The total number of students currently amounts to 18,765, while the faculty members number 2,186. International exchange programs are also greatly encouraged at Kyushu University. With this in mind, the university accepts many overseas students each year. At present there are more than 1,700 international students from about eighty countries studying here.
Website of University: http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/international/index.php
Academic calendar: see attached file
Two credits are usually awarded for each course of 30 hours (2 hour session x 15).
1) Practical courses such as Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Sciences and Professional courses like Business School and Law School are not open to JLCC(Japanese Language and Culture Course) and JTW(Japan in Today’s World) students.
2) Courses offered by Kyushu University Business School (QBS) are open only to exchange students who are enrolled
in QBS. Exchange students at QBS should take more than 4 QBS courses.
3) Courses taught in English offered by Law Faculty (LLM & LLD, except CSPA) are open only to exchange students who are enrolled in the School/Graduate School of Law.
1. NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS
JLCC: 1 or 2
JTW: 1 or 2
Schools and Graduate schools: 1 for each school
JLCC: February 10
JTW: 1) 1 year or Fall only: February 10 2) Spring only: November 10
Schools and Graduate schools: 1) from Spring: November 10 2) from Fall: March 10
A minimum 3.2 GPA of a 4.0 scale
JLCC: JLPT N1 or Level 1*N2 or Level 2 would be acceptable
JTW: CBT 213/ PBT 550/ iBT 79 IELTS 6.0 for non-native English speakers
Schools and Graduate schools: JLPT N1 or Level 1 who wish to study using Japanese CBT 213/ PBT 550/ iBT 79 IELTS 6.0 who wish to study using English.
4. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
All application materials need to be sent to us through international office by priority mail.
Application Form: http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/intlweb/en/admission/exchangetop
All international students are required to buy the National Health Insurance (NHI) Plan during the study period. By paying monthly
premiums, subscribers are required to cover only 30% of their medical expenses.
*We do recommend, however, that an exchange student considers buying travel insurance for emergency-related evacuation and
repatriation costs, which NHI does not cover.
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
Housing and utilities: 15,000 – 50,000 yen
Food: 30,000 yen (lunch at the school cafeteria runs about 400 yen, and students typically their own breakfast and
dinner at dormitories)
Local transportation: 10,000 yen (individual spending habits may vary)
Books and supplies: 5,000 yen (instructors typically provide reading materials in class)
Health insurance: 2,000 yen
Personal expenses: 20,000 yen (individual spending habits may vary)
Emergency Secure Plan: 1,000 yen/year
*Please be noted all international students at Kyushu University should buy Emergency Secure Plan (ESP) during their
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
*Japanese immigration law stipulates that international students with “student” visa have to spend at least ten hours in class every week.
View detail : http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/supportcenter/en/visa-application/coe#01
An exchange student from our partner institution is eligible for a JASSO scholarship. Those who would like to apply for a JASSO scholarship should check “Yes” for “JASSO” in Question 1, “Are you intending to apply for a Japanese scholarship?” at page 4 of an application form. Only applicants who ticked it will be considered for scholarship nomination. Being nominated by Kyushu University, however, does not guarantee he/she will receive the scholarship–the final decision to award is made by the JASSO. If he/she is selected for nomination, Kyushu University will inform his/her home university and request any necessary supporting documentation, which then should be promptly forwarded.
Rieko Oota (Ms.)