The history of Kyushu University dates back to 1903 when Fukuoka Medical College was established as the foundation of Kyushu Imperial University. In 1911, Kyushu Imperial University, along with the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, were established. Since then various reforms have been made to the higher education system in Japan, such as the introduction of a new educational format after World War II and the reorganization of national universities to University Corporations in 2004. The total number of students currently amounts to 18,765, while the faculty members number 2,186. At present there are more than 1,700 international students from about eighty countries studying here.
Note: SDSU students may study at Kyushu University for either one semester or a full academic year. Students that wish to study for only one semester may only study during the spring semester of that year.
**If you are a Japanese major or minor, you must contact Dr. Yoshiko Higarashi Education Business Administration (EBA) 323,firstname.lastname@example.org
before beginning the application process.
Courses are taught in Japanese, however some courses are taught in English as well.
Academic Year: April - Late March
Semester 1 (SDSU Spring Semester): April - late September
Semester 2 (SDSU Fall Semester): October - late March
Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
This exchange program has been developed with the School of Letters and Faculty of Humanities.
For this reason, you must choose at least 2-3 courses from the School of Letters/Faculty of Humanities.
For course listings, please visit their website
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More about Kyushu University can be found on their website
Housing and Meals
Kyushu U. offers both On Campus and Off Campus housing. To learn more about the housing arrangements visit the Kyushu University Housing
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.
For more information about visa requirement, visit this website
For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State