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A Guide to Kyoto University

Exchange Programs


□ Kyoto Univ. General Exchange Program


1 ☆ Flowchart of Application Procedures for Kyoto University Exchange Programs P. 2 KUINEP ☆ What is KUINEP? P.13 . 3 ☆ What classes are designed for KUINEP? P. 5 ☆ Academic Calendar of 2010-2011 KUINEP P.12 Restrictions of Choosing Courses P. 8 General Exchange Program ☆ What is Kyoto Univ. General Exchange Program? P. 7 ☆ Class Schedule of 2010-2011 KUINEP P. 9 ☆ General Exchange Program Inquiry Form P. CONTENTS ☆ Outline of Exchange Programs at Kyoto University P.

2. However. Therefore undergraduate students in this Program must have sufficient Japanese language proficiency. Japanese proficiency is not required if supervisor can guide the student by any other language. As for undergraduate level of this program. ~Japanese Language Study~ In both exchange programs. graduate students are allowed to deepen their own research under the instruction by academic supervisors without taking any courses lectured in classrooms. Website for exchange programs : http://www. Outline of Exchange Programs at Kyoto University There are two types of exchange programs at Kyoto University. Students with appropriate Japanese language proficiency can take one regular class in Japanese from their faculty with the lecturer’s permission instead of/ additional to their 6th KUINEP class. Each semester. it is also possible to take courses to study Japanese language. offered by The International Kyoto University International Education Program (KUINEP) Kyoto University International Education Program (KUINEP) provides undergraduate level lectures in English to our partner university students as well as Kyoto University They may even take more than one regular classes as long as they take at least 5 KUINEP 1. The program is open only to undergraduate students. KUINEP students are required to register 6 KUINEP classes in principle (two credits per class). with tuition exemption. all students are to take regular classes in their faculty which are given in Japanese. each of which comprises two hours of lecture per week and continue for 12 weeks. Kyoto University General Exchange Program This is the program in which students take ordinary courses which are taught in Japanese in undergraduate faculties or in graduate schools each student is affiliated. . For “Special Auditor” who take courses other than courses to study Japanese Language. evaluation of those classes will be included in the official transcript and one official credit will be conferred for each course for students completed.

Kyoto . <CONTACT ADDRESS> Foreign Student Division. Kyoto University JAPAN Fax: +81-75-753-2562 E-mail: ryuga561@mail.

Submit all the required application 3. Foreign Student Division will send forms and prepare for the related a course description and documents.” to Foreign Student Division at Kyoto University through International Office of your home university. Read through this pamphlet of “A 1. for General Exchange for KUINEP application Program application 1. 2010. Complete KUINEP application 2. Fill in “General Exchange Program Guide to Kyoto University Inquiry Form” (page 12) and send it Exchange Programs. to International Office of your home university. Friday ↓ ↓ . ↓ ↓ 3. 2010. Friday No later than (For Spring) No later than February 26. Application Form to International Office of your home university. Flowchart of Application Procedures for Kyoto University Exchange Programs Read the attachment named “Outline of Exchange Programs at Kyoto University” (page 1) and decide which exchange program you wish to apply. ↓ ↓ 2. Friday October 29. 2010. ↓ ↓ DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: (For Fall) No later than (For both Fall/Spring) February 26. Fill out application forms and documents to the International submit all the required documents Office of your home university.

2010 after your submission through your home university through your home university . NOTIFICATION OF NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION RESULTS APPLICATION RESULTS Given about 3 months Given in June/July.

Language of Instruction Because all KUINEP lectures are given in English language. Japanese language proficiency is not required. (2) terminate studying at Kyoto University and return to his/her country on the completion of KUINEP. Enrollment 40 students a year. Eligibility An applicant must (1) be enrolled. (4) have a concrete purpose for studying in Japan. in principle. 2010-2011 KUINEP Academic Calendar Fall Semester: October 1. 2011 Note: KUINEP is. 2011 to September 30. If applicants exceed 40 in total from all partner institutes. However. Student Status Each KUINEP student will be affiliated. however it is preferable to acquire a basic knowledge of Japanese in order to ensure their smooth transition to life in Japan. What is KUINEP? 1-1. KUINEP students must be proficient in English. some may be rejected even if they are nominated within the limit of numbers of students stated in the student exchange agreement between their Home University and Kyoto University. until his/her completion of KUINEP. (3) have an excellent academic and personal record. 1-3. as a special auditor. as an undergraduate student at a non-Japanese academic institution with which Kyoto University has a student exchange agreement. 1-2. to one of the nine faculties at . 2011 Spring Semester: April 1. 1-5. single semester enrollment is possible. a one-year program. 1-4. 2010 to March 31.

For Example. Each applicant for Kyoto University exchange programs can apply for JASSO ntent0 1-6. Scholarship A limited number of scholarships are available through Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).jp/ Faculty of Agriculture http://www.html Studies Faculty of Letters http://www. Science html Faculty of Engineering however those who 1) will receive any other financial support more than 80.econ. Tuition Based on the student exchange agreement. Kyoto University according to their area of interest. As it is not possible to change the faculty after students’ arrival in Japan for any 1-7.html Faculty of Economics matriculation fee and tuition) at Kyoto Faculty of Pharmaceutical please select your proposed faculties up to 2nd choice carefully from the list on the next page and fill out the KUINEP Application Form (Form 1-1) Faculty of Science http://www. those who have Nationality or Permanent Residency of Japan are come under 2).bun. JASSO is a government-sponsored non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international student exchange. <List of faculties at Kyoto University to which KUINEP students could be affiliated> Name of Faculty Website Faculty of Integrated Human http://www.html Faculty of Law yen per month or 2) will not stay in Japan with “College Student Visa Status” are not eligible for it. JASSO Scholarship contains the following items: -1) A monthly stipend of Faculty of Education http://www.000 yen students will be exempted from all academic fees (examination

Applied Statistics (single lecturer) 3. Traditional Japanese Gardens and Architecture (single lecturer) 5. International Monetary Study I (single lecturer) 6. Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature (single lecturer) . 1-9. KUINEP English classes KUINEP students are required to take at least six classes each semester (two credits per class) from the list below.000 yen per month. Many students additionally enroll in an insurance from their countries to be safer since the coverage and the regulations are different. Students must possess a valid passport issued by their home country. Energy and Resources I (multiple lecturers) 4. Kyoto University will submit applications for the KUINEP students’ “Certificate of Eligibility” to the Kyoto Immigration Bureau for processing. They are also required to have a “College Student Visa Status” to enter Japan. 2010 Fall Semester (October 2010~March 2011) 1. on receiving their “Certificate of Eligibility. Entering Japan There are certain formalities which must be observed by foreign students intending to pursue studies in Japanese universities. -2) One-time relocation allowance 80. Students. Students have Japanese Nationality can also join KUINEP. Further details will be instructed after the official admission. Students’ grades for KUINEP classes are reported at the end of each semester (in March 2011 and in September 2011). Development Economics I (single lecturer) 2.000 yen 1-8. What classes are designed for KUINEP? 2-1. Comprehensive Health Insurance The Japanese law specifies that students staying in Japan must join the Japanese National Health Insurance Program. which costs around 2.” should apply to the nearest Japanese diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) in their country for a “College Student Visa Status”. Agriculture and Foods in Japan (multiple lecturers) 9. Craftmanship in Japanese Society (single lecturer) 10. Those who have appropriate Japanese language proficiency can take one regular class at undergraduate level given in Japanese (two credits per class) at their faculty with the lecturer’s permission each semester. Life Science I (multiple lecturers) 7. Self-Formation in Adolescence (single lecturer) 11. Frontiers of Kyoto Humanities (multiple lecturers) 8.

Social Science Research Methods in Education II (single lecturer) 4. and advanced). Intercultural Understanding (single lecturer) 13. Students will be evaluated on the basis of attendance. and lasts 15 weeks. students must attend all classes. *Elementary Elementary course is intended for students who have a little or no background in Japanese language. Happiness (single lecturer) 2011 Spring Semester (April 2011~September 2011) 1. Japanese Language Courses The International Center also offers Courses to study Japanese Language which are divided into three different levels (elementary. Students will be required to take a placement test at the beginning of each semester to determine their level of Japanese language proficiency. Universities and University Students in Today’s Japan (single lecturer) 8. Law and Politics in Japan (multiple lecturers) 9. It aims to improve the student's abilities to . Development Economics II (single lecturer) 2. intermediate. Biolinguistics (single lecturer) 14. Social Science Research Methods in Education I (single lecturer) 15. Understanding Education. KUINEP students can take maximum of 7 sessions. 12. As these classes are interrelated. Human Lives and Cultures from Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives (multiple lecturers) See the attached “2010-2011 Course Outline” for detailed description of lectures. Modern Physics (single lecturer) 3. and the results of examinations. Energy and Resources II (multiple lecturers) 13. each of them deserves one official credit. Essentials of Business Strategy II (single lecturer) 10. This course consists of 6 sessions per week. Essentials of Business Strategy I (single lecturer) 14. Informatics in Japanese Society (single lecturer) 7. 2-2. participation in the classes. Evaluations for such Courses will be included in official transcript Kyoto University issue at the end of each semester. Japanese Economy and Business:Philosophy. Life Science II (single lecturer) 12. International Monetary Study II (single lecturer) 5. Exploring the Southeast Asian Underworld (single lecturer) 11. per week each semester. History and Organizational Behavior (multiple lecturers) 6.

if they wish. III. The textbook is “Minna no Nihongo Intermediate I” and others. *Intermediate I Students whose Japanese is at an intermediate I level (equivalent to level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) can take Intermediate I Course offered by the center. The textbook is “Minna no Nihongo I” and “Minna no Nihongo II. Students may take 1 Kanji session from optional course. or advanced level (equivalent to level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or higher ) can take supplementary Japanese Language Courses offered by the center.the equivalent of level 3 or 4 proficiency of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Students must take at most 6 classes per week according to their level of Japanese. . if they wish. and Advanced Students whose Japanese is at an intermediate II.” Students may take 1 Kanji session from optional course. Students may take 1 Kanji session from optional course. III. *Intermediate II. Students must take at most 6 classes per week according to their level of Japanese. if they wish.

2011 Winter Vacation (unfixed yet) KUINEP English Classes end January 24. 2010-January 5. 2010 December 27. 2010 (October 2010-March 2011) Students arrive at Kyoto October 1 or 4. 2011 (April 2011-September 2011) Classes start April 8. 2010 Orientation and KUINEP Opening October 5-6. Academic Calendar of 2010-2011 KUINEP Fall Semester. 2010 Ceremony Classes start October 7. 2011 Japanese Language Classes end Middle of February 2011 Spring Semester. 2011 (unfixed yet) Classes end and KUINEP Closing Middle of July 2011 Ceremony Japanese Language Classes end End of July 2011 Summer Vacation August 1-September 30. 2011 .