Studying about Japan’s world
famous automobile technology
The Hachioji International Campus
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical System Engineering
I go to school by taking the bus from the station. It takes about 5 minutes by bus from the nearest station of Takao Station (JR Chuo Line/Keio Line) to the Hachioji International Campus. (bus fare: 180 yen [IC fare: 175 yen]) Daily necessities are available at the supermarket and shopping mall near Takao Station.
There are plenty of spaces for studying privately within the large Hachioji International Campus, such as the student hall. (also equipped with computers) Benches can also be found in outdoor areas of the campus, so I often relax and read books there when the weather is nice.
There are three cafeterias in the Hachioji International Campus. There are a wide variety of menus that are cheap at 500 yen or lower, and they’re also quite filling. Lunch boxes are available as well as lunch sold by kitchen trucks. You never get bored since there are so many different menus on the campus.
There’s the Engineering Plant for Experiments and Practical Training in the Hachioji International Campus where students can learn and gain experience about practical engineering. I feel that I’m acquiring the necessary expert skills that will help me in the future through the classes and programs offered here. It’s quite rare for universities to have facilities like this within the campus, and so it’s one of the main reasons I chose Takushoku University.
I belong to a club called the Korean Culture Club. Members get together about once a month, and we talk about traditional Korean cultures or go to eat Korean food together. There are facilities where club members can gather within the campus, allowing students to use time productively after school or during breaks. It’s a very comfortable place for me.
I live in an area about 10 minutes away by train from Takao Station. I usually cook at home to save eating expenses. I buy ingredients at the local supermarket and make all kinds of food like Japanese, western, or Korean. I’m good at making Bulgogi (Korean bbq dish).
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