Various procedures

■About various procedures when you study in NUT.

For more details, please contact the staff members of Kokusai-Ka.

【Entrance Procedure】

■Status of International Students

Types of the International Students in Nagaoka University of Technology are as follows.

○Regular Students

○Undergraduate Students

If a student has attended an undergraduate program for the required academic years(at least four years for those who enrolled as freshmen, at least two years for those who enrolled as juniors)and has obtained the required number of credits in both general education and his or her major, the student will be awarded a bachelor of engineering.

○Graduate Students

The Graduate School of Engineering consists of a Master’s course (two years) and Doctoral course (three years).
A student who has completed a Master’s course is awarded a Master of Engineering, and a student who has completed a Doctoral course is awarded a Doctor of Engineering.

○Non-Regular Students
○Research Students (“Kenkyusei”)

An applicant may be admitted as a research student upon approval of the president, to study a specific topic of research. No degree will be awarded to a research student after completion of such a course.

○Special Students (“Tokubetsu-Choko-Gakusei”)

Other partner university students can study at NUT as Special Students.
If you are one of these Special Students and wish to make any changes in or to add extra classes to the ones you have selected, please consult Kokusai-ka. Please note that no grades will be evaluated from the classes which you are not approved to take.

○Special Research Students (“Tokubetsu-Kenkyu-Gakusei”)

Graduate students in other partner universities can study at NUT as Special Research Students.

■Entrance Procedures

All newly enrolling students must follow the entrance procedures, which differ according to status.
For those who are going to enroll as research students or exchange student, the procedures and forms required are explained after arrival.
For those enrolling in April as regular students, “Manual for Entrance Procedures” will be sent. Reception is held before the entrance ceremony; please submit what is required in the Manual and receive materials then.
For the rest who enroll in a month other than April, the procedures and forms required are explained after arrival.
All who newly enroll as Regular Students must complete entrance procedures by the designated date which varies according to status. If not, the University will revoke your enrollment.

■Tuition/Fees

All the fees vary according to the year of entrance and status.

[unit: yen]

Status

Screening Fee

Admission Fee

Tuition

Other Fees

Regular Undergraduate Student

Entrance for 1st year

17,000

282,000

535,800/year

approx.

50,000

Entrance for 3rd year

30,000

Reg. Graduate Student

Entrance Master’s

30,000

approx.

40,000

Entrance Doctoral

Kenkyusei

9,800

84,600

29,700/month

approx.

1,200

Tokubetsu-Kenkyu-Gakusei

 

 

 

approx.

1,200

Tokubetu-Choko-Gakusei

New tuition will be applied to you in the case of any revision of tuition.

※ Student Educational Research Activities Accident Insurance (Gakkensai)

All Regular Students are automatically obliged to buy this insurance, as a part of the entrance procedure. All Kenkyusei and Exchange Students are also required to have it; please inquire at Student Affairs.
This insurance is to aid the medical expenses for accidents occurring during: classes, educational research activities under the supervision of faculty staff, transporting yourself to NUT, university events, on- and off-campus activities of registered student groups, and whatever occurs inside NUT (except in any campus dormitories).
In case of any accident, immediately contact Student Affairs.

【Legal Procedure】

VISA for Entering Japan

Before entering Japan, you should obtain a College Student Visa in order to stay in Japan as an international student.
In case you entered Japan on any other visa, you must change your visa status as soon as possible.

■Alien Registration

Any foreigner who intends to stay in Japan for over 90 days must register at the relevant city office within 90 days from entry to Japan. Alien Registration verifies your identity and residence, and is a resource to all the administration (education, welfare, as well as immigration control).

■Extension of VISA

An application for extension should be submitted to an immigration office during the period of 3 months prior to the expiry date. Staying in Japan beyond your authorized period may cause you punishment and/or deportation under the Immigration Control Act.

■Work Permit

International students with College Student Visa are prohibited from engaging in any income-making activities; however, temporary or secondary activities to supplement living expenses and school fees are permitted. Those who work without this permit will be subject to punishment and/or deportation from Japan. * The approval of your supervisor is required.

■Re-Entry Permit

When you wish to leave Japan for a short period of time during vacations, please do remember to obtain a Re-Entry Permit to Japan from a local immigration office. If you go out of Japan without his permit, you might not be able to be return to Japan on your planned date. (In that case you must newly obtain a College Student Visa.)
Also before you leave, please notify your academic adviser and Kokusai-ka.

■Change of Visa Status

If you are to engage in any different activity and to cease the activity under the present residence status, you must obtain the new status, especially if you are to be employed in Japan.
It should be emphasized, however, that all the applications have no guarantee of approval. Even if the approved period of your College Student Visa has not yet expired after your completion of study, continuing your stay in Japan or starting a full-time job become subject to punishment and/or deportation under the Immigration Control Act.
For more details, please refer to the website of the Immigration Bureau.

○ the website of Immigration Bureau http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/index.html

■Accompanying Family Members

Family members of international students who reside in Japan with College Student Visa are allowed to accompany under the residence status of Dependent.Report the Birth to be done when your child is born in Japan. For more details, please contact the staff members of Kokusai-Ka.

■Education for Children

Your children who live with you in Japan may enter Japanese educational institutions (daycare center, kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school etc.).

【Housing】

■Campus Dormitories

We have 4 on-campus dormitories and 1 off-campus dormitory available for international students.

■Private Housing

There are 3 types of private dwelling available for you to select from:
a) Apartment: usually 1 to 3 rooms with a bathroom and kitchen
b) Rented House: an entire house (usually Japanese-style)
c) Rented Room: single room of a house (bathroom, kitchen, entrance may be shared)
For a) or b), you should see a real estate agent.  For c), please contact the Room & Lodging Union near NUT.

■Public Housing

If you satisfy all of the requirements, you are entitled to apply for public housing provided by Nagaoka City. For details, please contact the City.

*Comprehensive Lodging Insurance for International Students Studying in Japan

NUT recommends that our international students join the Casualty Insurance for Housing and Guarantor, offered by JEES (Japan Educational Exchanges and Services). This program reduces the mental and financial burden on one who is asked by an international student to become a guarantor and make it easier for international students to conclude a lease agreement. It comprises comprehensive lodging insurance (lessee liability and personal liability insurance) and guarantor indemnity funds.

【Insurance】

■Japanese National Health Insurance

If you finished Alien Registration, you and your dependents are required to join the Japanese National Health Insurance Program. This Program functions to reduce the individual's medical cost through mutual payments and assistance.
The total nominal expense is calculated depending on the number of family members, income, etc. A discount is applied for people who do not have any income upon application. Application should be made at the city office at the time of your Alien Registration.
By presenting the insurance card which will be sent to you, you need to bear only 30% of the medical treatment charge at any clinic or hospital. This is especially advantageous when you are seriously ill or need to stay at a hospital.
Before leaving Japan, you need to withdraw from this Insurance; please go to the city office with your insurance card.

※ Student Educational Research Activities Accident Insurance (Gakkensai)

All Regular Students are automatically obliged to buy this insurance, as a part of the entrance procedure. All Kenkyusei and Exchange Students are also required to have it; please inquire voluntarily at Student Affairs.
This insurance is to assist in covering the medical expenses for accidents occurring during: classes, educational research activities under the supervision of faculty staff, transporting yourself to NUT, university events, on- and off-campus activities of registered student groups, and whatever occurs inside NUT (except in any campus dormitories).
In case of any accident, immediately contact Student Affairs.