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Admission and Diploma Policies

Exchange Program

Applies to partner institution only. Students must be nominated by your coordinator.

School and Department

School of Foreign Language Studies /Department of Foreign Studies

Required Application Documents

  • Application Form (Provided form) ★Please attach photo.
  • Letter of Recommendation(Provided form)
  • Letter of Guarantee (Provided form)
  • Certificate of Health (Provided form)
  • Certificate of Enrollment (current school)
  • Transcript from current school (current school)
  • Motivation Letter
  • One Copy of the Bio Page of Passport
  • Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Provided form)
    ★Please input directly into Excel, place photo of face in provided space, and send file by email.
  • Passport size photo (3cm×4cm) × 3 pieces (for a student card and a registration card)
  • Copy of your Japanese Language Proficiency Test (if you have passed)

Nomination Period

February 1, 2020 - June 4, 2021

Application deadline

June 4, 2021

Semester dates:

Fall Semester: October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022
1 Academic Year: October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022


College Student Visa

Medical Insurance

International students planning to reside in Japan for more than three months are required to subscribe to the Japanese National Health Insurance. The insurance covers 70% of charges for medical care and hospitalization. (Approx. 2,000 yen insurance fee per month will be charged.)

Travel Insurance

To prepare for emergencies, it is required that all exchange students bring comprehensive coverage, including accident and insurance for accidents resulting in bodily injury during their study period. A copy of the insurance coverage documents should be provided to the Okayama Campus Office upon arrival on campus. If you do not get tourist insurance before you leave, you must get it after you arrive in Japan.


If you would like to arrive before your program begins, you are allowed to enter the dormitory up to 7 days before the orientation day (Oct.1) without extra charge. (Advanced notice is required.)
Address: 3-1-8 Higashi-Furumatsu, Kita-ku, Okayama City 700-0921
Location: 5 minutes walking distance from the Okayama Campus
Fee: 32,000 yen/ a month (utility expenses are included /meals are not included)
Bedding set: 8,000 yen/a set (Advanced notice is required.)
Room: Single room only
★We provide; desk, chair, bed, air-condition and Wi-Fi. Shared: washing machine, kitchen, TV, shower room.

How to Apply

Step 2.

Send the following documents by PDF to kiu-okayama-c@office.jei.ac.jp

Acceptance decision notification

Step 3.

Send the application materials with 3 passport size photos by courier to Kibi International University Okayama Campus.

【Fall Semester 2021 Admission】 Application Deadline:  June 4, 2021
Send to:
Kibi International University Okayama Campus
5-5 Okuda-Nishimachi, Kita-Ku, Okayama City 700-0931 Japan

KIU submits Application for Certificate of Eligibility to the Japanese Immigration Bureau. As soon as the certificate is issued, visa documents will be sent either to the University/College coordinator or the student.

Step 4.

As soon as you receive your Certificate of Eligibility, make an appointment at the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate to apply for the visa.

In general, you’ll need the following documents:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Visa application form from the Japanese embassy or consulate
  3. One photograph taken within the past 3 months
  4. Certificate of Eligibility – the original document and one copy
  5. Certificate of Admission – given to you by the school
  6. Other additional documents the specific consulate may ask for, depending on the country.

★All documents must be in either Japanese or English.

Step 5.

  Fill out Fall Semester Registration Information Sheet and send to kiu-okayama-c@office.jei.ac.jp

Cost of living (6 months approx.)

Tuition: Waiver
Dormitory: ¥192,000 (Wi-Fi at dormitory and utility expenses are included)
Bedding set: ¥8,000
WI-Fi: ¥1,700 (on campus)
Textbooks: ¥10,000 (Max.)
National Health Insurance: ¥12,000 (Approx.)
Living expenses (food, personal expenses, etc.): ¥300,000 (Approx.)
Total   ¥523,700 (Approx.)


International Exchange Student Orientation will take place on Oct. 1 starting at 9:30am at Okayama Campus. Attendance is required for all students new to Kibi International University.
※There are cases in which the schedule is changed without advance notice.

Arrival Information

There are a few ways to get to Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture. For those who require a pick-up service, please set your arrival dates from 24 - 30 September between 09:00-17:00. Please avoid arriving during weekends if possible. (Free of charge. Advance notice is required.)

  1. Airport: Okayama Airport
    Meeting Place: Outside of baggage claim
  2. Station: JR Okayama Station
    Meeting Place: Outside of Shinkansen main gate

Course Offering

About Okayama City

Contact Us

 Kibi International University Okayama Campus
Address: 5-5 Okuda-Nishimachi, Kita-ku, Okayama City 700-0931
☎ +81(086) 207-2911