Fukushima University is a national university founded in May 1949. It has five faculties and four graduate schools, and about 4,500 students. As a university located in the region affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear accident of March 2011, the university is actively carrying out support activities in areas struck by the disaster. In April 2020, 95 international students were enrolled in the university. The university's faculties and graduate schools are shown below.
For details of Fukushima University faculties and graduate schools, please see:https://www.fukushima-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/
There are three ways to study abroad at Fukushima University.
(1) If you wish to enroll in one of the university's undergraduate faculties, you should take the entrance examination for privately funded international students.
(2) If you wish to study in one of the university's graduate school faculties, you should take the entrance examination for the graduate school you are interested in. Details can be found on the "Entrance Exam Information" page.
(3) If you would like to be a research student, please refer to this page: Applying to be a Research Student
(1) Embassy-recommended government-sponsored international students
Please apply according to the procedures established by MEXT (the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).
(2) Study abroad as an international teacher training student
Students from universities that have a student exchange agreement with Fukushima University (and who do not have Japanese nationality or permanent residence status in Japan) can apply to be International Studentss.
[TRANSLATOR COMMENT: for (1) below, it's not clear if 受入期間 means the semesters students can come for exchange (first semester or second semester), or the length of the exchange period (one semester or two semesters). I have translated it both ways, so please choose the correct one.]
First semester or second semester
One semester or two semesters
First semester: April 1 - September 30
Second semester: October 1 - March 31 (of the following year)
For April enrolment: By October 31 of the previous year
For October enrolment: By April 30
Please apply through the department in charge of international exchange at your home university. For more information, please contact the department in charge of international exchange at your home university.
International Studentss are allowed take classes in the "Education Program for International Studentss."
Click here for information on housing for international students.
Click here for information on scholarships for international students.
New student guidance
New International Students guidance
First semester course registration
First semester classes start
Student circles orientation
(event) Welcome party for international students
|June||International student employment seminar|
|August||(event) Fukushima Waraji Matsuri (Straw Sandals Festival)
|September||Graduation ceremony (for September graduates)
Second semester course registration
|October||Second semester classes start
Second semester International Students guidance
(event) Welcome party for second semester international students
(event) Carrying a portable shrine at the Iizaka hot springs Kenka Festival
University festival / Sports festival
|November||(event) Apple picking and Japanese culture experience|
(event) Participate in Waku Waku World Festa
(event) International student study trip