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Study at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

International Students

KCUFS accepts international students as study-abroad, undergraduate, graduate, and research students. Study-abroad students can take Japanese courses in Japanese language education programs.

For more detailed information, please check Japanese Language Education Programs.

Undergraduate Students

KCUFS has a special selection process for applicants who are over 18 years old and have foreign citizenship.


Research Students

Foreign postgraduate students can research for one year with a tutor based on their own research interests in conjunction with the KCUFS graduate course. However, foreign postgraduates may be able to extend the duration of study one more year.

Graduate Students

For more detailed information, please check Admission Examination for graduate program

Housing Information

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Kobe International Student Center

Kobe International Student Center(all furnished apartment)houses international students. If rooms are available, applications can be accepted in May, July, September, November, and January.

Address: 4-1 Gakuen-nishimachi, Nishi-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 651-2103 (15-minute walk from KCUFS)

Initial fee Single  20,000 yen
Double 25,000 yen
Rent Single  24,000 yen/month (77 rooms in total)
Double 39,000 yen/month (15 rooms in total)
- Internet and utilities are not included
Room All furnished (Bed/ Bath/ Refrigerator/ Desk/ Chair/ Air-conditioner/ Bookshelf/ Closet)
Facilities Sports room/ Kitchen/ Laundry room

Off Campus Apartment

The International Office can help students find apartments near the campus.

Study in Japan

The portal site, Gateway to Study in Japan by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) offers abundant and useful information supporting study in Japan, to prospective international students, international students in Japan and former international students by classifying information into the three categories. Please exploit the site. (Click Here for Gateway to Study in Japan)

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