If you are a student at one of our Partner Universities then you have the opportunity to study at KUFS as an Exchange / International Student.
Please contact your International Office for information on the application and selection procedures. We do NOT accept any personal application.
All application forms for the Exchange / International Program are available on this website. Exchange Students who will be studying at KUFS are needed to choose which course they will learn, Japanese course or English course. Please refer to the information below.
Nomination must submitted by the coordinator of a partner university. Applicants will not be accepted without the submission of completed nomination template.
Please submit the following nomination template to firstname.lastname@example.org before sending application documents.
The documents are to be obtained and completed and returned to the Division of International Affairs by the following deadline dates.
Any documents submitted after the deadline are not to be accepted for whatever reason.
commencing in April
commencing in September
|Documents to be Submitted||Method of submission|
|(1)||Application Form for Exchange / International Students
Download the paper form (Word: 38KB)
|Send your documents (1) - (10) as attachments at the email address below. You do not have to mail the original documents. Email: email@example.com|
|Application Form for BUFS Self-supporting International Students
Download the paper form (Word: 38KB)
|(2)||Certificate / Letter of Language Proficiency (Japanese Course Only)
A document certifying that the applicant has studied the Japanese language for a total of more than 150 hours and has basic knowledge of the Japanese language, such as knowing Hiragana and Katakana.
* We DO NOT accept students who do not satisfy above from fall semester of 2019 academic year.
|(3)||Application for Certificate of Eligibility
(3 pages of application forms + samples)
* Please refer to the sample form when filling in this form. Also, please send it back as a Excel file. We DO NOT accept PDF files and printed materials as your attachments. Download the paper form (Excel: 294KB)
|(4)||Certificate of Health
Download the paper form (PDF: 44KB)
|(5)||Application Form for Accommodation
(Only for those who wish to apply for an accommodation arranged by KUFS) Download the paper form (PDF: 218KB)
Download the paper form (PDF: 64KB)
|(7)||Certificate of Enrolment of Home Institution|
|(8)||Academic Record / Transcript of Home Institution|
|(9)||Bank Balance Statement
(certifying that you have a sufficient budget while you live in Japan; one million yen for six months and two million yen for a year)
(personal data page)
|(11)||Five 4cm x 3cm Photographs (full face without a hat against plain background) with the applicant's name written on the back. The photographs must be in color, and have been taken within 3 months of the application.||
Please send the photographs by EMS or an international courier service to the following address.
[ Address ]
Division of International Affairs, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
6 Kasame-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8558 JAPAN
Telephone: +81(0)75 322 6043 /
Fax: +81(0)75 322 6243
|Exchange Students||In accordance with the provisions of the exchange agreement, students are granted a full tuition waiver and that no application fees and guarantor required (KUFS will act as the guarantor). However, the fees for study tours and the classes of flower arrangement, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and so on will be charged separately. More details announced at the orientation.|
|Other Partner University Students||Please check with your coordinator at your home university.|
All students are recommended to have available about 1,000,000 - 2,000,000 yen per year to cover rent, meals, books, mobile phone, living expenses and other personal costs.
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies arranges accommodation only for those who submit the accommodation application form. Due to the limited number of dormitory rooms, you might be arranged to move into an apartment room. KUFS will decide which room you will be into, therefore, we might not be able to meet your request.
All rooms organized by KUFS are furnished single rooms.
Please note that there is NO Homestay arrangement via KUFS.
Rent payment can be paid with your credit card. The first rent payment (for 1st term) is due before you come to Japan. The due date for 2nd term will need to be paid before the second term begins.
|Type of Room||Single|
|One Semester Rent||Aprx. 264,000 - 324,000 yen|
(Gas, water and electricity)
|Included in the rent
(there will be an extra charge if utilities exceed 10,000 yen all together)
|Distance to KUFS||5 minutes walk -
Aprx. 20 minutes by bike
|Bathroom / Toilet||◯|
|Kitchen / Refrigerator||◯|
|Air-conditioner / Heater||◯|
|Furniture (Bed, Desk, Chair)||◯|
(costs are included in the rent)
* Deposit･･･ The deposit will basically paid by KUFS, but if the room condition is quite dirty, damaged and need to be cleaned, you will be required to pay for the recovery cost.
Housing conditions in Japan is quite unique compare to other countries. Generally, Japanese rental accommodation is as follows. It is usually one room apartment type of accommodation with no furniture. Most of the time, the rent does not include utilities, such as gas, electricity and water. If you are interested in arranging an accommodation on your own, please refer to the following website for further information.
If you are moving into an accommodation arranged by KUFS, you are eligible to use our pick-up service. Please refer to the Arrival Information below for more detail.
6 Kasame-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 6158558 JAPAN Telephone: +81(0)75 322 6043 / Fax: +81(0)75 322 6243 / Email: Inquiry form