About iUP

Program Overview

Students Kyoto University expects

Applicants are expected to have high level academic excellence, English language competence, as well as to have motivation and a world-view aligned with their future goals.
It is not required to have Japanese language proficiency at the time of application.

You can see the past results of successful applicants here.

What you can expect from Kyoto iUP

The total program will take 4.5 years and award you a bachelor degree in your majors.

1. A six-month preparatory course

In the first six months, Kyoto iUP provides intensive Japanese classes and some pre-foundation classes in certain subjects depending on your major. The faculties of applicants' choice on application will accept the students who have been performing well during the preparatory course and passed the qualifying tests in subjects required by the respective faculties.

2. A four-year undergraduate program

Upon admission to the faculty, Kyoto iUP, students will become regular Kyoto University undergraduate degree seeking students.
In the first two years of the program, they will study liberal arts courses in English and/or Japanese together with Japanese undergraduate students. Additionally Japanese language classes are also provided.
The last two years of the program focus on specific subjects in the students' respective majors, which are taught mainly, or exclusively, in Japanese.

3. Perspectives

Upon graduation, Kyoto iUP students will be awarded a bachelor's degree in their majors. The University also provides extensive career support both for students who are aiming to continue to graduate studies, as well as for those who are seeking employment in and outside Japan.

Scholarship and Benefits

Various kinds of financial supports are available including full or partial tuition and admission fee waivers and monthly allowance.
For the first year, dormitory rooms are reserved for Kyoto iUP students at a reasonable rate.

Results (2019 - 2024)