The Acceptance Rate of Kyushu University (Undergraduate Program): A-Z Important Aspects You Need to Know

The Acceptance Rate of Kyushu University (Undergraduate Program) - EDOPEN Japan

Located in southern Japan, Kyushu may be well-known to those familiar with Japan. It is likely that many have developed an affinity for Kyushu after only visiting once.

Kyushu University, located in Fukuoka city, is a national university that is ranked 7th among the best universities in Japan in 2022. The university receives high competition from Japanese students as well as international students for enrollment.

This article provides a brief overview, essential admission information, and the acceptance rate for each school, to assist prospective students who are considering applying to Kyushu University.

In addition, for those seeking comprehensive and dependable data regarding the acceptance rate of top universities in Japan, we kindly direct your attention to our thorough discussion below!

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A Brief Introduction to Kyushu University 

A Brief Introduction to Kyushu University - EDOPEN Japan

Kyushu University is the English translation for 九州大学 (kyū-shū-dai-gaku). The abbreviation kyūdai 九大 is commonly used to refer to this institution.

The university is comprised of five campuses: Of these campuses, Ito Campus stands out as one of the largest in Japan, covering an area equivalent to approximately 425 soccer fields. Of these campuses, Ito Campus stands out as one of the largest in Japan, covering an area equivalent to approximately 425 soccer fields.

Of these campuses, Ito Campus stands out as one of the largest in Japan, covering an area equivalent to approximately 425 soccer fields. Kyushu University is an expansive institution with a noteworthy presence. Kyushu University is home to a substantial organization that includes 12 undergraduate schools, 18 graduate schools, and numerous research centers.

Studying in Undergraduate School of Kyushu University

Studying in Undergraduate School of Kyushu University - EDOPEN Japan

There are both Japanese courses and English-based courses available at Kyushu University.

If you are considering applying to Kyushu University, here is the information that can help you understand the process and requirements. Still, the requirements might differ every year, here is the official page where you can find the latest admission information. 

Undergraduate School Admission – Japanese Courses (April Entry)

International applicants without Japanese nationality and permanent residency in Japan can apply for the privately financed international student entrance program (私費外国人留学生入試), a special entrance for international students.

This program is an excellent option for applicants to all undergraduate schools except for the School of Education (which has a separate international entrance admission process known as 国際入試).

(1) When to Apply to Kyushu University?

From 2019 onwards, all applicants must apply using the online system provided by Kyushu University. The following link leads to the schedule for the 2023 entrance. Please utilize it for the most up-to-date information.

Since the formal timetable has not been released yet, let’s refer to the timetable for the 2022 entrance and prepare for your application in advance!

Admissions TimetableDate
Application PeriodNovember 8 –19, 2021, 5 p.m.
Screening – Entrance examinationFebruary 26, 2022
Screening – InterviewFebruary 27, 2022
Admission Decision AnnouncementMarch 3, 2022
Table made with data from Privately Financed Students 2022 Entrance

(2) What to prepare for the Admission in Kyushu University?

Aside from the documents required, there are several tests and interviews that an applicant needs to prepare to apply to the program:

  1. Attend Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU): the subject required for each school differs. Please make sure the subject needs to take for the school you would like to apply for.
  2. Take one of the following tests: TOEFLiBT (including TOEFLiBT Special Home Edition ), TOEFLITP Plus for China, IELTS Academic, IELTS Indicator, and B2 First (FCE, CAE, CPE). Please make sure the exam is taken within two years before applying.
  3. Take the entrance examination of Kyushu University
  4. The interview is included in the screening process.

Of course, there are many other documents that an applicant should prepare for the application. Always make sure you are getting the latest information from the official page!

(3) The Acceptance Rate of Kyushu University

Based on the data collected from the past four years’ admissions, it is evident that only a limited number of foreign students get admitted every academic year.

  • The School of Medicine even accepted no student for consecutive three years from 2019 to 2021.
  • The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences has the lowest number of applicants. However, most of the applicants are accepted.
  • The School of Engineering has the most applicants among all the schools and has significant raise in the number of applicants in 2020, which had more than 100 applicants increased.
Applicants Acceptances Acceptance Rate  
School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation  
2022  18 17% 
2021  22 18% 
2020  26 19% 
2019 10 50% 
School of Letters    
2022   17% 
2021  0% 
2020  24 4% 
2019 23 13% 
School of Education    
2022   33% 
2021  60% 
2020  – – – 
2019 – – – 
School of Law    
2022  14 0% 
2021  18 11% 
2020  12 17% 
2019 12 25% 
School of Economics    
202236 14% 
2021 57 11% 
2020 52 13% 
2019 45 13% 
School of Science    
202221 14% 
2021 27 7% 
2020 51 8% 
2019 34 9% 
School of Medicine    
2021 0% 
2019 14 0% 
School of Dentistry    
2020 18 6% 
2019 13 23% 
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences    
2021 50% 
2019 100% 
School of Engineering    
202296 8% 
2021 102 22 22% 
2020 185 23 12% 
2019 46 22 48% 
School of Design    
2022 0% 
2021 21 14% 
2020 19 11% 
2019 23 17% 
School of Agriculture    
202238 13% 
2021 20 35% 
2020 28 21% 
2019 24 29% 
Table made with data from:

Undergraduate School Admission – English Based Courses (October Entry)

If you are not yet ready to take courses in Japanese, this special program provides an excellent opportunity. Applicants can apply to the list of schools and departments below in English.

  1. School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation 
  2. School of Engineering (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer, Department of Science, Department of Applied Chemistry, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
  3. School of Agriculture (Department of Bioresource and Bioenvironment)

(1) The Admission of English Based Courses

For prospective students, it is crucial to be aware of the varied admission policies for each school. For the most up-to-date information regarding the application process, please refer to the link provided below.

A scholarship is also provided for the MEXT program. Upon successful selection, the recipient will be granted a monthly scholarship for four years. Additionally, financial support is available for enrollment, tuition fees, and airline tickets.

(2) The Acceptance Rate of English Based Course

Applicants Acceptances Acceptance Rate  
School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation  
2022  30 10 33% 
2021  27 13 48% 
2020  34 26% 
2019 17 41% 
School of Engineering    
2022163 27 17% 
2021 127 30 24% 
2020 109 31 28% 
2018 98 25 26% 
School of Agriculture    
202238 16 42% 
2021 30 14 47% 
2020 28 15 54% 
2019 24 13 54%
Table made with data from:

(3) Tuition and Fees of English Based Course

For undergraduate students enrolled at Kyushu University, there is a one-time admission fee of 282,000 yen, excluding the entrance exam fee of 17,000 yen. The tuition fee amounts to 267,900 yen per semester, totaling to 535,800 yen in tuition fees per year.

Kyushu University Ranking & FAQ about Kyushu University’s Acceptance Rate

Kyushu University Ranking & FAQ about Kyushu University's Acceptance Rate - EDOPEN Japan

According to the QS World University Ranking 2022, Kyushu University ranks 137 and achieved a score of 53.3.

According to Times Higher Education’s (2022) rankings, Hitotsubashi University is the 7th best university in Japan, following Hokkaido University.

Below are some common questions that you may have regarding Kyushu University’s admissions process. We encourage you to read on to enhance your understanding and gain valuable insight.

Is it difficult to get into Kyushu University?
Kyushu University is renowned for having a remarkably high acceptance rate among Japanese universities, with an average of 40%.
Does Kyushu University accept international students?
Yes. Kyushu University offers graduate programs taught entirely in English. Additionally, some undergraduate programs are available in English as well. To obtain further information about admission details, kindly check the official Kyushu University website.
What GPA do you need for Kyushu University?
The minimum GPA requirement for all applicants to any program at Kyushu University (Undergraduate, Graduate School, JTW, JLCC) is 3.2.

What are your thoughts? Do you have further inquiries about the acceptance rate of Kyushu University? Please leave us a message. We hope this information proves beneficial to you.


It is evident from the acceptance rates that the enrollment of international students at Kyushu University is competitive. The limited number of available vacancies compels numerous applicants to compete for admission.

If you’re considering applying to Kyushu University, the information above can aid in understanding the admission process and requirements. However, please note that admission requirements may vary annually. Please refer to the official page for the latest admission information.


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