International Exchange

  • International Exchange

Growing Importance of International Exchange

Kyushu University, as a university open to the world, aims to develop internationally minded human resources. The Faculty of Design (School of Design, Graduate School of Design) is actively engaged in international exchange activities in both research and education.

The international exchange activities include faculty and student exchanges, academic information exchange, and joint research based on exchange agreements, as well as actively accepting many international students. Furthermore, the university contributes to the internationalization of society by holding international symposiums and research meetings. In addition, exchange activities between international students from different countries and faculty members and university students are actively conducted on the Ohashi Campus.

Exchange programs are also available to those universities that have signed student exchange agreements. We hope that by experiencing different cultures while studying abroad, students will be able to develop their academic skills and acquire an international perspective.


International Exchange Portal Site
Geiko Global

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. The information on preparation and procedures for study abroad, the international program, and voices of exchange students are available.

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The Double Degree Program

 The Double Degree Program allows students to study abroad at a partner university while enrolled at Kyushu University and earn degrees from both universities upon completion of the designated curriculum.
 The Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, concluded a double degree agreement with the College of Planning and Design, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, in 2024. Students participating in the Double Degree Program will receive multidisciplinary and multifaceted instruction from multiple faculty members, including academic advisors from both Kyushu University and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, enabling them to acquire advanced knowledge and skills and a broad perspective. In addition, students can expect to improve their English language skills, which are necessary to be active globally. Furthermore, by studying in different countries and regions, students can hone their spirit of challenge and comprehensive cross-cultural understanding, which are important for international success.
 We aim to nurture "international designers" who can play an active role in the international community in response to ever-evolving and expanding areas of design expertise.

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International Program

The International Program aims to develop the stance, attitudes, and communication skills necessary to work independently in international society and to develop human resources with specialized design knowledge and skills and a sense of identity of their own country. By studying abroad or taking equivalent courses, students will learn approaches, methods, and ideas for design that do not exist in Japan to broaden their scope of design.
For more information about the international program, please check the website.

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Student Exchange and Credit Transfer System

Our faculty (School of Design and Graduate School of Design) is actively engaged in exchange programs with overseas universities with similar specialties. Partner institutions below are schools with which we have concluded a faculty-level international exchange agreement and 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.

In addition to the international exchange partner universities listed below, students can also study at partner institutions of university-level. For more information, please refer to the world map of Kyushu University's partner institutions.

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Partner Institutions - Faculty Level

As of April 1, 2023

Institution Country Agreement Date
Faculty of Engineering Hasanuddin University Indonesia since December 2nd, 2013
Dongseo University (Academic Exchange Agreement only) Korea since February 17th, 2003
School of Design and Human Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) Korea since September 2nd, 2014
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences of Nanyang Technological University (Academic Exhange Agreement only) Singapore since July 18th, 2017
Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi Thailand since November 1st, 2021
School of Architcture and Fine Art, Dalian University (Academic Exchange Agreement only) China since June 12th, 2017
Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) (Academic Exchange Agreement only) 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 (Academic Exchange Agreement only) Taiwan since March 19th, 2015
School of Design Ming Chuan University Taiwan since July 15th, 2015
College of Planning and Design, National Cheng Kung University Taiwan since June 22nd, 2017
University of Taipei Taiwan since September 1st, 2020
Bangladesh Agricultural University(Academic Exchange Agreement only) Bangladesh since October 30th, 2014
Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Bangladesh since August 8th, 2015
Faculty of Engineering, Premier University(Academic Echange Agreement only) Bangladesh since November 14th, 2016
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (Academic Exchange Agreement only) Bangladesh since October 3rd, 2017
Leading Universtiy Bangladesh since April 1st, 2021
Anadolu University Turkey since November 1st, 2014
Eskisehir Technical University Turkey since April 1st, 2019
School of Architecture, Royal College of Art (Academic Exchange Agreement only) United Kingdom since June 30th, 2003
School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University(Academic Exchange Agreement only) United Kingdom since November 28th, 2007
The Politecnico Di Milano Italy since February 28th, 2002
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Netherland since February 14th, 2012
Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Netherland since April 23rd, 2012
Games and Interaction Course, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht Netherland since August 26th, 2015
HAN Universtiy of Applied Sciences (Academic Exchange Agreement only) Netherland since April 1st, 2023
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design Germany since July 24th, 2003
Faculty of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences Germany since October 10th, 2007
Faculty of Cultural Sciences, TH Koln University of Applied Sciences Germany since August 31st, 2009
Department of Design and Department of Architecture, Facility Management and Geoinformation and Department of Agriculture, Anhalt Universtiy of Applied Science Germany since April 1st, 2023
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University Finland since August 25th, 2014
Universite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard France since September 21st, 2009
Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris la Villette France since April 1st, 2020
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent University Belgium since February 16th, 2012
OCAD University(Acadmic Exhange Agreement only) Canada since April 1st, 2022

International Projects

Various faculty members at the Faculty of Design are involved in international education and research projects. Some of the projects are introduced here on the KID NEXT website. We are always looking for more people to participate in our international projects.

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International Office, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

In order to realize the internationalization concept that Kyushu University and the Faculty of Design are aiming for, the International Office was established in the Faculty of Design in 2020 as an organization to plan and organize international-related projects. If you have any questions about international exchange or international programs, please contact the International Office.

International Office, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

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