International Affairs Center

Arrival Support

We offer assistance with arrival, and with the various things required for setting up your new life in Japan, and general living information. If you would like the following support, please submit the application form below through your laboratory.

〈Eligible person〉

  • Newly hired international researchers in OAS(Organization for Advanced Studies) 

Visa support


The International Support Office, Student Exchange Division Tohoku University has been launched to provide visa support (issuing the Certificate of Eligibility). Please be sure to apply the office at least 2 months before the date of your visit to Japan. In the event that you do not apply in time, please contact us at IAC. Please keep in mind that there will be no guarantee of visa by a certain deadline you set.

Assist with Bank and Bureaucratic procedure

We will assist with bank and general bureaucratic paper work upon your arrival in Japan. We are only able to offer this service once, upon arrival.

Assist with moving in to university apartments

We will help you move in and set up university apartments, to make for a smooth transportation into your new life in Japan. Also we provide information about how to use public transportation from your apartment to Katahira, how to set up your gas, water, electricity, etc.