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Fukuoka University

Fukuoka University is dedicated to holistic education, the cultivation of the whole person and the reintegration of knowledge through interdisciplinary education and research. In teaching and research, we seek to embrace both specialist and generalist approaches, nurturing both academic excellence and the highest ideals of the human spirit. In this way, we strive to fulfill our mission of contributing to society by producing creative and spontaneous graduates who can think and act both locally and globally in pursuit of truth and liberty.

Master's Programmes



Fukuoka University traces its origins back to 1934 when Fukuoka Higher Commercial School was established under the prewar education system. It was renamed Kyushu College of Economics in 1944, and two years later it became Fukuoka College of Economics. In 1949, as part of the restructured postwar education system, it was reestablished as Fukuoka College of Commerce.


Undergraduate Faculties

  • Culture
  • History
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Education and Clinical Psychology
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • East Asian Studies
  • Jurisprudence Business Law
  • Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Commerce
  • Business Management
  • International Trade
  • Commerce
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth System Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • and Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Sports Science
  • Health and Exercise Science


  • Research Institute for Sustainable Communities (Fukuoka and East Asia)
  • Research Institute for Advanced Molecular Medicine
  • Research Institute for the Molecular Pathomechanisms of Epilepsy
  • Research Institute for Physical Activity
  • Research Institute for Endoscopy
  • Research Institute for Islet Biology
  • Research Institute for Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Research Institute for Regenerative Medicine


The staff of the Career Center host events related to career opportunities and placement, as well as providing employment information, vocational guidance, support in applying for internships, and other services. Through a variety of services and an intensive support system centered on one-on-one consultation, the Center helps students choose future career paths tailored to their individual aptitudes and abilities.

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University Ranking

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Student services

The Environmental Protection Center was established to minimize the environmental impact of educational, research and medical activities at the University, to ensure the safety of the local environment for students and university staff as well as for the people of the local community, and to contribute to the preservation of the natural environment. The staff members are dedicated to the carrying out of tasks related to environmental preservation.

Housing services

The Center for International Programs is mainly engaged in administrative procedures for students planning to study at one of our sister universities and for overseas students planning to study at Fukuoka University. The Center also provides advice and information to students who wish to study abroad independently and offers support to overseas students so that they can make the most of their time at the University.

Library services

Since its foundation, Fukuoka University has strived to improve its libraries as the center of educational research and information-related activities at the University. The collections of the libraries comprise about 1.95 million books, and a wealth of information sources covering all academic fields are easily accessible to users both inside and outside of the campus.

ICT services

The information processing education system controls about 1400 thin-client PCs used for education and self-directed research, in 20 on-campus PC classrooms and eleven open terminal areas. The PC classrooms are utilized to improve student capabilities in communication and ICT application, providing an education environment for students and teachers that leverages ICT to enhance learning.

Medical services

All university students take an annual health examination at the Health Care Center, which also offers other medical examinations. Services provided at this Center include health consultation, advice for the overweight, emergency first aid, medication provision and BP measurement, greatly contributing to the prevention and early detection of disease.

Student Life

Campus life

Situated in lush natural surroundings where students can enjoy the changing seasons, International House is a unique complex consisting of a self-catering Residence Hall and a multipurpose building comprised of meeting rooms and short-term accommodation for students and teachers.

Sports facilities

One of the best facilities of its type at any Japanese university, the Stadium includes an all-weather eight-lane track with a circumference of 400 meters; facilities for shot put, javelin, hammer-throw, discus, high jump, triple jump and pole vaulting; equipment for photo-finish judgment and night illumination; and 1,036 roofed spectator seats.

Student clubs

Our extracurricular activities are organized by the Student’s Union, whose membership is comprised of all Fukuoka University . The union plans and organizes its activities in coordination with the standing managers of clubs in both the academic and cultural section and the sports section and the Committee for General Affairs, which is composed of 20 student representatives each of whom is elected by their class. As of April 2015, there are 42 clubs and one society in the sports section and 39 clubs and one society in the academic and cultural section. Besides these, there are 78 hobby circles. In the Faculty of Commerce Evening School, there are 19 clubs, one society and two hobby circles.


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