1.Procedure for Receiving Certified Documents
When you need to submit a certificate issued by our university to your home country, you sometimes need to have it certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or an embassy in Japan. To be concrete, you might need a proof that your degree and academic transcript with grades are authentic.
When you must submit documents after you return home, please confirm with the submitting destination whether you need a certificate of graduation, academic transcript with grades, certificate of completion, etc. beforehand. Please inquire about the attestation of the method at the consulate general of the home country, or other place, and follow the procedure.
The time required for this procedure differs by country. For the certificate of graduation and the certificate of completion, you must first request the Educational Affairs Division to issue them. Please plan your schedule for returning home after confirming the period necessary for such procedures.
2.Before Leaving Japan
Before leaving Japan, some procedures are necessary. Please check the following list. You can contact the International Students Section of the International Division Office for details of the procedure.

・Inform your academic advisor and the International Students Section when you leave Japan and tell them your contact address in your home country.
・Inform the dormitory office or the landlord of your moving date. Cancel and Pay outstanding rent and utility charges (electricity, water, and gas).
・Return your National Health Insurance card and notification card (My Number) to the City Hall and settle your accounts.
・Cancel the contracts (phone, internet, credit card, etc) in Japan.
・Close your bank account if you are no longer using it to make payments or withdrawals.
・Return your residence card at an airport when you leave Japan.
3.Follow-up Services for Former International Students
(1) E-mail Newsletter (Nicknamed Narakara MM)
The NWU International Exchange Center (IEC) supports international students who have graduated from NWU by e-mailing newsletters (Narakara MM). This service is for former international students to establish alumni associations in their local areas and a new platform for academic exchange as well as to maintain and develop the relationship with us after leaving NWU. If you wish to apply, please check the IEC’s website.

(2) JASSO *Japan Student Service Organization
@ Research Guidance
JASSO dispatches professors who taught international students during their studies in Japan. This service is for former international students who fulfill certain conditions as well. They provide research guidance after international students return to their home countries.
Ask at the International Exchange Section of the International Division for more details

A Research Fellowship
JASSO provides the necessary airfare and a daily allowance for former international students to visit Japan to do follow-up research lasting up to 90 days. This service is for former international students who fulfill certain conditions. At least one year must pass after students return to their home countries in order to apply for this system.
Ask at the International Exchange Section of the International Division for more details.

B Mail Magazine
JASSO has a new support system via e-mail that continuously sends information to international students currently studying in Japan and former international students who have returned home. The system (Japan Almni eNews) will enable an information exchange between JASSO and international students. If you would like to apply for this system, please look at JASSO HP and register for the application directly.