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Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

Certificate of Eligibility

International Students who will enroll in Kumamoto University need to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility. It takes about a month to issue it.

You must submit the following documents:

 

For privately funded students:

  1. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (College Student)
  2. One photo taken within 3 months (4 cm × 3 cm, with no hats on and no background scenery)
  3. 392yen stamps
  4. A copy of the Certificate of Admission
  5. A financial statement (certficate of scholarship, certificate of bank balance, or a copy of bankbook)
  6. A copy of passport
  

If you would like to bring your family members to Japan:

  1. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Dependent) (one for each family member)
  2. One photo taken within 3 months (4 cm × 3 cm, with no hats on and no background scenery)
  3. 392yen stamps (The price changes depending on the number of your application.)
  4. Proof of Relationship
  • If you bring your husband or wife to Japan: Certificate of marriage    
  • If you bring your children to Japan: Birth certificates for children
  1. A copy of your Regidence Card (both sides)
  2. Proof of ability to support your family members who are coming to Japan
  • In the case of Japanese government scholarship students: Certificate of Scholarship 
  • In the case of privately funded students: Certificate of bank balances or copy of bank book
  1. Certificate of Student Status
  2. A copy of your and your dependants' passports
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