Kyoto University is a universitywide partner in Kyoto, Japan.
General information for exchange students
Introduction to Kyoto University (YouTube)
Semester I: 2nd week of April – 1st week of August
Orientation generally commences the last week of March for Semester I and the last week of September for Semester II.
Exams take place late July for Semester I and late January for Semester II.
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
All areas except medical field.
GPA (Average Grade)
The GPA requirement at this university is 3.0. This is comparable to an average grade 7.0 or above at Utrecht University. This concerns the average of all your UU grades and is a strict requirement, to be fulfilled at the time of application at UU. Applications with lower grades will be rejected.
After selection by Utrecht University, you will have to fulfill the language requirements:
KUINEP is the English-taught program. KUINEP students are therefore expected to be proficient in English (TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.5, or equivalent) and have to prove this with a TOEFL/IELTS test result or another language certificate accepted by Kyoto University.
General Exchange Students who want to take courses in Japanese are expected to be proficient in Japanese, equivalent to pass the highest level of Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
|Courses at Master’s level|
Yes. All areas except medical field.
|Language of instruction|
English or Japanese.
One on-campus and four off-campus International Houses of Kyoto University, and other dormitories are offered for international students. All exchange students are entitled to live in one of them as long as there are enough dormitory rooms available. Kyoto University lodging facilities can be found here.
|Estimated living costs per month|
Although the cost of living varies depending on factors such as housing expenditure and food budget, the average living expenses for international students are around ¥80,000 (€560) per month. (Estimate from 2022).
Please see the student guide for a more detailed breakdown of expenses.
You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table
|Number of places available|
3 places per year for Bachelor, 3 places per year for Master.
Selection was necessary in the past few years.
You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.