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Kobe University

Address: 1-1 Rokkodaicho, Nada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan

Description Kobe University

  • Established: 1902
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Kobe, Japan
  • Number of students: 16,537
  • Rating: 321
  • Language of instruction: Japanese.

Kobe University was founded in 1902 as the Kobe Higher Commercial School. Currently, the university is the leading comprehensive educational institution in Japan, teaching more than 16,000 students, 5% of whom are foreign nationals. The leading areas of study at the university are:

  • Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Social Sciences and Management
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Natural Sciences.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Kobe University

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The undergraduate academic programs at the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Business administration
  • Natural sciences and humanities
  • Engineering
  • Literature
  • The medicine
  • Human development
  • Agriculture
  • Economy
  • Jurisprudence and others.


  • Dates: year-round.

The master's programs of the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Intercultural studies
  • Human and environmental development
  • Right
  • Economy
  • The medicine
  • Engineering
  • System informatics
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Technology and innovation, etc.
from 4 865 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

In 1989, an MBA program was created at the university for professionals and practicing managers, taking into account the needs of industrial companies. This curriculum provides science-based education and a curriculum based on a solid academic discipline. Students present real practical problems from their working life in classes, which allows them to cover various aspects of business topics, form a working group and find a solution to the problem through joint study.

Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

Doctoral studies allow you to conduct research in the following areas:

  • Science and technology
  • Economics and Management
  • Social systems
  • Food resources
  • IT technology
  • Industrial innovation
  • Environmental Management, etc.


  • The educational institution is included in 5% of the best universities in the world and in the top 400 in terms of the quality of education
  • The university provides international exchange and scholarship programs.

Equipment Kobe University

The university is located in western Japan on the island of Honshu in the city of Kobe. The facilities at Kobe University include:

  • The library
  • Information Technology Center
  • Training laboratories
  • Athletic facilities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at Kobe University is divided into two semesters and four quarters. Classes begin on April 1 and end on March 31 of the following year.

Additional expenses:

  • Admission Fee 84,600 ¥ -282,000 ¥
  • Entrance Exam 9800 ¥ -30 000 ¥
  • The cost of living in Kobe is 92,845 ¥ -174,658 ¥ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Submit an application (deadline is the end of January)
  • Pass entrance exams
  • Pass the interview
  • Education Documents
  • Advanced Japanese proficiency.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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