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Kitami Institute of Technology

Kitami Institute of Technology is a national university in Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



KIT offers a novel curriculum through cross-disciplinary engineering, with combined expertise and a wider degree of freedom of choice by going beyond conventional school division and attempting the link between related specialized fields. In this way a customized study program based on multifaceted ideas is possible and engineers combining a high level of fundamental knowledge, broad perspectives and expertise at the same time will be trained.

The Master’s Program was established in 1984 with 4 divisions (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chemistry Environment Engineering and Civil Engineering). A course in Computer Science was started in 1994; a course in Materials Science in 1997.

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Student services

  • International lounge - Students gather at the international lounge for relaxation, conversation and information exchanges. Chinese and Malaysian TV programs can be watched via satellite, and internet access is available on the computers set up for the international students.
  • Tutors - In general each international student entering KIT will be assigned a tutor. The tutor will support you in many ways to settle into your new environment – for example by helping with all sorts of necessary procedures and formalities as well as providing advice regarding your studies and daily life.

Housing services

Dormitories, boarding houses and apartments are the main options for the students’ housing in Kitami. Dormitory rooms are the least expensive but the availability varies.Boarding houses usually provide meals but boarders often have to share bathrooms. Rooms in Japan are normally unfurnished. There are a number of boarding houses and apartment houses around the campus.

Kitami Institute of Technology provides three housing options on campus for international students and researchers: University Apartment, International Residence and Student Dormitory. Some students choose to live off-campus in private apartments or lodgings.

Student Life

Campus life

Kitami Institute of Technology is located in Kitami, a central city of northeastern Hokkaido, and midway between Mt. Daisetsu and the sea of Okhotsk. It is on a plain surrounded by mountains and is the commercial center of the Okhotsk area.