Studying at Kyoto University

Exchange and Short-Term Programs

Exchange and Short-Term Programs

There are many non-degree-seeking international students at Kyoto University. As of May 2016, 386 students are enrolled here.
For example, Students enrolled at institutions with university-level student exchange agreements with Kyoto University (partner universities) are eligible to study as exchange students or short-term international students at Kyoto University. In addition, Kyoto University starts a short-term-program called “Kyoto University Amgen scholarship program” in summer of 2015.
Furthermore, students who already earned degree can be enrolled as research students. Eventually some of them can be admitted as regular students at Kyoto University.

Exchange Students

There are two types of exchange programs for students whose institutions have a university-level student exchange agreement with Kyoto University (partner universities). Approximately 160 students are admitted to these programs in year 2015. Both programs accept students for one semester (6 months) or two semesters (12 months). At the beginning of January every year, Kyoto University sends the application guide for both programs to all partner universities. Applications must be submitted to Kyoto University through the international office of the home institution. Direct applications from students will not be accepted. The application deadline is September for enrollment in April of the following year and February for enrollment in October of the same year. Please visit the website below for more information.

Research Students

Those who wish to study in the graduate schools, or who wish to do research at one of the institutes or centers, may apply for the status of research student [kenkyusei].
To qualify for research student status, the applicant must search for, and contact an advisor in the faculty, graduate school, institute or center of his or her choice using the website, and then receive advisor’s approval. After this, the applicant must submit an admission form and the necessary documents.
Research students are not eligible for degrees. For further information, please direct your inquiries to the relevant administration offices.

To applicants who graduated from universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, or TaiwanTo applicants who graduated from universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan
Applicants who graduated from universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan and who intend to apply for the status of a research student, master’s student, or doctoral student are advised to begin the AAO application procedure prior to beginning the graduate admissions process. For further details, please refer to the following links:
中国大陆、香港及台湾的大学毕业生的入学指南
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Short-Term International Students

Each faculty and graduate school conducts short-term special courses such as short summer programs and internships, and accepts “Short-Term International Students”. Students whose institutions have a university-level student exchange agreement with Kyoto University can basically be enrolled as Short-Term International Students. Please visit the website below for more information.

Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program (Short Summer Program)

The Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program is a short summer scholarship program launched in 2015. The program enables students from throughout the world to gain research experience under the supervision of leading world scientists. Please visit the websites listed below for further information.

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