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Study Abroad destinations

Kobe University of Foreign Studies

Kobe, Japan

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year
Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules:

  • 12 to 16 Japanese credits per semester
  • 24 to 32 Japanese credits per year. 

You can see the module options on the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies website. 

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: Early September to Early February
  • Semester 2: Late March until Early August (approximate dates) 

Visit the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies website for a full list of academic dates.  


Accommodation abroad

There are 2 housing facilities, costing approximately 24,000 Yen per month to 39,000 Yen per month, plus bills. 

More details are available on the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies wesbite.

Costs and visas

Insurance and additional costs

Students are required to enrol in the Japanese National Insurance System which costs approximately ¥1000 a month.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return. You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa.

Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.

If you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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