International Exchange

International Exchange

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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.

International Exchange Portal Site Geiko Global

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.

World Map of Partner Institutions

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
Dongseo University Korea since February 17th, 2003
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
Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi Thailand since December 6th, 2021
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
University of Taipei Taiwan since September 1st, 2020
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
School of Architecture and Design,The Royal College of Arts United Kingdom since June 30th, 2003
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

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.

International Program

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.


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