FIRST: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find details about the program?

A: Please check the application guidelines that are released when the application period begins.

Q: I don't have a passport. Can I still apply for the program?

A: Yes, you can apply,  but if you haven't already applied for a passport, you should do so immediately.

Q: Where can I apply for a passport?

A: Since you must sign for your completed passport when you pick it up, it is possible for you to apply at Beppu City Hall or the municipalities of Oita. The documents you need will differ depending on your age and the address on your Certificate of Residence. Please contact the passport office in the prefecture listed on your Certificate of Residence for details.

Q: Can I cancel my application after submitting it?

A: You can cancel until the end of the application period. After the application period closes, you cannot cancel unless you fall ill of have some other justifiable reason. Please note that a cancellation fee may apply depending on when you cancel. Please attend the application guidance session or check the application guidelines for details.

Q: How should I pay the program fees?

A: Please pay by bank transfer.
   We inform you about the means of payment after we announce the result of screening.

Q: I am thinking about joining FIRST. Do I need to leave two credits open in my credit registration limit for the semester?

A: No. FIRST credits are not included in the credit registration limit for the semester of registration. The university will register FIRST on your behalf, so you do not need to conduct course registration.

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