- Information about Niigata
- Living in Niigata
- International Students
- Part-time Job
- Safety in Niigata
【CONTACT US】 NSG College League
International Affairs Department
NSG College League
Food Building No.3, 3-560 Furumachi-Dori, Chuo-ku,
Niigata City 951-8063 Japan
Information about Niigata
The international city of Niigata is the biggest city along the Sea of Japan with a population of about 800,000.
Niigata city is one of the trading ports with China, Taiwan, Korea and Russia.
It takes about one and a half hours to Tokyo by bullet train. Niigata offers good access to several foreign cities straight from Niigata Airport. Moreover, Niigata is famous for Japan's best and most plentiful rice harvest. The riches of nature, the sea, mountains and rivers abound in Niigata and you can enjoy the taste of all four seasons. Niigata is exceedingly safe and offers good value for money, so students can concentrate on their studies.
Also Niigata has produced many popular manga artists such as Mr. Shinji Mizushima of "Dokaben'', Ms. Rumiko Takahashi of "InuYasha", etc.
Niigata is famous for many sea foods
"Manga (cartoon) Street" in Furumachi, Niigata
"Denka Big Swan Stadium"
Niigata Convention Center
Niigata Furusato Mura
local products and
Shinano River Fireworks
Senkaku Bay, Sado Island
Living in Niigata
Living cost in Niigata is cheaper than Tokyo. And there are many shops around the colleges, it's convenient to live.
Difference between living in Niigata as opposed to Tokyo
(Example for 1 month)
|Total||Rent||Food||Utilities||Others||Time for commuting|
|Niigata||¥63,000||¥16,000||¥20,000||¥5,000||¥22,000||5～20 minutes on foot or by bike|
|Tokyo||¥102,000||¥35,000||¥25,000||¥5,000||¥37,000||30～40 minutes by train|
※It is based on living in an apartment (2 bed and 1 dining room) with four persons.
※"Others" include national health insurance fee, communication costs and transportation expenses etc.
When you are in trouble!!
|Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Niigata||5-1 Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata City||025-255-5555|
|Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Niigata||5-1 Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata City||025-244-6015|
|Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Niigata||5220-18 Nishi-Ohatacho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City||025-228-8888|
|Honorary Consulate of Mongolia in Niigata||3F Gijutsushi Center BuildingⅠ, 10-2 Shinko-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City||025-281-1040|
|Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau Niigata Branch Office||Niigata Airport Terminal Bldg., 3710 Matsuhama-cho, Higashi-ku, Niigata City||025-275-4735|
|Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau||5-5-30 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo||03-5796-7111|
|Niigata City Office||1-602-1 Gakkocho-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata City||025-228-1000|
|Niigata International Association||5-1 Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata City||025-229-5650|
|Niigata City International Exchange Foundation||3-2086 Ishizuecho-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata City||025-225-2727|
JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) Scholarship
・JASSO grants scholarships to outstanding international students who have financial difficulties in supporting their education. The students must have excellent academic records and good character.
・The number of the students and the selection process are based on the criteria of JASSO.
・48,000 yen per month is offered from April to March of the academic year.
International Students Support
Health Insurance Subsidies for International Students
The Niigata City International Exchange Foundation offers a subsidy of ￥5,000 to help international students pay for their mandatory health insurance.
To help with living expenses, many students opt for a part-time job. Students are prohibited from working under a student visa, but provided that they apply for a working permit at the Administration Bureau. (Those who have a student visa, family stays, and Designated Activities can apply for this permit.)
※We will apply for working permit all at once.
In the Japanese Language Departments, our staff in charge of part-time job support you!!
|Convenience Store||Cashier/ Sales Clerk||¥760～¥900|
|Supermarket||Preparation for opening the store/ Cleaning||¥760〜|
|Bar||Hall Staff/ Kitchen Staff||¥800〜|
|Food Factory||Packing of Food||¥760～¥935|
|Ramen Shop||Hall Staff/ Kitchen Staff||¥800〜|
|Hotel/ Banquet||Service/ Dishwasher||¥850〜|