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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.

Supplementary Japanese Classes

 A supplementary Japanese class about Japanese culture and society is offered as a regular credited course for degree students from overseas.

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 (once a week).

Foreign Student Advising Room

 The university facilitates the foreign student advising room to ease the stress and psychological pressure that foreign students might face from living in a different culture, language, and social system. We offer advice, instruction, and counseling about problems ranging from academic life to personal life. Please feel free to visit the foreign student advising room anytime.

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, naka-ku, hamamatsu, sizuoka 430-0926