All exchange students are required to attend our mandatory orientation sessions, which are conducted online and off-line. The orientation sessions are designed to provide newly enrolled exchange students with important information regarding their studies and their stay in Japan.

The sessions cover matters such as the following.


  • Guidance on pre-and post-arrival procedures by International Center
  • Guidance on the Japanese Language Program by the Japanese Language Office
  • Guidance on the course registration by the Academic Affairs Office
  • Guidance on the university housing by the apartment management company


  • Completion of paperwork required for housing, payment for insurance, etc.
  • Distribution of Student ID card, Dokkyo account information
  • Campus tour

During the orientation period, all exchange students are required to go through:

  • Completion of the Japanese placement test and interview with Japanese instructor (online)
  • Medical check-up
  • Registration for residence and National Health Insurance at Soka city office
  • Opening a bank account (Yuucho bank) -for those who receive scholarship

A detailed orientation schedule will be sent about one month prior to the orientation.