International Student Support

Support for International Students (Degree seeking student)

At SWU, we have implemented a warm and structured support system to meet the needs and circumstances of international students.

1.The Class Adviser System
All students shall be assigned a class with a “Class Advisor”. Class Advisor will support and give advice to enrich your student life and help you become independent members of society. Feel free to ask questions about class choice, career after graduation and more.
2. Japanese Language Support System
Japanese language classes
Japanese language classes for international students range from basic levels in writing, reading, and pronunciation, to advanced reading, academic writing, and business Japanese. Experienced instructors provide individualized instruction to help every student improve their skills.
Japanese Tutor and Conversation Partners
For students who wish to improve their Japanese, SWU offer either a one-on-one tutor and / or conversation partner depending on the students’ needs. Japanese tutors will also help students with assignments and class work in Japanese. SWU students who volunteered to be conversation partners will help students with typical Japanese phrases useful in everyday life.
3. Academic Support System
Pia Supporters
For students who wish to improve their Japanese, SWU offer either a one-on-one tutor and / or conversation partner depending on the students’ needs. Japanese tutors will also help students with assignments and class work in Japanese. SWU students who volunteered to be conversation partners will help students with typical Japanese phrases useful in everyday life.
Academic Adviser
For students who wish to improve their Japanese, SWU offer either a one-on-one tutor and / or conversation partner depending on the students’ needs. Japanese tutors will also help students with assignments and class work in Japanese. SWU student.
Seasonal Events

The Center for International Exchange (CIE) offers variety of activities and events for students to experience Japanese culture and customs. Events are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

List of events•subject to change
・ International Students’ Welcome Party
・ Kamakura Day trip
・ Overnight trip
・ Hanami(Cherry Blossom viewing)
・ Momijigari(Autumn Leaves viewing)
・ Field Athletics
・ Oshogatsu(New Year’s Celebration)
・ Visits to student club activities (eg Yukata, tea ceremony, Koto)

Scholarship System

There are 3 scholarships for international students with the visa status of “student(student studying abroad)”.

1. International Student Tuition Exemption System
For those international students who meet the below criteria, the annual tuition is reduced by up to 30%.
<Criteria>
-Average monthly financial support is less than 90,000 yen (tuition fee excluded)
-If there is a financial supporter living in Japan, the annual  income must be less than 5,000,000yen
-Must have attained more than 70% of the credits registered in the previous academic year (first year students excluded)
2. International Student Support Scholarship
For those international students with outstanding academic grades and meet the following criteria, there is a monthly scholarship of either 20,000 or 30,000 yen.  The application takes place every semester.

<20,000 yen scholarship>
Must have attained the following GPA in the last semester:
University students: GPA  2.3 or above / Graduate school students: GPA 2.8 or above
<30,000 yen scholarship>
Must have attained the following GPA in the last semester:
University students: GPA  3.0 or above / Graduate school students: GPA 3.2 or above

3. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (JASSO Scholarship)
For selected regular students in the second year or more, a fixed amount of monthly scholarship shall be provided. (Certain criteria standard such as economic situation or performance, etc. needs to be cleared.)

The procedure for obtaining the various scholarships available will be presented each April at the Foreign International Students Scholarship orientation session.
In addition to the above, there are also deferred tuition payment systems and scholarships that substantially cover all students, including foreign students.
For more information, please contact the Center for International Exchange (CIE).

Life in Japan

The necessary procedures for student life in Japan is summarized here.

For current students / prospective students(Japanese)

For most up to date information regarding student visa, please also check the website of the Immigration Bureau
Immigration Bureau

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