For exchange students to Kobe University


                                                                                                                             February 17, 2021

For Prospective Incoming Students

Exchange Program Application  (2021 Fall Semester Enrollment)

Thank you for your interest in our student exchange program of Faculty of Global Human Sciences, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, and Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University in Japan.

Please read our FACT Sheet (FACT Sheet Kobe University 2021-2022 (2021.02.16).pdf) with application information first, then download the following documents. The application deadline for 2021 Fall (October) enrollment is April 30, 2021.


  1. To Partner Universities: Please submit your Nomination Sheet (KOBE UNIV_Student Exchange Nomination Sheet AY2021-2022.xlsx)  by April 10, 2021  for 2021 Fall (October) enrollment.  For Graduate Students, please choose the preferred Graduate School, in accordance with our Student Exchange Agreement.                    
  2. To Applicants: The application deadline for 2021 Fall (October) enrollment is April 30, 2021. We receive your application via Email Attachment.

Housing Information 
Housing application deadline is the same date as the exchange program application deadline. Please fill in the section "Accommodation" of the Exchange Program Application Form.

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February 16, 2021

For Exchange Students from Partner Universities  (2021 Spring Semester) 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing entry ban to Japan, it is to inform you that Kobe Unviersity has made the difficult decision to cancel all inbound exchange in the 2021 Spring Semester.
We are very aware of significant consequences caused by this cancellation. Please kindly understand that your health and well-being are our highest priority.

Thank you very much for your understanding and support. We wish you all the best in this difficult time.

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June 10, 2020

For Current Exchange Students  (2020 Spring Semester) 

Important: Kobe University's State of Emergency measures

Important: Spring (First) Semester Classes and Guidance

Academic Information

Academic Calendar

Available Courses for Exchange Students (2020 Spring Semester (1st Quarter and 2nd Quarter))

1)  Courses offered by the Faculty of Global Human Sciences, the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, and the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment

  • Online Syllabus :  We recommend you to read Syllabus in Japanese. If you wish to check the Syllabus in English (limited information), please select  "display English" first then select  "Global Human Sciences" or "Intercultural Studies" or  "Human Development and Environment".     
  • Registration Form and Sample: Please fill in the excel form neatly and submit to our Student Affairs Section by email attachment between April 20 (Mon) and May 14 (Thu).
  • For Q1 courses, that start on May 7 (Thu), submit this form for the Q1 part by April 27 (Mon). You cannot add Q1 courses after this deadline.
  • Course Registration Form_2020_Spring(Submission Due_May 14(Thu)).xlsx
       
【Faculty of Global Human Sciences 2020 1st and 2nd Quarter Course List】  

【Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 2020 1st and 2nd Quarter Course List】 



Please refer to the "Course List" Tab for the KU-EPOCJ course information and registration form from the below url:

  • Campus Map.pdf                                                                  


【IMPORTANT】 If you wish to take Japanese courses, please read below Guide
Japanese Language Program (2020 First Semester) as of 2020.4.8.pdf
国際教育総合センター Center for International Education
にほんご日本語学習プログラム Japanese Language program
2020年度前期5月7日(木)~8月14日(金)  *NEW
First Semester 2020 May 7, 2020 (Thu) ~ August 14, 2020 (Fri)  *NEW 

  • Starting from May 7, 2020 (Thursday) , there will be CIE guidance hours at the 'Birds Eye' room on the second floor of the CIE during the following times. You can ask questions to the CIE faculty members on choosing Japanese classes. Please read page 10 of the above Guide.   * Guidance on Registering for courses has been cancelled.
  • Online Syllabus : (Select "Faculties/Schools" →"Center for International Education") Please note that Japanese Language Courses are offered by Center for International Education(CIE) (English webpage is available, please click upper-right English Tab).
  • Please find timetables of classes offered by the CIE,  3 types of Japanese courses:
    A. Integrated Japanese language 
    B. Japanese Language and Japanese Studies 
    C. Intensive language course : Please read p.8 of the above Guide. Please submit your application form to the GSP Office via an email attachment before noon April 13, 2020. 
                                                                                     
Kobe University: Useful Links

Useful Links                                                                                                                              
【for newly arrived international students】 

【Public Transportation】

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Archived Information 

Last Updated October 7, 2019

For Current Exchange Students  (2019 Fall Semester)

Academic Information

Academic Calendar  (Classes are in session on Monday October 14 (National Holidays).)
Academic Calendar_kyoumuyotei20190314(in Japanese).pdf

Available Courses for Exchange Students (2019 Fall Semester (3rd Quarter and 4th Quarter))

1)  Courses offered by the Faculty of Global Human Sciences, the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, and the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment

  • Online Syllabus  :  We recommend you to read Syllabus in Japanese. If you wish to check the Syllabus in English (limited information), please select  "display English" first then select  "Global Human Sciences" or "Intercultural Studies" or  "Human Development and Environment".    
  • Registration Form and Sample: Please either type or fill in the Form neatly and submit to our Student Affairs Section by October 8, 2019 (Tuesday) (New Deadline).   
  • Course Registration Form_2019_Fall(Submission Due_October 8(Tue)).xlsx
      
【Faculty of Global Human Sciences 2019 3rd and 4th Quarter Course List】 
Courses Offered by Faculty of Global Human Sciences
【Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 2019 3st and 4nd Quarter Course List】 


Please refer to the "Course List" Tab for the KU-EPOCJ course information and registration form from the below url:

  • Campus Map.pdf                                                                  


【IMPORTANT】 If you wish to take Japanese courses, please read below Guide
国際教育総合センター Center for International Education
にほんご日本語学習プログラム Japanese Language program
2019年度後期10月1日(火)~2月4日(火)
Second Semester 2019 October 1, 2019 (Tue)~February 4, 2019 (Tue)

  • Starting from October 1, 2019 (Tuesday) , there will be CIE guidance hours at the 'Birds Eye' room on the second floor of the CIE during the following times. You can ask questions to the CIE faculty members on choosing Japanese classes. Please read page 9 of the above Guide.
  • Online Syllabus  (Select "Faculties/Schools" →"Center for International Education") Please note that Japanese Language Courses are offered by Center for International Education(CIE) (English webpage is available, please click upper-right English Tab).
  • Please find timetables of classes offered by the CIE,  3 types of Japanese courses:
    A. Integrated Japanese language
    B. Japanese Language and Japanese Studies
    C. Intensive language course : Please read p.8 of the above Guide. Please submit your application form to the GSP Office via an email attachment before noon October 3, 2019.                                                                                                                                     
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Archived Information
Last Updated April 10, 2019

For Current Exchange Students  (2019 Spring Semester) 

Academic Information

Academic Calendar  (Classes are in session on on Mondays May 6 and July 15 (National Holidays).

Available Courses for Exchange Students (2019 Spring Semester (1st Quarter and 2nd Quarter))

1)  Courses offered by the Faculty of Global Human Sciences, the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, and the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment

  • Online Syllabus  :  We recommend you to read Syllabus in Japanese. If you wish to check the Syllabus in English (limited information), please select  "display English" first then select  "Global Human Sciences" or "Intercultural Studies" or  "Human Development and Environment".     
  • Registration Form and Sample: Please either type or fill in the Form neatly and submit to our Student Affairs Section by April 12, 2019 (Friday) (New Deadline).   
  • Course Registration Form_2019_Spring(Submission Due_April 12(Fri)).xlsx
       
【Faculty of Global Human Sciences 2019 1st and 2nd Quarter Course List】  
Courses Offered by Faculty of Global Human Sciences

【Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, 2019 1st and 2nd Quarter Course List】 


Please refer to the "Course List" Tab for the KU-EPOCJ course information and registration form from the below url:

  • Campus Map.pdf                                                                  


【IMPORTANT】 If you wish to take Japanese courses, please read below Guide
国際教育総合センター Center for International Education
にほんご日本語学習プログラム Japanese Language program
2019年度前期4月5日(金)~8月5日(月)
First Semester 2019 April 5, 2019 (Fri)~August 5, 2019 (Mon)


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Archived Information 
Last Updated September 30, 2018

For Current Exchange Students  (2018 Fall Semester)

Academic Information

Academic Calendar 
2018-2019.pdf


Available Courses for Exchange Students (2018 Fall Semester (3rd Quarter and 4th Quarter))

1)  Courses offered by the Faculty of Global Human Sciences, the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, and the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment

      
【Faculty of Global Human Sciences 3rd and 4th Quarter Course List】                              
【Graduate School of Intercultural Studies Course List】





Please read "Kobe University Center for International Education (CIE) Japanese Language Program
Guide.pdf
  (October 1, 2018-February 8, 2019)".

  • ImportantJapanese Course Placement Test (J-CAT test) Test Taking Deadline: September 28, 2018 (Friday). If you wish to take J-CAT test, you need to register by September 24, 2018 (Monday). For details, please read the above Guide's page 3.
  • Online Syllabus  (Select "Faculties/Schools" →"Center for International Education") Please note that Japanese Language Courses are offered by Center for International Education(CIE) (English webpage is available, please click upper-right English Tab).
  • Please find timetables of classes offered by the CIE,  3 types of Japanese courses:
    A. Integrated Japanese language
    B. Japanese Language and Japanese Studies
    C. Intensive language course : For Intensive application, please submit
    Intensive CIE Form.xlsx
     before October 3, 2018 9AM to the GSP Office via an email attachment.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                             ※ Detailed orientation will be provided by the CIE at 09:30 on Saturday September 29, 2018 for all incoming international students. Please refer to the above CIE's website for class schedules of the above 3 types of Japanese courses for the 2018 3rd Quarter and the 4th Quarter. Please refer to the CIE's website for details.                                         

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Kobe University: Useful Links
Kobe City and Student Life Useful Links
  • 【for newly arrived international students】 Frequently Asked Questions (Stores, WIFI, ATMs) 
    FAQs_ 2018.09.21.pdf
                                                                                                                         
  • Hyogo Disaster Prevention (Weather) Information                                                                                                
【Public Transportation】
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