[Japan] Kyoto University – Exchange Program 2018


[Scholarship is offered for this program]

Kyoto University is a comprehensive research university with a student body comprising ambitious young people from diverse cultural backgrounds who are pursuing studies in a wide variety of fields. The university’s overall enrollment of 23,000 students includes approximately 2,000 international students from around 100 countries and regions throughout the world. Sharing your ideas and aspirations with this diverse group of fellow students will greatly enrich your academic progress and your student life.

For further information please visit(1)_A_Guide_to_Exchange_Programs_at_Kyoto_University


Kyoto University International Education Program (KUINEP)

Kyoto University International Education Program (KUINEP) provides undergraduate level lectures in English to our partner university students as well as Kyoto University students. The program is open only to undergraduate students. (Their status at Kyoto University is “Special Auditor”.) KUINEP students are required to take at least six courses each semester mainly from KUINEP courses (Liberal Arts and Sciences courses) taught in English and from courses offered by Faculties with the lecturer’s permission.
KUINEP Academic Calendar
Spring Semester (1st Semester): April 1 to September 30
Please see the information sheet to know the offered course: https://simpan.ugm.ac.id/s/y8ASNB8RffPpsbD


Kyoto University General Exchange Program (GE)

This is the program in which students take ordinary courses taught in Japanese. Students are affiliated to one of undergraduate faculties or graduate schools (Special Auditor). For graduate students, there is another option to deepen their own research under the instruction of academic supervisors without taking any courses lectured in classrooms. Japanese proficiency is not required if supervisor can guide the student by any other language (Special Research student). As for undergraduate level of this program, all students are to take regular courses in their faculty which are given in Japanese. Therefore undergraduate students in this program must have sufficient Japanese language proficiency. Because details on application information vary among faculty/graduate school, applicants for general exchange program must complete “Step 1” weeks before application deadline
Academic Calendar
Fall Semester(2ndSemester): October 1 to March 31 in the following year
Spring Semester(1stSemester): April 1 to September 30
Note: Some courses start in April and end in September or March while others start in Octoberand end in March.No course starts inOctober and end in September. Maximum study period is one year.



Before you apply, please read carefully the submission checklist: (6)_Submission_Checklist

•  Application Package (3)_Form_1-1_1-2_Letters_of_Recommendation

•  Curriculum Vitae

•  Motivation Letter

•  Letter of Nomination from faculty (*addressed to Head of Office of International Affairs)

•  Official academic transcript

•  Colored copy of passport

•  Passport-size photo (4 pieces, please refer to: (5)_Portrait_Photo_Requirement)

• JASSO Scholarship Form (4)_Form_for_JASSO_Scholarship

•  For KUINEP: English language proficiency  (Min. Score of TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.0 and over level of English proficiency is desirable)

•  For GE: English language proficiency  (Min. Score of TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.0 and over level of English proficiency is desirable) AND Japanese language proficiency  (Min. JLPT N1 or above)


JASSO Scholarship (monthly stipend of 80,000 yen)


1) Submit the aforementioned documents to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-13) for internal review.

2) OIA staffs will evaluate your application.

3) Once you are selected as Nominated Student, you may continue online application through website.

4) FINAL decision from Kyoto University.


Please send all documents above in 2 COPIES to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur Block F-13) no later than January 26, 2018.