The majority of departments at Kobe University conduct international student counseling where international students have access to advice on matters concerning their studies and daily life in Japan. In collaboration with these departments, the Center for International Education endeavors to make the stay of international students a more cormfortable and fulfilling one.

Advising and Counseling Services for International Students

The Global Education Center offers counseling for international students with issues arising in their study at Kobe University and daily life in Japan. This counseling covers a broad range of issues including academic matters, intercultural and interpersonal issues, harassment cases, mental and physical health, financial problems, and family matters. Two fulltime faculty members in the Center for International Education are available for consultation. Most departments at Kobe University also have faculty and staff to offer advice for international students.

Please confirm the advising and counseling hours of the Center for International Education from the URL below.


International Student Advisors
Prof. KAWAI Naruo (Male)
Languages available: English, Italian, and Japanese

℡(078) 803-5279 #5279
nkawai{AT} ※Please change [AT] to @.

Associate Prof. KURODA Chiharu(Female)
Languages available: English, Chinese, and Japanese

℡(078) 803-5296 #5296