Kumamoto University Spring Program 2017

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Kumamoto University, Japan is pleased to announce Kumamoto University Spring Program 2017 officially opened for registration. The Spring Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University was created to provide international students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.

The Program consists of two courses, an English course (conducted in English) and a Japanese Course (conducted in Japanese).


  • English Course:  Tuesday, February 14 – Thursday, February 23, 2017 (10 days)
  • Japanese Course:  Tuesday, February 28 – Thursday, March 9, 2017 (10 days)


  • Kumamoto University, with educational excursions around Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan


  • English Course, the theme is “Kumamoto Groundwater and Environmental Sustainability.”  
  • For the Japanese Course, the theme is “Japanese Language and Culture.”

Eligible applicants for this program :

English course*:

  • An undergraduate student studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange
  • Having an English language proficiency TOEFL min score. 500 or IELTS 5.0

Japanese course*:

  • An undergraduate student studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange
  • Having Japanese language proficiency equal to or greater than JLPT level N4 (for Japanese Course only)


  1. The Summer Program offers a variety of engaging activities including:
  2. Classroom lectures on Japanese life and culture
  3. First-hand cultural learning experiences
  4. Guided educational field trips within Kumamoto Prefecture
  5. Interaction and exchange with Kumamoto’s local community
  6. Japanese language classes (Japanese Course only)

*Contents are tentative and subject to change, please see the details on the following link for information about the program and how to apply.

Kumamoto University 2017 Spring Program

Program Fee

  • English Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen
  • Japanese Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen

○ includes accommodation, class fees, field trip fees, and breakfast.
× Does not include the cost of transportation to or from Japan, the cost of transportation within Japan, or the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program.
 * The program Fee will be collected in cash after arriving in Japan.

Participants in the Spring Program may apply for a government scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).  

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3, and not receive any other scholarships for this program which exceed 80,000 Japanese Yen. 
Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available.

Required documents:

  1. Application form (as attached)
  2. An official academic transcript (in English) from the previous year.
  3. TOEFL certificate min. 500 or IELTS 5.0
  4. Copy passport

Deadline submission via KU Liaison Office at ITS:
28 November 2016 / Monday before 15.00 wib 
Kantor Kumamoto University Liaison -ITS
Gedung KPA / Dr. Angka, Sekretariat BIBV lantai.2
Kampus ITS-Sukolilo Surabaya
Telp. 085100931258 (sms or call)
WA/line. 081333839689

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