Founded in 1911, Kyushu University (九州大学) is one of the seven imperial universities in Japan and has been a leader in education and research not just in Japan but throughout Asia. The university has 11 undergraduate departments and 18 graduate schools with their affiliated research centers.
The Global 30 (G30) Project was planned and funded by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and launched in April 2009 to promote the internationalization of Japanese Universities. Having been chosen as one of the thirteen universities for the G30 Project, Kyushu University now offers five undergraduate programs in agricultural science and engineering, as well as 54 graduate programs in all 18 of its graduate schools, all taught exclusively in English.
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Kyushu University continued to offer G30 programs even after the project was terminated at the end of March 2014. The university also actively improved its support system for international students with the International Student and Researcher Support Center which provides assistance to students in finding an apartment, as well as academic support and even offers airport pickup services, etc to help facilitate students’ lives on and off campus.
Located in Fukuoka, Kyushu University has a total student population of 19,308 as of 2015, of which over 10% are international students. Being one of the most highly regarded and advanced medical schools in Asia, the university’s main strengths lie in its particularly active and innovative science programs, of which many are offered in English.
Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering aims for students to acquire a solid foundation of engineering and develop the ability to understand and explain a broad range of issues, based on the principles and laws of basic sciences including physics and chemistry. In accordance with students’ individual aptitudes and needs, the Faculty of Engineering offers 4 programs in English:
- Program A: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Program B: Applied Chemistry
- Program C: Civil Engineering
- Program D: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Bioresource and Bioenvironment
The degree in Bioresource and Bioenvironment targets the acquisition of extensive knowledge related to bio-production, bio-functions and bio-environmental sciences. The agricultural research and education field includes a wide range of basic and applied sciences, covering both the natural and social sciences. There are 4 research areas which students may choose from:
- Category A: Agricultural Resources, Engineering and Economics
- Category B: Applied Biosciences
- Category C: Animal Resources
- Category D: Forestry and Forest Products
Financial Aids and Scholarships
Kyushu University offers a range of financial aid to students.
For students enrolling in October 2019 under the International Undergraduate Programs in English, those who hold a foreign nationality and meet ALL of the the following conditions are entitled to receive an exemption of half the tuition for the first year (two semesters).
Other scholarship opportunities include the Kyushu University International Undergraduate Scholarship , the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship as well as scholarships offered by the Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO).
You can also find out more about the degree programs in English at Kyushu University by accessing the brochure here.