Kitami

Institute of Technology

National University

Hokkaido,Japan


To Develop Technology in Harmony with Nature

News


Online meeting of international students from KIT and Obihiro

2022.11.04
 International students from KIT and Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine held an online meeting on 1st November. Three international students from each university participated in this meeting, explaining their schools and regions, followed by some discussions about their daily lives as international students.
 Prof. Watanabe, Vice President of KIT, opened the meeting by saying, "I hope you will expand your circle of friends despite the epidemic of COVID-19”. The presentations by the international students followed, with Mr.Dashdondog Odkhuu (Mongolian) introducing his research and personal life, saying his "studying in Kitami has been very fulfilling”. Miss. Tan Pei Yu (Malaysian) explained Kitami's history and its barbeque culture, and Miss. Ngo Thi Thu Thao (Vietnamese) talked about the average living expenses of international students and how they spend their leisure time. International students of Obihiro asked questions such as "where can I find fashionable stores in Kitami?”.

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Mr. Odkhuu explains KIT to Obihiro students


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Ms.Fürst introduces a supermarket of Germany which does not use wrapping paper to reduce waste

Series of understanding different culture, Germany

2022.10.26
 Ms. Bianca Fürst, born in Germany and a representative of the NPO HakkenzanEcoCatering in Sapporo, gave an online lecture under the theme "Why not travel to Germany? on October 24 It is a part of the "Series of understanding different culture” organized by International Center. Ms. Fürst introduced Germany's efforts to address environmental issues.
 Originally from Ulm in southern Germany, Mr. Fürst moved to Sapporo because of her interest in Japan and is now working on environmental issues. After showing wonderful scenery of her hometown with many photos, she explained some efforts in Germany to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by using public transportation and reducing car driving, as well as reducing waste by not using wrapping paper in supermarkets. Ms. Fürst said, "The environment in southern Germany and Hokkaido is similar. We would like to learn each other and create an energy-efficient society together”. Participants of this lecture asked her questions such as, "do they provide environmental education in German schools ?”


Project to improve living roads in Mongolia starts

2022.10.19
 A project to improve living roads in Mongolia has begun on 4th October in Mongolia. It is overseen by Professor Dai Nakamura, a specialist of geotechnical engineering, and aims to make recommendations for appropriate countermeasures based on the assumption that the road damage is brought about by frost heaving of soils under the paved road.
 This project was proposed by Kitami City and adopted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a "grassroots cooperation project" in 2020. Although it had been postponed due to the COVID-19, the implementation of the project was decided in August 2022, as the spread of infection has eased. The project will be carried out by the Kitami Council for the Promotion of International Technical Cooperation (KCPITC) until 2025.
 In Mongolia, the average lowest temperature in winter is below minus 20 degrees Celsius, causing the soils under the paved road to freeze, which is considered the cause of uneven roads and cracks. However, due to the lack of experts in this field, inconvenient roads are left without any countermeasures. This project aims to verify the mechanism of frost heaving of soils under the paved roads and to propose countermeasures to engineers involved in road construction in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, In September and October 2022, Professor Nakamura and KCPITC representatives held the first face-to-face discussions with officials of the Ulaanbaatar City Road Development Department (UBRDD) and the Mongolian Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IGG) at the JICA Mongolia office in Ulaanbaatar. There was a lively discussion about the contents and direction of the project. "We would like to solve the frost heaving problem by making use of the research results and educational achievements of cold regions engineering that Kitami Institute of Technology has accumulated so far” said Professor Nakamura.

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Inspection of laboratory at the Ulaanbaatar City Road Development Department


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President Suzuki and President Furuta (left), after signing the agreement

Academic Cooperation Agreement with Vietnam-Japan University

2022.10.17
 Kitami Institute of Technology and Vietnam Japan University, Vietnam, concluded an academic cooperation agreement on October 15. This is the second agreement among Vietnamese universities for KIT. Both universities will promote exchange of students and faculty members in education and research.
 Established in 2014 with Japanese cooperation, Vietnam Japan University has about 200 Vietnamese students studying specialized fields such as public policy and environmental engineering as well as Japanese language under Japanese curriculum and faculty. The agreement signing ceremony was held at the Japan-Vietnam University in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, where President Suzuki Soichiro, signed the agreement and made a speech, "We hope to solve various problems together”. President Furuta Motoo, Japan Vietnam University, also called for cooperation between the two universities.
 After the ceremony, an entrance ceremony was held, where President Suzuki addressed the new students, saying, "I hope you make many new friends during your student life”.


First cooperation agreement signed with a Vietnamese university

2022.10.14
 Kitami Institute of Technology (KIT) and Ha Long University in Vietnam signed a cooperation agreement on education and research on October 13th. This is the first agreement for KIT with a Vietnamese university. Two universities intend to increase academic exchanges of teachers and students in the future. Located in Quang Ninh Province in northern Vietnam, Ha Long University is a public university established in 2014 through the merger of two universities. The level of education and research in the field of tourism, environment, and foreign language is considered quite high in Vietnam. The signing ceremony of this agreement was held at the auditorium of Ha Long University, where President Suzuki Soichiro and Vice President Tran Trung Vi of Ha Long University each signed the agreement. In his address afterwards, President Suzuki expressed his aspiration to "contribute to the improvement of academic cooperation between Japan and Vietnam through the development of personnel exchange and joint research. After the ceremony, practical discussion was held, during which Vice President Vi proposed, "We would like to invite KIT professor to the Faculty of Environment. We would also like to promote student exchange".

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President Suzuki and Vice President Vi (right) after signing at the signing ceremony


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International students see a salmon just landed on the port in Syari

Training session to learn fish industry in Shari Town

2022.09.27
 A training session to learn fish industry of Okhotsk region was held at the First Fisheries Cooperative Union in Shari Town in the morning of September 27th. Nine international students participated in this session and were amazed to see salmon being landed one after another at the port. Mr. Tadahito Sato, executive director of the 1st fishery cooperative of Syari, accompanied students and explained the process of sorting fishes at the port and how to catch fishes with nets in the sea. International students eagerly asked questions such as "how do you sort these salmons ?" and "how are the nets secured in the sea ?”.


Vietnamese Delegation Visited KIT

2022.09.14
 A delegation from Quang Ninh Province in northern Vietnam visited Kitami Institute of Technology on September 11, They attended to a welcome ceremony and toured a laboratory of international students. It is unusual for a senior officials of Vietnamese provincial government to visit KIT.
The delegation was composed of 10-members, including Ms. Nguyen Thi Hain, deputy governor of the province, and Mr. Tran Trung Vi, vice president of Ha Long University, which is located in the province. Mr. Yasuharu Watanabe, Vice President of KIT, who hosted the welcome ceremony, introduced the university to the delegation, followed by the welcome of bouquets of flowers by international students. Vice Governor Hàinh, Vice President Vi, and Tsutomu Takebe, President of the Hokkaido Association for Relations with Vietnam also made a speech for further cooperation between 2 provinces.
 After the ceremony, the participants visited the laboratory of Ms. Ngo Thi Thu Thao (2nd year, Master's course), an international student from Vietnam. Ms. Thao is conducting her research to reduce the toxicity of fungicidal components of pesticides left in the soil to prevent them from running off into rivers and harming fish. The tour group listened to Mr. Tao's explanation.
 After the laboratory visit, the group moved to the Okhotsk Regional Innovation Research Park in Wakamatsu district, where Vice President Watanabe gave a briefing on the facilities.

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A completion ceremony was held for Mr. Wonuk Seo

2022.07.29
 On Thursday, July 28, from 1:00 p.m., a completion ceremony was held for Wonuk Seo, a short-term exchange student from South Korea.
 Mr. Seo was originally scheduled to come to Kitami from October 2021, but due to the effects of COVID‑19, he was finally able to come to Japan in April of this year. Although his stay in Japan was shorter than planned, many of his friends attended today's graduation ceremony, which turned out to be a very lively event.
 In the early part of the ceremony, Director Homma presented the student with the certificate of completion under the chairmanship of Lecturer Kubo.
 After that, the Director of the Center and other Center for International Exchange staff gave their congratulatory speeches to Mr. Seo. Also, all the friends who were present at the ceremony gave their own one-word messages about their memories of Mr. Seo. From these messages, we could see that Mr. Seo had a good time with many friends.
 Finally, a photo was taken in the courtyard. Everyone had big smiles on their faces, even though they were wearing masks. It was a very nice commemorative photo.
 Mr. Seo will be leaving Kitami this month, but we hope he will come back to Hokkaido to visit again. Of course, we look forward to seeing him again when he goes on to higher education or finds a job!


Conference speech on Korean movie and soap opera

2022.07.22
Ms. Megumi Haga, a specialist of Korean movie and soap opera, made a conference speech in the lecture room of KIT on July 14th 2022. This is an event of "Learning Cross-Culture Series”, co-organized by International Centre and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Sapporo. Not only KIT students but local residents attended to this conference with great interest.
Ms. Haga graduated from Hokkaido University and worked in Korea for several years. She teaches now Koeran at Hokusei Gakuen University. In the conference, she explained the difference between Korean soap opera and Japanese as well as how it was affected by Korean politics.
Ms. Cho Hye-sun of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Sapporo said, "I hope this event serves as an opportunity to increase understanding and interest in both Korea and Japan."

Article and pictures : Seo Wonuk 

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Activity report and concert by violist Megumi Shiba

2022.07.13
 On July 6th, an activity report and concert by violist Ms. Shiba Megumi was held in the Institute. It is a part of event of International C-Hour during lunch break. International students and local residents listened to her experience of teaching music in Colombia and enjoyed the cello concert.
 Ms. Shiba graduated from Tokyo National University of Music and since then has performed and taught domestically and internationally. Now she mainly teaches violin and viola lessons at Okhotsk Area.
 She said, "I wanted to talk about areas outside of Hokkaido through music." Regarding the performance, she mentioned, "I tried to play the performance so that it wouldn't be hard”. Miss. Kimei, an international student from Malaysia, said, "It was fun to hear various stories through music. If I have a chance next time, I would like to participate again."  

Article and pictures : Seo Wonuk 


Kimono wearing and flower arrangement at school festival

2022.06.27
The university festival was held on the campus of KIT on 25th and 26th June. Amid the excitement of various events such as club activities and laboratory experiments, the International Center held a kimono wearing and flower arrangement for international students on the 25th. Its aim is to deepen interest and understanding in Japanese culture for those students.
A Mongolian student who participated in that event said, "It was a strange feeling to be able to wear kimono directly that I had only seen before. Even if it's not a special day, I want to wear it at least once." He also mentioned about flower arrangement, "I was able to understand Japan's restrained beauty,".
In addition, dance parades and bingo contests were held at the atrium, and beautiful fireworks were also set off on the evening of the 25th.

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Online Event about British Culture by International Coordinator of Hokkaido Government

2022.05.30
Mr. Maxwell Stibbard Hawkes, a British CIR (Coordinator for International Relations) at the Hokkaido Government, gave an online conference during lunch time on 18th May. Around 20 people, mainly students, participated in this event and listened to his presentation about British towns and culture. Mr. Hawkes used to work as a language teacher in Shiranuka town and now works as a CIR for English-speaking countries and regions. Mr. Hawkes talked about the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom, its population and its culture using PowerPoint slides. After his speech, there were a couple of questions from participants, in which a student asked how he can study in the UK.

Academics


4-year undergraduate programs at one of two schools.
Students choose from 8 course programs.

academics
Applied Energy
Environment Protection and Disaster Prevention
Advanced Materials
Regional Management Engineering
 
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Intelligent Machines and Biomechanics
Information Design and Communication
Civil Infrastructure
Biotechnology and Food Chemistry
Regional Management Engineering



Distinctive Features of KIT'S Education System

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Study Progression

- 2 schools, 8 course programs

While studying the basics, students deepen their knowledge in their fields of choice by creating their own study plan.


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Education Style

- Small-group learning

High level student support through the individual academic counselor system.
Small-group learning system with 4 (respectively 5) course programs in the two schools.

career support

Career Support

- Dual support system

A dual career support system with a career advisor and the career support office.





Please check the attached file for details

Admission


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Application Period and Notification of Admission

Undergraduate Program
Application Period: January 16-20, 2023
Admission Notification: February 15, 2023

Master's Program & Doctoral Program
(Spring enrollment)
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment I: June 13-23, 2022
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment II: January 16-20, 2023
(Fall enrollment)
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment : June 13-23, 2022

Notification of Admission:
(Spring enrollment)
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment I: August 31, 2022
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment II:February 15, 2023
(Fall enrollment)
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment : August 31, 2022

Check the KIT website for further application and program details.

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EJU

The examinees must select all of the following subjects

1)Japanese as a Foreign Language
2)Mathematics : Course 2
3)Science: Physics , Chemistry
・Examination Language:Japanese or English (optional)
・SELECTION PROCESS:EJU Score, Letter of Recommendation, Academic Transcript

EJU SCORE
1)「Japanese as a Foreign Language」: a score of 200 points or higher
2)「Science (Physics, Chemistry)」and 「Mathematics (Course 2)」: A total score of 220 points or higher (for both subjects together)

Scholarships


Many international students of KIT receive scholarship from different type of programs as below.
Tuition waivers are also available for students with outstanding academic performance.


List of Major Scholarships and Benefits
(For Privately Financed International Students)

Name Stipends(JPY) Number of recipients per year Qualifications
1 KIT Benefits for Doctor Course Student Free of total or half tuition fee (not applicable for those getting through the screening) ・Doctoral students
2 KIT Benefits for Master Course Student who make promise to go to Doctor Course Free of total or half tuition fee (not applicable for those getting through the screening) ・Master's students
3 KIT Scholarship for Doctor Course Students 30,000JPY/month (not applicable) ・Doctoral students
4 KIT Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students Students who learn at KIT for:
  ・3 to 6 months: 60,000JPY/year
  ・over 6 months: 120,000JPY/year

*This scholarship will be given only one time.
(not applicable) ・Privately financed international student
5 JASSO Honors Scholarships 48,000JPY/month ・1 undergraduate student
・1 postgraduate student
・Regular students
6 Japan Educational Exchanges and Services 30,000JPY/month
(Up to 2 years)
・1 postgraduate student ・Undergraduate students from second to fourth grade
・Postgraduate students
7 Hokkaido International Exchange & Cooperation Center Foreign Student Scholarship 15,000JPY/month ・2 postgraduate students ・Postgraduate students
8 Kitami City Foreign Student Support Fund 200,000JPY/year ・15 students ・Regular students
9 The Korean Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate: 25,000JPY/month
Master: 40,000JPY/month
Doctor: 70,000JPY/month
(not applicable) Regular students from South Korea who are:
・under 30 years old and are learning at undergraduate school (over second grade)
・under 40 years old and are learning at postgraduate school
10 Rotary Yoneyama Undergraduate: 100,000JPY/month
Postgraduate: 140,000JPY/month
(until completion and maximum 2 years)
・1 undergraduate student
・3 postgraduate students
・Regular students who are able to communicate in Japanese

*Following students have priority with the selection:
・those who had entered in April
・those who are at final grade

*This scholarship considers the nationality balance of each students.
11 Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation(Autumn Recruitment) Undergraduate: 120,000JPY/month
Postgraduate: 180,000JPY/month
(2 years)
(not applicable) ・Regular students from ASEAN or Southwest Asian countries who are learning at undergraduate school

*Students must be over second grade when they win this scholarship.
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The award ceremony of Kitami city Foreign Student Support Fund(2018)

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The award ceremony of Kitami city Foreign Student Support Fund(2019)

Campus Life


Student Dormitory



student dormitory

Hokuen Dormitory(male)

Rent:JPY 18,400/month



student dormitory

Hokuou Dormitory(female)

Rent:JPY 33,000/month



University Fees and Living Expenses

student apartment

Private Apartment

Private Apartment

Monthly Average Total Expenses:
     JPY 85,000(according to our research)

Private Expenses
    Around JPY 50,000 (monthly)

Private Apartment
    JPY 35,000 +utility cost (JPY 10,000-)(monthly)



Annual Main Events

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