Business Japanese classes by the Education Center for Japanese Language and Culture of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences of Kyoto University
Students seeking employment in Japan may learn Japanese and business etiquette through the classes offered by the Education Center for Japanese Language and Culture of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences of Kyoto University.
The first (spring) semester is from April to July and the second (fall) semester is from October to January. The course catalogue and registration are available online twice a year, around late March and late September (at the website below). Course catalogues are also available at your faculty/graduate school office and the International Education and Student Mobility Division. Please note that the application is accepted only through the special website below.
Kyoto University General Student Support Center Career Support Office
The office provides information and suggestions on career development and job searching for Kyoto University students.
Open: Monday - Friday 9:00-17:00 (except on holidays)
Off-campus career information centers
Employment Service Center for Foreigners
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Kyoto Job Park (in Japanese language only)
Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare
Changing status of residence to work after graduation
International students who continue to stay in Japan after graduation must change their Status of Residence. Anyone engaging in an activity other than those permitted by his/her Status of Residence may be subject to punitive measures.
International students are responsible for undertaking all of the above procedures by themselves at the immigration office. It may be necessary to obtain various documents from the university, work place, etc. Please inquire about the documents required to complete the process at the Immigration Bureau .
If employed in Japan after graduating
If employed in Japan after graduating, it is necessary to make the appropriate change in your status of residence. Depending on the type of employment, the status may change to "Specialist in Humanities/International Services", "Skilled Labor", etc. The documents required vary depending on which status of residence is applied for.
When seeking employment in Japan after graduating
When seeking employment in Japan after graduating, it is necessary to change your status of residence to "Designated Activities" status. International students with this status are allowed to stay in Japan for six months (extendable up to one year) in order to seek employment in Japan.