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Outline

1. Aim of the Program

These short-term intensive Japanese programs are offered by Kyoto University of Foreign Studies ("KUFS"). It is designed for students who wish to improve their Japanese proficiency while participating in group works with KUFS students and experiencing Japanese culture in Kyoto — an attractive, historical city and college town. We are looking forward to welcoming you here in Kyoto.

2. Duration of the Program

Winter February 1 (Wed.), 2023 - February 16 (Thu.), 2023 Application is now closed
Summer July 1 (Wed.), 2020 - July 19 (Sun.), 2020

3. Tentative Schedule

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Please note that the program might be shifted to online in case of further spread of the infections afterwards and the change of Japanese Border Measures.

4. Classes and Cultural Activities (approx. 30 hours in total)

Classes
  • Intensive basic-level Japanese classes
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    All Japanese language classes are provided in small classes (approx. 10-15 per class) and divided into different proficiency levels, basic to advanced.
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    All Japanese language classes focus on authentic Japanese used in situations the learners may encounter during their stay in Japan and aim to develop their fluency through task-based activities. The levels and contents of the tasks used in classes differ depending on each learner's Japanese proficiency level.
  • Traditional Japanese cultural experiences (Tea ceremony, Calligraphy, Gion Festival (Summer Only), etc.)
  • Conversation with KUFS students
Activities
  • Traditional Japanese cultural experience (Maiko Culture Experience)
  • One-day Kyoto study trip
  • Cultural exchange activities with KUFS students, Welcome & Farewell party

5. Maximum Capacity

50 students (min.: 10 students)

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In the case that the number of participants does not reach the minimum capacity (10 students), this program will be cancelled.

6. Qualification

  • Applicants must be either undergraduate students, graduate students or adults (with a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalency).
  • Applicants must have Japanese language proficiency of at least JLPT N5 or equivalent and be able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana.
  • Applicants must agree to the "Declaration and Terms & Conditions".

NOTE

All classes will be conducted in Japanese
Those who have no background in learning Japanese are NOT eligible to apply to this program.

7. Program Fee

JPY 180,000

Including Tuition and class materials, accommodation, scheduled study trip and activities, breakfast & dinner served Mon.-Sat., and a transportation pass (Accommodation ⇔ KUFS).
Not including Flight tickets, expenses for meals on Sundays, public holidays and all lunches, travel expenses between the airport and the accommodation, insurance and other personal expenses.
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Successful applicants will receive an email with guidelines for online payment after applications are closed.

8. Accommodations

Private dormitory (Single room)

Facilities Air conditioning, sink, refrigerator, Wi-Fi
[Shared Area] Automatic door locks, elevator, cafeteria, kitchen, laundromat
Furnishings Single bed, bed linens, desk, chair, shelf, curtains, light fixtures, wardrobe, toilet, and shower room
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KUFS will decide which room you will be staying.
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Facilities and furnishings may differ depending on the type of accommodation.
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Please note that toilet paper, towels, and toiletries are not provided.

9. Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, your certificate of completion will be issued at no additional cost.

10. Scholarship

KUFS scholarship is not available.



How to Apply

Application period

Winter 23:59 November 4 (Fri.), 2022- 23:59 December 15 (Thu.), 2022 JST Application is now closed
Summer 23:59 January 8 (Wed), 2020 - March 10 (Tue), 2020 JST
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Applications may be closed earlier if the number of applications reaches maximum capacity.

Application Procedures

Complete steps 1 and 2 during the Application period.

STEP 1

Fill in the online Application Form.

Application Form (Click here)

STEP 2

Email us (incoming_oips@kufs.ac.jp) with a copy scan of Passport and Photograph.

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4cm x 3cm photograph size (full face without a hat against plain background). The photograph must be in color, and have been taken within 3 months of the application.
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Please contact us if you do not have a passport.

Application Form

* The application is now closed since the number of applicants has reached to the maximum capacity.



Useful Information

1. Transportation to and from Kyoto

Program participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Kyoto. KUFS is not responsible for any loss or additional expenses incurred due to delay or change in services due to illness, weather, transportation strikes, quarantine or other causes beyond the University's control.

School Location and Access

2. The Arrival Day (the first day of the program)

Please make arrangements to arrive at KUFS by 14:00.

Kansai International Airport to KUFS

The following services are recommended.

Door to door shuttle service
Limousine bus

* Drop off at major points or train stations only.

3. The Departure Day (the last day of the program)

You can leave your accommodation in the morning (leaving time will be announced later).

4. Visa and Entry into Japan

[ Visa ]

Program participants are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to arrival in Japan. For up-to-date Japan VISA information, please visit:
English:https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
Japanese:https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/toko/visa/index.html

After we confirm your payment, we can issue the related documents that is required for your VISA application upon request.

[ Japanese Border Measures ]

For the current Japanese border measures, please click here for the details.
English:https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html
Japanese:https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00209.html

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