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Kobe University

Bachelor's DegreeMaster's DegreePhD
Science Humanities Humanities & Science

Kobe University is one of Japan's leading universities, with roots in the social sciences and a history of over 100 years, and includes 10 departments, and 15 graduate school departments. The university aims to foster young talent capable of showing leadership in solving world issues by strengthening both their creativity and scholarship, surrounded by cutting-edge research. Enjoy a full student life with the ocean, mountains, city, and enterprising spirit that is so rich in the city of Kobe, to build up the skills needed to live a rich life in these global times.

ScholarshipsStudent Dorms/Rental HousingShort-Term ProgramsClasses in English
Entrance Timing April October
Entrance Qualifications
Matriculation Fee 282,000yen
Tuition Fees Humanities/Science : 535,800yen
Number of International Students 1179
International Student Nationalities China/Indonesia/Malaysia/Korea/Taiwan/ Etc.
Associated High Schools Overseas in 2021
Associated Universities Overseas in 2021 Asia:167
Middle East:7
Central & South America:8
North America:30


State of International Student Employment Number of Graduates::Data not yet acquired
Number Seeking Employment After Graduation:Awaiting data
Number Who Found Employment in Japan::Data not yet acquired
Number Who Found Employment in Kobe:Awaiting data


Infection Prevention and Safety Initiatives

Kobe University has established guidelines to control the spread of coronavirus based on the state of the university's own case load. The university is also holding classes mainly online, while taking measures to provide other educational support.
Additionally, the university is offering emergency financial living support via the Kobe University endowment, as well as a Special Loan Against COVID-19 and other economic support via the Kobe University International Student Support Group.


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