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University of Fukui

Serving as a center of academic and cultural activities, the University of Fukui maintains a high sense of ethics, under which it aims to promote world-class education and research of science and technology for peoples' well-being.



  • May 31,1949Fukui University established by integrating Fukui Normal School, Fukui Normal School for Youth, and Fukui Techinical college.
  • Oct. 1,1978Fukui Medical School established.
  • Apr. 1,1980Fukui Medical Scool officially opened.
  • Oct. 1,1983Fukui Medical School Hospital founded.
  • Oct. 1,2003Fukui University and Fukui Medical School merged to form the University of Fukui.


The University of Fukui has three undergraduate schools (Faculty of Education and Regional Studies, Faculty of Medical Science, and Faculty of Engineering) and three graduate schools (Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Medical Science, and Graduate School of Engineering).

The Graduate School of Education offers master’s courses, whereas the Graduate School of Medical Science and Graduate School of Engineering offer master’s and doctoral courses. Enrollment time is in April and October, depending on each faculty and graduate school.


Research Centers

  • Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering
  • Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region
  • Biomedical Imaging Research Center
  • Research Center for Child Mental Development

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Housing services

In Japan, people usually go to real estate agencies to find rental housing. Go to one of the agencies around the university and tell them your preferences for room layout, location, and so forth. The agency will show you some options that match your preferences.

Then, you will go to the locations with an agent to check the room conditions, and decide whether a place is right for you. If you decide to live in one of rentals, then you will make a contract. When making a contract, students usually need to prepare a deposit, key money, agent fee, rent in advance, common area charge, fire insurance, and so on, which will total around 6 to 8 times the monthly rent.

Medical services

Both the Bunkyo and Matsuoka Campuses have a Health Administration Center. The center on the Bunkyo Campus is located next to the Memorial Academy Hall behind the Central Administration Building, which is to the left of the front entrance. The Center on the Matsuoka Campus is located in front of the Academic Affairs Office on the first floor of the Administration Building.

Student Life

Campus life

University of Fukui have 3 Campuses:

  • Bunkyo Campus
  • Matsuoka Campus
  • Tsuruga Campus

Student clubs

There are various clubs and group activities at the University of Fukui. They provide good opportunities to interact with Japanese students. If you would like more information about these activities, please contact the Student Affairs Division (Bunkyo Campus) or Academic Affairs Office (Matsuoka Campus)