*The program details for SIJ 2020 is as follows.

[SIJ 2020 Program details]

When and How Long?
June 23 – July 17, 2020 (4 Weeks)

Where Will You Be?
The program will be held mainly on Ito Campus (Main Campus), Kyushu University.
The address of this campus:
744 Motooka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City 819-0395 JAPAN

What Language?
English is the primary medium of instruction and communication for most activities of the program.

Who May Participate?
To be considered for participation in SIJ 2020, applicants are required to meet all of the following four criteria:

  1. Undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in degree programs at accredited higher education institutions outside Japan;
  2. Hold a grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application;
  3. Hold a TOEFL iBT score of 79 or higher (or the equivalent), if a non-native English speaker, by the time of application; and
  4. Plan to continue their degree programs at their home universities following completion of SIJ 2020.

Where to Stay?
All participants of SIJ 2020 will stay at the following two accommodation settings:

  1. Ito Campus University dormitory
    First 2 weeks of the program period
    (one room for up to 4 participants)
  2. Homestay
    Latter 2 weeks of the program period
    (at local residents’ houses)

How Many May Participate?
SIJ 2020 is scheduled to accept 20-30 participants.


Credit Transfer
SIJ is prepared to send to participants’ home universities the academic credits and grades that participants achieve upon completion of the program.

Please note, however, that it is participants’ responsibility to consult with their respective home universities and seek agreement for the credit transfer prior to participating in SIJ.

Program Fee
The total program fee is approximately 190,000 JPY per participant. Breakdown of the fee is as follows:



Accommodations (including dormitory & homestay):
106,000 JPY

Activity Fees (including field studies):
20,000 JPY

Administrative Fee:
19,600 JPY

190,000 JPY

Please note that the total fee estimated herein does not include the costs for meal during the period of time staying at the University dormitory and the transportation fees during homestay.

Kyushu University offers a limited number of scholarships to students who present a strong undergraduate academic record. All applicants are considered; recipients are selected by the University.