Diplomas cannot be reissued.
Issue of Certificates
One certificate of graduation (completion) and one academic transcript are given to each student. To have a certificate re-issued after graduation, read the following web page and complete the necessary procedure:
Issue of Certificates (for Graduates)
Teaching License and Librarian Course Completion Certificate
If there is something incorrect or unclear in your teaching license or librarian course completion certificate, please ask the Teacher Education Center Office (on the 1st floor of Building No. 4 on Musashino Campus). Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher-librarian Course Completion Certificate
If you have earned credits for the required subjects in the teacher-librarian course and have earned a teaching license, the University will send you application documents sometime around June after you have graduated. Be sure to fill in all the required information and send it back to the University.
About a year after you graduate, you will be issued a School Library Teacher-librarian Course Completion Certificate (from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).
Student ID Card
If you forgot to submit your student ID card when you received your diploma, please submit it to the Student Support Office later. (Cards may be sent by post.)
From Friday, April 1, you will no longer be able to use Multimedia Room computers or applications like Google Workspace (e.g., Gmail, Google Drive), Microsoft 365, Mathematica, and Autodesk Education. Please back up your data by Thursday, March 31. See the following website for details:
MUSIC Help Desk Website: Procedures for Alumni
After graduating, you cannot leave any bicycles that you used to commute to and from the University on campus.
Please remove them from the premises yourself as early as possible.
Lockers Used While a Student
Please clear out any lockers you used on campus. These lockers will be given to new students. If they have not been cleared out, the University will dispose of any remaining personal items in the lockers.
Training and Education Benefits System (for Graduate Students)
Some graduate schools, programs and courses at the University are covered in the Training and Education Benefits System. To apply for the system, contact the Faculty Administrative Office (Ariake) to receive the necessary certificates (a training and education completion certificate and receipts for expenses).
Applicants must complete the application procedure themselves at their nearest Hello Work office within one month of the completion of the course or program.
Be sure not to miss the deadline.
Career Status Registration and Changes
If you have graduated or completed your studies but have not yet registered your career status, please email the address below and provide the necessary information shown.
(Please also send an email with the same information if your career status has changed after graduation, for example if you changed jobs.)
Subject: Career status registration
Body: Year registered, faculty and department, name, student number while enrolled, current place of employment/study, postal address of head office of current place of employment, job type, type of employment, whether or not to visit alumni.
>>Career Support Office
For International Students
International students must apply for a change of Status of Residence after graduation to obtain one that is appropriate.
All International Students
Please submit an application to your organization within 14 days of your graduation or course/program completion.
- If you will seek or engage in employment in Japan or will return to your home country
Submit: Notification of leaving organization (notification that you have left your accepting organization)
- If you will continue on to a special educational institution such as graduate school after graduation
Submit: Transfer to a new organization notification (notification that you have transferred to a new accepting organization)
Status of Residence
- If you are employed in Japan: Working Visa
e.g., Engineer / Specialist in Humanities / International Services Visa
You must obtain a Working Visa before your first day of work.
For more information, please ask your employer’s personnel department.
- If you will continue on to graduate school: Extend the Period of Stay for your Student Visa
Please apply for a change in Status of Residence at your new school before your current Status of Residence expires.
- If you will continue searching for employment in Japan: Designated Activities Visa
If you wish to continue searching for employment in Japan after graduation, you can do so for up to one year by changing your Status of Residence to Designated Activities.
To apply for this change, however, you will need a recommendation letter from the University. To have one issued, you must have an interview with your supervisor and the International Relations Office.
The University cannot issue a recommendation letter for those who have never sought employment or those without a clear job search plan.
It is important to switch to a Designated Activities Visa as early as possible after graduation.
Even if your Period of Stay has not expired, you will become an illegal resident if you remain in Japan with a “Student” Status of Residence after graduation.
The procedure was explained in the guidance session for students graduating in the current year, but you can also contact the International Relations Office with any questions.
- If you will return to your home country
If you plan to find employment in your home country, please return there as soon as possible after graduation.
Chinese students are recommended to follow the academic credentials verification procedure.
* As of January 2022, those who are unable to return home due to fewer flights or travel restrictions may apply for a Designated Activities visa for foreign nationals having difficulty returning to their home country.
If you have any questions about Status of Residence requirements, please contact the International Relations Office (Ariake Campus) immediately.
Murasaki-kai: The Musashino University Alumni Association
Murasaki-kai is an alumni association organized for Musashino University graduates.
Visit the following website for details:
If you change your name or address after graduation, please contact the Alumni Support Divison.
Using the Library after graduation
Visit the following website for information: