Study at Kyoto University

In its endeavor 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

Introduction to Kyoto University

Why choose Kyoto?



  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.


Graduate Admission Guide for International Applicants


Additional 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 2024/2025 (PDF)
Handbook for International Researchers 2024 (PDF)


Courses in English

Liberal Arts and Sciences to Learn in English


Financial Matters

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

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship

Tuition and tuition waivers