Kyoto Styudy

Type of school

Universities

Those who wish to obtain a degree or pursue long-term research Selection Methods: Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), Japanese-Language proficiency Test (JLPT), or other examinations by the university.

Recommended for !

□ Persons who wish to obtain a degree or pursue long-term research

●Detailed information
Obtainable qualifications “Bachelor’s degree”
Period of study 4 years (6 years for the schools of medical, dentistry and veterinary medicine)
Graduation requirements 124 credits or more (188 for the schools of medicine and dentistry, 186 for the veterinary department and 188 for the school of pharmacology)
Selection methods Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), examinations set by the university, interviews, etc., differing from school to school.
Examination period From February to March
Estimated tuition fees
(annual average)
National: 282,000 yen enrollment fee + 535,800 yen tuition fee
Public: 169,200 yen enrollment fee + 535,800 yen tuition fee
Private (humanities): 241,928 yen enrollment fee + 801,338 yen tuition fee
Private (sciences): 278,796 yen enrollment fee + 990,342 yen tuition fee
* It all varies depending on the faculty.
* Reference: Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications 2014 Retail Price Survey Annual Report

Junior Colleges

Learn the skills that will be directly useful when entering society, learn the necessary techniques and education required as a professional. The majority of junior colleges have adopted the results of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) test.

Recommended for !

□ Persons who wish to learn the skills that will be directly useful in the field when entering society

●Detailed information
Obtainable qualifications “Associate degree”
Period of study 2 years (3 years in some cases for medical technology and nursing)
Graduation requirements □ 2 years: 62 credits or more
□ 3 years: 93 credits or more
Selection methods Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), examinations set by the university, interviews, etc. differing from school to school.
Examination period From February to March
Estimated tuition fees
(annual average)
Private (humanities): 205,161 yen enrollment fee + 728,402 yen tuition fee
* It varies depending on the faculty.
* Reference: Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications 2014 Retail Price Survey Annual Report

Post-Graduate Schools

University graduates enroll to pursue further specialist research. Basically, it is necessary for you to search for supervisors (teaching staff who provide guidance on study planning and research) yourself, and depending on the school, it is necessary to search for a supervisor prior to application, so please search for one and obtain consent for acceptance.

Recommended for !

□ Persons who wish to pursue further specialized research after their graduation
□ Persons who wish to obtain a degree that will be more beneficial in finding employment

●Detailed information
Obtainable qualifications “Master’s degree” or “Doctor’s degree”
Period of study □ Master’s degree: 2 years or more
□ Doctor’s degree: 5 years or more (including the 2 years of the master’s degree)
Graduation requirements Master’s degree: 30 credits or more, and passing the examination and thesis examination
Doctor’s degree: 30 credits or more (including the credits obtained in the master’s course), and passing the examination and thesis examination
Selection methods Document examination, academic achievement testing (run by the university), interview, short essay, composition, oral examination on major
Examination period From August to October (also from February to March)
Estimated tuition fees
(average annual fee for master’s course):
National 493,300 yen
Public 514,100 yen
Private 898,100 yen
* It all varies depending on the faculty.
* Reference: Japan Student Services Organization
FY2012 Student Life Survey

Vocational Colleges

Recommended for !

□ Those who aim to acquire specific skills and techniques required for a specialized occupation
□ Those who aim to acquire particular qualifications

●Detailed information
Obtainable qualifications “Diploma” or “Advanced Diploma”
Period of study □ Diploma:2 year (Non-degree courses of less than two years are also offered)
□ Advanced Diploma: 4 years
Graduation requirements □ 2 years: 1,700 hours or more
□ 3 years: 3,400 hours or more
Selection methods Document examination, written examination, interview, short essay, composition, aptitude test, practical examination, Japanese examination and achievement tests, etc.
Examination period From September to March, varies depending on the school
Estimated tuition fees
(annual average)
Entrance fee 310,138 yen + tuition 438,740 yen
* Varies depending on the school.
* Reference: Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications 2014 Retail Price Survey Annual Report

Japanese Language Schools

Recommended for !

□ Those who want to study Japanes for the pupose of entering graduate school or vocational college
□ Those who want to study Japanese

●Detailed information
Obtainable qualifications None (but it is possible to receive a course-completion certificate)
Period of study 1 to 2 years
Graduation requirements
Selection methods Document screening, etc.
* There are also places that conduct entrance examinations locally and have interviews with the candidate and his or her guardians.
Examination period Varies depending on the school
Estimated tuition fees
(annual average):
One-year course: 650,000 yen – 800,000 yen (varies depending on the school)
Special course for international students: 700,000 yen – 750,000 yen (varies depending on the school)