Shizuoka University is a national University with two campuses located in Shizuoka city and Hamamatsu. Shizuoka prefecture is well located on the major transport route between Tokyo and Kyoto. There are six faculties at Shizuoka University; Humanities, Education, Informatics, Science, Engineering and Agriculture. There are also two research institutes at Shizuoka, those of Electronics and Green Science. In 2015 Shizuoka introduced the Asia Bridge Program, offering scholarships to students from Asia. The bachelor program for Asia Bridge is offered in Japanese in all six faculties to students from India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and four STEM field departments offer a two year Master’s studies in English to students from most of ASEAN countries. The University offers Japanese language lessons for all international students for free of charge.