Important Information “After Arrival” for Exchange Students -Spring 2023
Last Update: 29th March 2023 JST
Orientation Materials (as of 29th March 2023)
Orientation Slides, “Announcements” and Movie
Please note these documents are for the exchange students coming in 2023 April.
Almost all frequently asked matters are mentioned in these 3 items.
Please refer to the following movie and Quick Navi from the Center for Academic Affairs.
Bulletin of the department you belong to is also useful and important.
English-Taught Course List
Exchange students may take the following English-Taught courses in addition to courses in their own departments.
Please note that Undergraduate Program Students cannot take Graduate Level courses, although Graduate Program Students can take Undergraduate Level courses.
English-Taught Course List of Undergraduate Level 2023 Spring (non FLA):
English-Taught Course List of Graduate Level 2023 Spring (non GPGS):
Residence Card & National Health Insurance
We will collect your original “Certificate of Residence” and a copy of “Japanese National Health Insurance card” on
DATE: 14th, 17th and 21st April
TIME: from 12:30 to 14:00
PLACE: Building 2, 1st floor side of the main entrance.
About “Certificate of Residence (住民票 Jumin Hyo)” and a copy of “Japanese National Health Insurance Card (国民健康保険証 Kokumin Kenko Hoken Sho)”, please read the “Announcements” carefully.
|Date&Time||Place||Event||For Whoｍ / Notes|
|April 3 (Mon) |
|6-301/307 (Bldg.6, 3F)||Orientation for exchange students||Everyone / TBA|
|April 3 (Mon) 13:30-16:15||Bldg.6, 4F||Japanese Placement Test|
Students who wish to take Japanese language courses
Further details will be posted on the Center for Language Education and Research (CLER) website http://www.sophia-cler.jp/study/ja/lesson.html
|April 1 (Sat) 10:00 ~ 9 (Sun) 23:59||–||Course Registration Period||Everyone|
|April 1 (Sat) 10:00 ~ 7 (Fri) 23:59||–||Lottery Course Entry||Who wish to take Lottery Course|
|April 4 (Tue) & 6 (Thu) |
|Support Session for Exchange students||Everyone who needs help, who wish to communicate with other Exchange students|
|Refer to E-mail||Refer to E-mail||Individual Advising Session||Everyone except FLA and GPGS students / refer to the notice sent by e-mail|
|April 5 (Wed) 10:00-12:00||2-309/508/509 (Bldg.2, 3F/5F)||<GPGS students only>|
Course Advisory Meeting
|April 5 (Wed) 13:00-14:30||FLA Office (Bldg.10, 4F)||<FLA students only> Individual Advising||FLA students / Exchange students and non-degree students affiliated to FLA who have general questions about FLA programs can consult with FLA staff in building No. 10. Those who have questions about specific FLA courses should contact their instructors in advance through e-mail and schedule a meeting.|
|Apr 6 (Thu) 14:00-16:00||2-508|
|Opening Bank Account Session||Everyone who wish to open bank account at JP Bank. / Prior address registration required|
|Apr 6 (Thu) 17:30-19:00||Bldg.2, 5F Cafeteria||Welcome Reception||Everyone who wish to join!|
|Apr 7 (Fri) 13:00||–||Japanese Placement Test Result available||Students who wish to take Japanese language courses / Japanese Placement Test Result available on Loyola University Bulletin Board “Language courses・LLC”|
|Apr 7 (Fri) ~ Apr 17 (Mon) 13:00-15:00 Weekdays only||–||Individual Advising for Japanese Courses||Students who have any questions about Japanese language courses should contact a Japanese language coordinator.|
|Apr 8 (Sat) 18:00 ~ 9 (Sun) 23:59||–||Lottery Course Registration||first-come-first-served basis|
|Apr 11 (Tue)||–||First day of class||Everyone /|
|Apr 11 (Tue) ~ 17 (Mon)||–||Course Adjustment Period||Everyone /|
|Apr 19 (Mon) 12:40-13:25||2-401|
|Crime / Disaster prevention guidance||Everyone who is interested in Crime and Disaster prevention in Japan / TBA|
|May 1 (Mon) ~ 2 (Tue)||–||Withdrawal Period for 1Q courses||Everyone /|
|Jul 12 (Mon) ~ 16 (Fri)||–||Withdrawal Period for Spring/ 2Q courses||Everyone /|
|Jul 22 (Sat) ~ 29 (Sat)*||–||Final Examinations ※July 29 is a spare day||Everyone /|
Opening a Bank Account (Japan Post Bank)
Students who receive scholarship from Sophia must open a Japanese bank account as soon as possible to receive the scholarship.
We recommend to open a bank account at Japan Post Bank by using APP.
Inquiries about the
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- Department Name
- Center for Global Education and Discovery
- Bldg.2, 1F