If you are a student at one of our Partner Universities then you have the opportunity to study at KUFS as an international / exchange 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 International / Exchange Program are available on this website.
The documents are to be obtained and completed and returned to the Division of International Affairs by November 30 for spring semester commencing in April and by April 30 for fall semester commencing in September.
Any documents submitted after the deadline are not to be accepted for whatever reason.
|Documents to be Submitted||Method of submission|
|(1)||Application Form for International / Exchange Students
Download the paper form (Word: 38KB)
|Send your documents (1) - (9) as attachments at the email address below. You do not have to mail the original documents. ※ Document (1) (2): Please make sure to download and fill in the documents on your PC and send them back as a Word or Excel file. We DO NOT accept PDF files as your attachments. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application Form for BUFS Self-supporting International Students
Download the paper form (Word: 38KB)
|(2)||Application for Certificate of Eligibility
(3 pages of application forms + samples)
Download the paper form (Excel: 218KB)
|(3)||Certificate of Health
Download the paper form (PDF: 44KB)
|(4)||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)
|(6)||Certificate of Enrolment of Home Institution|
|(7)||Academic Record / Transcript|
(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)
|(10)||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
|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).|
|Other international 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.
Housing conditions in Japan is quite unique compare to other countries. If you are interested in arranging an accommodation on your own, please note that most international students find signing a rental agreement quite hard. Generally, Japanese rental accommodation is as follows. It is usually one room apartment type of accommodation with no furniture. The cost for renting an apartment room around KUFS is about 60,000 yen per month. Most of the time, the rent does not include utilities, such as gas, electricity and water. The security deposit which is usually about three-month rent and key money are also required when making an agreement. Furthermore, generally you need to have a guarantor who lives in Japan. Therefore, you should research well before you make decisions.
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies arranges every student a dormitory or apartment room. 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.
|Type of Room||Single|
|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||◯|
(Bed, Desk, Chair and Wardrobe)
(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.
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.
There are two ways to reach KUFS from Osaka International Airport; one is to take shuttle bus from the airport to JR Kyoto Station, and another is to take monorail and train to Hankyu Saiin Station.
A network of bus and subway lines cover the whole city, and buses run every 7 to 20 minutes until 10p.m. The standard fare of City Bus is 230 yen. For a subway line, its fares begin at 210 yen. A one-day ticket for 1,200 yen entitles you to use City Buses, within one section of Kyoto Bus route and the subway line without limitation throughout a day.
6 Kasame-cho, Saiin, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 6158558 JAPAN Telephone：+81(0)75 322 6043 ／ Fax：+81(0)75 322 6243 ／ Email：Inquiry form