Kibi International University, Japan

About the Program

Kibi international University is located in Okayama City in the heart of rural west Japan, less than one hour by bullet train from Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka. Okayama City is home to thousands of students from all over Japan so there is a vibrant student life. Its central location in the archipelago provides convenient access to two of Japan’s four main Islands. During their free time, students can make day or weekend trips to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, or they can hop on a ferry to explore the islands of the Inland Sea, or further afield to Kyushu Island or take a train across the straits to nearby Shikoku Island. The University engages with the local community, and students can experience the Japanese farming year on day-trips and excursions for rice planting and harvesting in cycle with the seasons.


Students can study for a full year for Spring semester only

Semester 1: October 1 - February 16

Semester 2: April 1 - August 10


Study the language and be a certified Japanese speaker in Japanese language courses taught from beginner to advanced levels. Courses are also available in English in:

  • Japanese Studies
  • Languages
  • Economics
  • History and Art

Kibi University Guide for International Students (pdf)

Housing Information and Costs (pdf)

Kibi International Application (pdf)

Certificate of Eligibility (pdf)

Financial Form (pdf)

Kibi Letter of Recommendation Form (pdf)

Certificate of Health (pdf)

Explore Okayama, Japan:

Okayama video screenshot