FAQ

About Kyoto

What is Kyoto like?

What is the weather like in Kyoto?

What are living expenses like in Kyoto?

About Kyoto University

What kind of an institution is Kyoto University?

Where is the Kyoto University campus?

Would you send me a university brochure?

What faculties does Kyoto University have?

What graduate schools does Kyoto University have?

What are the research institutes and centers at Kyoto University?

Is it possible to study Japanese at Kyoto University?

Are there any classes taught in English?

Tuition, scholarships, visas, places to live

How much is the tuition fee?

What kind of scholarships are available?

Are there other systems of financial support aside from scholarships?

Can I stay in University dormitories?

Does the University help students to find apartments?

My apartment lease agreement says I need a guarantor. Can the University be my guarantor?

Can I work part time?

Who can I consult regarding studying abroad at Kyoto University?

After entering the University, can I consult with someone about studies, research, and daily life?

Please tell me about the tutor system for international students.

Does the University have any clubs?

I have already passed the entrance examination and are intending to enter the university. How do I get a visa to study?

I need a Certificate of Eligibility to get a student visa. Can the University apply for this for me?

Can international students also be exchange students?

I would like to work in Japan after graduation. What kind of support does the University offer?

Frequently asked questions by degree candidates

Bachelor degree programs

When does the school year start?

Can I take courses in English?

Are there exams for international students?

When is the special selection for privately financed international applicants?

What are the application qualifications for the special selection for privately financed international applicants?

I have questions about the application qualifications.

Do I need to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)?

Do I need to take the examination given by the National Center for University Entrance Examination (NCUEE)?

Other than the university entrance examination, are there other tests I have to take, such as the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)?

What does the university entrance examination consist of?

Are the questions from past exams available?

Can I apply to two faculties?

Do I have to go to Japan to take the entrance exam?

What should I do for a visa to take the entrance exam?

How do I get the application forms?

Can you send the applications forms overseas?

Do I have to go directly to the university to get the application forms?

Can I apply online?

Do you offer Japanese-language courses?

Do you accept transfer students?

I have already graduated from an undergraduate program at another university. Can I still enroll in a bachelor’s degree program?

I would like to become a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship student. How should I apply for the scholarship program?

I would like to apply for a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship through Kyoto University. What are the procedures for this?

Master’s, doctoral, and professional programs

When is the enrollment period?

Can I take courses in English?

I would like to enroll in a master’s program at Kyoto University (professional degree or a doctoral degree program). What are the procedures for this?

Is there a special selection for international applicants?

When is the exam?

I have questions about application qualifications.

Do I need to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)?

Other than the university entrance exam, are there other tests I need to take, such as TOEFL and IELTS?

What does the graduate entrance examination consist of?

Are questions from past entrance exams available?

Do I have to go to Japan to take the entrance exam?

What should I do to get a visa to take the entrance exam?

How do I get an application?

Can you send an application overseas?

Do I have to go directly to the university to get an application?

Can I apply online?

Would you recommend an instructor for me?

How do I contact a prospective academic advisor?

I cannot find the contact information for the professor I would like to have as my academic advisor on the website.

The professor I want to have as my prospective academic advisor did not reply to my email. What should I do?

I would like to become Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship student. How should I apply for the scholarship program?

I’d like to apply for a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship through Kyoto University. What are the procedures for this?

I am applying for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship, and I would like to receive an acceptance letter from Kyoto University.

What is the phone number of the Admission Assistance Office (AAO)?

Frequently asked questions by international exchange student candidates

Are there any student exchange programs at Kyoto University?

I attend a university overseas that does not have an agreement with Kyoto University. Can I participate in your exchange program?

When is the enrollment period?

Can I apply to exchange programs even if I don’t understand Japanese?

Can exchange students take Japanese language classes?

Can exchange students reside in Kyoto University dormitories?

Can the University provide a Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status required to obtain an international student visa?

Are there scholarships that exchange students can apply for?

Frequently asked questions from those desiring to be international exchange students as non-regular students who will not receive a degree from Kyoto University

Is it possible to conduct research activities under the guidance of a Kyoto University professor without registering for regular classes?

Would you please tell me about a research student? What should I do if I would like to become a research student?

Would you recommend an instructor for me?

How do I contact a prospective academic advisor?

I cannot find the contact information for the professor I would like to have as my academic advisor on the website.

The professor I want to have as my prospective academic advisor did not reply to my email. What should I do?

Can international students become credited auditors or auditing students?

Which classes can credited auditors or auditing students take?

Frequently asked questions about short-term programs (including summer programs)

Does Kyoto University have any short-term programs, such as summer programs or internships?

What is the Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program?

Other

I’m looking for information on professors and researchers at Kyoto University.

Does Kyoto University have online courses?

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