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Academic Advisors

 Academic advisors provide guidance and advice on problems related to study, research and personal life.


 We offer a tutorial system for new foreign students to help them get accustomed to student life in Japan quickly and to enrich students' study and research. Tutors are generally Japanese students and will give individual advice on problems related to language, academic issues, and daily life.

Extracurricular Activities

 We hold extracurricular activities with the aim of improving Japanese language and basic scholastic proficiency. We offer two courses under the guidance of instructors: 1) Introductory Course for new foreign students (twice a week), and 2) Intermediate Course (twice a week). If you are interested in participating, please contact International Office, Student Affairs Division.


 Some of certificates are available at the automated certificate-issuing machines in Student Affairs Division. Visit Description of Documentation for further detail.

They may need some time to be issued depending on the type, please apply for them as soon as possible.

Notification for Traveling abroad

 If you are planning to travel outside Japan, please submit the Notification of overseas travel.pdf before traveling, and the Return Notification.pdf after returning.

Annual events

 These are main annual university events. There might be changes depending on the year.

Time of year Name of the event Contents Host
April Spring Matriculation Ceremony The Ceremony for new students HUSM
September Autumn Commencement Ceremony The Ceremony for graduates HUSM
October Autumn matriculation ceremony The Ceremony for new students HUSM
Welcome event A gathering to deepen the relationship betwen international freshmen, enrolled students and faculty members. HUSM
November Study tour for international students

A two-day bus tour learning Japanese culture and history.

Hamakita Japan-China friendship gathering A gathering to deepen the relationship between Chinese students and locals. Hamakita Japan-China friendship Organization
December 'Wa wa wa!' An event that international students who study in Shizuoka and Japanese students interact with each other through a discussion. Shizuoka University Organization for International Collaboration
February Lunar new year gathering An event that Chinese students and locals celebrate Chinese new year. Hamamatsu Japan-China cultural exchange Organization
March International exchange gathering

A gathering to deepen relationship between international students and locals along with a welcome and farewell party for freshmen and graduates.

Spring Commencement Ceremony The Ceremony for graduates HUSM

HUSM International Exchange Association

 This association was established in 2001 to promote the international exchange program at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine. This association is run by donations from both inside and outside the school.

 ・Scholarship program for foreign students
 ・Study abroad program
 ・Various programs with other affiliate schools
 ・International exchange programs, etc.

International Exchange Associations in Shizuoka Prefecture

Foreign student Promotion Council of Shizuoka Prefecture

 The council is organized by the higher education institute, municipal corporations, local business groups, and international exchange related organizations in Shizuoka to discuss concrete policies to promote the reception of foreign students to Shizuoka prefecture and the friendship between residents and foreign students. This council organizes sporting events and arts and crafts exhibitions for foreign students and residents in Shizuoka to create an opportunity to socialize and also gives employment information suitable for foreign students such as translation or interpreting, etc.

The Shizuoka Association for International Relations(SIR)

 SIR was established as a base of civilian-centered international exchange activity to contribute to international cooperation and world peace at a private level by promoting international exchange and international cooperation with a broad scope. SIR provides information about international events in Shizuoka prefecture in various fields such as culture, art and sports and offers counseling services and language classes as well.

Address:Shizuoka Prefectural Government 4F West wing
9-6 Ote-machi, aoi-ku, shizuoka,shizuoka 420-0853

Hamamatsu Foundation for International Communication and Exchange(HICE)

 HICE works to make a local convivial society by supporting active civic activities related to international exchange that provide useful information, counseling services, various language courses, and plans international events and fairs. HICE publishes the bulletin HICE NEWS.

Address:324-8 sunayama-cho, Chuo-ku, hamamatsu, sizuoka 430-0926