Kyoto University is a universitywide partner in Kyoto, Japan.

Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of April –  1st week of August

Semester II: late September /beginning October – Mid February


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.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas except medical field.

Courses at Master’s level

All areas except medical field.

Language of instruction

Courses are taught in English or Japanese.

Housing assistance

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 between ¥66,000 (US$579) and ¥82,000 (US$719) per month.

Please see the student guide for more information.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

6 places per year 

* selection was necessary in the past few years.


More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.