To Foreign Students Considering Studying in Musashino University. JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT is a website jointly operated by The Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation. It provides information about studying in Japan.
The website also provides detailed information about Musashino University and its faculties of Global Studies, Business Administration, Data Science, Economics, Literature, Human Sciences, Law, and Engineering. Take full advantage of the site to learn everything you would like to know about Musashino University.
In addition, information for about 1,300 universities, graduate schools, two-year colleges, and vocational schools that accept foreign students is also posted.
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The thorough support provided by the International Department gives students the peace of mind to concentrate on their studies. The Department, which also has English and Chinese speaking staff, provides an environment in which students can freely come in to talk about a problem or concern regarding their student life or daily life in Japan.
■ Support with Student Life
• Scholarship applications
• Residence status renewals
• Accommodation assistance – help finding an apartment or room at the international dormitory.
■ Support with Daily Life in Japan
The university offers a variety of exchange activities with local residents to help strengthen students’ understanding of the local manners and cultural rules needed to live in Japan.
■ Japanese Language Support
• Japanese Language Counseling: Students can receive support from a Japanese Language Learning Counselor to help with their language studies.
• Registered Student Supporters: International students and Japanese students can register as a supporter to teach each other about their own language and culture.
■ International Exchange Support Within Japan
Students can further their understanding of the Japanese culture through exchange events with Japanese students and with other international students.
There is a support system for students wanting to find employment in Japan after graduation. Career Support Offices on both campuses offers students guidance and support with the unique Japanese job hunting schedule, career education, and obtaining various qualifications. Students are free to come in and browse the job posting information and read the various books and magazines related to job-hunting in Japan. Career advisors are also on hand daily (appointment required) to offer individual career counseling.
The International Students’ Association is made up of international students currently enrolled at Musashino University. The Association organizes international exchange events every month, such as barbeques, sports events and chawakai (informal gatherings to have tea and talk).
■ 2 Student Dormitories
Musashino University has 2 student dormitories, the Kodaira Men’s Dormitory (75 rooms), which is located near the Musashino Campus, and the Kasai International Dormitory (86 rooms), located near the Ariake Campus. Both dormitories provide students with the environment they need to lead a meaningful student life.
In particular, the Kasai International Dormitory provides a very global environment, with Japanese students living and studying alongside international students, providing residents with the opportunity to form a wide range of personal relationships and become more culturally aware. There is a set dormitory fee for international students.
■ Help with finding an apartment
Students can get help finding an apartment within commuting range of the campus they are attending – either the Musashino Campus or Ariake Campus. Students using this service will receive a discount on the agent fee.
Musashino University offers its own original scholarship system as well as scholarships to students who pass a specified examination. Students can also apply for Japanese government scholarships or funding from other private companies.
Students can access an online part-time job information site specifically for Musashino University students. In addition, the international department sometimes has part-time job information for international students on their information board.
The Kasai International Dormitory, which opened in April of 2015, is a global environment in which Japanese students study and live with international students from around the world. The Dormitory is located a convenient 20 minute bus-ride from a famous theme park.
The university has a foreign students’ network that organizes events such as the university festival, promoting cultural exchange between Japanese and international students.
If you need help come to the international department! There is a Japanese language and study counselor on hand to help international students with writing Japanese essays and reports.