Bioresource and Bioenvironment

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 5.85 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 27, 2024
401–500 place StudyQA ranking:2019 Duration:4 years You need IELTS certificate

This program provides an education targeted at the acquisition of extensive knowledge related to bio-production, bio-functions and bio-environmental sciences. Students also acquire expertise and skills that can be applied internationally, and will graduate as professionals with a widely balanced approach to creating solutions. The agricultural research and education field includes basic and applied sciences, extensively covering both natural sciences and social sciences.

The Undergraduate Program in Bioresource and Bioenvironment covers extensive research areas: from molecule to biosphere, from sea to highlands, and from microbes to higher plants and animals. It is for this reason that we have set in place a learning system which requires all program participants to take classes in various liberal arts and basic natural sciences as well as agriculture fundamentals for the very first year and a half. Having been thus equipped with necessary knowledge to decide which research area they would like to concentrate on, students will be required by the first semester of their junior year to select their special research area under the guidance of the Academic Coordinator, and devote their time and energy into completing their bachelor's thesis for the remainder of their study.

Liberal Arts Subjects and Basic Sciences

For the first year and a half, students in the international undergraduate programs study various liberal arts subjects and basic sciences. This segment of the programs aims not only to equip students with in-depth liberal arts knowledge and to help them deepen their understanding of various disciplines, but also to broaden their range of interests, and to enable them to continue learning independently. About Fifty subjects from 6 Subject Categories will be offered, including:

Subjects for Japanese Culture and Society

  • Adjusting to Japan
  • Introduction to Japanese Culture and Society

Subjects for Liberal Arts and Science

  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Intercultural Encounters
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Global Issues
  • Introduction to Japanese History
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Language and Communication in Society
  • Project Management

Subjects for Social Practice

  • Social Activities I-II
  • Internship I-II

Subjects for Language and Culture


  • Introduction to Academic English
  • Academic Writing and Presentation I-II
  • Argumentation and Debate I-II
  • Japanese I (A-D)
  • Japanese II (A-C), 
  • Business Japanese I-IV 

Bioresource and Bioenvironment Only

  • Japanese III (A-C)
  • Scientific Japanese I-II

Subject for Health and Sports Sciences

  • Laboratory of Health and Sports Science

Fundamental Subjects for Natural Science (for Bioresource and Bioenvironment)

Required Subjects

  • Basic of Information Processing
  • Calculus A
  • Linear Algebra A
  • Fundamentals of Mechanics A
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Basic Laboratory Experiments in natural Science

Elective Subjects

  • Calculus B
  • Linear Algebra B
  • Fundamentals of Mechanics B
  • Elements of Electromagnetism
  • Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry
  • Fundamental Cell Biology
  • Introductory Biology
  • Descriptive Geometry

Specialized Research (2.5 years)

Category A: Agricultural Resources, Engineering and Economics1. Agronomy 

  • Environment Engineering 
  • Bioproduction System Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics

Category B: Applied Biosciences5. Agricultural Chemistry

  • Food Science and Technology

Category C: Forestry and Forest Products7. Forest Environmental and Management Sciences

  • Forest Bioscience
  • Biomaterial Science

Category D: Animal Resources10. Fisheries Science

  • Animal Science
  • Have a nationality other than Japanese.
  • Have completed a 12- year school curriculum outside Japan by September 30, 2017.
  • Application Form
  • Receipt of application fee payment (10,000 yen) (For telegraphic transfer payment only)
  • Identification document
  • Official high school transcripts
  • (Expected) graduation certificate
  • Test scores of TOEFL or IELTS 
  • One Time Enrollment Fee 282,000 JPY
  • Application Fee 10,000 JPY
  • EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) 
  • SAT Subject Tests 
  • GCE-A/AS level or IAL-A/AS level  


  • Kyushu University International Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO: MEXT) Scholarship 
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