[Japan] Kyushu University – Exchange Program 2018

Kyushu University

[Scholarship is offered for this program]

Kyushu University was founded in 1911 and has grown to be one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. At present, there are 11 undergraduate schools, 18 graduate schools, 3 research institutes, and a hospital. Approximately 19,000 students and 2,200 faculty members are engaged in study and/or research at the University. Kyushu University is located in Fukuoka, gateway of Kyushu. Geographically and historically, the city is close to other parts of Asia, so we have been aiming to be the “University opened to Asia” from the beginning. Also, a new main campus, in Ito opened in 2005, where some departments have begun its activities.

Program brochure: 【Kyushu University】


Undergraduate who majors in Japanese studies at his/her home institution (Post grads can apply, although the program is designed for undergrads)

Course will be taught in Japanese (JLPT N1 or Level 1)



Undergraduate (Post grads can apply, although the program is designed for undergrads)

Course will be taught in English (CBT 213/ PBT 550/ iBT 79 IELTS 6.0)



JASSO (approx. 80000 JPY/month)


General Requirements

•  Application Form Application Form(Kyushu)(1)

•  Motivation Letter

•  Curriculum Vitae

•  Certificate of Enrollment from faculty

•  Official academic transcript

•  Colored copy of passport

•  Passport-size photo (4 pieces, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, white background color, taken within the past three months)

•  Letter of Nomination from faculty (*addressed to Head of Office of International Affairs)

Additional requirement for JLCC

•  Letter of Recommendation from academic advisor

•  Research plan (in Japanese)

•  Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT N1 or Level 1 or an official document certifying your Japanese language proficiency)

Additional requirement for JTW

•  English language proficiency  (Min. Score of CBT 213/ PBT 550/ iBT 79 IELTS 6.0)

•  Two letters of recommendation (Both must be written by your superviser at your present university, only one may be written by a language instructor because we need to assess your overall academic ability, not just your language skills!)

•  One essay ‘Why JTW is for me’ (800 to 1,000 words)

•  Project proposal for independent study

•  Project Proposal for Advanced Laboratory Research (if you are choosing an ALR, see the webpage for complete instructions)



1) Submit the aforementioned documents to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-13) for internal review.

2) OIA staffs will evaluate your application.

3) Once you are selected as Nominated Student, OIA will send your application to Kyushu University and you may continue online registration as for host university selection.

4) FINAL decision from Kyushu University.


Please send all documents above in 2 COPIES to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur Block F-13) no later than January 22, 2018.