• Information Related to Prospective Students and Currently Enrolled Students of Universities

-(Request) on Confirmation of the Safety of Students, Faculty Members and Staff Owing to the Occurrence of the 2011 Tohoku – Region Pacific Ocean Earthquake (March 12)

MEXT requested the collection of information and assurance of safety of University students and faculty members and staffs to University in Japan.  Therefore, we would ask all international students and researchers to contact the university or other education institution in which you are enrolled in order to give information confirming your safety.

-If international students travelling to their home country or other overseas destination during schools, etc. one can return to Japan to continue one’s studies without having to acquire a new visa if a Re-entry Permit is obtained in advance. [Please s-i-c] To remain you need to obtain a Re-entry Permit so that you will not be asked to acquire a new visa.

Please refer URL following:Entry and Residence Procedures for Foreign Students(external link, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)(external link, Ministry of Justice)

-(Request) on the Handling of the Selection of FY 2011 University Entrants Owing to the Occurrence of the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake (March 12)

In consideration of the examinees who have been affected by the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake, an administrative memo was sent to the president of each national, public and private university seeking consideration and the provision of information for 1) assurance that those examinees who were unable to take the entrance examination be given the opportunity to take the entrance examination and 2) flexible measures relating to extension of the period of the admissions procedures, the collection of tuition fees and other matters.

-(Request) on the Handling of the Selection of FY 2011 University Entrants Owing to the Occurrence of the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake (March 14)

As a special measure, MEXT is currently considering the possibility of establishing a schedule beyond the normal schedule for the implementation of university entrant selection. In addition, all of the universities have been requested to consider flexible measures. A decision and a public announcement were made by Tohoku University that, “consideration will be given with regard to the university admissions procedures of the first phase so as not to cause disadvantage to examinees on account of the state of the postal services”.

-(Notification) on Due Consideration for Students Stricken by the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake (March 14)

With regard to the studies and graduation of students who have been stricken by the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake, a notification was sent out in the name of the Senior Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Kan Suzuki to the president of universities and other educational institutions seeking consideration for 1) flexible handling of the payment deadline of tuition fees, 2) flexible measures concerning approval of credits and approval of graduation and 3) responses to the mental health of all students, including international students.

  • Information for school students

MEXT announced “Notice on Facilitating Students’ School Attendance, etc., in Areas Affected by the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake“ (See the link on the bottom) to Prefectural boards of education etc in Japan on March 14th 2011.

  • Acceptance of evacuees to National Youth Friendship Centers in Fukushima(See the link on the bottom)

Source: MEXT http://www.mext.go.jp/english/topics/1303717.htm