Japanese Universities: Studying in Kobe :I‘m sure almost everyone has heard of Kobe beef but have no idea that Kobe is a name of a place, and not just beef!

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Kobe: It’s more than just beef

The city of Kobe is located on the island of Honshu and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture. It is well known for its rich culture, scenic places, and it’s wonderful local food. Due to its close proximity to Osaka and Kyoto, it’s actually quite a popular tourist destination as well. Just some notable places are Mount Rokko, Oji Zoo, Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, and the Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park.

There’s honestly so many beautiful places to go to that we cant fit it all in in one paragraph! The only way to find out more about Kobes beautiful tourist locations is by going there and exploring it! Don’t ever forget to try out the local food, especially the kobe beef! 

Universities in Kobe

Kobe University

Kobe University is found between Mt. Rokko and Osaka Bay making it not just a great school to study at because of its academics, but also makes it one of the most beautiful campuses in Japan. They are connected ro 363 universities all over the world and currently have an international student ratio of 1 out of 14 students that came from over 14 different countries. It is a perfect place for international students who want to have a full, scenic experience with all 4 seasons in Japan while studying at a university that provides academic and international student support (94 % satisfaction rate from international students)!

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (undergraduate)¥535,800 / year
(¥17,000 entrance examination + ¥282,000 admission fee)
Degree-Seeking Student (graduate)¥535,800 / year (¥30,000 entrance examination + ¥282,000 admission fee)
Research Students¥29,700 / month(¥9,800 entrance examination + ¥84,600 admission fee)
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
English-taught Course AvailabilityNo (most undergraduate classes are taught in Japanese but you can take a look at the course list here)
Language RequirementsN2 level or higher 
Other requirementsSufficient score on EJUSufficient score on entrance testsHigh school degree or equivalentAll education documentsFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationality
Contactgnrl-kouhou@office.kobe-u. ac.jp
Websitehttp://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/
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Kobe Design University 

As a world renowned university, it has the philosophy of enriching people’s lives with the power of art and design. Similarly enough to schools all around Japan, they believe that they are educating the future and culture of Japan, in turn, making them quite serious and passionate about teaching the mind and the spirit. 

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (undergraduate)¥1,650,000  / year 
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
English-taught Course AvailabilityNo (most undergraduate classes are taught in Japanese but you can take a look at the course list here)
Language RequirementsN2 level or higher 
Other requirements18 years or aboveSufficient score on EJUSufficient score on entrance testsHigh school degree or equivalentAll education documentsFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationality
Contactnyushi@kobe-du.ac.jp
Websitehttp://www.kobe-du.ac.jp/

Kobe International University 

KIU was established in 1968 with a very religious founder and foundation. They are affiliated with the Anglican Church in Japan. KIU strives to not only to integrate Japanese locals to foreigners, but foreign students to integrate themselves with the Japanese locals as well. They openly welcome foreign students with over 500 international students. 

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (undergraduate)1st year: ¥1, 506, 0002nd year: ¥724,0003rd year: ¥724,0004th year: ¥734,000
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes 
English-taught Course AvailabilityNo (most undergraduate classes are taught in Japanese but you can take a look at the course list here)
Language RequirementsN2 level or higher Level C or higher in the J. Test of Practical Japanese
Other requirementsHigh school degree or equivalentAll education documentsFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationality
Contactnyushi@kobe-kiu.ac.jp
Websitehttp://www.kobe-kiu.ac.jp/

Kobe Pharmaceutical University

It was established in 1932 and has since been one of the best schools to study pharmacy in. Due to all the ongoing medical advancements happening in the world, they have recently shifted to a 6 year academic system, making sure that they give their students the proper knowledge, research, training, and mindset to keep up with the recent changes in medicine. Currently, they have an outstanding 93% rate of employment for their alumni and graduates.

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (undergraduate)1st year: ¥2,200,0002nd-6th year: ¥1,800,000
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
English-taught Course AvailabilityNo (most undergraduate classes are taught in Japanese but you can take a look at the course list here)
Language RequirementsN2 level or higher 
Other requirementsHigh school degree or equivalentSchool grades should be 3.0 or higherAll education documentsFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationalityNo smoking after enrollment
Contactnyushi@kobepharma-u.ac.jp
Websitehttp://www.kobepharma-u.ac.jp/

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