International Exchange

  • International Exchange

Geiko Global International Exchange Portal Site

As part of globalization of the School of Design and the Graduate School of Design, the Geiko Global International Exchange Portal Site provides support to international students and students who want to participate in an exchange program.

Exchange Program

Ever the outward-looking institution, Kyushu University aims to equip its students with an international mindset. As such, the Faculty of Design, the undergraduate School of Design, and Graduate School of Design are all actively engaged in international exchange in both research and education.

In October 1980, we signed our first exchange agreement with The University of Queensland as the Kyushu Institute of Design, and we have been proactively promoting international exchange ever since. We have signed memorandums of understanding for student exchange with many universities abroad, opening up new avenues for study abroad for our students. We hope that experiencing foreign cultures will help students progress academically and nurture an international mindset in the process.

Based on these agreements, we exchange students and academic faculty, facilitate academic cooperation and joint research, and welcome a large number of international students to the School of Design. We also hold international symposiums and research workshops that contribute to a more interconnected world. There’s always plenty of interaction between international students and Kyushu University students and academic faculty at Ohashi Campus.


Partner institutions & Credit transfer system

Partner institutions denoted with an asterisk (*) below are schools with which we have concluded a department-wide international exchange agreement and include academic cooperation in addition to for-credit student exchange programs. The credit transfer system allows students to count credits earned at their host university as course credits toward graduation for a study abroad period of up to one year.


Partner Institutions - Faculty Level

Institution Country Agreement Date
Faculty of Engineering Hasanuddin University, INDONESIA Indonesia since December 2nd, 2013
Multimedia Nusantara University Indonesia since March 31st, 2017
School of Design and Human Engineering, Ulsan National, REPUBLIC OF KOREA Korea since September 2nd, 2014
School of Design, Korea Polytechnic University Korea since March 30th, 2017
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences of Nanyang Technological University Singapore since July 18th, 2017
Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong(THEi) China since October 1st, 2017
School of Design and Arts, Beijing Institute of Technology China since December 1st, 2017
College of Design, National Taipei University of Technology TAIWAN Taiwan since March 19th, 2015
School of Design Ming Chuan University TAIWAN Taiwan since July 15th, 2015
College of Planning and Design, National Cheng Kung University Taiwan since June 22nd, 2017
Faculty of Architecture and Design, faculty of fine Arts, and Graduate School of Fine Arts Anadolu University, TURKEY Turkey since November 1st, 2014
Eskisehir Technical University, TURKEY Turkey since April 1st, 2019
Bangladesh Agricultural University Bangladesh since October 30th, 2014
Faculty of Architecture and Planning Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology BANGLADESH Bangladesh since August 8th, 2015
Faculty of Engineering, Premier University Bangladesh since November 14th, 2016
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Bangladesh since October 3rd, 2017
Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University (former Faculty of Science, Loughborough University) United Kingdom since November 28th, 2007
The Politecnico Di Milano, Italy Italy since February 28th, 2002
HKU Games & Interaction HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) Netherlands since August 26th, 2015
Department of Communication & Multimedia Design, NHL University of Applied Sciences, (NHL) Netherlands since February 14th, 2012
Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries Hogeschool van Amsterdam Netherlands since April 23rd, 2012
The Faculty of Design and Department of Architecture, Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences, Germany Germany since October 10th, 2007
Faculty of Cultural Sciences, cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany Germany since August 31st, 2009
State University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfGkarlsruhe), GERMANY ( Die Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe - HfG ) Germany since July 24th, 2003
School of Arts, Design and Architecture Aalto University Finland since August 25th, 2014
Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris la Villette (ENSAPLV) France since March 4th, 2015
Universite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard, FRANCE(UTBM) France since September 21st, 2009
Ghent University Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and Faculty of Political and Social Sciences Belgium since February 16th, 2012