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Kobe University

神戸大学 (こうべだいがく) 

Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

Overview

Departments and Divisions
Academic Program
Typical Length of Program
Degrees
Cultural Interaction
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Arts)
Culture and Globalization
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Arts)
Cultural Interaction
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy)
Culture and Globalization
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy)
Academic Calendar

First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)

Academic Calendar: semester / quarter
Entry Timing: Apr.
Term Commencement: Apr.

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Academic Calendar: semester / quarter
Entry Timing: Apr.
Term Commencement: Apr.
List of Courses and Schedule
Syllabus
Link
Degree Programs Offered in English
Curriculum Policy of Institution
Contact Info (for International Students)
Student Affairs Section, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies
+81(78)803 7530
gicls-kyomugakusei@office.kobe-u.ac.jp
Degree Awarding Policy

Program Profile

Official Website
Brochures and App Form
School Brochures
Link
School Features
Criteria for Awarding Degrees
Supplementary Japanese Language Class
Available
Link
Curriculum Policy of Institution
Japanese Language Course at an Affiliated School (Separate Admission Process for the University)

Study Abroad Programs (Incl. in and outbound) / Length of Program
Exchange Programs with Partner Institutions Overseas
Link 1 yr
Double/Dual/Joint Degree Programs
Students may Apply
MEXT Research Students Scholarship
Prospective Students may Apply
Types of Professional Qualifications

Students

As of May 1, 2019

total
186
Students

Students

Number of International Students by Nationality

First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)

Number of Spring Admissions
51
Number of Spring International Admissions
24
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
46
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
47 (27)
Completion Rate in 2019
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2019

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Spring Admissions
14
Number of Spring International Admissions
8
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
1
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
12 (4)
Completion Rate in 2019
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2019

Faculty

As of May 1, 2019

List of Academic Staff/Faculty Members (Title, Degree and Achievements)
Total Number of Academic Staff/Faculty Members
77
  • Student : Faculty Ratio (both Full-time)

    186:77

Number of International Academic Staff/Faculty Members (by Gender)

Professors
Associate Professors
Lecturers
Assistant Professors
Research Associates
Total
%
Male
33
12
2
1
48
62
Female
16
7
6
0
29
37
International Faculty
4
1
1
0
6
7

Post-graduate Pathways

As of May 1, 2019

First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
9
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
19

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
3
Main Pathways for International Students
Number of International Graduating Students Employed in Japan (Upon Graduation)
7
Information on Career Prospects
Internships and Other Opportunities
  • Internships/On-the-job training in Japan (Convert to credit)
  • Internships/training outside Japan (Convert to credit)
Link
Career Support
Available
Link
Voices of International Students
International Alumni Networks

Campus Location

Campus
Tsurukabuto 1st Campus
1-2-1, Tsurukabuto-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe, 657-8501, JAPAN, Hyōgo Google Map
Access Map
Location Type
Metropolitan
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Entrance Exam for International Students

Admission Policy of Institution
Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students
Available
Name of Procedures for International Admissions and Program
Consultation for Prospective Students Overseas
Special Arrangement on Admission for Persons with Disabilities
  • Time for exam extended by 1.5 times or 1.3 times
  • Sign-language interpreter, helper available
  • Consideration given to location of exam room (e.g., distance from restroom and elevator)
  • Other special measures such as use of walking sticks, hearing aids, wheelchairs, and specially made desks, etc.
Transfer within the Institution
Transfer from Another Institution
Options for Testing / Qualifications
Remarks
  • Exam must be taken in Japanese
Application Timing
Jan. / Oct.

Entrance Exam for All Students

Information on Selection Method (for All Students)

First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)

  • General
  • Special selection for working adults
  • Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students
  • 外国人特別選抜ダブルディグリープログラム

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

  • General
  • Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students

Tuition and Fees

First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)

Tuition Fees
First Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Second Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Link
Admission Fee
282,000 yen

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Tuition Fees
First Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Second Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Third Year   Max: 535,800 yen / Min: 535,800 yen
Link
Other Charges
Estimated Housing and Utilities Cost (Per Month)
59,986 yen
Fees Charged during Student Short-time Leave
no payment

Special Payment Arrangements

Late Payment Plan
Available
Installment Payment Plan
Available
Tuition Waivers
Student may Apply for Waiver or Reduction of Tuition
Link

Scholarships/Loans

Grants (All Students may Apply)
Grants (All International Students may Apply)
Loans (All Students may Apply)
Available
Details