Welcome to the Graduate School of Business Administration at Kobe University, nestled in the peaceful and inspiring Rokkodai Campus. We invite you to join us in discovering the world of business and management, where academic excellence and innovation come to life. Come and be part of our exciting journey!

Student Life

Kobe University

Welcome to Kobe University, a hub of academic excellence situated in the heart of vibrant Kobe, Japan. Our university provides an inclusive environment that encourages personal growth, celebrates cultural diversity, and promotes academic achievement. Beyond academics, engage in numerous extracurricular activities, including student clubs, cultural events, and forge lifelong friendships.

Student Support
Cultural Events & Activities

City of Kobe

Nestled between Rokko mountains and the Seto Inland Sea, Kobe boasts a mild climate. This cosmopolitan port city hosts 1.54 million residents, including 42,000 from 132 countries, fostering a diverse, welcoming atmosphere. Experience a refined lifestyle, diverse amenities, and global cuisine options. Immerse in tradition and modernity while pursuing academic goals.

Upon Your Arrival

As you prepare to embark on your journey to Japan, rest assured that you won’t be alone. We understand that starting life in a new country can be daunting, but we’re here to support you every step of the way. Get ready to begin this exciting chapter of your life with confidence.

Support by Tutors

Each international student is supported by a tutor with the aim of helping with and improving the effectiveness of their study and research. The tutors are recommended by the academic adviser, and are chosen from students with background knowledge in the international student’s field of study. The Academic Affairs Section will provide further information accordingly.

Orientation for International students

At the beginning of each semester, we host orientation sessions for international students—a fantastic opportunity to connect with peers worldwide. Join us at both the university and faculty levels to build friendships and share experiences as you commence your journey at Kobe University.

Education & Research Excellence

As in one of Japan’s 16 national universities recognized for excellence in education and research by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, the Graduate School of Business Administration is dedicated to equipping students with problem-solving skills, bridging theoretical depth with practical application. Our strong industry connections drive research center development, fostering real-world solutions.