Japan, Kobe University

Kobe University is a Japanese public university located in Kobe. The University was founded in 1949 and is comprised of nine graduate schools and eleven faculties. In total, 15,000 students are enrolled. For those interested in going to Japan, Kobe is an attractive destination to study abroad, as a cosmopolitan city of 1.5 million people. The modern metropolis, along with Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara make up the so-called "Kansai" region.

The new partnership with the Kobe University School of Business Administration was founded in the winter semester of 2013-14. The focus of the partnership is on business administration, and the partnership itself was initiated by Prof. Fabian Froese (Chair of Human Resources Management and Asian Business).

Students of the Faculty of Business and Economics should submit their applications directly to the faculty. Applications can be submitted during the standard application period.
After a successful application it is possible to apply for a JASSO scholarship via the Kobe University.
To learn about additional partnerships with Japanese universities, please click here.

University Kobe University
City Kobe
Population 1,5 Mio
Suitable for Master Management
No. of Students 15.000
Academic year

1st Semester: April - August

2nd Semester: October - March

Required Language skills

English: C1

Other requirements

GPA of at least 2.0

Language of instruction English and Japanese
Places per academic year 2
Helpful Links

Fact Sheet Kobe University 2023/24

Graduate School of Business Administration

SESAMI Programme (MBA)

Housing Information

Application process

  • 1. Apply at the Study Abroad Advisory team:
    Until the 15th of Jan for the following winter semester
    Until the 15th of June for the following summer semester
    Application documents are only available online during the application period under this URL.
  • 2. If your application is successful you will be nominated as a suitable candidate at the host university.
  • 3. Please note that you must conduct the enrolment process yourself at the host university. Also take note of any additional application deadlines.
  • 4. Some points to consider when starting your travel arrangements:

    • International travel insurance
    • Credit approval procedures
    • Possible visa application
    • Book flights
    • Etc.

Application documents

Deadlines & Application documents

Experience reports (in German)