Application procedure

From February 1 to May 10

 Fact sheet  Please check all information carefully and contact us if you have any inquiries.

You can find application procedure in our fact sheet. It will be 2 steps to complete your application.

1. Please send the following 4 documents via email.

  1. Academic transcript
  2. CV (free format)
  3. Home University nomination letter
  4. Application form

2. Please fill out the online COE application after you receive an email with a link.

 You will need to upload the following 3 materials.

  1. Your photo
  2. Scanned data of your passport
  3. Financial proof

 Please refer to COE online application sample for application details.

Dormitory information

 Available check-in dates       Access

 The announcement of your dormitory allocation will be late in August.

   Please arrange to arrive Kobe by September 29 to be able to attend the faculty orientation.

Arrival information

Please report your arrival information once your travel schedule is confirmed.

After Arrival

Faculty Orientation for new exchange students (Mandatory)

September 29, (Fri) 1:30 pm at main building room 306

  • Orientation for enrollment, course registration, and so on

Orientation for all international students (Mandatory)

October 1, (Sun) 2:15 pm via Online (For more details)

  • Orientation for daily life at Kobe University

Fall semester schedule

Fall Semester : October 2, 2023 to March 31, 2024 

Lecture period : October 2, 2023 to February 9, 2024 (including the examination period)

  • The course syllabus and timetable will be available from early September.

Course Registration

September 29 to October 13

  • The detail of the course registration will be explained at the faculty orientation on September 29.
For KIMAP courses:Schedule | SESAMI Program (
For Japanese courses:GEC website
  • You need to take the online placement test before you choose your course.

         (If you have never learned Japanese, please just choose Elementary courses.)

For other courses:University Syllabus Website


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