Number of places available for 2021/22: 5 full year places (priority given to MLAC students)
University website: http://ewww.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/
Exchange programme website: http://ewww.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/prospective/undergraduate/exchange/
Incoming exchange contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Term Dates: September to February and April to August
Fall/Academic Year: April 27
Second Term: November 30
*Dates may vary each year
Limited modules are available in English, as well as Japanese language courses. Please visit the Kumamoto website to access module information.
Students who enroll in Kumamoto University through the Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program are given priority for accommodations in the Kumamoto University International House, the dormitory for international students that houses over 200 international students. Located about 1.5km east of the campus, it takes about 10 minutes by bicycle from the International House to the university.
The cost of accommodation is 16,500 yen/month (£115/month)
Supporting Documents Required
- Exchange Application Form
- Letter of Recommendation
- ID Photos
- Certificate of Enrolment
- Academic Transcript
- Proof of Financial Support (e.g. bank statement)
- Certificate of Eligibility Application Form
- Copy of Passport
- Physical Examination Form
Each faculty and school have their own support structure. You can find contact details and other information through this link.
There are no current Summer Opportunities at Kumamoto University.
Average living expenses are approximately 80,000 JPY (£550) per month (including food, transport, accommodation and miscellaneous costs).
Exchange students must first apply for a 'Certificate of Eligibility' in order to obtain a study visa to enter Japan.
International students staying in Japan are required to enroll in the National Health Insurance Scheme (Approximately 1,200 JPY per month).
A step guide for the short-term excahnge programme can be viewed and downloaded here.
Some of the frequently asked questions can be found here
Kumamoto Useful Resources
Kumamoto have created a useful handbook for Short-Term Exchange Students here