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Welfare and Support

Advice and Support

IGSES is committed to the wellbeing and safety of our students and we try to give assistance wherever we can to ensure your university experience in IGSES is a fulfilling, healthy and enjoyable experience.

Studying in a country far from home is exciting but may be challenging and stressful at times. You may have worries about your studies, financial concerns, problems with relationships, difficulties adapting to life here or simply miss your family and friends from back home.

It is important to remember that there are services available to provide you with support if you are experiencing difficulties during your time in IGSES. Please feel free to visit sections listed in the below table.


Visa, and other various daily life matters International Student & Researcher Support Center
Phone: 092-583-8856
1st floor, Administration Bldg
Official student documents, academic scores, tuition fees, scholarships IGSES Student Affairs Division
1st floor, Administration Bldg
•Counseling for international students in resolving academic,
cross-cultural difficulties.
•Organizing international exchange events.
IGSES internationalization division
Jang Byungkoog, Professor
Osama Eljamal, Associate Professor
Dong WANG, Associate professor
Career support Each department assigns a professor as a career advisor.
See this site.
In addition, job hunting seminars and trainings for international students are often conducted in KU.
Japanese Language Courses International Student Center
 See this site
Counseling on health and mental issues Chikushi Campus Branch, Institute of Health Science
(2-story building next to the multipurpose sports field.) tel (092)583-7555


Safety and Security

IGSES provides safety and health education for all the students.

New students enrolled in IGSES are required to attend a 2-days intensive course for safety training within a week after the commencement. Here is The Safety Book used in the course, which contains information on whom to contact with regard to health and safety and on the hazards and risks commonly encountered in the university.

In addition, practical methods to avoid accidents, how to use various instruments and devices safety, and possible danger will be introduced by academic staff in each laboratory.

Students are not allowed to start their research activities without the completion of the said safety training course and instruction in their laboratories.