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Exchange Programs

  • Updated on February 2, 2024


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About Exchange Programs

Kobe University is conducting intensive exchanges for education and research with partner universities and institutions overseas, which enrich the academic environment on campus. Kobe University currently has 375 partner institutions in 65 countries/regions. Among these are student exchange agreements with 255 institutions in 50 countries/regions, which are made up of “Inter-University Student Exchange Agreement” and “Inter-Faculty Student Exchange Agreement”. 

((List of Kobe University's partner institutions))

Inter-University Student Exchange Agreement

Inter-University Student Exchange Agreement aims at university-wide exchange of students. Students of the following institutions are welcome to study at Kobe University under the Inter-University Student Exchange Program.

Duration 1 semester or 2 semesters
Period Spring semester only (April-September)
Fall semester only (October-March)
Full academic year (April-March or October-September)
Fee Tuition, application fees, matriculation are exempted while students remain enrolled at their home university where they pay the tuition fees.
Credits Responsibility for deciding the credits to be awarded for the exchange program rests with the home institution.

Interested students should consult with their home university's International Office for application. Students must be nominated by their home university before application.

((List of Inter-University Student Exchange Partners))
"Kobe Japanese Program for Exchange Students" offered by Global Education Center (GEC) is open to students from Partner universities WITHOUT "*".

Area    Country
Partner University
Asia                     China       Nanjing University
Renmin Unviersity of China *
Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
Tsinghua University
Wuhan University
Korea  Seoul National University
Mongolia National University of Mongolia *
Singapore Nanyang Technological University
Taiwan     National Chengchi University
National Cheng Kung University
National Taiwan University
Oceania       Australia       The University of New South Wales
The University of Western Australia 
University of Wollongong 
North America        U.S.A      Queens College of the City University of New York *
Georgia Institute of Technology
Canada University of Ottawa
Europe                                                              Austria      FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences *
MCI Management Center Innsbruck *
The University of Graz
Belgium   UCLouvain Saint-Louis Bruxelles *
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Bulgaria  Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski
Czech Republic  Charles University
France          Aix-Marseille Université *
Université de Lille
Université Paris Ⅱ Panthéon-Assas
Université Paris Cité 
Université Paris Nanterre
Germany        Free University of Berlin
Kiel University 
Technical University of Munich 
Trier University
Technical University of Darmstadt *
Hungary Eötvös Loránd University *
Italy      Bocconi University *
University of Bologna 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice 
Netherlands Leiden University 
Poland    Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń 
Russia    Saint Petersburg State University 
Ural Federal University *
Slovakia Comenius University *
Spain  The University of Barcelona 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra *
Switzerland  University of Basel
UK       School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
University of Essex *
University of Kent *
University of Birmingham *

Inter-Faculty Student Exchange Agreement

The student exchange agreements, other than the ones listed above, enable the exchange of students in specific faculties or graduate schools. Interested students should consult with their home university’s International Office or relevant office.

((Faculties and Graduate Schools))

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