The Division provides counseling and advising to the international students in Graduate School of Science and Technology to assist their lives and studies in Kumamoto University. It also deals with international relations such as correspondence with overseas universities. Inquiries about admissions from abroad should be directed to this office.
The Plaza is used as a space for international students and Japanese students to get together and to host events to promote international exchange. Currently we organize events such as Lunchtime English and Seminar Before Weekend. We encourage students to take initiatives in planning and conducting events.
The aim of the college is to promote the internationalization of Kumamoto University, which is central to the university’s primary goal of becoming a global academic hub (initiative university). The center also provides Japanese courses for international students, and offers them useful advice regarding their studies and livelihoods in Japan.
This accommodation has 147 single rooms, 6 couple-type rooms, 7 family-type rooms and 72 shared rooms for students and scholars from abroad. Students and scholars can stay here at least 1 year. (￥17,000 – ￥45,000/month)
For more information, see “Kumamoto University International House”
There are prefectural and municipal apartments, which usually offer cheaper rents than private apartments.
Many apartments are available near the Campus. Average rents range from ￥25,000 to ￥60,000.
Applicants must be under 35 years of age. The scholarship provides a round trip ticket to Japan and monthly stipend of ￥144,000 for a Master’s student, ￥145,000 for a Doctoral student as of 2015.
Enrollment fee and tuitions are exempted.
Private-funded students can apply for exemption of tuition fees. Exemption is made on a term-to-term basis depending on the financial conditions and academic records of the applicant.