2015 The Overseas Study Program

 

credit Recognised by Kyoto University or Credit Program with Certificate or Transcript from Host University
Airfare partially subsidised Airfare partially subsidised*
Accommodation partially subsidised Accommodation partially subsidised*
JASSO Japan Student Services Organization. A program which offers scholarships.
Short-termSEND Follow this link for an outline: http://www.kuasu.cpier.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/education/cross-cultural-understanding/
短期SENDFollow this link for an outline: http://www.kuasu.cpier.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/education/joint-ph-d-supervision/

Related Faculties:
Graduate School of Letters and Faculty of Letters/Graduate School of Economics and Faculty of Economics/Graduate School of Management/Graduate School  of Asian and African Area Studies/Graduate School of Education and Faculty of Education/Graduate School of Agriculture and Faculty of Agriculture/Center for Southeast Asian Studies/Institute for Research in Humanities/The International Center
Application and pre-departure procedures:
http://www.kuasu.cpier.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/application/application-procedures/

*Costs incurred due to applicants' cancellation or changes cannot be supported by government expenses.  All such costs should be covered by the applicants.

○ Overseas Language Training
-Vietnamese Language Training-
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Vietnam) Vietnam National University, Hanoi Short Program Short-termSEND   September 13 to September 27, 2015 Graduate School of Letters/Faculty of Letters, International Center
Selection has ended Number of participants: 5 credit For 3rd year or above all Faculty and Graduate School students (2 credits awarded, For 2nd year or above Faculty of Letters)
Recommended pre-departure course(s): Japanese Language and Culture (University-wide common subject), Vietnam I 
Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: None *certification of test scores etc. not required Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, Accommodation partially subsidised, JASSO(tentative) Tuition fee: Yes 
Tuition fee reduction system: Yes
This program is for undergraduate students (of any major) who have an interest in Vietnam's culture, society, and language as well as a desire to take part in international exchange. Selection will be based on a study plan to be submitted detailing the applicant's motivation, and language ability is not a requirement.  The program mainly comprises lectures on Vietnamese language and culture at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, combined with reciprocal learning focusing on presentations about Japanese language and culture. Costs are in principle to be borne by the participant. The program fee includes tuition, airfare, accommodations, meals, and insurance. Some students may be able to receive a supplementary scholarship.
<Classes and credits at KU> For Faculty of Letters students in their second year or later, and Graduate School of Letters students (2 credits). There are no classes required to be taken prior to applying, but it is recommended that applicants have completed the university-wide common subject "Japanese Language and Culture" (First semester: Wednesday, period 1, 1 credit / Second semester: Tuesday, period 2, 1 credit) because participants will be required to share a deep understanding of Japanese language and culture during the program. There is also an intensive language and culture seminar scheduled to be held before departure.
 
-Thai Language Training-
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) Chulalongkorn University Summer School Short-termSEND  August 30 to September 12, 2015 International Center
Selection has ended Number of participants: 10 credit For 3rd year or above all Faculty and Graduate School students (2 credits awarded, For 2nd year or above Faculty of Letters)
Recommended pre-departure course(s): Japanese Language and Culture (University-wide common subject), Thai I 
Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: None *certification of test scores etc. not required Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, Accommodation partially subsidised, JASSO(tentative) Tuition fee: Yes 
Tuition fee reduction system: Yes
This program is for undergraduate students (of any major) who have an interest in Thailand's culture, society, and language as well as a desire to take part in international exchange. Selection will be based on a study plan to be submitted detailing the applicant's motivation, and language ability is not a requirement.The program mainly comprises lectures on Thai language and culture at Chulalongkorn University, combined with reciprocal learning focusing on presentations about Japanese language and culture. Costs are in principle to be borne by the participant. The program fee includes tuition, airfare, accommodations, meals, and insurance. Some students may be able to receive a supplementary scholarship.
<Classes and credits at KU> No relation to KU classes or credits. There are no classes required to be taken prior to applying, but it is recommended that applicants have completed the university-wide common subject "Japanese Language and Culture"  because participants will be required to share a deep understanding of Japanese language and culture during the program. There is also an intensive language and culture seminar scheduled to be held before departure.
 
-Chinese Language Training-
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) The Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer School
(Chinese Language) Short-termSEND 
August 6 to August 29, 2015 International Center
Selection has ended Number of participants: 8 credit Certificate or transcript from host university (No Credit)
Recommended pre-departure course(s): Japanese Language and Culture (university-wide common subject)
Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: None *certification of test scores etc. not required Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, JASSO(tentative) Tuition fee: free
This program is for undergraduate and graduate regular students, regardless of major or previous Chinese language study. Selection will be made based on factors such as the applicant's grades and motivation. International students from various countries will study together in Chinese language lessons provided by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer School program over a three-week period from August 6 to August 29 (Scheduled). Placement tests will be given to allow participants to study in a class that is appropriate to their proficiency level. Apart from language studies, there will be visits to nearby regions and within the city, as well as opportunities for exchanges among students. Some students will be exempted from tuition fees based on the Inter-University Student Exchange Agreement.
<Classes and credits at KU> No relation to KU classes or credits, but it is recommended that applicants have completed the university-wide common subject "Japanese Language and Culture" (1 credit, first semester).
 
  National Taiwan University (Taiwan) National Taiwan University Spring School (Chinese Language and Culture Studies) Feb.29 2016  to March 20 International Center
Noon, Dec. 11 Number of participants: 10 credit Certificate from Host University (No Credit)
Recommended pre-departure course(s): Japanese Language and Culture (university-wide common subject)
Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: None *certification of test scores etc. not required Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, JASSO(tentative) Tuition fee: USD 1230
Tuition fee reduction system: Yes
This program is for undergraduate and graduate regular students, regardless of major or previous Chinese language study. Selection will be made based on factors such as the applicant's grades and motivation. International students from various countries will study together in Chinese language lessons provided by the National Taiwan University Spring School program. Placement tests will be given to allow participants to study in a class that is appropriate to their proficiency level. Along from language studies, there will be seminars and field trips covering aspects of Taiwanese culture, history, society, and geographic environment. Some students will be exempted from tuition fees based on the Inter-University Student Exchange Agreement.
<Classes and credits at KU> No relation to KU classes or credits, but it is recommended that applicants have completed the university-wide common subject "Japanese Language and Culture" (1 credit, first semester).
  Xi'an Jiaotong University (China) Xi'an Jiaotong University Summer School Short-termSEND September 14 to September 28, 2015 International Center
Selection has ended Number of participants: 10 credit Certificate or Transcript from host University (No Credit)
Recommended pre-departure course(s): Japanese Language and Culture (university-wide common subject)
Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: Chinese: Beginner's Level *certification of test scores etc. not required Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, JASSO(tentative) Tuition fee: Approx. 28,500 JPY
Tuition fee reduction system: Yes 
This program is for undergraduate and graduate regular students, regardless of major or previous Chinese language study. Selection will be made based on factors such as the applicant's grades and motivation. Participants are required to have willingness to actively participate in the program, and a deep interest in the culture of the hosting country. In addition to study in Chinese language courses provided by Xi'an Jiaotong University over a 2-week period from early- to mid-September, there will be other opportunities for participants to deepen their understanding of China, such as joint seminars and presentations at Xi'an Jiaotong University, special lectures by university faculty, a trip to view the Terracotta Army, and student exchange. See also http://www.kuasu.cpier.kyoto-u.ac.jp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015seian_yoko.pdf
<Classes and credits at KU> No relation to KU classes or credits, but it is recommended that applicants have completed the university-wide common subject "Japanese Language and Culture" (1 credit, first semester).
 
  Zhejiang University (China) Zhejiang University Spring School Short-termSEND  TBA International Center
TBA Number of participants: TBA credit Certificate or Transcript from host University (No Credit)
Recommended pre-departure course(s): Japanese Language and Culture (university-wide common subject)
Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: sufficient Chinese language ability for communication (approximately 1 year's study) *certification of test scores etc. not required Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, JASSO(tentative)  
Undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are eligible to apply. Participants are required to have sufficient Chinese language ability for communication (approximately 1 year's study), willingness to actively participate in the program, and a deep interest in the culture of the hosting country. In addition to study in Chinese language courses provided by Zhejiang University over a 2-week period from early- to mid-March, there will be other opportunities for participants to deepen their understanding of China, such as joint seminars and presentations at Zhejiang University, special lectures by university faculty, trips to museums, cultural hands-on activities, and student exchange. Some students will be exempted from tuition fees based on the Inter-University Student Exchange Agreement.
<Classes and credits at KU> No relation to KU classes or credits, but it is recommended that applicants have completed the university-wide common subject "Japanese Language and Culture" (1 credit, first or second semester).
 
-Korean Language Training-
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  Yonsei University (South Korea) Yonsei University Spring School (Korean Language Training) TBA International Center
TBA Number of participants:  credit Certificate or Transcript from host University
Recommended pre-departure course(s): Japanese Language and Culture (university-wide common subject)
Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: Korean: Beginner-level language skills or above *certification of test scores etc. not required Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, JASSO(tentative) Tuition fee: TBD
Tuition fee reduction system: Yes
Open to undergraduate and graduate regular students of all majors. Students who possess beginner-level language skills or above are eligible to apply, and will be selected based on factors such as grades and motivation. For 3 weeks in March, program participants will take part in Korean language classes at Yonsei University Korean Language Institute that match their proficiency level. In addition to language classes, there are other opportunities for participants to deepen their understanding of Korea, such as hands-on activities with Korean cooking and traditional instruments, auditing normal courses taught in Korean, and student exchange. Some students will be exempted from tuition fees based on the Inter-University Student Exchange Agreement.
<Classes and credits at KU> No relation to KU classes or credits but it is recommended that applicants have completed the university-wide common subject "Japanese Language and Culture" (1 credit, first or second semester).
 
-English Language Training-
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) The Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer School (English Language Course) Short-termSEND June 28 to August 4 International Center
Selection has ended Number of participants: 4 credit Certificate or Transcript from host University (No Credit)
Recommended pre-departure course(s): Japanese Language and Culture (university-wide common subject)
Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: around TOEFL iBT 79 Subsidies: Yes Tuition fee: free
 
Open to undergraduate and graduate regular students of all majors. Students who are able to understand courses taught in English (TOEFL iBT score of 79 or equivalent) are eligible to apply, and will be selected based on their grades and motivation. The 5-week program will be held from June 28 to August 4. Participants will choose to take two courses from fields such as Business, Engineering, Humanities and Social Science. A total of 18 courses are offered, and participants will study alongside exchange students from other countries as well as students of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Some students will be exempted from tuition fees based on the Inter-University Student Exchange Agreement.
<Classes and credits at KU> No relation to KU classes or credits, but it is recommended that applicants have completed the university-wide common subject "Japanese Language and Culture" (1 credit, first semester).
 
  University of Hawaii at Manoa (U.S.A.) English Language Training Short-termSEND August 2 to 23 Graduate School of Letters/Faculty of Letters
Selection has ended  Number of participants: 2 credit Certificate or Transcript from host University
Recommended pre-departure course(s): None
Applications and enquiries:
Asian Studies Unit Office
Eligibility: Regular students at Related Faculties Language proficiency standard: around TOEFL iBT 68 Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised (tentative) Tuition fee: According to the University of Hawaii Guidelines
Tuition fee reduction system: None
Participants for this program will be selected from among regular students who have the required standard of English language proficiency (TOEFL iBT 68 or equivalent; submission of score reports is mandatory when applying). Over 3 weeks, from August 2 to 23, 2015 (scheduled), participants will study language at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to improve their command of the English language. There will also be exchanges with local students to deepen mutual understanding about Japanese and Hawaiian culture and history. Unlike last year's program, this year the program costs are in principle to be borne by the participant.
<Classes and credits at KU> No relation to KU classes or credits.
 
-Indonesia Language Training-
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  University of Indonesia University of Indonesia Spring School
(Chinese Language) Short-termSEND 
Feb.21,2016 to Mar.6,2016 International Center
Noon, Dec.10 Number of participants: 10

credit For 3rd year or above all Faculty and  Graduate School student(2 credits awarded, For 2nd year Fuculty of Leters), Recommended pre-departure course(s): Indonesian Ⅰ, Indonesian Ⅱ

Applications and enquiries:
The International Center and Foreign Student Division
Eligibility: Kyoto University regular students Language proficiency standard: None *certification of test scores etc. not required Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, JASSO

Tuition fee: 75,000 to 90,000 JPY

Tuition fee reduction system: None

This program is for undergraduate students (of any major) who have an interest in Indonesia's culture, society, and language as well as a desire to take part in international exchange. Selection will be based on a study plan to be submitted detailing the applicant's motivation, and language ability is not a requirement.The program mainly comprises lectures on Indonesian language and culture at University of Indonesia, combined with reciprocal learning focusing on presentations about Japanese language and culture. Costs are in principle to be borne by the participant. The program fee includes tuition, airfare, accommodations, meals, and insurance. Some students may be able to receive a supplementary scholarship.

http://www.kuasu.cpier.kyoto-u.ac.jp/2015/11/12/2016_indonesia/


 
Overseas Field Research
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  Thammasat University (Thailand) Field work in Thailand Short-termSEND August 31 to September 9 Graduate School of Economics
Selection has ended  Number of participants: 10 credit "Field Research in ASEAN" (2 credits) in East Asia Course, Graduate School of Economics
Recommended pre-departure course(s): None
Applications and enquiries:
Asian Studies Unit Economics Branch Office
Eligibility: Regular students at Related Faculties (Graduate Students only) Language proficiency standard: Unit Requirement (TOEFL iBT 68 or above) Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, Accommodation partially subsidised(tentative) Tuition fee: free
 
Summary to be provided later.
<Classes and credits at KU> Graduate School of Economics' East Asia Sustainable Economic Development Course (2 credits). Field work will be carried out in both urban and rural regions with the cooperation of Thammasat University and other affiliated universities and institutions. A student exchange program will also be held in coordination with Thammasat University's Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC) Master's program in ASEAN studies and Faculty of Economics International Program. Applications from Japanese Master's students not in the East Asia course will also be accepted; sufficient communicative ability to perform research in English is required. Details will be announced later.
 
○Overseas Internship
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  University of Philippines Internship in Philippines   Graduate School of Letters/Faculty of Letters
Selection has ended Number of participants:  credit 
Recommended pre-departure course(s):None
Applications and enquiries:
Asian Studies Unit  Branch Office
Eligibility: Regular students at Related Faculties Language proficiency standard: Unit Requirement (TOEFL iBT 68 or above) Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, Accommodation partially subsidised(tentative) Tuition fee: free
 
 

 
○Overseas Workshops / Exchange Programs
Program No. Host Institution Program Name Program Dates Offering faculties/divisions
  Heidelberg University, Goethe University Graduate Student Exchange to Germany  TBD Graduate School of Letters/Faculty of Letters
Selection has ended Number of participants:  credit
Recommended pre-departure course(s):None
Applications and enquiries:
Asian Studies Unit Office
Eligibility: Regular students at Related Faculties Language proficiency standard: Unit Requirement (TOEFL iBT 68 or above) Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, Accommodation partially subsidised(tentative) Tuition fee: free
 
 

 
  National University of Thaiwan East Asia Junior WorkshopShort-termSEND   Graduate School of Letters/Faculty of Letters
Selection has ended  Number of participants: Asian Studies(East Asian Workshop)(2 credit)
Prerequisite pre-departure course(s): "Introduction to Analytic Asian Philosophy I" (first semester) or "Introduction to Analytic Asian Philosophy II" (second semester)
Applications and enquiries:
Asian Studies Unit Office
Eligibility: Students at Related Faculties Language proficiency standard: Unit Requirement (TOEFL iBT 68 or above) Subsidies: Some Airfare partially subsidised, Accommodation partially subsidised(tentative) Tuition fee: free
 
 

 

(a) Programs coordinated by the Asian Studies Unit Office
Asian Studies Unit Office, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
1st  floor, Faculty of Arts Bldg., Yoshida Campus
Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 Japan 
 Telephone: +81-(0)75-753-2734, 2805 / Fax: +81-(0)75-753-2772
 E-mail: asean6.office@bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp

(b) Programs coordinated by the Asian Studies Unit Economics Branch Office
International Affairs Office, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
2nd floor, Faculty of Law and Economics East Bldg., Yoshida Campus
Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 Japan 
 Telephone: +81-(0)75-753-3476 / Fax: +81-(0)75-753-3476
 E-mail: asean6.office@econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp

(c) Programs coordinated by the International Center
International Education and Student Mobility Division Education Promotion and Student Support Department, Kyoto University
B1, Yoshida International House,Yoshida South Campus, Kyoto University,
64 Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 Japan 
 Telephone: +81-(0)75-753-2205, 2488 / Fax: +81-(0)75-753-2562
 E-mail: ryuga-exchange@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp