Supports (tutors, advising service and Student Lounge)

International Student Tutor System

The tutor system for international students is designed to assist regular (degree-seeking) students and some non-regular (non degree-seeking) students, based on a recommendation from their supervisors. Tutors are generally graduate students selected from the graduate school to which the international student belongs. For details, please enquire at the relevant administration office after enrollment.

On-Campus Advising Service for International Students

There are several advisory services for international students currently attending Kyoto University. All are confidential and free of charge.
Students can come to the Student Lounge ‘KI-ZU-NA’ or the International Student Advising Room at the International Center to seek counsel on issues such as research, study, relationships, scholarships, and daily life matters.
Those fluent in Japanese may also seek advice at the university’s Counseling Office.

Kyoto University Student Lounge ‘KI-ZU-NA’

Student Lounge ‘KI-ZU-NA’, opened in the spring of 2002, is a place where international and Japanese students, university staff, professors, researchers and others can get together to exchange activities. 
‘KI-ZU-NA’ has a salon where students are able to chat, relax or study; a reading room (and lending library) with books for Japanese language learning, books in English and DVDs; and an audio room to enjoy watching movies or listening to music. 
‘KI-ZU-NA’ also promotes cultural exchange through monthly events.

Links: Student Lounge ‘KI-ZU-NA’

Welcome to “KI-ZU-NA”