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Student Life

HANDBOOK for Students


Chapter 1 Academics

  1. Courses
    1. Classes
    2. Class Schedule
    3. Syllabi
    4. Textbook
    5. Gakumu System (Academic Affairs System)
    6. Portfolio System
    7. Lecture Archive System
  2. Academic Procedures
    1. Credit Transfer
    2. Laboratory Assignment for Master's Students
    3. Study Programs
    4. Choosing Educational Programs for Master's Students
    5. Choosing Career Tracks for Doctoral Students
    6. Research Proposals・Dissertation Outline
    7. Minor Research Project
    8. Internship
    9. Grants for Off-Campus Activity
    10. Absence and Withdrawal
    11. Fast-Track Degree Completion
    12. Extended Study Period for Completion
    13. Courses at Other Graduate Institutions
    14. Continuing on the Doctoral Program
    15. Supplemental Student Status
  3. Career Support
    1. Career Service Office
    2. Career Formation & Job-Searching Support Event
    3. Career & Job Counseling
    4. Support System for Career Formation and Job-Searching
    5. Career Support Office Website
    6. Use of Tokyo Satellite when you visit Tokyo for Job-Hunting

Chapter 2 Student Life in JAIST

  1. Student ID Card
  2. Issuance of Certificates
  3. Tuition Fee
  4. Scholarships
  5. JAIST Student Temporary Loan
  6. TA, RA, and other employment
  7. Health Care Center
  8. PAS coupled with Liability Insurance
  9. Facilities on Campus
  10. Tennis Courts, Training Room, Ground and Gymnasium
  11. Borrowing Items for Students
  12. JAIST Student Club Activities
  13. Parking Lots, Bicycle Sheds, and Transportation around JAIST
  14. Postal Mail
  15. Garbage Collection
  16. Tutorial Service (for International Students only)
  17. Student Discount and Commuter Pass
  18. Private Housing, Comprehensive Renters' Insurance(International Students only)
  19. Emergency Contact Procedure
  20. Other precautions in Student Life
  21. Contact Information (Educational Affairs Dpt., Student Affairs Dpt., etc.)

Chapter 3 Medical and Health Care,Social Life

  1. Medical and Health Care
    1. Hospitals near JAIST
    2. When you get sick or injured…
    3. When Accidents or Incidents Occur…
    4. Protection against Disasters
    5. Possession of Narcotics
    6. Prevention of Harassment
  2. Residence and Registration Procedures
    1. Residence Registration
    2. Japan National Health Insurance (JNHI)
    3. Japan National Pension System
  3. Driving in Japan
    1. Driving in Japan
    2. Member Countries of Geneva Convention
  4. Guide for daily living
    1. Financial Institution (Japan Post Bank, Hokkoku Bank, etc.)
    2. Postal Services (International Mail, etc.)
    3. Home Delivery Services
    4. Telephone
    5. Health Care
    6. Nursery Schools & Kindergartens
    7. Education for family (Elementary School, Junior High School, etc.)
    8. Culture / Sports Facilities
    9. Amusement & Recreation (Movies, Theaters, Zoo, Ski Areas, etc.)

Chapter 4 Information for International Student

  1. Extension of Period of Stay
  2. Temporary Leave and Re-entry
  3. Change of Status of Residence
  4. Having Family Members Join You
  5. Permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted (for Part-time Work)
  6. Status of Residence for Job-seeking activities
  7. Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau Kanazawa Branch Office

Chapter 5 Tokyo Satellite(In Japanese Only)


  1. Manual for "Gakumu System : Academic Affairs System"
  2. iPortfolio System Simple Manual for Student
  3. Guide for Self-Assessment System for Global Innovation Creativity
  4. Guide to "Study Plan / Record"
  5. URL List to download the forms
  6. How to Separate and Dispose of Household Garbage

List of Necessary Legal Procedures When Students Leave

Notice of Temporary Leave

Change-of-Address Form(PDF)    Change-of-Address Form(WORD)