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Kibi International University

Okayama, Japan

Since its founding, Kibi International University has grown markedly in strength, scale, and stature. Over the past quarter-century, it has greatly increased the number of educational programs it offers while simultaneously taking great care to maintain and further raise what have been consistently high standards. Comprehensively accredited by the Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation (JIHEE), Kibi International University is a fully-fledged and vibrant university comprising Schools of Social Science, Health Science and Social Welfare, Psychology, Agricultural Regional Vitalization, Foreign Language Studies, and Animation Culture.

Kibi International University has three campuses; Takahashi Campus for Schools of Social Science, Health Science and Social Welfare, and Animation Culture, Minami Awaji Campus for Agricultural Regional Vitalization, and Okayama Campus for Foreign Language Studies. While we look out to the world, we treasure our communities and rich human life they foster, and we always keep in mind the adage to think globally and act locally. Since 2013, in recognition of our efforts to revitalize our region, we have been designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture as a base for its Center of Community scheme. Participating in this scheme, students are brought face to face with the challenges that will help them realize thier full potential. 

5-5 Okuda Nichi machi, kita-ku, Okayama City Okayama 700-0931

◆UMAP Contact Person

Mr. Masanori Oishi
International Affairs Section

◆Regular Academic Calendar

·First Semester
From: 1 April 2018
To: 30 September 2018
·Second Semester
From: 1 October 2018
To: 31 March 2019

◆Semester Load in Credits/Units

·Minimum Exchange students must take at least 7 classes per semester.
·Maximum Regular students can take up to 49 credit hours per year.

◆General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

·Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation

124 credit hours

·Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

4 years

◆List of Study Programs that are open for International Exchanges

Exchange students are expected to be enrolled in the Department of Foreign Studies, which provide medium of instruction both in Japanese and in English.


◆Exchange- Related Information

·Exchange Duration
a semsester or an academic year
·Language Proficiency Requirements
Non-native Japanese speakers will need to provide proof of Japanese language ability only if they want to take courses in Japanese. However, Japanese language ability will not be required if your students take courses in English.
·Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Kibi International University has various facilities such as libraries, Learning Support Center for international students, Volunteer Center, Research Advancement Center for Cultural Property, Research Institute of Clinical Psychology, and Research Institute of Health and Welfare. Computer-assisted language learning system, a Japanese style room, and a computer room are also equipped with Okayama Campus.

The dormitory is available if there are vacancies.

Home stay:


Off Campus Assistance:

We introduce the real estate company to exchange students. Prior to the arrival, exchange students can submit application and their preference for apartments.

·Medical Insurance
International Students are required to purchase national health insurance.
·Visa Process
It takes some 1 month for a student`s application to be confirmed after we receive it. However, our university needs to submit Application for Certificate of Eligibility to the Japanese Immigration Bureau to get a Japanese visa. For this reason, please understand application process takes some two months.

Application Submission Deadline: 1 June 2018