Enrollment (International Students)

Enrollment of International Students at KGU (as of May 1, 2023)

Research Graduate Exchange Total
China 20 1 11 3 35
Korea 1     4 5
America       1 1
Canada       1 1
Australia       1 1
Portugal       1 1
Taiwan       2 2
Vietnam 1     1 2
Germany       1 1
Total 22 1 11 15 49

KGU welcomes international students, realizing the benefits that international students bring by promoting mutual understanding and providing a variety of experiences to our university. KGU opened its doors to international students of Kumamoto descent under a program sponsored by Kumamoto Prefecture in 1962. With the opening of the Japanese education system in 1981, the university allowed self-financed international students to come as research students, that is, students studying under the guidance of one professor for one academic year. The success of this program led the university, in 1983, to allow international students to pursue degrees at KGU. KGU offers a tuition exemption of 50% designed to reduce the financial burden on international students in order to allow them to concentrate on their studies. To be eligible for this exemption, an individual must have a college student visa, and be admitted to the university as an undergraduate or graduate student.