Study at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Exchange Students/Study-Abroad Students
Study Japanese language intensively for one or two semesters in Japanese Language Education Programs.
For more detailed information, please see Japanese Language Education Programs.
KCUFS has a special selection process for applicants who are over 18 years old and have foreign citizenship.
For more detailed information, please see a special selection process (外国人留学生特別選抜).
In the Master's Program, students will conduct their research in the fields of English Studies, Russian Studies, Chinese Studies, Spanish Studies, International Relations, and Japanese and Asian Languages and Cultures. Master's Program usually last for two academic years and students can choose the Theses Course or the Research Projects Course.
Learn more about Master's Program
The Doctoral Program provides students with a choice of three courses: the Linguistics Course, the Cultural Studies Course and the Social Studies Course.
Learn more about Doctoral Program
Research for one year with a tutor based on their own research interests.
Learn more about Research Students
For those outside of Japan
Please see a type of "Embassy Recommendation".
For the further information, please contact the Japanese Embassy in your country.
- For KCUFS students
There are some scholarships you can apply after you enter KCUFS
Please see Ryugakusei no Ukeire (留学生の受け入れ).
*JLP students housing offer can be found on the link below:
Exterior of KISC
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|
Hyogo International House
In the Hyogo International House, international stundets and Japanese students studying in different universities live together. There are some events and activities for the Hyogo International House residents.
Address: 1-2-8 Wakihamacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 651-0072 (About 1 hour by train and walk from KCUFS)
The International Office can introduce students to real state agencies in the local area.
Study Abroad Guide
There are some portal sites for studying in Japan.
- Study in Japan (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan):
- Gateway to Study in Japan (Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO))
Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. All Rights Reserved.
9-1, Gakuenhigashi-machi, Nishi-ku, Kobe, JAPAN 651-2187 Phone: +81-78-794-8171 / Facsimile: +81-78-794-8160
Email: international-office(at)office.kobe-cufs.ac.jp *Please replace (at) with @.