What will I learn?

Developing comfortable, safe cars that are also energy and resource efficient is a goal of great urgency for the car industry. Instead of just manufacturing them, however, characteristics such as their relationship with people, society, and environment must also be considered. We also need to make use of knowledge and insights from both the humanities and social sciences, and integrate all these aspects to create a new body of knowledge. The AMS is the first knowledge hub designed for this purpose in Japan, and there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. Through the integration of knowledge, the AMS seeks to create a new automotive society and educate highly capable experts who are able to innovatively resolve a variety of issues involving automobiles and frontier technologies.

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
¥535,800.00 (US$ 5,037) per year
Application Fee: ¥30,000; Enrollment Fee: ¥282,000
Start date

Expected October 2020


Kyushu University

Ito Campus,

744 Motooka Nishi-ku,


Northern Kyushu,

819-0395, Japan

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student have completed schooling equivalent to 16 years of education (elementary 6 years, middle school 3 years, high school 3 years, college 4 years) overseas (outside of Japan).

For international students

Applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

Those who have completed, or expect to complete by March 31st,16 years of academic education of Japan.
Those who have completed 15 years of formal education outside of Japan, and are recognized by our Graduate School to have received all the necessary credits and have earned an excellent academic record.
Those who have been recognized by our Graduate School, based on an individual screening or requirements for admission, as having an academic ability equal to or surpassing that of students who have graduated from a Japanese university, and who will be at least 22 years of age by the entrance date.

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