Doshisha University Office of International Students

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Announcement : Orientation, Placement test and others

We will uploade the documents and information related to newly-enrolled student on this web page. Please find the following subjects.
Regarding documents you need to submit or report 
Regarding Submission of the Doshisha University Self-Financed International Student Scholarship Applicant Registration Form
Orientation (For those who will newly enroll in 2021 Fall) 
Japanese Language Placement test
English Language Placement test (CASEC)
Commencement and Convocation Ceremony
Information of riding a bicycle in Japan

【Important】 Regarding documents you need to submit or report

In this page, you can find information regarding the documents you are required to submit or report to Office of International Students. If you fail to submit these documents on time, you will lose your opportunity for application. Please be sure to check the detailed information on the following topics.

Status of Residence・Contact Information Confirmation Form【Mandatory for all students】

The application for those who newly enrolled in April 2021 is closed.
We will make an announcement for those who will newly enroll Doshisha University in September 2021 soon.

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Submission of the “Doshisha University Self-Financed International Student Scholarship Applicant Registration Form”

The application for those who newly enrolled in April 2021 is closed.
We will make an announcement for those who will newly enroll Doshisha University in September 2021 soon.

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Orientation for newly-enrolled international students in the academic year 2021 (Fall semester)

How to be held

Online 
Not real-time live streaming
We are distribute the materials and information for orientation on this web page.

Schedule

On and after 10:00 a.m. on Frieday September 17th 2021 
Please check the information promptly once these have been released. Besides, this is not live streaming and you do not have to access this web page right after it is uploaded. You can check information at your earliest convenience.

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Japanese Language Placement Test

Updated: July 14,2021
Online test will be conducted.

Schedule

From 10:00 a.m. on August 30th (Mon) to 9:00 a.m. September 1st (Wed) 2021
  • Please be sure to complete taking the test during this period. Besides, it is not live streaming and you do not have to take it right after it begins. You can take it at your earliest convenience during this period.

Eligible students (Those who enroll in Fall semester 2021)

-Other than ILA students
Japanese Language Placement Test is necessary for the following newly enrolled international students who wish to take “Japanese Language and Culture Subjects for international students" and are determined as “Required to Take Japanese Language Placement Test" on "The Japanese Level Determination Chart[PDF 438KB]".
-ILA students
Students who wish to take either “Japanese Language and Culture Subjects for international students" or “Basic Japanese"

How to take

Please access to CJLC web site, and click the banner “Undergraduate/Graduate school International Students" , then you can find the Exam URL. You will be required to log in upon clicking to the page from the banner. Please check the user ID and password on the announcement distributed to newly-enrolled students individually.
 *If the security warning screen is displayed when accessing the site, please see Security Warning (CJLC website)[PDF 234KB].

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English Language Placement test (CASEC)

The test period for those who newly enrolled in April 2021 is over.

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Commencement and Convocation Ceremony

Please check the detailed infromatioin on Doshisha University web site「"Commencement and Convocation Ceremony"

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Regarding riding a bicycle

Important notice for riding a bicycle in Japan

  • In Japan, the number of cases that caused by the inappropriate bicycle manner of students have been increasing. Please get information about the proper rules and manner riding a bicycle in Japan, and prevent an accident. Kyoto Police:Rules and Penalties on Riding Bicycle
  • With the Kyoto prefectural ordinance on the promotion of safe cycling, cyclists or their parent /guardian are required to take out accident insurance. Threfore, if you have a bicycle and ride it in Kyoto, you are required to take out the insurance. Apply it at the shop you bought a bicycle or insurance company. Doshisha Enterprise Inc. (e-hoken@doshisha-ep.co.jp Phone:075-251-3037) also provides this insurance.

How to commute by a bicycle

Students who wish to commute to the Imadegawa/Kyotanabe campus by bicycle are required to take a course on cycling manners to be offered at each campus.
How to take the Bicycle Safety Class
  1. Search for the keyword "Bicycle Safety Class" or "自転車運転マナー講習会" on the university website and you can see the application method etc.on the page. Please submit the "Application Form for Bicycle Safety Class."
  2. The video of the Bicycle Safety Class will be sent to your university e-mail address after the application deadline for the period you have submitted application.
  3. After watching the video, fill in the required items on the "Application Form for the Certificate of Attendance of the Bicycle Safety Class."
  4. You will receive at your university e-mail address at a later date the Certificate of Attendance of the Bicycle Safety Class, which you will need in order to receive the bicycle entry permission sticker that enables you to bring your bicycle inside the campus. The e-mail will also include instructions on how to receive the bicycle entry permission sticker.

Please ask “Department of Student Support Services" at your campus if you have any questions.
Imadegawa  TEL:075-251-3270 ji-gakse@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
Kyotanabe TEL:0774-65-7410 jt-shien@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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Orientation Materials

These contents are for those who enrolled in April 2021.
Last Update April 2, 2021
Dear Newly-enrolled International Students,
Please download the following orientation materials and read them carefully.

Schedule of distribution of registration documents and registration guidance of faculties & graduate schools
Schedule of distribution of registration documents [PDF 526KB]

Handbook for International Students
(English Ver.)
(Chinese Ver.)
(Korean Ver.)

The National Health Insurance Guidebook(BY City of Kyoto)
(日本語版・English Ver.・Chinese Ver.・Korean Ver.)

Kyoto City National Health Insurance Subsidies for the Privately Financed International Students *Except MEXT Scholarship Student
How to apply[PDF 1.2MB]
Announcement[PDF 564KB]

NOTE for Temporary Departure:ED Card for Re-entrants (English Ver.)

【Attention】 The procedures of request of intention to re-enter Japan for foreign nationals with status of residence currently residing in Japan is subject to change depends on the situation of spread of COVID-19. Please check the following website and get latest information when you leave Japan with request of re-enter.
"Request of intention to re-enter Japan for foreign nationals with status of residence currently residing in Japan"

Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
Notice[PDF 215KB]
How to apply[PDF 215KB]
Certificate of Employment[PDF 85KB]

About SIED (Student Staff for Intercultural Events at Doshisha)
SIED[PDF 816KB]

International Peer Support ProgramPeer Support[PDF 872KB]

For Prevention of Campus Harassment (English site.)

Message from the Counseling Center
Message from Counseling Center[PDF 242KB]

Do,CARE ”Student Support Services Center Support System for Challenged”
(English Ver.)

Kyoto Safety Navi; To ride a bicycle in Kyoto
(日本語版・English Ver.), (日本語版・Chinese Ver.)

Comprehensive Insurance for Student Lives Coupled with Gakkensai

Although the deadline is March 31th, you can still apply after this date. In case of a late payment, compensation will start from the following day of the payment date.

Useful Japan Life InformationJapan Life Information[PDF 150KB]

Announcement form Career center

Recruit Guidance for International Students from Career Center
(日本語版),  (English Ver.)
(Chinese Ver.),  (Korean Ver.)
Career Center Freshman Orientation for International Students
Orientation Material (日本語版・English Ver.) New April 2 *In order to use the web form, the user ID and password issued by Doshisha University are required.
Career Plan Survey for International Students (2021.3)New April 2
Please answer the survey via this Web form *Answering the survey is not mandatory.

DO NOT miss important e-mails from Doshisha (English Ver.)

How to use Smartphone App for using university email (JP/ ENG Ver.)

Procedures at Kyoto City Ward office or a Kyotanabe City Office

Guidance for opening Japan Post Bank

  1. How to open a Japan Post Bank account (日本語版・English Ver.)[PDF 1.1MB]
  2. Web Application (日本語版・English Ver.)[PDF 1.1MB]
  3. How to fill out (日本語版・English Ver.)
  4. Procedures to receive overseas remittances with your bank account (日本語版・English Ver.)

Links and Information related to the Novel Coronavirus InfectionEnglish Ver.[PDF 1.3MB]

Important notice from the Japanese government about studying in Japan(日本語版・English Ver.)[PDF 401KB]

Annoucement from Doshisha CO-OP April 1 updated
Mobile and Wifi for International Students



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