General Information:

"Founded in June 1897, Kyoto University has a long history and enduring traditions, with a main campus located in the historic city of Kyoto, a center of traditional Japanese culture.

Since its founding, the University has been dedicated to furthering higher education and fostering an atmosphere of free academic exchange. Its graduates play important roles in both national and international affairs, as key players in politics, industry, and society.

As of today, Kyoto University is comprised of 10 faculties, 18 graduate schools, 13 research institutes, and 22 educational institutes and other establishments. Approximately 2,700 of the University's 23,000 students hail from overseas — representing some 110 countries and territories — contributing to a culturally diverse campus environment."

Find more information on the university's website or on their exchange portal

Admission: Multi-Faculty-Exchange - Faculty of Arts

Language Requirements: Toefl score 580 / CBT 230 / IBT 92 / IELTS score 6,5 / Cambridge Advanced (CAE) (Not valid if achieved before 01/12/2018) / English Language test (University Language Centre) score: C2 or C1, only one score C1/B2 or B2 is allowed; score B1 is not allowed

Additonal Admission Requirements: none

Accomodation: Exchange students can reside in the Kyoto University International Houses or other residential facilities affiliated with the University. More info can be found here! But be aware: Most international students reside in apartments and other private housing facilities due to the limited number of spaces at the Kyoto University International Houses.

Visa: Non-Japanese students must obtain student visa at a Japan consulate on their own responsibility. Osaka University Support Office makes a proxy application for a Certificate of Eligibility (CESR, an immigration certification) for students who need a visa after admission offer.

Language Courses: Exchange students may take tuition-free Japanese language classes offered by the Education Center for Japanese Language and Culture of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS). Grades will be included in the official transcript. The classes count for credit for exchange students (special auditors), but are supplemental and non-credited for other international students.​

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