Founded in 1911, Kyushu University is a leading research-oriented institute of higher education in Fukuoka, which is historically renowned as Japan’s gateway to Asia for profound cultural and economic interactions due to its geographical proximity to continental Asia. The University celebrated its ­first centennial anniversary in 2011 and is taking bold steps forward into its second century. With an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, it is comprised of 12 undergraduate schools, 18 graduate schools, 17 faculties, 5 research institutes, and a hospital, as well as over 50 affiliated research centers. The University’s 12th undergraduate school, the School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation was launched in April 2018. The international student population is more than 2,300, representing about 100 countries and reflecting their steadfast commitment to internationalization. The new, state-of-the-art Ito Campus is designed for the development of next-generation technologies, with a particular focus on the environment and energy-related research. Blessed with an abundance of nature and history, this new campus is a comprehensive research center that reflects their high regard for the preservation of green areas, groundwater, landscape, and historical remains and has achieved harmonious co-existence with its surrounding natural environment

Sessional Dates

  • Semester 2/Fall Semester: October - February
  • Semester 1/Spring Semester: April - July


2 credits are usually awarded for each course of 30 hours (2-hour session x 15), while 1 credit is awarded for each language course of 30 hours.