Kyushu University Graduate School Of Bioresource And Bioenvironmental Sciences

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

Kyushu University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan whose acceptance rate is only 2%. In spite of being somewhat difficult to get accepted, Kyushu University offers a wide variety of degree programs and many globally minded exchange students as well.

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It was the 4th Imperial Universities in Japan, ranked as 4th in 2020 Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings, one of the top 10 Designated National University and selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government. Kyudai is considered one of the most prestigious research-oriented universities in Japan and is a member of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities along with the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Peking University and others.

The history of Kyushu University can be traced back to the medical schools of the Fukuoka Domain (福岡藩 Fukuoka han) established in 1867. The school was reorganized to Fukuoka Medical College of Kyoto Imperial University in 1903 and became independent as Kyushu Imperial University in 1911. Albert Einstein visited the university on December 25, 1922.

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Enrollment Fee Exemption and Deferment program /Tuition Fee Exemption program

There is a program for those who fall under the following application qualifications to allow exemption of enrollment fee and tuition fee or to allow deferment the enrollment fee after selection based on each application. In principle, it is categorized as follows, a half enrollment fee exemption and a full/half/quarter-tuition fee exemption.

・Enrollment Fee Exemption Program
(a) Incoming post-graduate students who are recognized by the university as exhibiting outstanding academic performance, but cannot afford to pay the enrollment fee because of their economic circumstances, and (b) incoming undergraduate students under extenuating circumstances may apply for full or half exemption of the enrollment fee.

・Enrollment Fee Deferment Program
Incoming students who cannot afford to pay the enrollment fee by the deadline because of their economic circumstances and who are recognized by the university as exhibiting outstanding academic performance and incoming students under extenuating circumstances may apply for deferment of the enrollment fee. Deferment of the enrollment fee is a postponement of the payment period and not an exemption of the enrollment fee and, therefore, the full amount of the enrollment fee must be paid.

・Tuition Fee Exemption Program
Graduate students who are recognized by the university as exhibiting outstanding academic performance, but cannot afford to pay the tuition fee because of their economic circumstances may apply for half, full and quarter exemption of the tuition fee.

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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship
 This scholarship program was established by the Government of Japan in order to promote an acceptance of international students from all over the world. There are following three categories:
(1) by embassy recommendation, (2) by Kyushu University recommendation(overseas applications), and (3) through Kyushu University nomination (domestic applications by those enrolled at Kyushu Univ.)
Please note that Chinese students have different procedures.

Kyushu University Friendship Scholarship
 Under Kyushu University Friendship Scholarships Scheme (hereafter Friendship Scholarship), Kyushu University invites students from abroad who attend prestigious universities in their home country and who will play an important role in their nation’s future.
By offering them a chance to study abroad at Kyushu University, the scheme aims to foster the nation’s future leaders, maintain good relations with Kyushu University, and play the role of point of contact to cultivate joint research and bring in external capital depending on their course or career after graduation.

Asian Student Exchange Program (ASEP)
 This scholarship is available for exchange students from the seven Asian partner universities to Kyushu University. ASEP students are selected by each home university.

JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) Scholarship
 This scholarship is available for exchange students from our overseas partner universities. Since application for JASSO should be done through Kyushu University, indicate so on the application form of Kyushu University Student Exchange Program when you would like to apply for it.

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Yamakawa Prize and Grant (Kyushu University Fund)
This grant is named after the first president of the university, Kenjiro Yamakawa. It is granted for undergraduate students who have excellent academic record and excellent aspiration for humanity, sociability, internationality and expertise.

Grant for Students’ Unique Studies and Social Activities (Kyushu University Fund)
This is granted to support the cost of unique studies and social activities which are planned by students or research students.

Grant for Students’ Participation in International Conferences (Kyushu University Fund)
This is granted to support the cost of travel for students to participate and present projects and research results at international conferences.
Grant for Research Activities (Kyushu University Student Support Association)
This is granted to graduate students who have excellent academic record and whose parent is or will be a member of Kyushu University Student Support Association.

Kyushu University KIKAN Education Award (Scholarship)
This Scholarship is given to 50 undergraduate students, who have excellent academic record in their freshman year, to support their academic activities.

Doctoral Scholarship
This scholarship is given to 300 excellent doctoral students during their period of enrollment.

Emergency Grant (Kyushu University Student Support Association)
This grant is given for students, whose parent is or will be a member of Kyushu University Student Support Association, struggling with serious financial circumstances due to family emergency, crisis or death.

Kyushu University offers various courses in English.
The courses in English that exchange students are allowed take are listed here.

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Kyushu University offers various courses in English.

In 2020, the courses in English that exchange students are allowed take are listed below.

*All Undergraduate Schools and Graduate Schools in Hakozaki Campus were completely relocated to Ito Campus in fall, 2018.

General Studies

  • KIKAN Education
    (Ito Campus)

Undergraduate Schools

  • School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation
    (Ito Campus)
  • School of Letters
    (Ito Campus)
  • School of Law
    (Ito Campus)
  • School of Economics
    (Ito Campus)
  • School of Science
    (Ito Campus)
  • School of Engineering
    (Ito Campus)
  • School of Design
    (Ohashi Campus)
  • School of Agriculture
    (Ito Campus)

Graduate Schools

  • Graduate School of Humanities
    (Ito Campus)
  • Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies
    (Ito Campus)
  • Graduate School of Law
    (Ito Campus)
  • Graduate School of Economics
    (Ito Campus)
  • Graduate School of Science
    (Ito Campus)
  • Graduate School of Mathematics
    (Ito Campus)
  • Graduate School of System Life Science
    (Ito Campus)
  • Graduate School of Medical Sciences
    (Hospital Campus)
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    (Hospital Campus)
  • Graduate School of Engineering
    (Ito Campus)
  • Graduate School of Design
    (Ohashi Campus)
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
    (Ito Campus)
    • Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences
      (Chikushi Campus)
    • Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
      (Ito Campus)
    • Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Sciences
      (Ito Campus)

International Undergraduate Programs in English

Kyushu University was selected as one of 13 universities of the Global 30 Project by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). In October 2010, we established the first international undergraduate programs among these top research universities in Japan. Since then we have been offering high quality education in a small, interactive class environment and research opportunities with leading scientists at our advanced research facilities.

Curriculum

Because of the wide-ranging influence of engineers on society, engineers not only require social knowledge in their respective fields, but also an understanding of ethics in engineering, profound awareness of the diversity of humanity, and a broad education about the environment and the role of human beings within it. In keeping with this view of engineering’s responsibility as a whole, IUPE students take liberal arts subjects and science core classes in the first year, and then proceed to take specialized subjects common to the four subjects offered by the School of Engineering, and others that are specific to each program for the remainder of their study.

Curriculum

Although all the engineering courses are taught in English, IUPE students take Japanese language classes as a required course for the first year, and afterwards they can continue to study up to a Business Japanese level.

Academic CalendarAcademic Staff
TimetableSyllabus

*How to use the Syllabus Search:1. Enter the name of the class in “Subject”. 2. Click “Search Syllabus”.

KIKAN Education

All undergraduate students in Kyushu University take courses from Kikan Education (kikan literally means “root”) in their first year of study. Through kikan education which include liberal arts subjects and science core subjects, students learn fundamental educational skills, such as independently observing, thinking and learning, which are the basics for new knowledge acquisition and problem solving. Kyushu University requires students to pose their own questions and pursue truth via independent learning. Students must make a mental habit of learning by questioning issues from a new perspective and continuously challenge people, objects and events of the world with an active intellectual curiosity. Doing so creates the foundation to proactively and independently persevere to seek new knowledge and possibility, without fear, in any issue or situation.

Japanese Language Classes

Although you won’t need to use Japanese when you take classes in the international programs, there is no doubt that life in Japan is much more enjoyable if you can speak a little of the language. IUPE students take Japanese Academic Courses (JACs) offered by the Kyushu University International Student Center as a required course for the first year, and, if they choose, they can continue to study until the Business Japanese level

Fee/Scholarship

IUPE programs were launched as part of Kyushu University’s Global 30 initiative with funding for students from the Japanese government. Although the G30 project has finished, the University continues to offer a generous financial aid package (tuition fee waiver and various scholarships including MEXT (full) scholarship) exclusively to IUPE students. For the conditions, please refer to the application instructions.

Exemption of Half the Tuition

International students in IUPE programs are entitled to receive an exemption of half the tuition for the first year (two semesters) if they meet the necessary conditions.

TuitionOriginal AmountAfter Exemption
1st year535,800 yen267,900 yen
2nd year onwards535,800 yen

MEXT: Japanese Government Scholarship

Selected several applicants who meet the eligibility criteria may receive this scholarship.

DurationFour years
Amount119,000 yen per month
Other BenefitsExemption of the enrollment fee and the tuition fee (for four years)A-round trip Airline tickets from your country to japan

Kyushu University International Undergraduate Scholarship

Several applicants in our undergraduate programs for the October admission (excluding MEXT Scholarship recipients) may receive this scholarship.

Duration1 year
Amount60,000 yen per month

*From the second year onwards, annual academic progress review will be conducted to select the year’s scholarship recipients.

The Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship

Several applicants in our undergraduate programs for the October admission (excluding MEXT Scholarship recipients) may receive this scholarship.

Duration6 months
Amount48,000 yen per month

Dormitory

All successful applicants will be guaranteed a room in a university dormitory at least for the first year. The students themselves will be responsible for the rent (around 20,000 yen a month).

Admissions

We update the contents of the application instructions every summer, so please check the latest version to prepare your application for IUPE programs.

Steps for Application

Application PeriodJanuary
First Screening Result AnnouncementMid-February
Secondary ScreeningLate February- Early March
Admission Decision AnnouncementLate March
Enrollment Procedure DeadlineMid- April
Start of the SemesterOctober

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