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Kyoto University of Advanced Science

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About the University 🏫

Kyoto University of Advanced Sciences (KUAS) is among Japan's most recognized technical universities. With its focus on offering English-taught world-class education within engineering, students are both linguistically and technically prepared to work anywhere in the world.

It is worth mentioning that KUAS currently only offers entire degrees and not semester stays. In addition to the studies, KUAS also offers Japanese courses so you can delve deeper into Japanese culture while studying there. The KUAS campus is relatively intimate with smaller classrooms and over 3600 students in total, which means that the focus is on your particular learning.

Campus is located in the middle of Kyoto, which is world renowned for being home to giant companies within technology and electronics. This provides the perfect conditions for a stimulating network within the engineering industry. KUAS actually invested several million euros into the university a few years ago in order to upgrade to the latest technological facilities for the engineering department. The investment comes from nothing less than Shigenobu Nagamori, founder of the company Nidec and on the board of directors at KUAS.

In addition to making friends and broaden your network through the intimate KUAS campus, you can enjoy that over 130,000 international students call Kyoto its student city. This means that you get incredible opportunities to socialize and experience the true Japanese study culture.

About the city 🌇

Kyoto is truly a central part of Japan's spiritual heart. Kyoto houses 1.5 million inhabitants and about 2,000 temples including true masterpieces of religious architecture, such as the retina-burning splendor of Kinkaku-ji (the famed Golden Pavilion) and the cavernous expanse of Higashi Hongan-ji.

This is where the monks roe between temple buildings while prayer songs resonate through stunning zen gardens. This is also where you can experience the faithful meditations on tatami mats. Although the modern part of the city evolves all the time, the constant wealth of burning incense remains the glaring light to the vermillion torii gate that marks an entrance to the shrine.

The idea of the culinary experiences in Kyoto is something truly special. Kyoto is filled with everything from Michelin-starred restaurants, cocktail bars, cool cafes and sushi places to food markets such as izakaya (Japanese pub eateries), craft beer bars and old-school noodle places.

You can try a true taste experience in the kitchen known as kaiseki, where you look out over a private garden, taste the most perfect tempura in a traditional building, with steaming bowls of ramen where you sit elbow-to-elbow amongst locals. In true traditional fashion, you then end the experience with a matcha (powdered green tea) sundae.

A stay in Kyoto will with no doubt open your eyes to a completely different world you didn't know existed. The fascinating thing about it all is that it takes place in one of the world's most modern and well-established countries. You can safely know that you will never get bored in Japan, as the country and culture has more depth than you would ever imagine.

Housing Opportunities🏫


Kyoto University has its own dormitories near campus. The dormitory is a great way to stay close to campus and nurture social life, as both Japanese and international students live there.

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Anyplace offers student accommodation with full furnishings for students coming to Kyoto for their studies.

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange) have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

Kyoto University of Advanced Science uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in March or September.

See more about Kyoto University of Advanced Science's important dates in the academic calendar.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Kyoto University of Advanced Science, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

Documents required from students to apply to Kyoto University of Advanced Science are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Letter of recommendation
  • A CV and a motivational letter
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

See more about the entry requirements at Kyoto University of Advanced Science.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Kyoto University of Advanced Science in Kyoto can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at Kyoto University of Advanced Science.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Kyoto University of Advanced Science vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Kyoto University of Advanced Science ranges from 900.000 JPY to 1.600.000 JPY per year for international students.

The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Kyoto University of Advanced Science for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 517.000 JPY.

See more about Kyoto University of Advanced Science's tuition fees for international students.

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