About KGU

Five Reasons to Study at KGU

why study at KGU

Five reasons to study at KGU

Since its foundation in 1942, Kumamoto Gakuen Universtity has a long history of active participation in international exchange. This history gives us the experience to respond to your needs and help you get the most out of your exchange experience.

1. Wonderful location

  • Our school is located near the center of Kumamoto City.
  • We have a beautiful campus filled with green spaces. Our Ginkgo Avenue (icho namiki) is well known in the city for its autumn splendor.
  • Our campus is relatively small, so you will find it easy to make friends.

2. Excellent learning environment

  • Your teachers at KGU are knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Your Japanese classes will have no more than 15 students.

3. Extra-curricular activities

  • You can choose from many student organizations/clubs to join and make Japanese friends, keep up with your favorite sport, or learn a traditional Japanese sport or cultural activity.
  • You can experience Japanese culture through the various festivals and events held on campus throughout the year.

4. Global network

  • You can make friends from all over the world because KGU has exchange programs with universities in many countries.

5. Support

  • You will be supported by the helpful and friendly staff at the Office of International Education.
  • You will live in our International Residence, located close to campus, which means you will spend more time meeting and interacting with students and less time traveling to and from school.