For International Students


Welcome to SUAC

Each year Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (SUAC) welcomes over 350 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.
Welcome Movie
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.

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)
Entrance Ceremony
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

Graduation Ceremony


1st period 9:00 – 10:30
2nd period 10:40 – 12:10
Lunch Break
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.
language Exchange Partners

Language exchange partners

A 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 Experience

We 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.
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Kyogen performance(Traditional Japanese Comedy)
Kyogen performance(Traditional Japanese Comedy)

Accommodations for Exchange Students

SUAC provides accommodations for exchange students
  • Room Type
     Single Room (furnished)
  • Expenses
    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

Tuition Reduction

Privately-funded international students can apply for a 30% reduction in tuition fees.

Application Procedures for Scholarships Offered by Other Public Institutions and Private Foundations

SUAC provides information and application forms for Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)'s Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students and full scholarships and financial aid offered by other private foundations.