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Kobe University

神戸大学 (こうべだいがく) 

Graduate School of Agricultural Science

Overview

Departments and Divisions
Academic Program
Typical Length of Program
Degrees
Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Agriculture)
Bioresource Science
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Agriculture)
Agrobioscience
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
2
Masters
(Agriculture)
Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy in Agricultural Science)
Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy)
Bioresource Science
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy in Agricultural Science)
Bioresource Science
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy)
Agrobioscience
Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
3
Doctoral
(Philosophy in Agricultural Science)
Agrobioscience
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. Oct.
Term Commencement: Apr. / Jun. / Oct. / Dec.

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Academic Calendar: semester / quarter
Entry Timing: Apr. Oct.
Term Commencement: Apr. / Jun. / Oct. / Dec.
List of Courses and Schedule
Syllabus
Link
Degree Programs Offered in English
First stage of doctoral program (Master’s degree-awarding)
Available
Link
“Kobe Global Graduate Program for Agricultural Science” is a course targeted at international
students and is offered in English.

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)
Available
Link
“Kobe Global Graduate Program for Agricultural Science” is a course targeted at international
students and is offered in English.

Curriculum Policy of Institution
Contact Info (for International Students)
Student Affairs Section
+81(78)803 5928
ans-kyomu@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
Study Abroad Programs
1 yr
Double/Dual/Joint Degree Programs

MEXT Research Students Scholarship
Prospective Students may Apply
Types of Professional Qualifications
  • Teacher's License

Students

As of May 1, 2019

total
314
Students

Students

Number of International Students by Nationality

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

Number of Spring Admissions
105
Number of Spring International Admissions
8
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
5
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
117 (9)
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
15
Number of Spring International Admissions
6
Number of Non-degree Seeking Students
2
Number of Graduating Students in 2019 (International Students)
14 (5)
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
91
  • Student : Faculty Ratio (both Full-time)

    314:91

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

Professors
Associate Professors
Lecturers
Assistant Professors
Research Associates
Total
%
Male
36
32
13
81
89
Female
2
2
6
10
10
International Faculty
1
1
1
3
3

Post-graduate Pathways

As of May 1, 2019

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

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
7
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
107

Second stage of doctoral program (Doctoral degree-awarding)

Number of Graduating Students who Continue Education
Number of Graduating Students Employed (Upon Graduation)
11
Main Pathways for International Students
Master’s Program graduates: Many advance to Doctoral Program of GSAS or other institutions in Japan. Some choose to be employed in various fields from Food/Agricultural product-related industry to Retail/Telecommunication industry, etc. Doctoral Program: Most choose to be employed as Researchers/Teaching Staff in their home countries.
Number of International Graduating Students Employed in Japan (Upon Graduation)
4
Information on Career Prospects
Internships and Other Opportunities
  • Internships/training outside Japan (Convert to credit)
Career Support
Available
Link
Voices of International Students
International Alumni Networks

Campus Location

Campus
Rokkodai 2nd Campus
1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku,Kobe,657-8501,JAPAN, Hyōgo Google Map
Access Map
Location Type
Metropolitan
Facilities and Services
  • 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

Entrance Exam for International Students

Admission Policy of Institution
Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students
Available
Name of Procedures for International Admissions and Program
博士課程前期課程外国人留学生特別選抜
Link
Kobe Global Graduate Program for Agricultural Science (Master’s program)
Link
Kobe Global Graduate Program for Agricultural Science (Doctoral program)
Link
Doctoral Course For Foreign-Government or Private scholarship Students
Link
Doctoral Course For Students of Inter-Faculty Academic Agreement Universities
Link
Consultation for Prospective Students Overseas
Special Arrangement on Admission for Persons with Disabilities
  • 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 (TOEFL)
  • Requires English language proficiency (IELTS)
Remarks
  • Exams offered outside Japan/interviews during admissions screening conducted abroad (including instances where applicants may come to Japan before receiving an admission decision)
  • Travel to Japan not required before admission procedure
Application Timing
May. / Nov.

Entrance Exam for All Students

Information on Selection Method (for All Students)

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

  • General
  • Entrance Examination Provisions for International Students

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