Orientation for New International Students

For New International Students of NU Spring-2024

Please check all of the orientation materials for new international students of NU as follows before enrollment.
*These orientation materials are university-wide general information. If you want to know about information on course registration, program details, exams or graduation requirements, etc., please ask the Student Affairs Division of your school.

In addition, please also see "Pre-Arrival" page for the detailed flow about the preparations that you need to do from now to enroll.

If you have any other information that you would like to know before entering Nagoya University, please let us know through this form.
(Since this website "ALWAYS NU" provides all the essential information for international students from before arrival to graduation, if you would like to know any particular information now, please check the website first.)

Orientation Videos and Materials

*If you are not able to watch YouTube videos above, please check here instead.

  1. Health Consultation
  2. Harassment Consultation Center
  3. GEC Support Team Leaflet
  4. Intercultural Exchange Activities
  5. Culture Shock and Cross-Cultural Adjustment
  6. Student Groups of Nagoya University
  7. Clubs and Circles
  8. Career Support Center (See here for information on this year's event.)
  9. Ability Support Center
  10. About Nagoya University Central Library:
  11. Japan IR&C 24-Hour Emergency Response Support Service

Living in Japan

See this page for the rules of living in Japan. Especially, please note that the drinking and smoking age in Japan is 20 years old.
In addition, Japan is a country prone many natural disasters, so it is very important to prepare for them.


Inquiry / Support Desk

On Campus:

About classes and courses / Campus life International Student Advisors or Student Affairs Division of your school
Any worries Student Support,
Glabal Engagement Center Support Team (appointment only)
Consultation on job-hunting or career Career Support Center,
Doctoral Student Career Development
Health consultation Health Administration Office
Reasonable accommodation Ability Support Center


Ambulance TEL:119
This number is both used for requesting an ambulance and fire engines (shobo-sha).
If you need an ambulance on campus, please contact the Student Affairs Division of your school first.
Japan IR&C 24-Hour Emergency Response Support Service In the event of an emergency, such as an accident, incident, or sudden health problem, you can receive advice and support by telephone or email. The service is available in Japanese, English and Chinese.
Toll-free: 0120-119-075
E-mail: CS-inb@i-rac.co.jp (for non-urgent consultations)
※We recommend that you take a screenshot this card for emergency.
Police TEL:110
In case of an accident, incident, or encounter with a suspicious person.