For information about dealing with COVID-19, please check here .
Apply for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
(Procedures 1 through 4 often take more than two months)
For information about CoE, please check here .
Apply for a visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate in your country.
Buy overseas travel accident insurance.
Chiba University has an insurance policy that all international students are required to buy, but the coverage period starts from the admission date (April 1 for April enrollment, October 1 for October enrollment).
For this reason, we recommend that you buy overseas travel accident insurance in your home country that covers the period up to the Insurance coverage start date of the insurance specified by Chiba University before coming to Japan.
For information about the insurance designated by Chiba University, please check here before entry into Japan.
Please check your vaccination history before you travel to Japan so that you can answer questions when asked.
Measles, Rubella, Chickenpox, Mumps, etc.
Entry into Japan
You must report your address to the local ward/city office within 14 days after you arrive in Japan if you are issued a Residence Card. Also, you are required to report to the local ward/city office within 14 days when you change your address in Japan.
You can apply for this service when you register your new address in Japan at the city hall or the ward office.
For information about the national health insurance, please check here.
All registered residents in Japan aged 20 to 59 years must be covered by the National Pension System (kokumin-nenkin)
Foreign residents who have been issued a residence card are obliged to join the National Pension Plan.
How to enroll in the System
For information about national pension system, please check here.
The documents required to open a savings account will depend on the bank.
For information about opening a bank account, please check here.
In April and October of each year, ISD provides guidance for international students who have newly enrolled in Chiba University.
For information about Guidance for International Students, please check here .
Upon arrival in Japan, please complete the procedures to buy the insurance specified by the university.
The method of payment will be explained in the admission procedure documents.（Payment at a Japan Post Bank ATM）。
For information about insurance for international students., please check here .