Kyushu University

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The Kyushu University (jap. 九州大学, Kyūshū daigaku, short Kyūdai) originates from the imperial period and is one of the highest regarded universities in all of Japan.

About the University

The “Kyushu Imperial University”, consisting of the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, was established in 1911. The Faculty of Law followed in 1924. Today, the Kyushu University consists of 13 faculties with around 18.500 students. At the faculty of law EULISP students will have the opportunity to participate in lectures focused on intellectual property law, as well as international private, economic and business law offered through Japan’s first Master’s level program taught in English.


Language of study: English

  • TOEFL score of 92+ (Internet-based) or equivalent is required for non-native English speakers

Fees: none


The Kyushu University is located in Fukuoka and has in recent year moved to a completely new campus in the outer district of the city.

Fukuoka is with a population of around 1.5 million the largest city on the island of Kyushu and the sixth-largest city in Japan. The climate is comparable to southern Europe with the exception of the months June and July when there are frequent heavy rainfalls with occasional tsunamis.

Fukuoka offers many noteworthy attractions and a rich culture. Throughout the Fukuoka area there are many shrines, temples and parks along with many museums, shopping centers and restaurants/bars. Within Japan Fukuoka is especially famous for being less busy and stressful as the other Japanese metropolitan areas while still offering the comforts of a major city. In 2010, Fukuoka was ranked among the 25 most livable cities worldwide, recognizing its high standard of living.