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Kyoto University is a national university located in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest Japanese university, one of the highest ranked universities in Asia and one of Japan's National Seven Universities. One of Asia's leading research-oriented institutions, Kyoto University is famed for producing world-class researchers, including ten Nobel Prize laureates, two Fields medalists and one Gauss Prize.

The deadline for the AY2019-2020 program is January 29, 2019 due to Kyoto University's timeline for nomination. Prospective students should attend an Explore session asap in order to begin the application process.

Fully funded summer research opportunities also available.


Area(s) of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Curriculum And Instruction
  • History
  • Neuroscience
  • Applied Learning And Developme
  • Economics
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Petroleum And Geosystems Engin
  • Art History
  • Educational Administration
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Asian Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Science
  • Astronomy
  • Energy And Earth Resources
  • Liberal Arts
  • Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Marketing
  • Religious Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Government
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • Health And Society
  • Molecular Biology
  • Statistics
  • Communication Studies
  • Health Education
  • Natural Sciences
  • Statistics And Data Sciences

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Academic Information

UT Austin students apply to KUINEP, but can still take non-KUINEP courses if taught in English. Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12 UT hours of coursework per semester while at Kyoto University. Please check the My Credit Abroad database for courses that have been previously evaluated.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Japanese


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Kyoto University can arrange housing for students. Options include dorms or apartment style accommodations. Students wishing to have housing arranged for them must submit a housing application to Kyoto University.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition for every semester abroad. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/visa, housing, food, local transportation, overseas insurance and general costs of living. Financial aid and scholarships may be available.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • April 1, 2020 to August 5, 2020
  • Final Deadline: August 22, 2019
- Fall
  • September 28, 2020 to March 15, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: January 17, 2020
  • Final Deadline: January 22, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Visa Information
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: Asia" info session. Dates and locations listed on the website. 2) See an academic advisor about needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: Asia" session. Dates and times given to participants after attending Explore: Asia session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change