Alumni Relations Top > General Services
Our alumni is a very special group of individuals making a strong world-wide network. The campus values all of you and wants to develop closer ties with you now that you are out in the world. The staff and faculty have fond memories of you, as you have of them and your fellow classmates. We offer many services to alumni. Here are some highlights:
Accommodations - SD1 Rooms and Off Campus Hotels and Inns
Job Hunt Support
Obtaining A Certificate of No Criminal Record:
To obtain the Certificate of No Crime Record "Muhanzai Shomeisho" you need to do one of the following:
1) Go to the Niigata Police Headquarters, located next to the Prefectural Government Building in Niigata City, and request the document (with your passport, alien registration, certificate of alien registration, and a overseas ticket or ticket receipt to show you are departing the country). For details contact their office at 025-285-0110.or, if you are not in Japan
2) Go to the Japanese Embassy nearest you to request the certificate and submit or show the necessary documents. You need to state when you were at IUJ. This process takes about 3 months as they request the Niigata Police HQ for the information on your behalf.
Notarizing your Diploma
We highly recommend that you check with your Embassy in Japan to ensure that the IUJ Diploma is accepted as an official document in your home country. Do this BEFORE you leave Japan. If it is not accepted you need to find out what your country requires in order for it to be so. Most likely you will need to go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to receive the notarization and then to your home embassy to confirm that notarization and ensure your country will accept the document. You need to do this within 3 months of graduation to expedite the process. We know that Brazil, Peru and Russia require the extra notarization.
Getting the Diploma notarized when you are outside of Japan is very difficult. The procedure also varies from country to country making it very difficult for IUJ to provide you with accurate information and instructions. The first thing you need to do is seek out the help from the Japanese Embassy in your country and confirm the procedure you must take. Below is one example of what had to be done by one Alumni.
One - send IUJ your diploma so IUJ can prepare a document that your diploma is THE original, and get the President's sign and stamp - official ones of IUJ. This is needed because the diploma should not be more than 3 months past the issuing date in order to get notarized, but with the president's stamp the issuing date gets updated.
TWO - Choose a friend in Japan and provide him/her a letter stating you allow them to act as your proxy.
THREE - Get that friend IN JAPAN to go to the the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on your behalf, with your proxy letter, diploma and IUJ support letter and ask for the notarization.
FOUR - Get that friend to go to the your home country embassy HERE for their approval of the stamp
FIVE - The friend sends it to you.
BUT, again, before you do anything, go to the Embassy in your home country and ask for their assistance.
Info an IUJ's Accreditation status, and International Association memberships
IUJ is chartered by the Mombukagakusho, the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – MEXT and operates under their guidelines as a fully recognized Japanese university.
GSIM Association Membership
GSIR Association Membership
Clarification on IUJ’s status in the USA
IUJ has many exchange partners with graduate schools around the world with whom we mutually and actively exchange of students and academic credits. A list of these Exchange Partner schools is available at GSIM and GRIR. It could provide evidence of IUJ's comparative status as exchange programs are entered into only by equal partners.