Admissions

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Undergraduate Students

Please check the website of Kyushu University for the admission classification.


Graduate School of Design

Master's Program (entrance examination for international students)

Master's Program (entrance examination for international students)

Request for Admissions Test-related Documents

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1. Documents distributed

(1) 2020 Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University Master’s Program (Entrance Examination for International Students) Student Application Guidelines (available only in Japanese)

(2) Campus guide of the School of Design and the Graduate School of Design 2018-2019  (available only in Japanese)

2. Requests

If you wish to obtain the documents mentioned above, please write with a red pen on the document(s) you are requesting on the outside of the envelope, enclose a self-addressed envelope [33cm x 24cm], and send your request to the address below.

3. Address for document requests

Student Affairs Section
School of Design, Kyushu University
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka
815-8540 JAPAN

* Please write clearly on the front side of the envelope.

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2020 Student Application Guidelines for Master’s Program (Entrance Examination for International Students) the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University

2020 Student Application Guidelines for Master’s Program (Entrance Examination for International Students) the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University

1. Number of applicants that will be accepted

Department of Design: only a small number

Human Science
Communication Design Science
Environment and Heritage Design
Content and Creative Design

Department of Design Strategy: only a small number

2. Persons eligible for admission

Persons without Japanese nationality (excluding persons who have permanent residence in Japan) who fulfill any of the following conditions can submit applications:

(1)  Persons who graduated from universities or colleges in Japan, or expect to graduate before March 31, 2020.

(2)  Persons who earned a bachelor’s degree as stipulated under the fourth paragraph of Article 104 of the School Education Act or those who expect to obtain a bachelor’s degree before March 31, 2020.

(3)  Persons who have completed 16 years of schooling outside of Japan, or those who expect to complete such schooling before March 31, 2020.

(4)  Persons who have completed 16 years of schooling by taking correspondence courses provided by foreign schools in Japan or those who expect to complete courses before March 31, 2020.

(5)  Persons who have completed 16 years of schooling prescribed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in foreign educational institutes located in Japan, whose status is authorized as a university by foreign authorities concerned, or those who expect to complete such courses before March 31, 2020.

(6)  Persons who have been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

(7)  Persons who are acknowledged by our university as having acquired required credits with outstanding records and will have been enrolled in a university for more than three years before March 31, 2020, or persons who are acknowledged by our university as having acquired required credits with outstanding records and will have completed 15 years of schooling outside of Japan before March 31, 2020.

(8)  Persons who are acknowledged by our university’s individual admissions qualification screening as having academic abilities equivalent to or greater than university graduates and will be 22 years of age by March 31, 2020.

3. Schedule of examination

(1)  Application periodOctober 15 (Tue.) – October 18 (Fri.), 2019

Persons applying based on qualification (7) or (8) above must undergo a prior review of qualifications, which is conducted during the period from October 1 (Tue.) to October 4 (Fri.), 2019.

(2)  Date of ExaminationDecember 7 (Sat.), 2019

4. Procedure of examination

Department of Design (all courses)
Achievement test:Specialized subject Interview

Department of Design Strategy
Achievement test:Specialized subject

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Doctral Program (General Entrance Examination)(for students enrolling in April, 2020)

Doctral Program (General Entrance Examination)(for students enrolling in April, 2020)

Request for Admissions Test-related Documents

Request for Admissions Test-related Documents

1. Documents Available

(1) 2020 Student Application Guidelines for the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University Doctoral Program (General Selection) (For the students starting in April, 2020)(available only in Japanese)

(2) Campus guide of the School of Design and the Graduate School of Design 2018-2019 (available only in Japanese)

2. Requests

If you wish to obtain the documents mentioned above, please write with a red pen the document(s) you are requesting on the outside of the envelope, enclose an self-addressed envelope [33cm x 24cm], and send your request to the address below.

3. Address for document requests

Student Affairs Section
School of Design, Kyushu University
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka
815-8540 JAPAN

*Please write clearly on the front side of the envelope.

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2020 Student Application Guidelines for Doctoral Program (General Selection) the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University (For students starting in April, 2020)

2020 Student Application Guidelines for Doctoral Program (General Selection) the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University (For students starting in April, 2020)

1. Number of applicants that will be accepted

Department of Design: 25

Human Science
Communication Design Science
Environment and Heritage Design
Content and Creative Design

Department of Design Strategy: 5

2. Persons eligible for admission

(1) Persons who hold a Master’s degree or professional degree in Japan, or expect to obtain such a degree by March 31, 2020.

(2) Persons who have been awarded a degree in another country that is equivalent to a Master’s degree or professional degree in Japan, or who expect to be awarded such a degree by March 31, 2020.

(3) Persons who have taken classes in distance learning programs operated in Japan by schools in other countries, and have been awarded a degree that is equivalent to a Master’s degree or professional degree in Japan, or who expect to be awarded such a degree by March 31, 2020.

(4) Persons who have completed a course of graduate study in an educational institution established within the school education system of a foreign country, which has been separately designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and who have been awarded a degree that is equivalent to a Master’s degree or professional degree in Japan, or who expect to be awarded such a degree by March 31, 2020.

(5) Persons designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

a) Persons who, after graduating from university or completing 16 years of school education in a foreign country, studied for two years or more in a university or research institute, and based on the results of their work in that institution are judged by the Graduate School of Design to have academic achievements equivalent to, or greater than a person who holds a Master’s degree.

b) Persons who, after completing 16 years of school education in a foreign country, either by direct attendance or by taking classes in a distance learning program operated by that school, studied for two years or more in a university or research institute, and based on the results of their work in that institution are judged by the Graduate School of Design to have academic achievements equivalent to,or greater than a person who holds a Master’s degree.

(6) Persons who, based on an individual review of qualifications for admission, are judged by the Graduate School of Design to have academic achievements equivalent to, or greater than a person who holds a Master’s degree, and who are at least 24 years of age or will be 24 years of age by March 31, 2020.

3. Schedule of examination

(1) Application periodJanuary 16 (Thu.) – January 21 (Tue.), 2020.

Persons applying based on qualification (5) or (6) above must undergo a prior review of qualifications, which is conducted during the period from December 2 (Mon.) to December 5 (Thu.), 2019

(2) Date of Examination February 28 (Fri.), 2020

4. Procedure of examination

Department of Design (all courses)
Examination subject:Interview

Department of Design Strategy

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Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination)(For students enrolling in October, 2019)

Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination)(For students enrolling in October, 2019)

Request for Admissions Test-related Documents

Request for Admissions Test-related Documents

1. Documents Available

(1) 2019 Student Application Guidelines for the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination) (For the students starting in October, 2019

(Distribution began on May 31 (Fri.) in 2018) (available only in Japanese)

(2) Campus guide of the School of Design and the Graduate School of Design 2018-2019 (available only in Japanese)

2. Requests

If you wish to obtain the documents mentioned above, please write with a red pen the document(s) you are requesting on the outside of the envelope, enclose an self-addressed envelope [33cm x 24cm], and send your request to the address below.

3. Address for document requests

Student Affairs Section
School of Design, Kyushu University
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka
815-8540 JAPAN

* Please write clearly on the front side of the envelope.

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2019 Student Application Guidelines for Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination) the GraduateSchool of Design, KyushuUniversity (For students starting in October, 2019)

2019 Student Application Guidelines for Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination) the GraduateSchool of Design, KyushuUniversity (For students starting in October, 2019)

1. Number of applicants that will be accepted

Department of Design: only a small number

Human Science
Communication Design Science
Environment and Heritage Design
Content and Creative Design

Department of Design Strategy: only a small number

2. Persons eligible for admission

(1) Persons who hold a Master’s degree or professional degree in Japan, or expect to obtain such a degree by September 30, 2019.

(2) Persons who have been awarded a degree in another country that is equivalent to a Master’s degree or professional degree in Japan, or who expect to be awarded such a degree by September 30, 2019.

(3) Persons who have taken classes in distance learning programs operated in Japan by schools in other countries, and have been awarded a degree that is equivalent to a Master’s degree or professional degree in Japan, or who expect to be awarded such a degree by September 30, 2019.

(4) Persons who have completed a course of graduate study in an educational institution established within the school education system of a foreign country, which has been separately designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture,

Sports, Science and Technology, and who have been awarded a degree that is equivalent to a Master’s degree or professional degree in Japan, or who expect to be awarded such a degree by September 30, 2019.

(5) Persons designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

a)  Persons who, after graduating from university or completing 16 years of school education in a foreign country, studied for two years or more in a university or research institute, and based on the results of their work in that institution are judged by the Graduate School of Design to have academic achievements equivalent to, or greater than a person who holds a Master’s degree.

b)  Persons who, after completing 16 years of school education in a foreign country, either by direct attendance or by taking classes in a distance learning program operated by that school, studied for two years or more in a university or research institute, and based on the results of their work in that institution are judged by the Graduate School of Design to have academic achievements equivalent to, or greater than a person who holds a Master’s degree.

(6) Persons who, based on an individual review of qualifications for admission, are judged by the Graduate School of Design to have academic achievements equivalent to, or greater than a person who holds a Master’s degree, and who are at least 24 years of age or will be 24 years of age by September 30, 2019.

3. Schedule of examination

(1) Application periodJuly 12 (Fri.) – July 17 (Wed.), 2019

Persons applying based on qualification (5) or (6) above must undergo a prior review of qualifications, which is conducted during the period from June 24 (Mon.) to June 27 (Thu.), 2019.

(2) Date of ExaminationAugust 21 (Wed.), 2019

4. Procedure of examination

Department of Design (all courses)
Examination subject:Interview

Department of Design Strategy
Examination subject:Interview

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Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course

Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course

Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course (For students enrolling in October,2020)

Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course (For students enrolling in October,2020)

Those applying for the Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course,the Graduate School of Design at Kyushu University, please see the following files.

  • Guidelines for Applications (For students enrolling in October, 2020)
  • Payment by Credit Card
  • Application Form
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Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course (For students enrolling in April,2020)

Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course (For students enrolling in April,2020)

Those applying for the Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course,the Graduate School of Design at Kyushu University, please see the following files.

  • Guidelines for Applications (For students enrolling in April,2020)
  • Payment by Credit Card
  • Application Form
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Research Student

Enrolling as a Research Students

Enrolling as a Research Students

Research Students at the Graduate School of Design for enrollment in April, 2020 for those who do not have Japanese citizenship

Overview of the Policy for Research Students

The policy for research students of the Graduate School of Design of Kyushu University is intended to support researchers from home and abroad under the guidance of a supervising instructor for six months or one year by offering research facilities and equipment in the university, so that the initial research plan submitted by the students themselves will be fulfilled. The instructor undertakes the task of supervising research students who aim to pursue studies in the design engineering domains based on the school’s educational philosophy.

 

Since the research students enroll in the graduate school with the aim of pursuing their own specific studies, they are basically not allowed to audit classes (lectures) for undergraduate or graduate course students. Furthermore, since the policy is not meant to aim at their acquisition of an academic degree, the university does not grant a degree for their research results after completing the research period.

 

Those who wish to obtain a degree must take the admissions examination of the School of Design or the Graduate School of Design, enroll as a regular student, and complete the required courses.
Those who wish to attend classes must enter the university either as a regular student or a non-degree student, and follow the designated procedures, including signing up for courses.

How to request an "Admission Guidebook for Research Students"

Please ask permission from your prospective supervisor first by using below two methods.
・Applicants of the Chinese residence must register your personal record and application documents to the Online-system of Bejing Office in Kyushu University.
Permission/ non-permission will be written in Online-system.
URL of Bejing Office in Kyushu University; http://kyushu-ucn.net

・Applicants of other than above must send application documents to Student Affairs Division in School of design, Kyushu University.
Permission/ non-permission will be informed you from Student Affairs Division.
Mail address of Student Affairs Division in School of Design, Kyushu University;
gkgkenkyusei@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp

The permission applicants should then pay the application fee, and submit the following documents to Student Affairs Division by deadline.

Please following instructions carefully and submit all the required documents.

We will not accept your application for any reason after the deadline.
Deadline for submitting applications.
First semester: Fri, November 15th, 2019

(Contact)
Student Affairs Division, School of Design, Kyushu University
E-mail: gkgkenkyusei(at*)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
* please replace (at*) to “@”.

Qualifications for applicants

In order to apply as a research student, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  1. Those who graduated from a 4-year college (2-year college degree is unacceptable)
  2. Those who have been recognized by Graduate School of Design as having equal academic ability to 1. above.
Research period

The period of research is either 6months or 1year. You may, however, extend the research period if you have special reasons.

Enrollment Dates

As a general rule, the enrollment date for the first semester is April 1st.

Required documents for application

For more details, please refer to the “Admissions Guide for Research Students”.

First, pay the application fee (9,800 yen) and submit the proof of payment (e.g. copy of receipt, etc.) with other application documents.

  1. Application for Admission **
  2. The copy of payment receipt of application fee
  3. Research Plan
  4. Certificate of Graduation from your latest college or Certificate of Expected Graduation ***
  5. Transcript from your latest college ***
  6. Acceptance letter from the head of your company ***
  7. Recommendation Letter
  8. Proof of research achievement
  9. Study Plan
  10. “Certificate of linguistic ability” regarding research activities **
  11. Prior information regarding linguistic ability of research student applicants **
  12. Certification of Japanese language proficiency
  13. Document certifying the applicant’s ability to pay all the expenses during his/her stay in Japan
  14. Address and Contact Card **
  15. Documents certifying the status of residence (only if the applicant lives in Japan)
  16. A copy of passport

** use designated form
*** No photo copy acceptable. Original documents only

Deadline for submitting applications

First Semester: Fri, November 15th, 2019

Admission fee and tuition ****
  1. Admission fee: 84,600 yen (approximately)
  2. Tuition for six months: 178,200 yen (approximately)

Annual school expenses: 84,600 yen (admission fee) + 356,400 yen (annual tuition) = 441,000 yen (approximately)

**** The admission fee and the tuition are subject to change.

 

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