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Admission Policy of the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

  • Updated on April 1, 2021

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Master’s Program

The objective of the Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies is to cultivate individuals who have a deep understanding of intercultural phenomena and flexible communication skills, as well as strong scholarship and creative research skills.

●Applicants are sought with the following qualities and abilities:

  1. Have a keen interest in understanding culture as a complex entity and pursuing multifaceted studies that convey the richness of intercultural relations.
    [Required competences: relevant knowledge, techniques, critical thinking skills, evaluative skills, communication skills, initiative, cooperation, interest, and motivation]
  2. Have a keen interest in understanding the dynamics of language and information communication and addressing the various problems that confront contemporary global society.
    [Required competences: relevant knowledge, techniques, critical thinking skills, evaluative skills, communication skills, initiative, cooperation, interest, and motivation]
  3. Have a keen interest in carrying out interdisciplinary research with high standards of expertise.
    [Required competences: relevant knowledge, techniques, critical thinking skills, evaluative skills, communication skills, initiative, cooperation, interest, and motivation]

●Basic Policy for the Selection of Students:

To select students in line with Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, we conduct entrance examinations (General entrance examination, Special entrance examination for working adults, and Special entrance examination for international students) which comprehensively assess each applicant’s competence in the following areas: relevant knowledge, techniques, critical thinking skills, evaluative skills, communication skills, initiative, cooperation, interest, and motivation.

Doctoral Program

The objective of the Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies is to cultivate individuals who have a deep understanding of intercultural phenomena and flexible communication skills, as well as strong scholarship and creative research skills.

●Applicants are sought with the following qualities and abilities:

  1. Have a keen interest in clarifying cultural phenomena, understanding the dynamics of culture as a complex entity, and exploring an advanced field of cultural research.
    [Required competences: relevant knowledge, techniques, critical thinking skills, evaluative skills, communication skills, initiative, cooperation, interest, and motivation]
  2. Have a keen interest in pursuing various language and information communication issues and conducting multifaceted studies focused on the increasingly globalized modern society.
    [Required competences: relevant knowledge, techniques, critical thinking skills, evaluative skills, communication skills, initiative, cooperation, interest, and motivation]
  3. Have a keen interest in carrying out cross-disciplinary research with superior expertise.
    [Required competences: relevant knowledge, techniques, critical thinking skills, evaluative skills, communication skills, initiative, cooperation, interest, and motivation]

●Basic Policy for the Selection of Students:

To select students in line with Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, we conduct entrance examinations (General entrance examination and Special entrance examination for international students) which comprehensively assess each applicant’s competence in the following areas: relevant knowledge, techniques, critical thinking skills, evaluative skills, communication skills, initiative, cooperation, interest, and motivation.