Departments and supporting facilities

Department Divisions of the Graduate School of Bioresource
and Bioenvironmental Sciences


The Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences consists of 4 departments (5 departments in case of Doctor’s course), each of which comprises 1 to 4 educational courses including over 60 laboratories ( covering various fields of agriculture, forestry, fishery, animal science, and agricultural economics. In addition, a number of institutes in Kyushu University, but independent from the Faculty of Agriculture, have also merged with the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences; namely, the Biotron Institute, the Institute of Tropical Agriculture (in part), and the Bio-Architecture Center.

Ⅰ. Bioresource Sciences; Ⅱ. Agro-environmental Sciences Ⅲ. Agricultural and
Resource Economics
Ⅳ. Bioscience and Biotechnology Ⅴ. Innovative Science and
Technology for Bio-industry

Attached Institutes

Fishery Research Laboratory Institute of Genetic Resources University Farm
Institute of Biological Control University Forest Kuju Agricultural Research Center
Center for Promoting International Education and Research of Agriculture    

(Relating Institutes)

Biotron Application Center, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Bio-Architecture Center

Staff (as of March, 2014)

Currently, the total number of the faculty members and staff members is 336 of which the number of full-time academic researchers is 178 including 59 full-professors, 66 associate professors, 4 lecturers, and 49 assistant professors.

Faculty : 205
Administrative staff : 117

Students (as of March, 2014)

The Number of International Students by Country

The current enrollment of the students is 1.631 of which 998 are undergraduate and 633 graduate students (as of April, 2014). More than 150 international students, mostly graduate students, have come to study from various countries.

Undergraduate Students : 986
Graduate Students : 639

Educational Excellence

The JDS program at the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences at Kyushu University was launched in 2001. Since then, more than 100 students from the countries of Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar have been chosen through highly competitive selection procedures and enrolled in our MA degree. Our program has proven successful and has been acknowledged by the academic and research institutions of our students’ home countries. Research in the individual laboratories in our graduate school as well as opportunities of exploring fields and of presenting their research at international conferences enrich their experiences. Our educational excellence is also evidenced by the fact that our graduates are highly sought after by academic institutions and industries alike. Below are the number of applicants, the number accepted and the competition rate. On average, one out of 5 applicants are accepted.

  Total(2001-2013) The total application(2013) The number of student accepted(2013) Competition rate(2013)
Lao-PDR 23 12 3 4.00
Myammer 30 8 2 4.00
Cambodia 22 7 3 2.33
Vietnam 48 38 5 7.60
Total 123 65 13 5.00



The Kyushu University Foreign Students Association (KUFSA) is an organization that represents all foreign students enrolled at Kyushu University (Kyudai). Through KUFSA, students can take part in excursions, sports, and other fun activities. Join KUFSA’s page on Facebook.

University Central Library

The University Library consists of three general libraries, the largest of which is located right across the road from the International Student Center. The International Salon on the second floor is equipped with 40 computers for student and staff use. In the International Corner on the third floor, satellite broadcasting in Chinese, Korean, and English is also available.
Visit the Kyushu University Central Library website for more information:

University Co-op

The University Co-op offers a number of services to students and staff including cafeterias, stores, bookstores, and a travel agency. The cafeterias serve a variety of meals at reasonable prices (300–500 yen) and prepaid discount meal coupons are available. Co-op members can buy goods, books, and travel tickets at discounted prices. Membership costs 5,000 yen and is refundable when leaving.

Supervisors & Academic Advisers

Supervisors and academic advisers provide guidance and advice on academic and personal issues. If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to consult with them.
For further information contact the Student Section.

Student Life

A team of Kyushu University students is assigned to new international students as supporters. This team will be your guide to your new environment and will support you in adjusting to life in Japan. The supporters will meet you at the dormitory when you arrive in Kyushu, take you shopping, show you around the campus and the city, introduce you to friends and teachers, and teach you Japanese. They will serve as your personal advisers.
This system is only available for the first three months. We hope you will actively use it to progress in your studies and research.
For further information please contact the International Student and Researcher Support Center.

International Student and Researcher Support Center

When you need to prepare documents and submit them to public offices in order to study in Japan, including those needed for the Immigration Bureau, want to rent an apartment, or need help with any other documents or procedures, the International Student and Researcher Support Center located on each campus always stands by to help you.
Please visit the International Student and Researcher Support Center website for more information:


The Education & Health Care Division of the Institute of Health Science (IHS) offers physical and psychological care services, and counseling and guidance for all students and staff of Kyushu University. The branch office of the institute is located on the Hakozaki Campus close to the International Student Center.

Student Accident Insurance

The Student Accident Insurance scheme is a nationwide mutual aid system applicable to areas such as physical injuries occurring during your academic day, official programs, and extracurricular activities. To join the Student Accident Insurance Plan, an initial fee must be paid at the time of matriculation.


A counseling service related to study, accommodation, and visa problems, and inquiries as well as accidents, illness, and family concerns (e.g., Japanese language courses for family members or enrollment in school) is offered by the International House, International Student Center Annex and Counseling Room in the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences. Three staff members in that school will be on hand to offer counseling and can be consulted with at any time.


Students enrolled in the course are guaranteed a furnished single room with a private bathroom and balcony at the Kyushu University International Students House (KUISH), or rooms provided by other institutions with which the university has an accommodation agreement, for the first six months after arrival at Kyushu University. More detailed information on housing is available at the following website:

Japanese Language Course for family members of international students

Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies is going to hold a Japanese Language Course for family members of international students. The application period is in April. For further information, visit