However, some students are not able to register on it due to scholarship rules which have scholars return to their countries after graduation. For example, JICA scholars except ABE initiative and ADB scholars.
After graduation, all students are not allowed to stay in Japan with a student residence status even if the expiration date remains.
Please change your residence status by yourself immediately.
If you get a job offer from a company, you will change to “Work” residence status or “Designated Activities” residence status to stay in Japan until your date of employment.
Please follow the company’s instruction and update your status.
Job Hunting Visa
If you continue job hunting in Japan after graduatioin, you need to change to “Designated Activities” residence status.
One of the required documents is a Recommendation Letter from IUJ, and following eligible students can apply for it.
Active Job Hunter
2nd year student of 2-year program, student in 1-year program and 3rd year student of PhD program
IUJ issues a letter to IUJ active job hunters who meet the following conditions.
Apply for 5 Japanese companies / organizations at least by the application deadline. You need to show that you have been working hard to find a job in a long period, not a short period. We don’t issue a recommendation letter if you apply for 5 companies in a same time.
IUJ Career Support will have a meeting with the students who have not communicated with us frequently.
Please check the other required materials from the Japanese Immigration Bureau website.
Emails as proof of the above records (Reply from company, Interview confirmation, Result Notice) by PDF or Photos
Procedure before applying for Job Hunting Visa
If your request for a recommendation letter is accepted by IUJ Career Support, please follow the procedure below.
Update the address on your current residence card (Student status card)
After graduation, if you will stay in Minami Uonuma city, please go to the city office and update the address on your residence card after you move to the new apartment.
If you will leave Minami Uonuma city, please go to the city office before you leave Minami Uonuma city and complete the MOVE OUT procedure. You can do it 14 days before you will leave. Then please go to the city office in the city you move to and complete the MOVE IN procedure in 14 days after you move.
Send the both sides of your residence cards to IUJ Career Support by email.
IUJ Career Support will issue a recommendation letter and send it to your latest address by post.
Which Immigration Bureau or Immigration Branch office should you go?
With a recommendation letter and other required documents, you will go to the immigration offices by yourself. The immigration office you should go is decided by the address on your current residence card. You need to go to either a branch office in your residence area or Immigration bureau that branch office belongs to.
For example, if the address on your residence card is Niigata prefecture, you can apply for job hunting visa at either Niigata branch office or Tokyo Immigration bureaus.
Please keep it in mind that you need to go there again when you receive the new residence card after you pass the procedure.
It is a group of IUJ alumni ready to answer your industry questions or offer advice. They are NOT to hand you a job/internship.
Please access to the following folder in our platform, and read “A-CAN Instrucations” before you contact to alumni.
These are subgroups of A-CAN designed to match current female students and with female alumni, and male students with male alumni for their academic and professional support. IUJ students can choose an alum to be their direct one-on-one mentor for academic and career advice and development.