Undergraduate Admissions

Enrolling in Undergraduate School ( Language of Instruction: Japanese )

Please read the Application Instructions (in Japanese) carefully for details.

Application Requirements

Only those who are described by all of the conditions below may submit applications.

  1. Possess a nationality other than Japanese
  2. Do not have permanent residence in Japan
  3. Can be described by one or more of I, II, III or IV below:
    Ⅰ Have completed 12 years of schooling outside of Japan, or expect to complete courses by March 31 of the year of application, or those designated by the Japanese government (Monbukagakusho)
    II Have an international Baccalaureate granted by the International Baccalaureate Bureau according to Swiss civil law and will be 18 years old by March 31 of the year of enrollment
    III Have an Abitur that is recognized as a college enrollment qualification for all states in the Federal Republic of Germany and will be 18 years old by March 31 of the year of enrollment
    IV Have a Baccalaureate that is recognized as a college enrollment qualification in France and will be 18 years old by March 31 of the year of enrollment
  4. Have completed courses designated by each faculty for international studies examinations for Japan provided by the Japanese Student Services Organization, an independent administrative institution, over the two years before application (includes those provided overseas)
  5. Have applied to TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge English proficiency tests (FCE, CAE or DPE)

Number of Applicants Admitted

The number of new admissions accepted will depend on the course and the major.

Application Procedure

Applications Instruction are distributed from early October, and applicants should follow the procedures below.
The University provides consultation for applicants with disabilities who may require special arrangements during the tests or in classes after enrollment. Please contact the Admission Division prior to the application process as soon as possible.

  1. Requesting Application Instructions
    Applicants must request the Application Instructions by one of the following methods:
    By post: Send an A4 size envelope with the applicant’s name, address and the postal code written and stamps for 215 yen placed on it to the Admission Division. If the applicant lives abroad, they must enclose an international return envelope with “International reply coupon” that covers the amount needed for 150 grams of document by airmail. Write ‘ Application Instructions Request for International Students (April Admission) ’ on the envelope and send it to the address below.
  2. When applying in person
    The Application Instructions are available at the counter of the Admission Division of the Student Affairs Department, Kyushu University as well. (Hakozaki Campus)
  3. Application Period
    Applications must be received by Kyushu University during the designated period.
    Applications received after this period will not be accepted.
Admission Division, Student Affairs Department, Kyushu University
6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8581 JAPAN
TEL (092)642-4300

Selection Methods

The test will be conducted as follows:

Date Faculty Test Subject
February 26 Faculties of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation, Letters, Education, Law, Economics, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agriculture Japanese (reading, writing, listening)
Faculty of Engineering Japanese (reading,writing)
February 27 All Faculties Interview

Notification of Accepted Applicants

The application ID numbers of successful applicants will be announced at Kyushu University in early March and, at the same time, acceptance letters and enrollment procedures will be mailed out. The application ID numbers of successful applicants will also be listed on the Kyushu University website.

Enrollment Procedures

Submit the documents required for enrollment, in person or by mail, by the designated date.
Those who do not complete enrollment procedures by the specified date will be considered as they withdraw from the admission.

Admission Period and Education after Admission

The first semester starts in April. Classes will be with Japanese students and will be conducted in Japanese.

Schedule to Admission

Late June Announcement on application process overview
Early October Distribution of application instructions
Late November Application period
Late February Examinations
Early March Result announcement
Late March Enrollment procedures
April Admission


Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students

Japan Student Services Organization
TEL (03)6407-7457


ETS (Educational Testing Service)
TEL 0120-981-925


British Council Japan
TEL (03)3235-8031

Enrolling in Undergraduate School (Language of Instruction: English)

For details, click HERE.