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Admission Examination Information

When applying, be sure to check the information in Application Information.

1. Admission examination schedule

Application period Nov. 27, 2017 (Mon.) to
Dec. 1 (Fri.)
Results announcement date Jan. 13, 2018 (Sat.)
Admission process deadline Feb. 2, 2018 (Fri.)

Internet Application System | Accounts may be created from 10 days prior to the application start date.

2. Number of applicants accepted

12
* The number of applicants accepted includes the number of applicants accepted for the international student admission examination targeting those residing in Japan.

3. Application qualification

Those who are of other than Japanese nationality, for whom either (1) or (2) below applies, and who meet (3) and (4)

  1. Those who have completed twelve years of education at a school outside of Japan and those who expect to complete their education by March 2018, who are qualified to enroll in university in said country and who will reach 18 years of age by March 31, 2018
  2. Those who are recognized by Kyoto University of Foreign Studies as having qualifications equivalent to or exceeding (1) above
  3. Those who are living outside of Japan
  4. Those who have taken one of the following examinations
    1. "Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (Japanese language)" (exam conducted in June or Nov. 2016, or in June or Nov. 2017)
    2. "Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1" (exam conducted in July or Dec. 2016, or in July 2017)
    3. Those who are recognized by Kyoto University of Foreign Studies as having taken examinations equivalent to ① and ② above

4. Screening process

Comprehensive admission decision based on essay (Japanese) assigned in advance,"Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (Japanese language)" or "Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1" results, and submitted documents

5. Admission examination fee

Please pay ¥35,000 (Japanese yen) by credit card.
Accepted credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, UnionPay Ginren

* Examination fees that have already been paid will not be refunded for any reason.
* The name on the card does not need to be the name of the applicant.

Application Information

1. Application process

Create your account

Accounts may be created from 10 days prior to the application start date.

Internet Application System

Printout and submit the admission application Printout and submit the application over the Internet within the application period.
Send required documents by mail

Place originals (when copies are not allowed) and copies (of everything else) of your application documents in an envelope, and send the envelope to the following address by EMS or international courier.

[ Address ]
6 Kasame-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8558 Japan Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Admissions Center TEL: +81-(0)75-322-6035 / FAX: +81-(0)75-322-6241 / E-Mail: nyushi@kufs.ac.jp
Contact us with your application document mailing information

Contact us at the following e-mail address indicating whether you are sending by EMS or an international courier (if so, indicate the name of the courier). Remember to also include the reference number.

E-Mail: nyushi@kufs.ac.jp

Pay the admission examination fee

Please pay ¥35,000 (Japanese yen) by credit card.

Information on admission examination fees

Your Internet application is complete! You will receive an e-mail when your application has been received and your admission examination fee has been paid.
If you are using a mobile phone e-mail address or the like, please set it so that you can receive e-mails from "kufs.ac.jp."

Internet Application System | Accounts may be created from 10 days prior to the application start date.

2. Application documents

  Application document Submission method
(1) Admission application
(Printout and submit the application over the Internet)
Mail (EMS or international courier) 6 Kasame-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8558 Japan
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Admissions Center Download the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies form (PDF: 993KB)
(2) Entrance letter
(3) Motivation Letter
(4) Study plan
(5) Theme essay
(6) [ Original ]
Diploma from senior high school, or certificate proving that you expect to graduate
(7) [ Original ]
Academic record from senior high school
(if evaluation standards are represented with symbols, attach an explanation of these symbols)
(8) [ Original ]
Letter of recommendation
(Either form No.1 or No.2)
(9) [ Original ]
Results certificate for "Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students" or "Japanese Language Proficiency Test"
(10) Copy of passport
[ Original ]
If you have no passport, submit official documents such as original birth certificates or residence cards written in English.

Tuition and Proxy Collection Fees

Tuition and proxy collection fees have been determined for the 2018 academic year as follows.

  Spring term
(minimum amount to pay during admission process)
Autumn term Spring/autumn term total Remarks
Tuition Admission fee ¥230,000 ¥0 ¥230,000 Only during admission process
Course fee ¥387,500 ¥387,500 ¥775,000  
Education enhancement fee ¥207,500 ¥207,500 ¥415,000  
Subtotal ¥825,000 ¥595,000 ¥1,420,000  
Proxy collection fee Supporter's association entry fee ¥5,000 ¥0 ¥5,000 Only during admission process
Supporter's association fee ¥10,000 ¥0 ¥10,000  
Student union entry fee ¥1,000 ¥0 ¥1,000 Only during admission process
Student union fee ¥4,000 ¥0 ¥4,000  
Subtotal ¥20,000 ¥0 ¥20,000  
Total ¥845,000 ¥595,000 ¥1,440,000  
  1. Spring term tuition and proxy collection fees are paid during the admission process. Autumn term tuition is paid in late Sept. 2018. (Notification sent out in early Sept. 2018.)
  2. Tuition and proxy collection fees from second year on:
    1. From the second year on, students pay tuition (except for admission fees) and proxy collection fees (except for admission fees).
    2. The amount for course fees and education enhancement fees from the second year on may change according to fluctuations in the economic climate.
    3. Graduation album fees, campus promotion cooperation fees, and other fees are collected during the graduation school year.

Admission Fee Exemption System

International students of especially high scholastic standing may be exempt from paying admission fees (the equivalent amount is returned after admission). This applies to those who meet the following standards at the time of application.

[Aptitude examination/standards]

A score of 80% (320 points) or higher in the Japanese language and integrated course subjects for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students, or a score of 80% (144 points) or higher in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1.

Admission Examination Results (2015 to 2017 Academic Years)

Admission examination academic year No. of applicants No. of successful applicants No. of students admitted
2017 2 2 1
2016 5 4 3
2015 8 8 3

* The number of students admitted is the number as of March 31 of each academic year

Inquiries

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies / Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages Admissions Center

6 Kasame-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8558 Japan TEL: +81-(0)75-322-6035 / FAX: +81-(0)75-322-6241 / E-Mail: Inquiry form

* Inquiries are accepted from Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Excluding Sundays and national holidays.)

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