For International Students - 142* international students study at EIWA. *Statistics from May, 2013

Message from the President

EIWA values people’s kindness.

Founded from a school built primarily by a Canadian missionary in 1887, Eiwa Gakuin University and College is still considered young, however it is in fact a prestigious university backed by over 120 years of history.

Naturally, with Christianity as its cornerstone, our approach to education and study is grounded in the spirit of “Love and Service”. As such, the campus is full of love. You will no doubt experience this for yourself when interacting with friends and teachers.

In this uncertain world, it is important to define your own place and give thought to what you can put into society. At Eiwa, we will help you find this together through various different opportunities. There is a place which makes that possible in a small university comprising of just one department and college.

Many classes are conducted in seminar-style from the first year. Here, strong interpersonal relationships are formed. Building relationships which are mutually-enhancing will provide great leverage upon entering society. It is my wish that all of Eiwa’s students utilize this appeal our institution has to offer and savor a rich, full youth. At Eiwa, you will meet people who will become your friends for life.

Motoaki Muto, President

Photo : Motoaki Muto, Pres

Motoaki Muto / Completed a Ph.D. at the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo. Master of Arts (The University of Tokyo). Specializes in Japanese early-modern literature. Lecturer at the Aoyama Gakuin University, Department of Literature (1983 – 2008). Professor emeritus and president for the same university (2003 – 2007). Appointed as the president of Eiwa University on November 1, 2009.

What kind of university is Eiwa?

Eiwa values people’s kindness.

The identity of Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University and College / 1. Human education based on a spirit of Christianity 2. A small, yet unique university 3. A university that contributes to the local community 4. An integration of academic research and education

With a school philosophy of “Love and Service” based on a spirit of Christianity, Eiwa nurtures its students to develop into people with rich international perspective who contribute to the local community and humankind.

Eiwa’s campus stretches out across a hillside overlooking Mt. Fuji.

Eiwa offers a variety of learning facilities in the heart of nature representative of Japan, such as Mt. Fuji, and where one can fully savor the beauty of the four seasons.

The new school building was completed in 2009. The campus features a library with a storage capacity of 108,000 books and 219 reading seats, a computer center, language laboratory (LL), worship center, volunteer center, Overseas Student Center, multipurpose athletics field, Interdisciplinary Mind Research Center, a gymnasium and so on.

Students from a diversity of countries and schools are enrolling at Eiwa.

Student population ratio by country

University College
China 92 6
Sri Lanka 1 1
Vietnam 15 5
Indonesia 0 2
Myanmar 11 3
Philippines 0 1
South Korea 2 0
Cambodia 1 0
Bangladesh 1 0
United Kingdom 1 0

Graduates of the following Japanese-language schools and colleges

  • Kokusai Kotoba Gakuin
  • Shizuoka International School
  • Shizuoka Japanese Education Center
  • A.C.C. International Culture College
  • Shizuoka International Language School
  • NILS
  • Anabuki College
  • Kichijoji Language School
  • Kumamoto Technical College – Japanese Language Course
  • Kurume Seminar Japanese Language School
  • Subaru Automobile Engineering College
  • Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute
  • Nagoya International School of Japanese Language
  • Japan Institute of Japanese Language and Culture
  • Hiroshima YMCA College
  • Prospera Business Institute
  • Morioka Information Business College
  • Yokohama Iwatani Gakuen

What can I learn?

Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University (4-year degree)

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

5 majors (Psychology/English Language Culture/Japanese Language Culture/Tourism Local Design/Economics and Management
                    )

Deepen understanding of society, mankind and culture in the globalization age and develop appropriate power of judgment, power of execution and communication skills. There are 5 majors (specialized areas), which are broken down into 14 small-group seminars.

Department of Community and Social Welfare

Eiwa has established a Social Welfare Worker Model Course and Child Care Worker, Kindergarten Teacher Model Course. Through small classes of 6 to 7 students for every teacher, students can strengthen their ability to bring people happiness and steadily form various specialist abilities.

Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin Junior College (2-year program)

Department of Contemporary Communications

6 Units-Business Management,Tourism/Airline/Medical Clerk/Life Design/Fashion and Beauty/Hotel/Bridal

Students acquire the business communication skills and practical business abilities necessary in contemporary society through a “unit-style” program unique to Eiwa, which comprises of 6 units (students choose 2 units). The course offers career education for the acquisition of qualifications and highly specialized skills.

Department of Food Science

We have created a curriculum to acquire qualifications as nutritionists, food specialists and food scientists based on the 3 pillars of dietetics, nutrition science and cookery science.

Students develop into outstanding resources able to contribute from day one in a variety of societal scenes as food professionals.

Characteristics of Eiwa Learning

  1. Learn in small seminars
  2. Classes directly lead to qualifications
  3. Participation in internships
  4. Genuine career guidance
  5. School fees considerate of international students

Which qualification to aim for?

Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University (4-year degree)

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • English qualifications such as TOEIC
  • Administrative Scrivener
  • Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor
  • Certified Travel Supervisor
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • Guide-interpreter
  • Certified Skilled Worker of Financial Planning
  • Web Creator Skills Qualification Test
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® Presentation Skills Qualification Test
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • The Official Business Skill Test in Book-Keeping
  • Retail Sales
  • Japanese Business Law Examination, etc.
Department of Community and Social Welfare
  • Childcare Certificate
  • Residential Environment Coordinator for the Elderly and Disabled
  • electronic information technology based Assistive Technology Coordinator
  • Home Helper (Level 2)
  • Recreation Instructor, etc.

Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin Junior College (2-year program)

Department of Contemporary Communications
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations PC
  • Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor
  • Aromatherapy Examination
  • Mental Health Management Type III Examination
  • Fashion Business Examination
  • Color Examination
  • INA Nail Examination
  • Assistant Bridal Coordinator
  • Make-up Artist Examination, etc.
Department of Food Science
  • Nutritionist
  • Food Specialist
  • Food Scientist

What kind of work can I aim for?

Main employers of international students

Manufacturing Industry
  • Eaton Industries (Japan) Ltd
  • Ishifuku Co., Ltd
  • Kai Industry Co., Ltd
  • Kameya Food Co., Ltd
  • Kitamura Sample Co., Ltd
  • Shimizu Densetsu Inc.
  • Nakamura Kiko Co., Ltd
  • Marukei Kathuobushi Inc.
  • Mizunotec Co., Ltd
  • Unideli Co., Ltd
  • Univance Cororation
  • YKK Foods Corporation
  • Regal Corporation, etc.
Wholesale and Retail Industry
  • ASTY Inc.
  • A-too Co., Ltd
  • Ofsystem Co., Ltd
  • Kutsumasuisan Corporation
  • Genkido Inc.
  • Shinsei Tsusho Co., Ltd, etc.
Service Industry
  • Aoki Inc.
  • Anda Resort Izu Kogen
  • IKAI Inc. Group
  • Cyber Area Research, Inc.
  • Sharnet Co.
  • Toka Co., Ltd
  • Chusai Management
  • Nasubi Group
  • Shunenkai Foundation
  • Shunpuukai Foundation
  • Hanazonokai Foundation
  • Harmonia Foundation
  • IMS Association, etc.

Main Institutions of Further Study for International Students

Further Study
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Schools, Shizuoka University
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Schools, University of Shizuoka
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Schools, Waseda University
  • Central Confectionery Production, Suzuki Academy, etc.
Transfer
  • Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences(transfer)
  • Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University, Department of Community and Social Welfare (transfer)
  • Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology (transfer), etc.
  • * An internal transfer to 3rd year university is available for college students. Only an interview is required for entrance.

What are the entrance requirements and exam?

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be a non-Japanese citizen and satisfy all conditions from 1 to 3 below.

  1. Applicants must have completed 12 years of school education in a foreign country (*1) or be scheduled to complete by March 2014, or a person of equivalent standard appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  2. Applicants must have sat the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and satisfied the specified standards in the specified subjects (please see the next section “EJU specified subjects and standards”) or achieved N2 or higher on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
  3. Applicants must have a reliable guarantor in Japan.
  • *1 Applicants who have completed a program less than 12 years in length are required to complete preparatory education and programs with training facilities.

EJU specified subjects and standards Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University

Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Japanese as a Foreign Language – 180 points or above
  • General subjects*
Department of Community and Social Welfare
  • Japanese as a Foreign Language – 180 points or above
  • General subjects*
  • * General subjects are included in the examination however scores are not taken into consideration.
Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin Junior College
Department of Contemporary Communications
  • Japanese as a Foreign Language – 180 points or above
Department of Food Science
  • Japanese as a Foreign Language – 180 points or above
  • Science* (Biology or Chemistry)
  • * Science subjects are included in the examination however scores are not taken into consideration. However, science subjects must be taken in Japanese.

Entrance exam

Overall performance for the below items are considered when determining acceptance.

Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Community and Social Welfare
  • English (written exam)
  • Short essay
  • Interview

Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin Junior College

Department of Contemporary Communications
  • Interview
Department of Food Science
  • Essay
  • Interview

Entrance exams for international students are held in January and March by Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University and once a month from October by Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin Junior College. Exam times may change depending on the year so please see information relating to entrance exams on our Japanese website. (University / Junior College

What is the financial outlay?

Self-supporting International Student Tuition Fee, etc. Exemption System

International students are exempt from one-third of the overall tuition fee.

A system which covers one-third of tuition fees for those students requiring financial assistance in order to continue studying and living in Japan whom are recognized as having excellent character and academic performance. Most applications are approved as long as the below requirements are satisfied and the formal application procedure is carried out.

The necessary conditions are as follows.

  1. Those requiring financial assistance in order to continue studying in Japan whom are recognized as having excellent character and academic results. Regarding financial status, all of the following conditions must be satisfied.
    1. Money being sent from family is an average of 90,000 yen or less per month.
    2. Scholarship money is 100,000 yen or less per month.
    3. Annual income of dependents living in Japan is less than 5 million yen.
  2. Japan residential status is “College Student”.
  3. Those who have submitted a “Self-supporting International Student Tuition Fee, etc. Exemption Application Form” to Eiwa’s entrance examination center upon application for the overseas student entrance examination.

List of final costs if exemption is approved.

The exemption period is 1 year. However, students may apply for exemption for the following year also. The right to receive exemption may be removed if students no longer require financial assistance, have unstable academic performance or violate the rules which must be followed to attend Eiwa.

Payment if exemption is recognized (unit: yen)
  Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin College
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Community and Social Welfare Department of Contemporary Communications Department of Food Science
Total payment in 1st year 766,010 826,010 764,080 838,080
Tuition fee, etc Enrolment fee  1/3 exempted 190,000 190,000 190,000 190,000
Tuition fee(*1)  1/3 exempted 210,000 210,000 210,000 210,000
Facility fee(*1) – 1/3 exempted 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
Experimentation fee(*1) 1/3 exempted 0 30,000 0 37,000
Subtotal 470,000 500,000 470,000 507,000
Consignment collection fee Student union fee (*1) 100% exempted 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
University support fee (*1)
100% exempted
0 0 0 0
University maintenance cooperation fee(*2) 100% exempted 0 0 0 0
University alumni association fee 100% exempted 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Casualty & damages insurance(*3) 4,010 4,010 2,080 2,080
Payment upon passing entrance exam (upon enrollment) 480,010 510,010 478,080 515,080
Payment in 2nd semester of 1st year (Oct) 286,000 316,000 286,000 323,000
  • *1 1st semester portion
  • *2 1st semester portion/first year only
  • *3 Amount is subject to change.

Scholarships

Name Amount, etc. Applicant eligibility
University College
Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (Japan Student Services Organization) 48,000 yen a month (for 1 year/6 months) 2nd to 4th year students 2nd year students
Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship 100,000 yen a month (for 1 to 2 years) 2nd and 3rd year students -
Shizugin Asia Scholarship 100,000 yen a month (for 1 to 2 years) 2nd and 3rd year students 2nd year students (those planning to transfer to university)
Monbukagakusho Scholarship (Undergraduate university students) 134,000 yen a month (for 1 year) 3rd year students -
Kyoritsu International Foundation Scholarship 60,000 yen a month
(for 1 year)
100,000 yen a month (for 2 years)
2nd and 3rd year students 2nd year students (those planning to transfer to university)
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarships for Foreign Students 100,000 yen a month (for 1 to 2 years) 2nd and 3rd year students -
The Korean Scholarship Foundation Scholarships 25,000 yen a month (for 1 year) 2nd to 4th year students (Korean citizens) 2nd year students (those planning to transfer to university)
RASA’s Financial Assistance for Asian Students 100,000 yen for 1 year 1st to 4th year students 1st year students

Is there support available for international students?

Eiwa has established an Overseas Student Center.

The Overseas Student Center opened in 2012 supports all aspects of overseas student’s lives. Dedicated staff members have established a support framework with the cooperation of the overseas student committee members and student staff.

  • Consults on matters such as lifestyle, study, various procedures, career advice and illnesses.
  • We also help students prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Students with this qualification, particularly Level 1 (N1) have an advantage when seeking employment in Japan.
  • Broadens the circle of overseas student support through interaction with the local community and students.
  • Provides information on part-time work, housing, scholarships and events both at Eiwa and external.
  • Provides Japanese language instruction.
  • Supports employment procedures (visa acquisition).
Overseas Student Center
Location : 3rd Floor, New building
Open : 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon – Fri
E-mail : r-center@shizuoka-eiwa.ac.jp

The Job Placement Center provides reassuring job-seeking support!

The Job Placement Center supports the job-seeking activities of international students while liaising with the Overseas Student Center and seminar teachers.

Private consultation
Providing consultation on job-seeking activities, concerns and so on.
One-on-one and group interview instruction
Providing instruction on interviews, which are an essential element of employment exams
Correction of resumes, etc.
Reviews and provides advice on preparation of documentation such as resumes submitted to companies for employment.
Support for qualification acquisition
Holds various exams including TOEIC on campus. Loans out exercises for some exams.
Internships
Gain a deep understanding about working in Japan through work experience at a company.

How can I work in Japan?

Many of Eiwa’s graduates are employed with corporations that conduct business with overseas where they utilize the knowledge of their respective subjects, as well as their English, Japanese and native language abilities. It is recommended that those who wish to work in Japan acquire the following 2 qualifications.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is used widely as an indicator of international students’ Japanese language ability. Japanese corporations, in particular large corporations, seek people with N1 level.
TOEIC
Many corporations recruiting international students business with overseas. In addition to Japanese, English language ability is also required. A score of 700 points is a good baseline to aim for.

Address and Access

Address
〒422-1769 Ikeda, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City, 422-8545
Tel.
+81-54-261-9201 (Reception)
Access
Immediately after alighting at “Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin Daigaku” bus stop
* Approx. 20 min from the Route 11 bus departing from the roundabout in front of North Entrance, Shizuoka Station
* Approx. 10 min on the Route 2 bus departing from South Entrance, Higashi-Shizuoka Station
7 min walk from the Tomei Nihondaira bus stop on the Tomei Bus route