Law, LL.M. | Kyushu University | Fukuoka-shi, Japan
12 months
3938 EUR/year
3938 EUR/year
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The Bilingual Master’s (LL.M.) degree program in Law at the Kyushu University offers students the unique opportunity to engage in graduate level study of law in a “bilingual” environment at a law faculty in Japan. 


The program in Law at the Kyushu University  seeks to overcome one of the principal obstacles to graduate legal education in Japan, namely language, by providing students with the possibility of taking classes and writing a thesis in English, as well as Japanese.

BiP is principally intended for lawyers and/or Japanologists interested in:

  • Obtaining a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and society through the study of historical or contemporary issues in Japanese law & politics. 
  • Preparing for a legal career in Japan or connected to Japan by studying Japanese and international business law.
  • Learning more about Japan´s East Asian neighbours and locating Japan in the regional context. 
  • Improving Japanese language ability by studying law in Japanese, as well as attending regular language courses

As such, the program facilitates rapid improvement in Japanese ability whilst allowing students to engage in classroom study and supervised research across a wide range of subjects in the field of law.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Japanese Intellectual Property Law Practice
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Transnational Commercial Law and Foreign Investment Law
  • Japanese Law, Historical Perspective
  • International Commercial Arbitration I
  • International Commercial Arbitration II
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Effective Legal Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Japanese
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


20 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to BiP, students must meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in either Law OR Japanese/East Asian Studies.
  • A good command of oral, written and reading Japanese. Although there is no formal Japanese language requirement for BiP, an interview will be conducted with all candidates to ensure that students have the ability to participate in courses taught in Japanese. In addition, students will be obliged to submit a personal statement written in Japanese as part of the application process.
  • A good command of English. A TOEFL score of 213+ (computer-based), 550+ (paper-based), or 79+ (internet-based) or equivalent is required for non-native English speakers.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3938 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3938 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3938 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3938 EUR per year during 12 months.

535,800 Japanese Yen

Living costs for Fukuoka

111200 - 165260 JPY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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