Kyushu University

Kyushu University

Kyushu University was founded in 1911 as one of Japan’s former Imperial Universities. Diligently dedicated to its missions since its establishment, today the University is nationally respected as one of the country’s top-rate, comprehensive universities. It is also globally recognized not only for its top-rate education and excellence in cutting-edge research but also for its world-class excellence in international exchange, cross-cultural learning, and global leadership. With its strong and rich legacy of international exchange, Kyushu University has grown to become one of the most internationalized institutions of higher education not only in Japan but also across Asia and beyond.

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Kyushu University’s main campus, Ito Campus, has in recent years been relocated and newly built, now having the country’s largest campus area and world-class facilities to further pursue its global engagement. Kyushu University is located in Fukuoka City, a pleasant and popular regional city located on the northern shore of Kyushu Island. Known for a dynamic mixture of rich history and modern economy, Fukuoka serves as an important hub of education, research, business, and cultural exchange in the country.

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International students all over the world – you are all encouraged to seize the opportunity to join our exciting campus community and ongoing legacy of international exchange and global learning!

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Fukuoka City: The Home of Kyushu U.

Fukuoka City is a gateway to Asia – As a prospective student of Kyushu University, you will live in Fukuoka, and this location is one of the University’s strengths. A pleasant coastal city of 1.6 million people and the largest metropolis on the entire island of Kyushu, Fukuoka is Japan’s gateway to continental Asia; China and Korea are both close by — the city lies midway between Tokyo, Shanghai, and Seoul — and life here still reflects a variety of ancient heritage of cultural exchange.


At the same time, the city enjoys a solid reputation as a modern, vibrant regional trade and production center. Most recently MSNBC-Newsweek named Fukuoka a ‘city of substance,’ ranking it among the ten most dynamic cities in the world! You will find the signs of prosperity, energy, and popularity everywhere in Fukuoka City. Fukuoka boasts impressive new levels of investment in building and manufacturing, one of the country’s busiest domestic and international airports, a thriving port and shipping industry, excellent public transportation, a compelling skyline mixing traditional and modern architecture, the PayPay DOME (one of Japan’s largest entertainment and sports venues), numerous upscale shopping malls and boutiques, and a rich variety of amusements, including galleries, theaters, museums, and clubs, all set against a backdrop of thickly forested hills overlooking the superb natural harbor of Hakata Bay.

Fukuoka Tower

Host to national and prefectural government offices and the regional headquarters of many major companies, Fukuoka is Kyushu’s most active and largest business center. China, Korea, and the United States have established consulates in the city, too. An increasingly popular tourist destination, Fukuoka lures millions each year, many from abroad, who come to experience its colorful Dontaku and Yamakasa festivals, visit its famous shrines and temples, wander through outstanding museums, or simply explore its lively markets and colorful streets. Furthermore, Fukuoka’s many attractive, well-maintained parks and beaches appeal to Japanese and foreigners alike.

You will also note Fukuoka City as a city of youthful verve and fashion. All parts of the urban area are easily accessible by subway, bus, or bicycle, and Fukuoka’s about 40,000 foreign residents, most of them from China, Korea, and Taiwan, find the bustling downtown district of Tenjin well stocked with imported foods and foreign language books. The renowned nightlife quarter of Nakasu also offers a wide variety of restaurants with all kinds of traditional fare and international cuisine. The fresh and affordable seafood of Fukuoka is famous throughout Japan.


Foreign residents and visitors often comment on the friendliness and international outlook of the people of Fukuoka, making it the special place that it is. This reflects the city’s longstanding tradition of openness to the world, exhibited today in the city’s wide range of friendship societies and support services. You will find a warm welcome wherever you go, which is why Fukuoka is rated consistently as one of the best environments in Asia to live.

More Information – Try exploring any of the following websites to get a better sense of all that Fukuoka has to offer:

Fukuoka Facts
Fukuoka City
Fukuoka City International Foundation

Access & Campus Maps

Please visit the website of Kyushu University International Student and Researcher Support Center for campus maps and access guide.

Support Center