Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (KCUFS)

For 70 years, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies has the aim of cultivating the “Global citizen” who can participate in various disciplines, including among others, business, diplomacy and education by utilizing the advanced foreign languages skills which are needed to effectively function in a modern, international society. Additionally, our students will be educated with the skills and knowledge to make capable, competent, and flexible decisions. Founded in 1946, KCUFS offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. There are 4 major language departments: English, Chinese, Russian and Spanish Studies as well as International Relations. The undergraduate programs offer a choice of the following courses: Linguistics, Literature, General Culture, Social Sciences, International Communication and Education. KCUFS, an A rank institution is one of only two public foreign studies universities in Japan and has a current enrollment of over 2,000. KCUFS is the only municipal level university in Japan to offer government endorsed Japanese as a Second Language Programs to foreign students. KCUFS has teacher and accredited student exchange programs. On average, 300 students study abroad every year, of which 120 are accepted in accredited programs at leading educational institutions and organizations worldwide.