heriting the Fifth High School founded in 1887, Kumamoto University
was established in 1949 under the new National School System.
It comprises 7 faculties and 6 graduate schools, as well as 23 research
centers and facilities.
Kumamoto University is an outstanding research institutes, accepting many international students and contributing to local and international communities.
Kumamoto City, Japan
About the Kumamoto area : Kumamoto is located in the center of Kyushu Island in Japan and is rich in nature. We have the large volcanic Aso mountain range in the eastern part of Kumamoto Prefecture. In the west, there is the picturesque Amakusa seashore with small islands connected by 5 bridges. KU is situated in Kumamoto City where historic Kumamoto castle is surrounded by trees. For this reason, the city is called FOREST CITY. We have a hill clad in fresh greenery behind the KU campus, giving us a tranquil atmosphere for studying. Kumamoto is also known for its high quality fresh water springs, which provide drinking water to the residents. These are some reasons I feel confident that visitors and international students in Kumamoto can have an enjoyable and high quality life.
About Kumamoto University : KU is one of the oldest universities in Japan with seven faculties, nine graduate schools and 25 research centers/institutes (as of August 2020) that support a wide spectrum of educational and research activities. Currently, the university is home to around 8,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, including 462 international students from 46 countries (as of May 2020). For over 100 years our university has been at the forefront of culture, advancing science and technology, and contributing to the development
of the Japanese educational system. Recently, we have been selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the following 3 projects; the Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities, the Top Global University Project and Program for Enhancing Employment of International Students. Consequently, KU will be seeing increased internationalization brought about by international academic and student exchange programs (as of September 1, 2020, we have partnered with 275 institutes from 53 countries and regions), global-collaboration research programs with the world’s leading researchers, and other such international activities. The short-term international student exchange programs are conducted at both KU and our partner universities. Through these activities, KU has been contributing to local communities and to global society.
To the future : We seek to cultivate an open mind with a broad view, a creative imagination, the ability to solve problems, and the aptitude to communicate internationally. We believe this policy will ensure that many competent professionals and leaders of future societies will emanate from our university.
i.e. Bachelor, Technician, Vocational
Undergraduate program (all taught in Japanese)
i.e. Master's, Doctorate, MBA
Master : Social and Cultural Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, Medical
Sciences, Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Doctor : Social and Cultural Sciences, Science and Technology, Medical Sciences,
Health Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences
English-based Degree Programs
-Graduate School of Science and Technology(GSST)
-Graduate School of Medical Sciences(GSMS)
i.e. Online program, Exchange programs, Language Schools