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The students and faculties of GSC, located on the Sagamihara Campus, are ready to support international students. You can also meet English-speaking staff at the Student Center. So if you need help, please stop by. You will find GSC’s major support resources for international students at the center, which should help you get off to a smooth start for your life in Japan.
Advisers and Tutors
International students are assigned a faculty adviser and a student tutor. Tutors(student buddies) can help the students with course registration, adjusting to life in Japan, Japanese-speaking practice, etc. The Japanese students who volunteer for the tutor program are very interested in other cultures and in developing international friendships.
We help international students find accommodation as convenient and close to our campus. Diakonia Hashimoto is a coed accommodation approximately 5 minutes by foot from Hashimoto station. It is just 3 stations away from Fuchinobe station. GSC strongly recommend Diakonia Hashimoto as your housing, in terms of safety and security (a dorm manager resides in the building), and the total fees are relatively reasonable. Please note that the number of available rooms are limited.
AGU's libraries house a total of 2.2 million books. Basic services such as reserving books and extending return dates can be handled online.
Student Health Clinics
Students have access to Student Health Clinics that provide regular health checks for early diagnosis and prevention of illness as well as emergency treatment, medical testings, and health research.
Students can get most things they need for university life at our bookshop. Textbooks, school supplies, and computers, as well as regular books, magazines, and electronic appliances are available at student prices.
The student dining hall offers an extensive and inexpensive menu as well as space where students can enjoy takeaway dishes. There is also a convenience store and a large student lounge.
The following shows estimated living costs of attending AGU as an exchange student for one semester (five months). Actual expenses vary depending on the type of housing and the student’s lifestyle.
|Room & board (if not waived)
|￥300,000 - ￥500,000
|Food (lunch, etc.)
|￥100,000 - ￥200,000
|Books and materials
|￥30,000 - ￥40,000
|￥10,000 - ￥20,000
|￥50,000 - ￥100,000
|National Health Insurance
|￥10,000 - ￥12,000
|￥70,000 - ￥100,000
Fuchinobe 5-10-1, Chuo-ward, Sagamihara Kanagawa, JAPAN. ZIP:252-5258
Approximately 7 minutes on foot from Yokohama line “Fuchinobe station”
※Please refrain from coming to the Sagamihara campus by car.
The School of Global Studies and Collaboration (GSC),
Aoyama Gakuin University
Academic Affairs Division
Sagamihara Campus Administration Department, Aoyama Gakuin University
Address: 5-10-1 Fuchinobe, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5258, Japan