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Graduate Programs taught in Japanese
 
Since the department of Business and Technology Management provides its own special programs for international students, please refer to Kyusyu University Business School's website for detailed information.
 
In the master’s and doctoral programs taught in Japanese, lectures and workshops are normally carried out in Japanese. Prospective international students should bear in mind that it is required to have adequate command of spoken and written Japanese language (i.e. Japanese Language Proficiency Level 1) before applying.
 
International students take classes and are evaluated in the same manner as Japanese students. Other important information about study and research guidance, official procedure, etc. in our faculty is also usually given in Japanese. Therefore, prospective international students would be often required to be able to listen and read Japanese adequately.
 
Master’s Programs taught in Japanese
 
In addition to the general entrance examination mainly for Japanese students, the special entrance examinations for international students are conducted. For detailed information, please refer to this page (in Japanese only).
 
A)The Examination for International Students with Japanese Government Scholarship
This examination is applicable and designed only for International Students who have already been granted a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship, and are studying in one of the Japanese universities as research students. The admission is in April. An Oral examination (in Japanese) based on the Research Plan and a careful evaluation of all other application documents will be conducted. The two letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member of the foreign university the applicant graduated from and the other from a faculty member of the Japanese university that accepted the applicant as a research student) are particularly closely scrutinized, but the academic transcript will also be evaluated. There is no written examination for this type of candidates.
 
B)The Examination for International Students by “Special Recommendation”
This examination is applicable and designed only for the International Students who are either students or graduates of one of the designated schools and applying by through the “Special Recommendation” issued by one of those schools. This admission is in April. The designated schools for entry in 2014 are as follows: Pusan National University, Renmin University of China (School of Economics, School of Finance, School of Agricultural Economy and Management, School of Business, School of Information Technology, School of Statistics, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and School of Labor and Human Resources), Nanjing University (School of Business), Northeastern University (School of Business Administration)(in China), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University (Frankfurt), Reims Management School, The University of Manchester, and Chulalongkorn University. The Graduate School of Economics will make a careful evaluation of all application documents. The Research Plan will be particularly closely scrutinized, although the two letters of recommendation written by different faculty members of the designated school and the academic transcript will also be evaluated. Because there is no written examination or oral examination for this type of candidates, applicants do not need to come to Kyushu University for examinations. For details related to this examination, please refer to the application brochure for the 2014 academic year.
 
C)General Examination
For International Students who are not categorized above may take the General Examination as Japanese students do. The admission is in April. This examination consists of a written examination in Economics and foreign languages. (English and a second foreign language including English.) For the latter, a required score on the TOEFL test can act as a substitute for those language tests. The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last 2 years.
 
Doctoral Programs taught in Japanese
 
In addition to the general entrance examination mainly for Japanese students, special entrance examinations for international students are conducted. For detailed information, please refer to this page (in Japanese only).
 
A)The Examination for International Students with Japanese Government Scholarship
This examination is applicable and designed only for International Students with Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship, who are studying in Kyushu University or one of other Japanese universities as master’s students or research students (6 months or more) and whose scholarships are expected to be extended after getting enrolled in doctoral programs. The admission is in April. This examination is designed to measure the applicants' academic ability and language proficiency and consists of the screening of a master thesis, examination in foreign language and interview. For the latter, a required score on the TOEFL test can act as a substitute for the language tests. The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last 2 years.
 
B)The Examination for International Students by “Special Recommendation”
This examination is applicable and designed only for international students who were enrolled in the master’s programs through the examination for international students through "Special Recommendation" and are expected to complete the program with predefined number of credits. The admission is in April. This examination is designed to measure the applicants' academic ability and language proficiency and consists of the screening of a master thesis, examination in foreign language and interview. For the latter, a score of TOEFL test can act as a substitute for these language examinations. The TOEFL must have been written within the last 2 years.
 
C)The Special Examination for International Students – Individual Recommendation
This examination is applicable and designed for international students who are regarded as the students with high knowledge and ability by any individual professors in the Graduate School of Economics. The admissions are in April and October. The entrance examination is conducted mainly by document screening. The required documents are as follows:
(1) Two letters of recommendation: one written by the future advisor in Kyushu University, and the other by the current advisor in the applicant's university
(2) Master's thesis
(3) Future research proposal
Because written and oral examinations are not conducted for this program, applicants do not need to come to Japan for the examinations.
 
D)The Special Examination for International Students – Chinese Government Program "China State Sponsored Graduate Scholarship Program for Building High-level Universities"
This examination is applicable and designed for international students who have been granted the scholarships from the Chinese Scholarship Council as doctoral degree candidates under the above program. The admission is in October.
 
E)General Examination
International students who do not belong to the categories mentioned above may take the same General Examination with Japanese applicants. This examination is designed to measure the applicants' academic ability and proficiency in language and consists of three parts: consideration of submitted academic papers (such as a Master's thesis or equivalent), written examination in English and the second foreign language including English, and oral assessment. For the latter, a TOEFL score can act as a substitute for these language examinations. The TOEFL must have been taken within the last 2 years.
 
 
 
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