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Kobe University

神戸大学 (こうべだいがく) 

Graduate School of Law

Overview

Departments and Divisions
Academic Program
Typical Length of Program
Degrees
Law and Politics
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Laws)
Law and Politics
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Political Science)
Law
Professional Degree Program
3
Juris Doctor
(Juris Doctor)
Law and Politics
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy in Law)
Law and Politics
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy in Political Science)
Academic Legal Studies
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy in Law)
Political Science
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy in Political Science)
Academic Calendar

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

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

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

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

Professional Degree Program

Academic Calendar: semester
Entry Timing: Apr.
Term Commencement: Apr. / Oct.
List of Courses and Schedule
Syllabus
Link
Degree Programs Offered in English
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
Available
Link


Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
Unavailable


Professional Degree Program
Unavailable


Curriculum Policy of Institution
Contact Info (for International Students)
Academic Affairs Section, Graduate School of Law
81-78-803-7234
law-kyomu-kenkyuka@office.kobe-u.ac.jp
Degree Awarding Policy

Program Profile

Official Website
Brochures and App Form
School Overview
Link
Application Form
Link
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
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
330
Students

Students

Number of International Students by Nationality

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

Number of Spring Admissions
35
Number of Spring International Admissions
20
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
15
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
39 (17)
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
21
Number of Spring International Admissions
2
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
1
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
17 (7)
Completion Rate in 2019
Completion Rate of Doctoral Programs for International Students in 2019

Professional Degree Program

Number of Spring Admissions
71
Number of Spring International Admissions
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
67 ()
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
65
  • Student : Faculty Ratio (both Full-time)

    330:65

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

Professors
Associate Professors
Lecturers
Assistant Professors
Research Associates
Total
%
Male
42
12
1
2
57
87
Female
6
2
8
12
International Faculty
3
1
4
6

Post-graduate Pathways

As of May 1, 2019

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

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
12
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
15

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
1
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
8

Professional Degree Program

Main Pathways for International Students
e.g.パナソニック(Panasonic Corporation)、シャープ(Sharp Corporation)、みずほフィナンシャル・グループ(Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.)
Number of International Graduating Students Employed in Japan (Upon Graduation)
3
Information on Career Prospects
Internships and Other Opportunities
  • Internships/training outside Japan (Convert to credit)
  • Internships/training outside Japan (Convert not to credit)
Link
Career Support
Available
Link
Voices of International Students
International Alumni Networks

Campus Location

Campus
Rokkodai 1st Campus
2-1,Rokkodai-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)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Third-party Quality Assurance

Program Accreditation
  • Law School (Professional Degree)

    Certified Evaluation and Accreditation for Law School (reviewed in 2018 academic year) - NIAD-QE (2019)

Entrance Exam for International Students

Admission Policy of Institution
Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students
Available
Name of Procedures for International Admissions and Program
Global Master’s Program in Law
Link
Master’s Program
Link
Doctoral Program
Link
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
  • Permission to take exam in Braille; use of question sheets with a font that is 1.4 times larger and paper sheets that are twice as large; use of a magnifying glass; etc.
  • Consideration given to methods of answering (can answer by check marks, writing, or writing done by another on behalf of the test-taker)
  • Intention can be expressed using an AAC device or computer
  • Sign-language interpreter, helper available
  • Exemption from listening portion or permission to control audio on listening portion
  • 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
  • Requires English language proficiency (TOEIC)
  • Requires English language proficiency (TOEFL)
  • Requires English language proficiency (IELTS)
  • others
Remarks
  • Travel to Japan not required before admission procedure
Application Timing
Jun. / Dec.

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

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

  • General
  • Special selection for working adults
  • Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students

Professional Degree Program

  • General
  • Special selection for working adults
  • 3年次特別入試【既修】

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

Professional Degree Program

Tuition Fees
First Year   Max: 804,000 yen / Min: 804,000 yen
Second Year   Max: 804,000 yen / Min: 804,000 yen
Third Year   Max: 804,000 yen / Min: 804,000 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