Study and Research
(Last update: June 15, 2020)

Procedures required for course registration, examinations, and grading may vary depending on each school and your year. If you have any questions about these matters, please inquire at the office of your affiliated school. This section explains only the points considered to be of concern to all international students.
(Specific information about study/research on/off campus during COVID19 pandemic is available here.)

1. Academic Advisors

Students encountering difficulties related to their studies or campus life may consult with their academic advisors for assistance. Specific walk-in office hours are set at some schools. If not, students are encouraged to make an appointment for a consultation in advance.
For more information, please contact the office of your school.

2. International Student Advisor (Faculty to Promote Internationalization)

International student advisors (faculty to promote internationalization) are in place to support international students at each school. They can provide consultations on various issues related to campus life, study and research, a future career path, or even daily life.

List of international student advisors at each school

3. Plagiarism and other misconduct related to academic work and examinations

Students are frequently required to give presentations as well as submit research papers on their studies and research findings at the university.
Please be entirely aware that borrowing or quoting someone else's writing or ideas without appropriate attribution is considered fraudulent use and/or plagiarism and will be subject to penalties. The following are major offences.

  • Copying and pasting images or writing from a website without permission, and presenting them as your own work.
  • Plagiarizing or entirely copying the scholarship or research work (including essays and reports) of another author.
  • Misrepresenting or fabricating experiment results/findings.
  • Completing an assignment or report, or taking an examination for somebody else.
  • Cheating on an examination.

It is strongly recommended that students actively attend courses and seminars on writing skills and research ethics offered by the university and learn the appropriate ways to conduct their studies and research.
For example, the Nagoya University Writing Center (Mei Writing) is one such resource.

4. Tutors

All international students are eligible to receive tutoring for one year (two years for undergraduate students) after arriving in Japan. Generally, tutors are fellow students majoring in a similar field of study. International students who meet the necessary requirements can also become tutors of other international students. Ask the office of your school for further information.

Tutor Handbook2017 (24.3MB)
List of revised parts of the Tutor Handbook (71kb)
Outlines of the tutor system (p.80--p.83 of the Tutor Handbook) for presentation is available
(in English 668KB / in Japanese 696KB)

5. Teaching Assistants (TA)

Teaching Assistants support instructors with selected courses for 2 to 10 hours per week. Master's students can work as a TA positions in undergraduate courses. Ph.D. students are qualified to hold TA positions in both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Please inquire at office of your school for further details.

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