Due to the spread of the COVID 19 virus, the government issued an “emergency declaration” on April 7th (Tue) for seven prefectures including Osaka and Hyogo. We have already informed you that the class start date will be May 7th (Thu). However, since our first priority is to ensure the health of students and faculty members, we have decided to implement Emergency Remote Classes from May 7th (Thu).
We apologize for the inconvenience to all students, but we kindly ask for your understanding in carrying out remote classes as an emergency measure in light of the extreme circumstances. We promise that we will try to maintain the same level of education even though our lessons will be delivered in alternative ways. We thank you for your understanding.
1. Emergency Remote Classes
From May 7th (Thu) to August 12th (Wed), the face-to-face lessons in the classroom will be avoided, and we will start remote classes online in a variety of formats. However, we will consider returning to regular face-to-face classes if the situation clearly improves and the safety of students can be ensured. Details on how to access remote classes will be announced around April 28th (Tue).
2. Prohibition on entering the campus
Students are still not allowed to enter campus.
3. Cancellation of extracurricular activities
Students are still not allowed to conduct or participate in extracurricular activities
4. Preparation for remote classes
(1) Preparation of smartphone, PC or tablet
*You can participate in the lesson with a smartphone, but if you wish to purchase a PC or tablet at this time, please refer to the specs below.
OS：Windows10 Home (Pro) / macOS 10.14 Mojave or later
Wireless LAN：IEEE 802.11n or later
Microphone：Audio can be input from the built-in microphone or the microphone terminal
Office software：Not required (can be used free of charge with a university license)
iPad with iOS 10.0 or later, Android tablet with Android 7.0 or later
【For those who wish to purchase a computer or tablet】
Currently, the supply from manufacturers is tightening, and options are limited. Please consider purchasing a product at your local shop or online store as soon as possible. Alternatively, the following vendors can sell a certain number of products with the specs that our university has as a standard. The number available in stock is limited, though. Make sure you communicate that you are a student of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies or Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages when you call them.
Kaga Solution Network Co.,Ltd. EM Company
Online shop URL：https://shop.kgem.co.jp/kufs/
Log in ID：kufs
Applied Corporation, Kansai Sales Office
Yamada Denki Co., Ltd. Kyoto Kichijoin Sales Office (京都吉祥院営業所)
27 Okawara-cho, Kichijoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府京都市南区吉祥院大河原町27)
Open：【For weekdays】10：30～18：00 、【For weekends】10：15～18：00
*Please visit “Hojin-tanto”.
*Please communicate that you are a student of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies or Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages at the shop.
(2) Preparation of the Internet communication environment Remote learning lessons are assumed to consume about 25GB per month, so we recommend using fixed line and unlimited plans such as pocket WiFi and smartphones.
*If you cannot prepare a suitable environment for remote learning, please contact the Division of Educational Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email.
5. Change of tuition payment deadline
April 20th (Mon) will be changed to
Regarding the deferred payment deadline, we changed June 22nd (Mon) to
, and everyone who has submitted an application for deferred payment of tuition will be treated in the same way.
For educational matters：Division of Academic Affairs (email@example.com)
For IT support：Facilities Management and Maintenance Section (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages