Established in 1911, Kyushu University is one of Japan's seven imperial universities. It is a leader in education and research in Japan and the Asian region, with 10% of its student intake coming from outside Japan. In 1994, Kyushu University's Graduate School of Law launched the first master's level program in Japan that is entirely taught in English.
The LLM in International Economic and Business Law (IEBL) is designed to provide both Japanese and foreign students the ability to face challenges presented by commercial transactions and contemporary international economic affairs. The course is taught in English but from the Japanese perspective. It allows for the critical understanding of legal and economic principles within both a comparative and international law framework.
The next IELB program starts October 2018 since application period for the 2017 classes is closed. Those who intend to apply for the 2018 LLM course can do it starting October 12, 2017. The deadline is December 22, 2017. The program takes one year to finish on a full time basis, in the Kyushu Law campus in Fukuoka, Japan.
Besides the IELB, Kyushu Law also offers other LLM programs as follows:
- LLM Bilingual Program in Law - a one year course starting in April and October. It is taught in English and Japanese.
- LLM Lifelong Learning Master in Law - a one to four year course taught in English and Japanese and designed for Japanese students.
- LLM Young Leaders' Program in Law - a one year course taught entirely in English, starting in October. It is open to international students, and attracts students mostly from the Asian region.
Those who intend to seek financial aid must apply earlier. Scholarships provided by the Japanese government for the 2018 intake are to be announced by the end of November 2017.