Start of a New Residency Management System

Starting July 9th, 2012, a Resident Card will be issued with the introduction of a new residency management system. The resident card must be carried at all times, so be sure to take it with you whenever you go out.
You are requested to confirm the information on the website below (provided by Immigration Bureau of Japan), and to take necessary procedures.

Intermediary Immigration Service at UoA

Student Affairs Division of the University of Aizu offers the immigration service that university correspondent goes to the Koriyama Branch office of the Sendai Regional Immigration Bureau about once a month for submitting your visa documentation on behalf of you. This intermediary immigration service is for UoA international students only. Family members are not applicable.
If you are not able to submit your necessary document, we have to ask you to go to the immigration office by yourself.
UoA can be a proxy for;

  • Application for Extension of Period of Stay
  • Application for Change of Status of Residence
  • Application for Working Permit

The University of Aizu Joint and Several Guarantee System for Accommodation Rental Contracts for International Students

The University offers an option for currently-enrolled international students and international students who have received permission for admission to The University of Aizu when they agree to rental contracts for private apartments, etc. to have the University be a guarantor for the contract.
In order to have The University become a guarantor in such cases, documents relevant to the application process must be submitted to the Student Support Section of the Student Affairs Division, in addition to getting coverage by the Comprehensive Renters' Insurance for Foreign Students Studying in Japan offered by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES).


There are several scholarship programs available to international students. Upon receipt of invitations for application to scholarships from relevant foundations/organizations, students will be informed via e-mail. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please take due procedures for application. For details, please contact the Health and Welfare Services Section, Student Affairs Division. The number of recipients for each scholarship program is limited, and not all applicants can be recipients of scholarships.

Scholarship Monthly amount Administrating institution/ organization Eligibility Number of students that the University can recommend Application period
Japanese Government Scholarship Program
(Application through University Recommendation)
Master's Program: \144,000
Doctoral Program: \145,000
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) International students who will come to Japan as new students of the Master's or Doctoral Programs at the University Graduate School a few in late December
Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for privately-financed international students ¥48,000 Japan Students Services Organization (JASSO) Privately financed non-Japanese students who have been enrolled as;
- regular full-time students in the Undergraduate / Master's / Doctoral Programs
- Research students
at the University Graduate School
TBD Middle April
Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students ¥48,000 Japan Students Services Organization
Privately-Financed regular full-time international undergraduate and graduate students who have an admission to a University prior to coming to Japan TBD Students to be enrolled in April:
Middle February

Students to be enrolled in October:
Late July
Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship Undergraduate:
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Privately financed non-Japanese students who have been enrolled in;
- 3rd and 4th year students of undergraduate school
- 1st and 2nd year students on Master's program
- 2nd and 3rd year students on Doctoral program
6 Late August
SAISUA Scholarship ¥40,000 Support Association for International Students at the University of Aizu (SAISUA) Privately-financed, regular full-time undergraduate and graduate international students 2 students per semester (recipient) 1st half term: December(in previous AY year)
2nd half term: June

Application for AY2024 MEXT Scholarship Program (University Recommendation)

*Posted on November 13, 2023

Those whose nationality is listed in the document specified by MEXT can apply for AY2024 Scholarship.
Nationality List

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2023
*Deadline for faculty