chinese) medical assistance, including reference service to appropriate and nearby medical institutions, interpretation service at medical institutions, and emergency contact and assistance to the international student's family living in the home country.
EEI covers the expenses incurred in relation to arrangements made by Kyushu University. These expenses may include:
More details of the Secure Plan will be published soon.
- expenses incurred in transferring an international student undergoing medical treatment
to his/her domicile or place of residence or to a medical institution in his/her homeland;
- round trip air/sea fare Japan for up to three caretakers;
- room charges for accommodation incurred in Japan and on the way to Japan for up to three caretakers and up to 14 days per a caretaker;
incurred in search for and rescue of a lost international student, which are payable upon request by the persons engaged in said search and rescue operations;
- travel expenses and communication expenses incurred by the international student and his/her caretakers in Japan (up to 200,000JPY);
- expenses for transferring the international student to a medical institution as an emergency measure;
- expenses for hiring an interpreter as needed when the international student recieves medical treatment;
Life & Further Information
Location of Kyushu University
Kyushu University has five major campuses: the Hakozaki Campus,
the Hospital Campus, the Ropponmatsu Campus, the Chikushi Campus
and the Ito Campus which opened 2005. International Student Center
is located on the Hakozaki Campus.
for more details of the Campuses.
International Student Center
Your base at Kyushu University during the summer program
is the International Student Center. Several international
students program are held at the center, so you can meet
and talk with various people from all over the world.
University Central Library
The university Library consists of three general libraries
and the largest Central Library is located right across
the road from the International Student Center. The International
Salon on the second floor is equipped with 40 personal computers
for the use of students and staff. At the International
Corner on the third floor, satellite broadcasting in Chinese,
Korean and English is available.
Please visit Kyushu University Central
Library website: http://www.lib.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/
The University Co-op offers several services to students
and staff of the university including cafeterias, shops,
bookstores and travel agencies. Cafeterias serve varieties
of meals in reasonable price (300 to 500 yen) and prepaid
discount meal coupons are also available. A co-op member
can buy shop goods, books and transportation tickets for
travel at a discount. Membership costs 5,000 yen, which
is refundable when you leave.
Peer tutors of Kyushu University students will be waiting
for your arrival. They will help you enjoy Japanese life
during your stay in Kyushu University. Talking with them
also help you to improve your Japanese language skills.
Kyushu University is located in the city of Fukuoka, the largest
metropolis of Kyushu Island with a population of approximately
1.4m. It is about 1,170 kilometers from Tokyo, which is a
five-hour ride by super express train, Shinkansen, or a ninety-minute
flight by air. The climate is generally mild and the city has
the reputation of one of the most habitable cities in Asia.
Guide to Japan and Fukuoka