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Undergraduate and Graduate Program

As for the detailed information about entrance examination, please refer to the related links of admission.

Exchange Program

Kyoto University of Art and Design currently has Student Exchange Program with 17 schools in 11 countries around the world. While actively hosting exchange students, we also send our students overseas. Here, students can study their field of specialty for approximately half a year. If you are interested in studying at Kyoto University of Art and Design as an exchange student, please ask your school if they are affiliated with our Student Exchange Program.

Partnered Universities

Term of Exchange: 1 semester

Spring Semester: April - July / August (about 4 months)
Fall Semester: September - January / February (about 4 months)

Academic Calendar

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit the following materials to the International Center at KUAD before the deadline.

  1. Application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Motivation
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Academic Transcript of Records
  6. Portfolio
  7. Official Photograph: 3 of 40mm x 30mm, 1 of 30mm x 25mm (front full face from chest with no hat and blank background)
  8. Passport Copy
  9. Health Check Sheet

Application Deadlines

October 31 for Spring Semester (April – July/August)
April 30 for Fall Semester (September – January/February)

Language

The exchange students are required to have Japanese or English language skills to apply to the exchange program at KUAD. All courses are taught in Japanese only and we do not have any courses taught in English. However, professors and students at KUAD may help international students in English. In general, exchange students who do not speak Japanese take studio classes (instead of the lecture classes). We recommend that exchange students have basic Japanese skills for daily life.

MEXT Scholarship Program

In order to enter KUAD with Japanese government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship, a student needs to follow a predefined procedure on his/her own. Please refer to the related links about the details.

Accommodation

Unfortunately we do not have any on/off campus housing for our students. Exchange students have to find accommodation by themselves. The International Center will provide accommodation information in Kyoto (weekly apartment, guesthouses, and off campus student houses, etc,).

For more information, please refer to ourFACT SHEET

Inquiry

Contact International Center
Address Ningenkan Building 1F
Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD)
2-116 Uryuyama Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8271 JAPAN
Phone +81-(0)75-791-8207
Fax +81-(0)75-791-9233
E-mail