Graduate seminars at the International Master's Program (IMAP) in Japanese Humanities at the Kyushu University emphasize premodern Japan and its relationship to East Asia; these are supplemented by courses offered by affiliated and guest faculty in topics ranging from Japanese film to archaeology. There are also courses in field-specific methodologies, research methods, and premodern languages (bungo and kanbun). All students enjoy full access to the educational strengths and facilities of a world-class Japanese university and benefit from the rich array of academic resources it offers.
IMAP has attracted students from all over the world, including the UK, Belgium, Spain, China, Jamaica, Bahrain, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Slovakia, Latvia, Mexico, the USA, and from within Japan. As Japanese students study alongside international students, non-native English speakers hone their skills in academic English writing and reading, while others enhance their Japanese language skills. MA recipients might continue their study at the PhD level in Japan and overseas, or secure employment in journalism, public service, teaching and research positions, tourism, and information technology. PhD candidates will typically seek academic or research positions.
Programme StructureCourses included:
- Japan: A History to 1600
- Japan: A Literary Hitsory
- Japan: Arts and Visual Cultures
- Japan: Religious Traditions
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Prepare the application forms and other required documents.
- Mail the documents to each admission once before the deadline or deliver them in person.
International4123 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4123 EUR per year during 24 months.
National4123 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4123 EUR per year during 24 months.
- 535,800 Yen
Living costs for Fukuoka
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
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