Kobe University

country rank  14
world rank  647

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University Overview

Established in 1902, Kobe University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Kobe (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Hyogo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Kobe University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kobe University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 116 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Japanese higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 神戸大学
Founded 1902
Motto Integrity - Freedom - Cooperation

University Location

Address 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku
Kobe (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
657-8501 Hyogo
T +81 (78) 803 5040
F +81 (78) 803 5049

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 1-1 Rokkodai, Nada
Kobe 657-8501
+81 (78) 803 5265

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Kobe University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

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Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018