International students see a salmon just landed on the port in Syari
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 ?”.
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.
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!
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."
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."
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.
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.
4-year undergraduate programs at one of two schools.
Students choose from 8 course programs.
While studying the basics, students deepen their knowledge in their fields of choice by creating their own study plan.
High level student support through the individual academic counselor system.
Small-group learning system with 4 (respectively 5) course programs in the two schools.
A dual career support system with a career advisor and the career support office.
Application Period： January 16-20, 2023
Admission Notification： February 15, 2023
Master's Program & Doctoral Program
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment I： June 13-23, 2022
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment II： January 16-20, 2023
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment ： June 13-23, 2022
Notification of Admission：
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment I： August 31, 2022
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment II：February 15, 2023
Application Period for April 2023 Enrollment ： August 31, 2022
Check the KIT website for further application and program details.
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
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)
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.
|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
|6||Japan Educational Exchanges and Services||30,000JPY/month
(Up to 2 years)
|・1 postgraduate student||・Undergraduate students from second to fourth grade
|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
|(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.
Around JPY 50,000 (monthly)
JPY 35,000 +utility cost (JPY 10,000-）（monthly）
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