International education
KUT global human resources cultivation support system: John Manjiro Program

In this program, which consists of regular classes and study and activities outside of class, the students work to improve their command of English, their communication skills and their intercultural understanding.
Points are given for activities such as obtaining credits in designated regular classes, participating in international exchange activities*, and meeting TOEIC standards. When students accumulate enough points to meet the program completion requirements, they receive a certificate of program completion as proof of their having obtained the knowledge and skills necessary for engaging in global society.
Students who have completed the John Manjiro Program, acquired advanced English skills and participated in overseas activities will be appointed KUT Youth Ambassadors. They will then be engaged in international exchange activities with overseas partner universities as representatives of KUT.

Examples of international exchange activities*
Student exchange program
  • Study as non-degree student for a semester or a year in partner universities. Exemption from tuition fees in the host university. Course credits acquired in partner universities will be certified after evaluation at KUT. Study as a research student is also encouraged.
  • Accommodation arrangements are supported by the host university.
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University (Thailand), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Yeungnam University (Korea), University of Missouri-St. Louis (USA), Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) and more.
KUT study tour abroad
  • Short-term study tour abroad (for about 10 days) is offered every year to send approx.15 students. KUT covers most of travel and accommodation expenses.
  • 2013-2015 study tours were to Thailand and Singapore.
  • Objectives:
    1. To foster motivation to study
    2. To deepen international understanding
    3. To support student improvement in English
KUT study tour abroad
KUT international summer school (YOSAKOI summer school)
  • Every year invited students from overseas partner universities participate in various activities with KUT students. Approximately equal numbers of KUT Japanese students participate as buddies.
  • Content: Activities include lecture/laboratory work, participation in the Yosakoi Dancing Festival and a bus study tour of Kochi prefecture.
  • KUT international summer school (YOSAKOI summer school) KUT international summer school (YOSAKOI summer school)
Short program at foreign universities

KUT recommends that students join short international programs held at foreign universities, including summer programs hosted by partner universities. The university provides some financial support to participants.

International internship
  • Since 2013, students have been sent to companies in Thailand, Vietnam, India, U.S., Australia and the Philippines for 3-4 weeks.
  • KUT covers most of travel and accommodation expenses.
English study support (outside of regular classes)
ALC Net Academy2

ALC Net Academy2 is a highly regarded Internet-based English learning system. Students can also access the system off-campus, so they can study for the TOEIC test at home too. Free of charge.

TOEIC Institutional Program(IP)

KUT provides TOEIC Institutional Program(IP)testing on campus about three times a year. Taking the IP test (3,000 yen) is cheaper than the TOEIC public test (5,725 yen). There is no limit to the number of times students can take the test.

TOEIC Preparation Course

This course, offered for a reasonable fee by TOEIC in cooperation with a major English conversation school, helps students improve their reading and listening ability. Students also learn study methods and techniques for increasing their TOEIC scores.

English study cafe

This course for small groups offers training in cross-cultural exchange and English conversation for a reasonable fee. Students practice with native speakers in a friendly atmosphere.

English study corner

The University Library and Academic Information Resources provide various study materials and books to support English study, including TOEIC preparation books and CDs for listening practice.

International studies in Management & Economics

With its objective of cultivation of expertise in economics and management along with international sense, the International Studies in Management and Economics major in the School of Economics & Management recommends that undergraduates study abroad for a half year to a year. A number of courses in this major are taught in English; these courses are also open to students in other majors or other schools of KUT and to students from foreign universities.