Kyushu University

Location: Fukuoka
Type of institution: National coed
Contact: International Student Exchange Division
6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-8581
TEL: +81-92-642-2141         FAX: +81-92-642-2144
The history of Kyushu University dates back to 1903 when Fukuoka Medical College was established as the foundation of Kyushu Imperial University. (The college was legally attached to Kyoto Imperial University at that time.) In 1911, Kyushu Imperial University, along with the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, was established. Since then various reforms have been made to the higher education system in Japan, such as the introduction of a new educational format after World War II and the reorganization of national universities to University Corporations in 2004. Kyushu University now has eleven Undergraduate Schools and eighteen Graduate Schools, sixteen Faculties, three Research Institutes and one Hospital. The total number of students currently amounts to about 18,765, while the faculty and administrative staff members number about 4,900. 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 80 countries studying here.

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 710/0
No. of Foreign Teachers (full-time/part-time): 77/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 81
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 11752
No. of International Undergraduate Degree Students: 140
No. of Graduate Degree Students: 7013
No. of International Graduate Degree Students: 1142
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 655/0
No. of International Students (Degree/Non-Degree): 1282/431
No. of Exchange Agreements: 203
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 53
No. of Exchange Students (Receiving): 116
No. of Exchange Students (Sending): 52

Undergraduate Programs
Agricultural Sciences
Bioresource and Bioenvironment
Architectural Engineering
Biological Technology
Biological and Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Civil Engineering
Earth Resources, Marine and Civil Engineering
Crafts and Design
Art and Design
Education (General)
Developmental and Clinical Studies
Education and Psychology
Educational Theory and Thought
Lifelong Developmental Psychology
Psychology and Education
Engineering (Miscellaneous)
Lightwave Sciences
Production Development Engineering
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Asian History
Japanese History
Western History
Humanities (Miscellaneous)
Human Relations
Fundamental Legal Science
Private and Criminal Law
Public and Social Law
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(General)
Chinese Literature
English and English Literature
French Language and Studies
German Language and Studies
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(Japanese)
Japanese Language and Japanese Literature
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Basic Medicine
Clinical Medicine
Pharmaceutical Sciences
General Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chinese Philosophy
East Asian Thought
Indian Philosophy
Philosophy and Ethics
Philosophy and History
Western Philosophy
Political Science
Political Science
Graduate Programs
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural and Resource Economics (M,D)
Agricultural Sciences
Applied Genetics and Pest Management (M,D)
Bioproduction Environmental Science (M,D)
Bioscience and Biotechnology (M,D)
Forest and Forest Products Science (M,D)
Genetic Resources Technology (M,D)
Plant Resources (M,D)
Environmental Design and Architecture (M,D)
Biological Technology (M,D)
Biological and Chemical Engineering (M,D)
Chemical and Materials Engineering (M,D)
Civil Engineering
Civil and Structural Engineering (M,D)
Crafts and Design
Art and Design (M,D)
Education (General)
Educational Studies (M,D)
Environmental Sciences
Environment and Disaster Research (M,D)
Human and Environmental Studies (M,D)
Urban and Environmental Engineering (M,D)
Animal and Marine Bioresource Science (M,D)
Earth Resources Engineering (M,D)
Earth System Science and Technology (M,D)
Earth and Planetary Sciences (M,D)
Asian History (M,D)
History and Geography (M,D)
Japanese History (M,D)
Western History (M,D)
Fundamental Legal Science (M,D)
International Legal Studies (M,D)
Private and Criminal Law (M,D)
Public and Social Law (M,D)
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(General)
Chinese Literature (M,D)
English Language and Literature (M,D)
French Literature (M,D)
German Literature (M,D)
Language and Literature (M,D)
Linguistics (M,D)
Mathematics (M,D)
Mechanical Engineering
Aeronautics and Space Engineering (M,D)
Intelligent Machinery and Systems (M,D)
Mechanical Engineering Science (M,D)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
General Pharmaceutical Sciences (D)
Philosophy (M,D)
Physical Education
Fundamental Physics (M,D)
Political Science
Political Science (M,D)
Behavior and Health Science (M,D)
Clinical Psychology and Community Studies (M,D)
System Science and Engineering
Intelligent Systems (M,D)

Special Programs for International Students
Japanese Language Courses is optional and free, consisted of classes for general Japanese, Kanji, speaking, reading and writing at wide proficiency level. Japan in Today's World enrolls mainly undergrads from partners of abroad in a 10-month program of global studies courses, taught in English with independent research in many fields. Asia in Today's World is a 6-week summer program for undergrads/grads from abroad offering courses on the past through future of Asia as well as Japanese language training. Japanese Language & Culture Course is a 12-month program providing advanced language training, supervised research, and courses taught in Japanese to undergrads majoring Japanese language and culture. International Economic and Business Law;Comparative Studies of Politics and Administration; Young Leaders Program;Course on International Development Research;International Course on Interdisciplinary Sciences;International course on Environmental Systems Engineering
Service for International Students
International House provides living accommodations for international students, established for the purpose of introducing Japanese customs and promoting international exchange. Residents can stay there for the first six months of their enrollment at Kyushu University. Students would need to find a joint surety for a lease in order to rent an apartment or house in Japan. In case students find difficulty in having proper surety, Fukuoka International Association will be a joint surety for them only if they rent accommodations dealt with by a cooperative estate agency of Housing Guarantor System for International Students. Students can be provided with necessary information for this system at International Student Exchange Division. Institute of Health Science offers the medical checkup at beginning of each semester, for free. Medical certificate can be issued as occasion demands if you would have taken it. Kyushu University has organized "International Student Support Team" to help every international student get accustomed to college life in Japan for the first 3 months at the University.
Also, there are counselors international students can consult about study, course registration, accommodations, visa permission, accidents, illness and other concerns in counseling rooms at campuses.
Comments & Latest Information
Kyushu University holds special programs in English so that students do not need academic Japanese language proficiency. Also we are motivating our students to take up the challenge of study abroad at partner universities by providing them with scholarships, which makes it easier for them to participate. We look forward to exchanging good students, which may promote to deepen mutual understanding between countries.