Student Discount for Commuter Pass
If you are a regular student or an exchange student, you can purchase your train pass to the university at a discounted rate. Please ask the railway company for more detail. The student certificate you need to show the railway company when you buy the pass will be distributed by the Graduate School Office at the Guidance for new students.
Illness or Injury
The Health Service Centers consist of internal medicine, neuropsychiatry, otology and dentistry. Anyone from the university can visit there to receive diagnosis and treatment for illnesses and injuries, as well as for health counseling, first aid and other services, regardless of the department to which he or she belongs. Basically, consultation is free and you need to pay for a medicine charge only.
If you wish to visit the University of Tokyo Hospital, please ask the Health Service Center to provide a letter of introduction for you, otherwise, you will have to pay an additional 13,200JPY as a special healthcare expenditure.
- Metropolitan Tokyo Medical Institution Information Service
- AMDA International Medical Information Center (Medical examinations are available in foreign languages.)
- Multilingual Medical Questionnaire
- UTokyo Website for International Students Medical & National Health Insurance
Precautions against Earthquakes
Earthquakes occur frequently in Japan. It would help if you always took precautions against earthquakes.
You can prepare by keeping the following items in your Emergency Backpack: water (or juices, or other beverages), food for two or three days (hard, dry crackers, canned food, etc.), a can opener, medicine, a first-aid kit, a flashlight, and a radio with new batteries.
In case of an Earthquake
Turn off any electric or gas burners. Also, turn off the main gas valves.
Open at least one window or door to create an exit.
If you are indoors during an earthquake, do not go outside as there is the danger of being hit by falling debris.
If you are outdoors, move to an open and safe area, etc.
Public Security and Emergency Contacts
- Police Station: dial 110
- Ambulance/Fire Stations: dial 119
- On-campus emergency number: 03-5841-4919