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Tucked in between the sea and mountains, Kobe is a picturesque and calming place to be a student. The city consists of a long strip of land which is easy to get around on foot, as Kobe continues to recover from the devastating Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.

As a major port city in Japan, Kobe has always attracted workers and students from overseas and this has continued as it grows its education provision. Famed for Kobe beef, this is one Japanese city where you’ll be welcomed as an international student.

Study in Kobe?

Kobe is home to eighteen public and private universities and eight junior colleges. You will be able to study an undergraduate degree at the following institutions:

Undergraduate degrees in Japan generally take longer to complete than in other countries, with most degrees taking four years to complete.

Immigration and visas

Foreign students intending to study at university in Kobe should obtain College Student Resident status, as well as a visa, which should be applied for directly from the Japanese embassy in their home country. 

Applicants will need the following:

  • The Application for Certificate of Eligibility
  • Two photographs
  • Letter of acceptance from university
     
It is advised that you apply for your Japanese visa within plenty of time in order than it can be sufficiently processed.

Accommodation and living costs

The majority of international students coming to Kobe will opt to live in accommodation provided by the university in order to settle in quicker and get a feel for life in Kobe without extra hassle.

Kobe University has a dedicated International Residence for international students on Port Island.

However, if you do decide to look for private accommodation, you should look in the following areas:

  • Sannomiya
  • Motomachi
  • Tarumi
     

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