Kumamoto University Summer Program 2018

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Dear ITS Students,

Kumamoto University, Japan is pleased to announce Kumamoto University Summer Program 2018 officially opened for registration. The Summer Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University was created to provide undergraduate students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.


Program Dates

English Course: July 18, 2018 – July 27, 2018 (10 days)
Japanese Course: July 31, 2018 – August 9, 2018 (10 days)

You can download the pamphlet here and visit the website by clicking here


Program Participants

English Course: 45 students
Japanese Course: 45 student


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Participants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled at a university with which Kumamoto University has an agreement for academic or student exchange.
  2. Japanese language proficiency equal to or greater than JLPT N3 (only for Japanese Course)
  3. English language proficiency equal to or greater than IELTS level 5 (only for English Course) or TOEFL min score 500 (ITP or EFL, thou, ITP is strongly recommended).
  4. Participants who have been in our Summer Program or Spring Program before are excluded.
  5. Participants must obtain travelers insurance in their home countries prior to departing for Japan.・We will cancel the Summer Program if the minimum of 15 participants are not gathered.


Program Fee

Participation fee (Required):  100,000 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, the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program, or bank transfer fees.


How to Pay

The Participation Fee must be paid in advance via bank transfer, in general from the home university.  Payment details will be announced after participant selection.



Participants who meet the necessary qualifications are eligible to receive a government scholarship worth 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) or Kumamoto University. We will provide the scholarship by cash at the orientation. Eligible students are those who meet the following criteria:
1)      Students who live in the following countries: Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, Cambodia.
2)      GPA greater than or equal to 2.3 (calculated according to JASSO regulations)
3)      Students may 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, and they will be awarded based on the home university's recommendation ranking. The result will be sent to the person in charge of the home universities.


How to Apply

Application documents include the following:

1)      Form 1 (Individual Application Forms), you can download here
2)      Form 2 (Letter of Recommendation from University), free template.
3)      Photocopy of the first page of passport
4)      Academic records from the previous year (English ver.)

Up to 10 students from your university may apply for each course.  If more than 10 students from your university wish to apply, please contact us beforehand.  If we receive a large number of applications, a selection will be held based on the applicants’ GPA scores.


Please compile all applications from your university and send them together via email and original docs by:

Deadline submission via KU Liaison Office at ITS:
8 May 2018 
CP : Ms. Mia Hernawati
Kantor Kumamoto University Liaison -ITS 
Ruang Inovasi dan Kerjasama
Gedung Pasca Sarjana Lt. 1
Kampus ITS-Sukolilo Surabaya
Telp. 085100931258 (sms or call)
WA/line. 081333839689

If you have questions about this program please contact Ms. Mia Hernawati through email/WA/come to her office

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