As the only one national university established in Saitama Prefecture, Saitama University’s history begins a century ago. Three renowned Japanese national education universities, Urawa Higher School(est.1921,Saitama Normal School (est.1873)and Saitama Youth Normal School(est. 1922)were integrated into Saitama University in 1949 to cultivate talented minds.
SU is distinctive in that all 5 undergraduate and 4 graduate schools are located together on the Okubo campus. This is advantageous in many respects, offering an environment that is conductive to education and research, extracurricular activities, and student life.
The University provides career planning and advice to international students on job seeking or furthering their studies beyond graduation. We support our students with professional advice and counseling to guide each student towards their career development and future life planning.
Housing All exchange students from overseas partner universities are given priority to move into our student on-campus housing, International House (I-House). I-house is located on campus with a two-minute walking distance from the main buildings And most importantly, we think of the safety of our students with 24 hours security guards.
Saitama University gathers various documents necessary for education and research, while at the same time establishing an informational environment at the Saitama University Library. When school is in-session, the Saitama University Library is open every day including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
In a reference room, there are information terminals where students can access the internet for various databases, and electronic journals for writing papers. In reading rooms, students can bring their own personal computers and use the internet, and write papers by connecting via ethernet ports or via wireless LAN.
In order to help students manage their health, the Health Service Center provides students with not only routine physical examinations and urgent care, but also health consultation and mental health counseling.
At SU, all academic departments and graduate schools are located on a single campus. The geographical proximity naturally exposes students to multiple fields of academics and enables them to form diverse human networks.
There are Gymnastic Halls, Martial Arts Hall and the Japanese-Archery Field. In addition, there are outdoor facilities such as athletic fields, soccer fields, baseball fields, rugby fields, 6 tennis courts fully equipped with night game utilities, and a pool.
We encourage our students to engage in various experiences and opportunities besides their studies. The University is home to more than 178 student organizations representing a wide range of interests. Find and actively participate in the club activities for a more fun-filled memorable student life at Saitama.