Kobe College was the first women’s college to gain university status in West Japan, chartered in 1948. It is known for its architectural style, including unique rooftops and marble floors in many of its buildings.
Admission is offered to women only during the regular academic year, but men are permitted to study at this institution over the summer.
**This program is for Asian Studies major or minors with one year of Japanese language study. Students must consult the program director in the Asian Studies department and participate in an interview the second week of February. Contact information for the director can be found at the bottom of the page.
Nishinomiya city, Hyogo prefecture, the home of Kobe College, is located almost at the center of the Japanese islands. Famous cities such as Kyoto- the Japanese imperial capital for over 1,000 years and a cultural must-see, and the well traversed larger cities of Kobe and Osaka, are in close proximity to the campus. Easy access to Kansai International Airport and Shinkansen stations (Shin-Kobe Station and Shin-Osaka Station) enable students to travel conveniently both in and out of Japan.
Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.
On-campus housing and off-campus apartments are available for students. The college's housing page can be found HERE
Students are able to take courses from among three schools, studying English, Intercultural studies in the School of Letters, Music in the School of Music, and Psychological and Behavioral Sciences and Biosphere Sciences in the School of Human Sciences. They offer a wide array of courses related to Japanese culture and Japanese language programs as well. For more information on courses offered to international students at Kobe, click HERE
. To find specific courses, click the link titled "syllabi" at the bottom of the page.
FINANCIAL AID/ SCHOLARSHIPS
Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad.
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad. For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.
In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE
International exchange students, with outstanding academic performance, may receive scholarships from JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) or HUMAP (Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) during their exchange period in Kobe College. For further information, contact Mayumi Kitagawa at Kobe College's International Programs Center. You can email Ms. Kitagawa at email@example.com
Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.
BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE.
Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office*
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time
Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
|Books, Materials and Supplies
||$280 - 380 per month
||$240 per month
|National Health Insurance
||$20 per month
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!
XE LIVE CURRENCY CONVERTER
**We will follow the university payment/refund policies and schedules
Akiko Kawano Jones
Director of Asian Studies, Senior Lecturer
Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages
110 Shatzel Hall
Bowling Green State University
Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall