Faculty Maritime Sciences of Kobe University Student Exchange Spring Program 2023

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Dear ITS Students,

Student exchange program of Faculty/Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University has been opened. The current call is for the Spring Semester 2023 (Academic Year 2022/2023) and the mobilities will be started in April to September 2023. The tuition fee for this program is waived. However the accepted students are responsible for accommodations, their learning materials and living expenses in Japan including Roundtrip Flight Ticket, visa fees & Insurance.

You may find the list of subject in this link you may only choose courses from Faculty of Oceanology and/or Graduate School of Maritime Sciences. Please note that most of courses for S1 are available in Japanese only.

ITS Students must take and do credit transfer 20 SKS (for S1) and also minimum 6 SKS (for S2) /or lab/research activities for S2/S3 only.

This program open for ITS students with criteria below :

– S1 batch 2019 and 2020

– S2 and S3 who already compeleted at least one semester

– ITS Students must from Faculty of Marine Technology

– Have a good Japanese/English ( oral & written )

Here are the required documents that you need to prepare :

1.  Application Form

2. Learning Agreement ( Please download from here ). Please kindly fill advisor section with the signature Head of Department / Coordinator academic at your department. Please leave it blank at coordinator section (it will be done by ITS GE)

3. An Official Academic Transcript in English version with minimum GPA 3.00/4.00

4. A Valid Certificate of English Proficiency ( You can use TOEFL/EFL with minimum Score is 500, or IBT/IELTS who equal with TOEFL 500) or Certificate of Japanese Language Skill (it is a must for undergraduate students but optional for draduate students)

5. Scanned Passport (with minimum one year validity)

7. One recommendation letter from academic advisor

8. Study Plan

9. Statement Letter (please download from here )

10.  COE Application Form (Please fill out page 1 through 3 only)

11. Photo data(JPEG or PDF file)for COE application. (Please use this guidance)

11. Certificate of Enrollment at ITS

12. Financial Statement (You can submit after ITS GE internal selection)
*Financial Statement is a very important document for COE screening. Please submit the documents that will prove the “Method of support to meet the expenses while in Japan (Section 26 of Application for COE)”. Supporting documents may be:
1) Latest bank statement (more than 1,200,000 yen balance for 1 year stay at Kobe University as an exchange student) and a copy of the latest bank passbook
2) A Certificate of employment of your financial supporter plus a certificate of his/her annual income

11.  scholarship form (please choose one) –> JASSO or HUMAP  (please note that there is no guarantee that you can get this scholarship, we are looking for ITS Students who are ready to join this program without scholarship)


Students will be provided the following amount in Japanese yen: 1. Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month (up to 11 months) Please refer to the following JASSO website for details:
This selection is done in two stages. In the first stage, Kobe University applies to JASSO based on the yearly plan of incoming students, and wait for a notice of scholarship quota. The second stage involves reviewing and selection of students by Kobe University from the submitted applications.
Students who wish to apply for this scholarship must submit the application form when applying for international student exchange program


HUMAP (Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) is an international intercollegiate exchange program between universities in the Hyogo region of Japan and the rest of the Asia Pacific region.
Eligibility: Students from HUMAP member universities
Duration: 6 months to 1 year
Students will be provided the following amount in Japanese yen (*As of 2022) :
Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month (up to 12 months)
Selection process is the same as JASSO scholarship above.
Students who wish to apply for this scholarship must submit the application form when applying for international student exchange program.
Please refer to the following HUMAP website for details:

For ITS Students who interested with this program please kindly send all of your documents (softcopy, each in PDF Format) to Mr. Ade at with subject : StudentExchange_KobeUnivSpring2023_Name_NRP maximum on 17 October 2022 (13.00 WIB). The interview session will be held on 20 October 2022

If you have questions about this program, please send an email to Mr. Ade at with subject : ASK_StudentExchange_KobeUniv




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