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Changes

Change of Address/Name

If you change your address, telephone number, or other personal information, be sure to make the appropriate changes online using the UTAS system. If you should change your name, bring an official copy of your Certificate of Residency to Student Affairs. A new student ID must be issued when your name is changed.

Leave of Absence

Students who would like to take a leave of absence must fill in the proper request form available at the Student Affairs Section, and return the form with the approval stamp of your advisor and the head of your department at least one (1) month in advance. Requests will not be accepted if the student’s tuition payments are in arrears, or if the paperwork is not completed properly. For more details, please see here.

Any international student with ryugaku (“College Student”) status of residence who takes a leave of absence (LOA) must leave the country immediately. Not studying or doing research here at UTokyo no longer qualifies you for the “College Student” status. Staying in Japan would make you an “illegal resident” under Japanese law. When you plan to return to Japan from a LOA, the university will issue a “Certificate of Eligibility” on your behalf. You must then obtain a “College Student” visa again, and you can return to the university after this.

Remember: You are neither permitted to work in Japan nor stay in Japan during a LOA. If you need to stay in Japan during a LOA, you must go to Japanese Immigration and apply to change your status of residence for your needs.

Extending Period of Enrollment

Students who would like to extend their length of enrollment must consult their advisor first. After that, you must fill in the proper request form available at the Student Affairs Section, and return the form with the approval stamp of your advisor and the head of your department at least one (1) month in advance: by the end of February for an extension from April, and by the end of August for an extension from October. Requests will not be accepted if the student’s tuition payments are in arrears, or if the procedure forms have not been properly completed. Note that the form must be submitted every year.

Withdrawing from the University

Students who would like to withdraw from GSFS are required to consult their advisor first. After that, you must fill in the proper request form available at the Student Affairs Section, and return the form with the approval stamp of your advisor and the head of your department at least one (1) month in advance. Requests will not be accepted if the student’s tuition payments are in arrears or if the procedure forms have not been properly completed.

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International Liaison Office
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

Room 120, Environmental Studies Building
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
277-8563
Phone: 04-7136-4561 (From overseas: +81 4 7136 4561)
Fax: 04-7136-4560 (From overseas: +81 4 7136 4560)
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