Current students

[China] Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), School of Design and Arts 

Exchange Agreement signed in 2017 
Affiliation: School of Design and Arts 

Beijing Institute of Technology is consistently ranked around 20th among the nearly 3,000 universities in China. The Department of Industrial Design was established in 1984, the earliest of the design universities in China. You can study architecture and industrial design (interior, space, product, etc.). Beijing Institute of Technology has several Japanese-speaking faculty members who can provide support in English and Japanese in class and everyday life. They offer language training according to your level of Chinese during your study abroad. China is becoming increasingly prominent in the international market and learning about the sensibilities and perceptions of Chinese students is an extremely valuable experience. Beijing is the world’s most advanced city, and many Japanese companies are keeping a close eye on the city’s trends of ICT, infrastructure changes, and the introduction of new business models, which are progressing at a tremendous pace. Studying abroad in such a country and city can foster an international outlook that is different from that of Europe. 

Updated October 2020 

Name of University and DepartmentSchool of Design and Arts,
Beijing Institute of Technology
Department Available for Student ExchangeSchool of Design and Arts
Exchange ProgramsDetail information is available on university website.
Semester/Academic Calendar
Fall Semester
Early September – Mid January
Note: Information for the 2021-2022 academic year will be published when it’s available.
Nomination(Deadline)Required
*Nomination Form
Application Deadline
for Host University(Partner University)
15 March – 15 June
(*as of 2020)
Application Deadline
at Home University(School of Design, Kyushu University)
15 April
Semester/Academic Calendar
Spring semester
Late February – Late June
Nomination(Deadline)Required
*Nomination Form
Application Deadline
for Host University(Partner University)
15 October – 15 December
(*as of 2020)
Application Deadline
at Home University(School of Design, Kyushu University)
15 October
Application ProcedureApply via email to Professor Sugimoto.
(sugimoto@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp)
Language Proficiency(English)*Required to submit a language certificate at the time of application. (IELTS≧5.5 or TOFEL≧80)
*No official test results required. Letter/certificate from home university accepted.
RemarksAccepting 3rd year undergraduates and above, masters and doctoral student.
Number of Exchange Students2
Department and Professors in Charge(Professors with “(*)” is primary in charge)<Department of Design Strategy>
-(*)Professor SUGIMOTO Yoshitaka
-Professor SOGABE Haruka
E-mail of Professors(@design.)-Prof. SUGIMOTO : sugimoto@
-Prof. SOGABE : sogabe@