For International Students
Welcome to SUAC
Each year Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (SUAC) welcomes over 340 students from Japan and around the world. You can meet with other students studying at SUAC and will be able to study in a fun and friendly environment.
made by International Student
Life in Hamamatsu City
SUAC is in the city of Hamamatsu which is a beautiful medium-sized city. It's about 15-minute walk from the city center. Life is so convenient.https://www.hamamatsu-japan.com/en/
Annual Schedule & Class Timetable
In Japan, the academic year starts on April 1st and ends March 31st in following year. Our academic term are divided in two – Spring Term and Fall Term
|Spring Semester (Apr – Aug)||Fall Semester (Oct – Mar)|
Orientation for New International Students
Class Period: April to August
Summer Holiday: August to September
|Orientation for New International Students
Class Period: October to February
Winter Holiday: December to January
Spring Holiday: February to April
|1st period||9:00 – 10:30|
|2nd period||10:40 – 12:10|
|3rd period||13:00 – 14:30|
|4th period||14:40 – 16:10|
|5th period||16:20 – 17:50|
|6th period||18:00 – 19:00|
Support for International Students
SUAC offers a variety of academic, financial and social support services for international students, including scholarships which help enrich their experience studying abroad.
Japanese Language ClassWe offer Japanese Communication Class to all International Students! (Mandatory for Exchange Students)
Language exchange partnersA Language exchange partner is one of the best ways to deepen the knowledge of a foreign language, because two native speakers of different languages can help each other to learn the language. SUAC supports to find your language exchange partner.
Art and Culture ExperienceWe offer classes where you can experience traditional Japanese culture and artistic expression. In 2023, international students also participated in Tea Ceremony, Rakugo (storytelling), Kyogen (performance) and Photography classes.
Accommodations for Exchange Students
SUAC provides accommodations for exchange students
- Room Type
Single Room (furnished)
Rent: 40,000 yen per month (Maintenance Fee, Utilities Fee, Wi-Fi Access Fee included)
- Security deposit：Free
- Furnishings and facilities
Air conditioner, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom（with Wash-basin）, Lighting, Closet, Kitchen with IH stove, Microwave oven, Table, Chair, Curtain, Futon, Toilet, Washing machine and Wi-Fi are provided.
Scholarships and Tuition Reduction
Privately-funded international students can apply for a 30% reduction in tuition fees.