Student Life

JAIST International Student News(2018)

We release the current statuses of international students in JAIST and the former international students of JAIST who are successfully working all over the world.

1.message from Alumni (Ms.Rong Yue)

2.message from Alumni (Ms.Mihray Ahmed)

Dear international students who plan to enroll in JAIST

Hi there! I am YUE Rong. I am from China. I started my JAIST life as a master’s program in 2015, and I completed the program in March 2018. I have a background in liberal arts and I thought that I would like to do office work such as translation in the future, but now I am working as a system engineer (SE) in a major IT company in Japan. Sometimes I wonder why I wanted to be a SE and could become a SE, I found some reasons in my two and a half year’s study abroad life at JAIST.


Master's thesis presentation

One of the reasons is that I got a lot of lectures regardless of my major. JAIST is a graduate school without undergraduate division. Unlike other graduate schools that mainly focus on general research, JAIST has various lectures. In order to graduate, we need to take lectures more than 10 subjects. I took a lot of lectures such as Java and management even though I majored in Japanese. There were so many things I did not know, sometimes I became uneasy and lost confidence, but curiosity to new things was strongly drawn out. Especially, I started thinking I would like to become a SE through my experiences to make something by myself using JAVA.

Furthermore, in the most of the lectures that I attended, students should make something in group work activities. Professors evaluate the contribution to the group work and the presentation and don’t use paper-based exam. I could hardly speak in front of others, but I was trained by many presentations. The experiences of the group works and presentations were also very useful for job-hunting. Because as SE, working in team and making presentation to customers are basic skills. Currently, I am full of grateful feeling to the lectures at JAIST when I make presentation to customers.

Thanks to JAIST’s job-hunting support, I became a SE. Job-hunting in Japan was more difficult than I imagined. Many preparations are necessary in order to get a job offer such as a briefing session, web selection, group work selection, interview etc. Therefore, JAIST’s Career Support section are great help for job-hunting students by holding a corporate joint explanatory meeting, lecture on how to write a web selection entry sheet, preparing practice courses such as group work interviews, individual interviews. Under the great support, my job-hunting activitie proceeded smoothly.

In my private life,I also had a new hobby durling the stay at JAIST.JAIST is located in Ishikawa Prefecture which is rich in nature. Spring cherry blossoms, summer fireworks festival, autumn leaves, winter snow, JAIST scenery can be seen like a picture through the year. I wanted to record that beauty, So that I bought a new camera! Even now I often go outside to take pictures with the camera.

JAIST made me “Challenge” myself to many things in my work and hobbies. I am truly grateful that I could study in JAIST!!!

Me and my camera
Senmaida of Wajima
Cherry blossms at Kanazawa castle

M.Sc in Knowledge Science (2018)

Dear international students who plan to enroll in JAIST

My name is Mihray Ahmed, from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China . I completed my master’s program in March 2018. I had a wonderful time during those three years, research student and master's program. I’m glad I joined the master’s program in JAIST. I studied as a research student at Hashimoto Laboratory for one year. Then, I passed the entrance exam and joined the laboratory as a master student. There is a wonderful environment in that laboratory. It has a special tea space where I felt very comfortable where it is easy to interact with other members. If we have questions about research, we could talk to our professor and lab members anytime. They had a wide variety of research experience, and we heard opinions and unique views from different perspectives in weekly meetings and seminars. We also had summer and winter lab camps. I thought it was an ideal research environment to enjoy research activities.

JAIST provides a great research environment for all students. The research capabilities of JAIST are quite advanced providing several research facilities. In terms of lectures, there are many courses conducted in both English and Japanese that students can choose freely. JAIST accepts many international students from all over the world, it is good choice for students who want to study in an international atmosphere. In addition, JAIST offers its own scholarship system as well as being covered by private scholarships from several organizations. I was lucky to receive one of those prestigious scholarships which helped me concentrate more on my research without any worries of funding.

There are regular cultural exchanges and experience events arranged by JAIST. I had a great time with students from other countries and locals. I also participated in a few school trips and festivals. JAIST is surrounded by beautiful nature. You can enjoy the scenery during the four seasons. I especially loved to enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves when I go down the mountain along the roads surrounding JAIST in autumn.

I hope you enjoy your stay in JAIST and wish you success in your research activities and future.

Sosical Gathering of
International Students
Working at Japanese company

Mihray Ahmed Knowledge Science(2018)