Oita University

Location: Oita
Type of institution: National coed
Contact: International Office
700 Dannoharu, Oita-shi, Oita 870-1192
TEL: +81-97-554-7444         FAX: +81-97-554-7437
Mail: ryugaku@oita-u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.oita-u.ac.jp/
Oita University was newly founded in October 2003, by the merger of the former Oita University and Oita Medical University. It has two campuses: one at Dannoharu and the other at Hasama. The university principles are: offering learner-based education, enhancing creativity, promoting internationality and contributing to society. The university now consists of 4 faculties and 5 graduate schools. The International Student Center (ISC) was established on Dannoharu Campus in May 2000 and formally recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in April 2003. The purpose of the ISC is to promote the international exchange activities of Oita University through organizing and providing courses of Japanese language education, Japanese culture, and other Japan-related subjects, which are given mainly in English. ISC provided information on exchange programs and international student affairs. It also offers advices on appropriate course structures and living arrangements to both international student in Japan and Japanese intending to study abroad.

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 198/0
No. of Foreign Teachers (full-time/part-time): 8/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 17
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 5023
No. of International Undergraduate Degree Students: 33
No. of Graduate Degree Students: 747
No. of International Graduate Degree Students: 50
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 153/0
No. of International Students (Degree/Non-Degree): 83/61
No. of Exchange Agreements: 64
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 20
No. of Exchange Students (Receiving): 54
No. of Exchange Students (Sending): 23

Undergraduate Programs
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science and Intelligent Systems
Management and Economics
Regional Business and Economics
Regional Economics
Education (Teacher Training)
School Education Course
Electrical Engineering
Electric and Electronic Engineering
Energy Engineering
Energy and Mechanical Engineering
Engineering (Miscellaneous)
Applied Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering
Machine System Engineering
Social Welfare
Human Society and Welfare Science Course
Computer Science, Society and Culture Course
Human Society and Welfare Science Course
Graduate Programs
Architectural Engineering (M)
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science and Intelligent Systems (M)
Economic and Social Policy (M)
Regional Business and Economics (D)
Regional and Economics Policy (M)
Education (Teacher Training)
School Education (M)
Subject Teaching (M)
Electrical Engineering
Electric and Electronic Engineering (M)
Energy Engineering
Energy and Environmental Engineering (D)
Energy and Mechanical Engineering (M)
Materials Science and Energy Engineering (D)
Engineering (Miscellaneous)
Human Welfare Engineering (M)
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Engineering (D)
Medical Sciences (M)
Medicine (D)
Nursing Studies (M)
Social Welfare
Social Services Management (M)
Social Welfare Administration Studies (M)

Special Programs for International Students
The Center for International Education and Reserach offers the following programs: -Japanese language courses (six different levels from novice to advanced) and Japan- related courses taught both in English and Japanese. -Special Course for Japanese Language/Japanese Studies majoring students -Intensive Japanese Course for Beginners for holders of Japanese Government Scholarships. -Preparatory Course in Japanese for Korean High School Graduates under the Joint Japan-Korea Science and Engineering Education Scheme. -Two programs (IPOU and Niho) for exchange students from partner universities.
Service for International Students
HOUSING: there are two dormitories for international students with 71 single rooms and 6 family rooms with kitchen and bath. SCHOLARLIPS: Japanese government scholarships, university and Oita Prefecture scholarships as well as several private foundation scholarships are available for international students. SUPPORT SYSTEM: An academic advisor and a tutor are provided for each international student for support. The International Student Center also organizes home visit / home stay program, field trips, and various activities.
Comments & Latest Information
Oita University has been promoting its international programs over the last decade and plans to increase the number of its partner universities in the future. The University has been developing a strong relationship with Asian universities, but at the same time is keen to establish academic links with institutions in other parts of the world. The University has been especially active in arranging student exchanges and in stimulating joint research activities with partner institutions. The international program at Oita University (IPOU) is expressly tailored for overseas students from partner universities - including those who have no Japanese linguistic ability.