Issuance of Certifications
Due to faculty exams, certificate reception and issuing will be closed on the following days.
February 25 (Tue) and March 12 (Wed) 2014
How to get a graduation/completion certificate, or a transcript issued:
Applications for certificates can only be made in person or through the post (applications are not accepted via telephone, fax, or e-mail).
In the interest of protection of personal information, it has become necessary to confirm that the request to have a certificate issued is a voluntary act on the part of the person in question. In order to do so, applicants will be required to show personal identification or an authorization letter as listed below. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Application forms must include a telephone number where the person can be reached.
Contact: Kobe University Graduate School of Law or the Law Faculty Academic Affairs Clerk
※ The office is closed Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, and December 28 to January 3.
In-Person Applications and Pickup
Bring the following items to the Kobe University Graduate School of Law Academic Affairs Clerk or the Faculty of Law Academic Affairs Clerk (both located on the second floor of the Faculty of Law building).
It can take two days to issue a Japanese certificate (not including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), and from two to ten days to issue an English certificate, so keep this in mind when timing your application.
People who want to have their certificate mailed to them, please bring an envelope (long size 3(235×120mm)).
Applicants are required to pay postage, so refer to the fee chart (*note 3), affix stamps, and fill out your name and address on the envelope.
- Applying and picking up in person:
(1) Personal identification (*note 1)
- Applying and picking up by proxy
(1) Personal identification (*note 1) copy
(2) Personal identification of proxy (*note 1)
(3) Authorization letter (*note 2)
Applications and Delivery By Post
Place the following items in an envelope and mail it. It can take two days to issue a Japanese certificate (not including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), and from two to ten days to issue an English certificate, so keep this in mind when timing your application.
- Personal identification (*note 1) copy
The personal information listed on the identification will be used to confirm the individual, and after preparing the certificate, the copy will be returned along with the certificate.
- Application Form (this is available by download)
Law Faculty Certificate Issuance Request (Faculty)
Law Faculty Graduate School Certificate Issuance Request (Graduate School, LS)
If the application form cannot be downloaded, write the following information on a piece of paper and send it in.
(1) Name (your name at the time of enrollment)
(2) Furigana (if written in kanji - English requests, please use the alphabet)
(3) Date of birth
(4) Faculty or Department Name, or Graduate School/Course Name
(5) Date of Enrollment
(6) Date of Graduation (Completion) or Withdrawal
(7) Student Number (if you can remember it)
(8) Type of certificate, number of certificates requested
(9) Reason for the request, where the certificates will be submitted
(10) Contact telephone number (a number that can be reached during the day)
- Reply Envelope
Prepare an envelope (long size 3(235×120mm)) affix it with proper postage using the fee chart (*note 3) as reference, write the address where the certificate is to be sent, and include the envelope with the application form. It cannot be sent to an address in care of another person. As a general rule, address the envelope to yourself. The address must be one within Japan. For faster service, pay for special delivery treatment.
If applying by proxy, please include the following in addition to the above items.
- Authorization Letter (*note 2)
- Copy of personal identification of the proxy (*note 1)
Kobe University Graduate School of Law Academic Affairs Clerk
Faculty of Law Academic Affairs Clerk
Graduate School of Law
2-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku
Kobe, JAPAN 657-8501
- Personal Identification
This is defined, as a general rule, as one of the following: drivers license, passport, health insurance card, alien registration card, Kobe University student ID card, Basic Resident Registration Card (with photo) (company ID cards and student ID cards from other universities are not acceptable).
The name on the certificate will be the name at the time of enrollment. If your name has changed since enrollment, please provide a copy of your family register or other proof of name change.
- Authorization Letter
There is no prescribed form in particular, but use the following as a reference and prepare a letter where the wishes of the person in question can be confirmed.Sample Authorization Letter
(The person) designates (the proxy) as a proxy, and gives authorization to do the following.
Apply for and pick up a ____ certificate.
Name of proxy:
Contact information of proxy:
Date (Day, Month, Year)
Personal signature and seal
- Postage Fee Chart
Ordinary Post Special Delivery Post 1 copy: ¥80 ¥350 2,3 copies: ¥90 ¥360 4-8 copies: ¥140 ¥410 9 or more: ¥200 ¥470