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Support for International Students

Support Programs for Foreign Students

The Kobe International Center for Cooperation and Communication offers a variety of supporting programs for the foreign students studying at universities and colleges in Kobe.

Scholarship Program-Kobe International Scholarship(Kobe /Sugawara Scholarship)

(1) Eligibility Private foreign students who are studying at universities and graduate schools as
regular students(with a student visa). (Undergraduates must be at least in their third year.)
(2) Stipend 80,000yen/month
(3) Number grantees 30 recipients/year (including some from the previous year)
(4) Application procedure Apply through individual university.(around March)

Housing Program

The Kobe International Center provides Housing program for foreign students who studying at a university or college in Kobe (with a student visa).Apply through individual university.


Kobe International Student Center Housing
Kobe Family Student Housing
(Those who live with his/her spouse and a child/children)


Place Port Island
Number of rooms 20 apartments
Rent A student studying at his /her private expenses: 40,000yen
A student studying while receiving government funding for living expenses: 49,000 yen

Kobe International Student Center Housing
(For singles and couples)


Place Gakuen-Toshi (Nishi-ku, Kobe)
Number of rooms 92rooms (77single rooms, 15 for couples)
Rent A student studying at his /her private expenses:
Singles 24,000 yen
Couples 39,000 yen

A student studying while receiving government funding for living expenses:
Singles 30,000yen
Couples 45,000yen

"Happy Memory Pass Kobe" Program

The Kobe International Center presents the “Happy Memory Pass Kobe” to foreign students. We hope that students will take full advantage of the myriad cultural and social opportunities that Kobe City has to offer. This pass allows free admission to museums, parks, shrines, and other cultural facilities around Kobe. The goal is to help students make the most of their study abroad time in Kobe, so that they can share their memories with friends around the world.

Happy Memory Pass Kobe
(1) Eligibility Foreign students studying at universities, colleges and special training schools in Kobe(with a student visa).
(2) Application procedure Through the individual schools (around April and October, twice a year).
(3) Period of Validity The "Happy Memory Pass" is valid from the day it is received until the end of April of the following year.
(4) Participating facilities 39 facilities

Inquiry

Kobe International Center For Cooperation And Communication General Affairs Division 078-291-0641