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Undergraduate Students

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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

Request for Admissions Test-related Documents

1. Documents distributed

(1) 2021 Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University Master’s Program (Entrance Examination for International Students) Student Application Guidelines (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, 2021.

(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, 2021.

(3)  Persons who have completed 16 years of schooling outside of Japan, or those who expect to complete such schooling before March 31, 2021.

(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, 2021.

(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, 2021.

(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, 2021, 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, 2021.

(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, 2021.

3. Schedule of examination

(1)  Application period:November 5 (Thu.) – November11 (Wed.), 2020

Persons applying based on qualification (7) or (8) above must undergo a prior review of qualifications, which is conducted during the period from October 19 (Mon.) to October 23 (Fri.), 2020.

(2)  Date of Examination: December 5 (Sat.), 2020

 

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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Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination)(for students enrolling in April, 2021)

Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination)(for students enrolling in April, 2021)

Request for Admissions Test-related Documents

Request for Admissions Test-related Documents

1. Documents Available

(1) 2021 Student Application Guidelines for the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University Doctoral Program (General Selection) (For the students starting in April, 2021)(available only in Japanese)

 

2. Requests

If you stay in Japan and want to request the above documents, please send a self-addressed envelope (Envelope size: 33 cm x 24 cm) with a postage stamps for 390yen) to the address below. Please make sure to write the name of the documents you request in red on the envelope.

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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2021 Student Application Guidelines for Doctoral Program (General Selection) the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University (For students starting in April, 2021)

2021 Student Application Guidelines for Doctoral Program (General Selection) the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University (For students starting in April, 2021)

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) A person who has obtained a master’s degree or a professional degree in Japan, or who expect to obtain by March 31, 2021.

(2) A person who has been granted a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a professional degree in a foreign country, or who expect to be granted by March 31, 2021.

(3) A person who has been granted a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a professional degree by taking, in Japan, a correspondence course provided by a foreign school, or who expect to be granted by March 31, 2021.

(4) A person who has completed a course of a foreign school designated as equivalent to a foreign graduate school in Japan (a foreign university branch in Japan designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (equivalent to a graduate school)) and has been granted a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a professional degree or who expect to be granted by March 31, 2021.

(5) A person who has completed a course of the United Nations University and has been granted a degree equivalent to a master’s degree, or who expect to be granted by March 31, 2021.

(6) A person who has completed the education program by taking a course through a foreign university, a designated educational institution or the United Nations University and have passed the examination or screening equivalent to a general regulations of Kyushu University, and who are recognized to have an academic ability equivalent to the master’s degree.

(7) A person who have qualification approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
a) A person who graduated from a university or a research institute, etc. and has engaged in research at a university or a research institute, etc. for more than two years and who is approved by a graduate school as having the academic ability equivalent to a person with a master’s degree
b) A person who has completed 16 years of academic education in foreign country or, who has engaged in research at a university or a research institute, etc. for more than two years after finishing 16 years of academic education in foreign school by taking, in Japan, a correspondence course provided by a foreign school, and who is approved by the Graduate School of Design based on the achievement of researches, as having the academic ability equivalent to a person with a master’s degree.

(8) A person aged over 24 or who will be 24 by March 31, 2021, and who has been admitted to have an academic ability equivalent to master’s degree or a professional degree by the Graduate School of Design through an independent entrance examination.

3. Schedule of examination

(1) Application period: January 15 (Fri.) – January 20 (Wed.), 2021.

Persons applying based on qualification (7) or (8) above must undergo a prior review of qualifications, which is conducted during the period from November 16 (Mon.) to November 20 (Fri.), 2020

(2) Date of Examination February 28 (Sun.), 2021

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 (General Entrance Examination)(For students enrolling in October, 2020)

Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination)(For students enrolling in October, 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 Entrance Examination) (For the students starting in October, 2020

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 Entrance Examination) the GraduateSchool of Design, KyushuUniversity (For students starting in October, 2020)

2020 Student Application Guidelines for Doctoral Program (General Entrance Examination) the GraduateSchool of Design, KyushuUniversity (For students starting in October, 2020)

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, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 2020.

3. Schedule of examination

(1) Application period: July 10 (Fri.) – July 15 (Wed.), 2020

Persons applying based on qualification (5) or (6) above must undergo a prior review of qualifications, which is conducted during the period from May 27 (Wed.) to June 1 (Mon.), 2020.

(2) Date of Examination: August 20 (Thu.), 2020

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, 2021)

Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course (For students enrolling in October, 2021)

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, 2021)
  • Payment by Credit Card
  • Application Form
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Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course (For students enrolling in April,2021)

Doctoral Program of Human Science International Course (For students enrolling in April,2021)

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,2021)
  • Payment by Credit Card
  • Application Form
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Research Student

Enrolling as a Research Student in the 2nd semester, 2021

Enrolling as a Research Student in the 2nd semester, 2021

Research Students at the Graduate School of Design for enrollment in October, 2021 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.

Application Procedure

Please ask the private permission from your prospective supervisor first by using two methods below.
・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 informed you via  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

Only the applicants who get the private permission from the prospective supervisor pay the application fee, and submit the application documents to Student Affairs Division by post.(Designated application form will be sent AFTER you get the private permission from your prospective supervisor.)

 

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) and have a Bachelor’s Degree or expected to have before enter as a research student.

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

 

Enrollment Dates

The enrollment date for the second semester: October 1st, 2021

 

Required documents for application
  1. Application for Admission **
  2. The copy of payment receipt of application fee(9,800yen)
  3. Curriculum Vitae with color photo attached
  4. Research Plan
  5. Certificate of Graduation from your latest college or Certificate of Expected Graduation ***
  6. Transcript from your latest college ***
  7. Acceptance letter from the head of your company ***
  8. Two addressed envelopes (size: 235mm length x 120mm width, Only for those who wish to receive mail to an address in Japan
  9. Recommendation Letter
  10. Proof of research achievement
  11. Study Plan
  12. Certification of Japanese language proficiency
  13. “Certificate of linguistic ability” regarding research activities **
  14. Prior information regarding linguistic ability of research student applicants **
  15. Document certifying the applicant’s ability to pay all the expenses during his/her stay in Japan
  16. Address and Contact Card **
  17. Documents certifying the status of residence (only if the applicant lives in Japan)
  18. A copy of passport

** use designated form (After you get the private permission from your prospective supervisor, please ask Student Affairs Division to send the designated application forms.)
*** No photo copy acceptable. Original documents only
For more details, please refer to the “Research Students at the Graduate School of Design for enrollment in April 2021” attached below.

 

Deadline for submitting applications

(Those who live in overseas) :May 7, 2021

(Those who live in Japan) : July 30, 2021

 

Admission fee and tuition ****

1.Admission fee: 84,600 yen (approximately)

2.Tuition for six months: 178,200 yen (approximately)

(The applicants from overseas who are admitted after November, the tuition will be accounted by month.)

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.

(Contact)

Student Affairs Division, School of Design, Kyushu University

E-mail: gkgkenkyusei(at*)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp

* please replace (at*) to “@”.

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