Study in Japan Fair 2015 in Indonesia
On November 14 and 15, Study in Japan Fair 2015 was held in Surabaya and Jakarta in Indonesia under the auspices of the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
The purpose of the fair is to provide Indonesian students who are interested with information on study in Japan and Japanese higher education, and to help them choose an appropriate school and ensure a productive period of study in Japan. As many as 1,190 students (1,682 last year) visited the Surabaya venue, while 4,115 students (2,856 last year) visited the Jakarta venue.
More than 100 students visited the Kumamoto University booth at each venue. University staff, including local staff members, explained the procedures needed to study in Japan in English and Indonesian, using brochures, posters and the university’s YouTube channel.
Some Indonesians who experienced study in Kumamoto University visited the Jakarta venue and enjoyed a reunion with the university staff. They provided us with great support and valuable advice based on their experiences in Japan.
Kumamoto University has concluded five university-level exchange agreements and two department-level exchange agreements with Indonesian universities, including the Consortium of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember and Airlangga University. We have had active exchanges with those universities, and welcomed 71 students from Indonesia during the 2014 academic year. In April 2010, we established the “Kumamoto University Liaison Office at ITS” in the campus of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS). The local staff promotes student and academic exchange activities and supports students who are preparing to study at Kumamoto University.
This Study in Japan Fair is expected to help raise awareness of our university in Indonesia and increase the number of students who wish to study in Kumamoto.