Study at Kyoto University

In its endeavour to promote internationally competitive academic research, provide world-class education programs to cultivate outstanding international human resources and thereby contribute to the international society based on academic freedom the Kyoto University is eagerly encouraging an international atmosphere. Therefore the Kyoto University is inviting foreign students from all over the world to study and research at Kyoto and profit from its strengths and benefits while contributing to the exchange of knowledge and ideas.



Kyoto University – Your Study Destination

Why Kyoto University?

Why choose Kyoto?

Introduction to Kyoto University

Why Kyoto Video_Kyoto Intro



  1. Cutting-Edge Research Hub
  2. World-Class Education Programs
  3. Study in Kyoto – Japans Heartland of Culture and Learning


As an exchange student you will profit from the

  • ability to freely follow your academic interests and excel your knowledge in your own field of specialization.
  • beneficial instructor-student-ratio of 1 to 6.
  • over 42 research facilities in Japan and the network of over 50 research facilities all over the world.
  • wide-range of academic research field.



KUNIEP (Kyoto Unversity International Education Program)

General Exchange Programs



Basic Guidelines and Information

Support and Student Life

  Kyoto University’s Admissions Guide for International Applicants (PDF)

Kyoto University Education and Student Support

Admissions Guide for International Applicants(Monbukagakusho, Privately Financed, Exchange, Short-Term Students)

Organizations Supporting International Students



(including Information on Visa, Insurance, etc.)



Handbook for International Students 2018/19 (PDF)
Handbook for International Researchers 2019 (PDF)


Courses in English

Liberal Arts and Sciences to Learn in English


Financial Matters

Scholarship (Source: Japan Student Services Organization [JASSO])

Tuition, tuition waivers and living expenses