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Teacher Training Program

The goal of program is to give basic and professional knowledge and skills in various areas of Japanese education.

Outline of the Course for Teacher Training Students

Characteristics of the program

The goal of Kumamoto University’s teacher education program is to give basic and professional knowledge and skills in various areas of Japanese education.
The Faculty of Education conducts specialized courses for students who wish to be kindergarten, elementary, junior, or senior high school teachers in the following subjects: Japanese, social studies, mathematics, natural science, music, art, health and physical education, industrial technology, living sciences, English, special support education (pedagogy, psychology), and school health nursing education.

Number of students to be accepted : 19 in total

Outline of the course

(1) Japanese language education (October 2022 to March 2023)
Students will learn conversational Japanese and basic Japanese necessary for everyday living and academic researches after entering Kumamoto University.
The Japanese classes are provided regarding the Japanese language level of the students in the program. (10hrs/week)

(2) Specialized training (April 2023 to March 2024)
Individual instruction from the student’s academic advisor. Students also take regular classes with other undergraduate or graduate students to deepen knowledge of their research subject. At the end of academic year, students are expected to present their research achievement.

(3) Others
  • Field trips planned by superviors.
  • Individual field trips with academic advisors
  • On-site observations at schools

Follow-up for Graduates

Of this program, supports from their supervisors by email are available for alumni.


International House, the dormitory for the international students, is located about 1.5 km east of main (Kurokami ) Campus. More than 200 international students and guest scholars are available to live in. Teacher Training students can live in the International House for one and a half years.

Monthly rent (as of Oct. 1, 2021) 

  • Single room (147 rooms) : 17,000 yen
  • Couple room (6 rooms) :   26,000 yen
  • Family room A (3 rooms) : 36,000 yen
  • Family room B (4 rooms) : 34,000 yen

※ Rent is subject to change.
※ Utilities are not included.
※ A move-in deposit is required.


Kitchen, Shower and Toilet, Air Conditioner, Bed, Refrigerator, Electric Cooker, Desk, Chair, Shoe Shelf, Telephone (incoming call only). Internet access is available by individual.

Information for daily life

It takes about 10 minutes from the International House to main campus by bicycle.


International Student Office
Kumamoto University
Address: 2-40-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto
860-8555 Japan
TEL: +81-96-342-2103/2138 FAX: +81-96-342-2130
E-mail: gji-ryugaku@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

We are pleased to announce that we now have the English Course Guide.

English Course Guide (PDF 164KB)


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