Welcome to Chiba University

International Support Desk

Email: isd@office.chiba-u.jp
URL : http://www.chiba-u.ac.jp/international/isd/english/index.html

Nishi-Chiba campus Office

Center for International Research and Education, 1st floor
Tel: 043-290-2195, Fax: 043-290-2198

Inohana campus branch

School of Medicine, Main Building, 1st floor
Tel: 043-226-2009, Fax: 043-226-2502

Matsudo campus branch

Administration Building, 1st floor
Tel: 047-308-8742, Fax: 047-308-8720


International Support Desk (ISD) functions as a primary contact for international students and researchers who seek help in adapting to life in Japan and at Chiba University. If you need any assistance or information on academic or daily life, ISD is the place to visit. ISD has the main office on Nishi-Chiba campus as well as its branch offices on Inohana and Matsudo campuses. See Access to University & Campus maps for their locations. ISD provides the latest information and specific advice on:

- Immigration formalities + visa application/ extension
+ changing residential status
+ bringing your family members to Japan
+ Resident Card (zairyu card) *new regulation that takes effect from July 9, 2012
- Resident formalities + National Health Insurance
+ moving-in/out notifications
- Campus and daily life + opening a bank account
+ use of a bicycle on campus
+ finding a clinic
+ nurseries/ school
+ leisure venues
+ food/ restaurants

ISD also provides information about services handled by the Center for International Research and Education (CIRE) and International Student Division. These include:

- Japanese language courses
- Intercultural activities
- Exchanges with local communities
- Counseling for international students
- Language support by Japanese students/tutors
- Housing
+ International House (off campus dormitories)
+ rooms at other dormitories available for international students
+ institutional guarantee application
+ rent fee subsidies for new international students
- Scholarships
- Work permit application

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