Fukuoka is popularly known as “the gateway to Asia” and, since its foundation in 1992, Fukuoka Prefectural
University has reached out to other universities around the world and embraced a range of international exchange
initiatives. Our activities in this regard have included the exchange of academic personnel, student exchange
programmes and symposiums in cooperation with the universities listed below.
At Fukuoka Prefectural University, we encourage our students to be active participants in the international
community. We therefore offer a variety of intercultural experiences such as homestays and short-term language
programmes in foreign countries, as well as on-campus interaction with foreign exchange students at FPU.
Nanjing Normal University (China, agreement concluded in 1994)
Daegu Haany University (Rep. of Korea, agreement concluded in 2006)
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (China, agreement concluded in 2009)
Khon Kaen University (Thailand, MOU concluded in 2009)
Sahmyook University (Rep. of Korea, agreement concluded in 2010)
Fukuoka Prefectural University offers short-term language programmes in English-speaking countries during the
spring and summer vacation periods. In addition to improving their English skills, participating students are able to
immerse themselves in a foreign culture through homestays and language programmes highlighting local history,
customs and places of interest.
Monash University (Australia)
Bath/Oxford Programme (UK)
University of Hawaii (USA)