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Q12-1. Can I transfer to a different faculty?
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Once enrolled in the undergraduate program, you are not able to change or transfer to a different faculty.

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Q12-2. Will you cover my expenses for travelling to Japan?
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All students must cover their own travel expenses.

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Q12-3. What are the average living expenses for a student in Japan ?
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This depends on the student's expenditure on housing and food. However, according to the Student's Guide to JAPAN (produced by JASSO), the average monthly living expenses is 89,000 yen.

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Q12-4. Can I work a part-time job?
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In general, iUP students are not allowed to work part-time jobs. However, they are allowed to do some part-time jobs with limited hours if permitted by their supervisor.

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Q12-5. Can I join university club or circle activities?
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Yes. Kyoto University has many clubs and circles covering a wide range of interests, including arts, sports, and culture.

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Q12-6. I feel nervous about living alone in a foreign country. Do you provide support to international students who are unfamiliar with Japan?
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The course tutors will provide you with various forms of support in getting settled in Japan, including Japanese language support.

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Q12-7. What should I do if I get sick? Is there any insurance system available?
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Please refer to the following link for a list of hospitals, clinics, and doctors in Kyoto city that provide services in English and other languages:
Kyoto City International Foundation
All persons who live in Japan for more than three months must enroll in the National Health Insurance system, which covers 70% of medical treatment costs (The person receiving treatment must pay 30% of the treatment costs).

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Q12-8. How many international students attend the university? Are there any opportunities for interaction with Japanese students?
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There are over 2,000 international students at the university. The university's Student Lounge KI-ZU-NA is a venue for international exchange between Japanese and international students:

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Q12-9. Do you have allocated spaces for worship and prayer?
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We have several spaces for worship and prayer on campus. Also, there are several churches and mosques in Kyoto.

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Q12-10. What kind of graduate school can I enroll in for further study?
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You can apply to several graduate schools for further study:
https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/research/fields/graduate-schools/

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Q12-11. Does Kyoto University provide any support for job-seeking?
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Job-seeking support is available, and there is also an extensive alumni network. The Career Support Office provides employment consultation.

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