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There are a number of support systems in effect for providing a comfortable learning environment for international students studying in the Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University. The following details are the main support offered.

1. Japanese Language Courses help those with limited knowledge of the Japanese language.
2. Academic Advisors act as a reliable contact for discussing research and career wishes.
3. The Tutor System allocates Japanese students to help international students.
4. Scholarships are also available to international students.
5. Housing and Living Information provides all other necessary support for living in Japan.

Japanese Language Courses

Helping those with limited knowledge of the Japanese language.

Japanese is the basic language of instruction at the Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University. Embassy- and government-sponsored international students attend a half-year Japanese language course before entering university, but if they need additional support after admission, they are also able to participate in ongoing Japanese language instruction provided by the Shinshu University International Center.

Academic Advisors

Teachers are able to counsel students on research and career wishes.

Students are able to discuss research they want to conduct and their hopes for the future with a sympathetic advisor who is ready to help with any problems or uncertainties the students have.

Tutor System

Japanese nationals also studying at Shinshu University are allocated to help international students.

We understand that international students wish to have Japanese friends, but we also realize how difficult it is for them to begin such friendships. That is why we have developed the Tutor System. The Tutor System enables international exchange between international students and Japanese students studying at Shinshu University. Events are regularly organized as a place for making new friends through cultural exchange. We believe that the world will become more open and friendly through cross-border friendships like these.
Details:
Shinshu University International Center

Scholarships

Scholarships are also available to international students.

Details:
Shinshu University International Center

Housing and Living Information

We also provide all other necessary support for living in Japan.

The following housing is available for our international students.(1st-year student)
Matsumoto International House

Student Dormitories

While they serve as accommodation for students living away from home, dormitories also contribute to personal growth as self-disciplined communal living environments.
Komakusa Dormitory is a dorm in Matsumoto for 1st-year students from all faculties plus 2nd-year medical students.

The Student Support Center's web page on the Chugen Dormitory(Japanese only)
Chugen Dormitory students' introduction to the dorm(PDF:179KB)(Japanese only)
Chugen Dormitory website(Japanese only)
(Created and managed by dormitory residents)


Contact the Shinshu University International Center for any concerns about housing and life in Japan.

International Section, Shinshu University International Center
URL: http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/institution/suic/english/
TEL: 0263-35-4600
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