A comfortable and
fulfilling dormitory life
YOSEPH ADITYA SALIM
The Hachioji International Campus
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical System Engineering
I live in the international students’ dormitory (Hachioji Dormitory for International Student) of the university, located within the campus. I can walk to classes from the dormitory, but since the campus is big, I often ride my bicycle to parking spaces to reduce time. I usually buy breakfast at the convenience store or shop on the campus.
I’m studying in detail about engines in the Faculty of Engineering. There are classes also held at the Engineering Plant for Experiments and Practical Training, so it’s very interesting. I’ve always wanted to find a job related to automobiles in Japan since I was young, and so I also study about cars by myself online apart from the classes.
After classes, I like going for a drive or attend a club called the Malaysian Friends’ Club about once a month. I spend time in many ways after school. I recommend communicating with many people in class, clubs, at the dormitory and so on to broaden your perspectives.
For dinner, I cook at or go out with my friends from the dormitory to the shopping mall near the campus. There are various students from over ten different countries in the international dormitory that I live in. Our common language is Japanese, so it’s also good practice for us to speak the language. We get along well, the housemother of the dormitory is kind, so I’m enjoying my student life.
Around 10% of the student body at Takushoku University are international students, and we have scholarship programs that provide support for students from overseas.
Part Time Work
International students can reside in Japan with a “Student” residency status for the purpose of pursuing academics in Japan. Since this status does not permit working in Japan, application for “Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted” is required in order to do part-time work. Please make sure to apply as those who engage in part-time work without this permit will be subject to punishment by law. Students must apply for the permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted directly to your regional immigration office or immigration information center. Please make sure to apply at the same time when extending your residency period.
The permitted working hours for part-time jobs is no more than 28 hours per week. (No more than a total of 28 hours is permitted, even if working at more than two different places.)
The following part-time jobs are not permitted.
- Illegal jobs (related to crime)*Selling or giving mobile phone devices, cash cards or bankbooks to other people.
- Jobs with unclear labor conditions (working hours, working location, payment, etc.)
- Jobs that are educationally inappropriate (sexual establishments, hostess clubs, touting, etc.)
- Dangerous jobs (work that requires driving vehicles or operating machines, exposure to radiation, etc.)
- Jobs in unhygienic environments
*Please note that those who engage in part-time work without the permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted or those who exceed permitted working hours may have their permission canceled, requests for extending residency status turned down, or deported from the country.
About the Intensive Japanese Language Program
Takushoku University has a Japanese language education institution (Intensive Japanese Language Program) that teaches the Japanese language, current affairs, and culture to international students who wish to enter Japanese universities or graduate schools, and provides extensive support for individuals who may find it challenging to study the Japanese language on their own.
Muslim Friendly Services
Based on guidance from the school’s Shariah Research Institute, Takushoku University offers Muslim dishes in the halal cafeteria menu (Bunkyo Campus) as well as halal instant cup noodles at the school stores that can be safely enjoyed by our Muslim students. As an international university that accepts students from many different countries, we provide various services that meet the needs of such students with various cultural backgrounds.
About the Dormitory for International Students
Takushoku University provides dormitories for international students. While there is a capacity limit, the university also offers various support with introducing other residential spaces.
Continuing to acquire legal knowledge,
And enhancing professional skills
The existence of friends
that helped to broaden my perspectives
Make use of student life to develop yourself,
and enjoy making progress
Building a foundation for working
on an international scale
A comfortable and
fulfilling dormitory life
Four years of studying
and engaging in activities