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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. However, "Kyoto iUP, Kyoto University - JUGAS Supplementary Scholarship" for Singaporean students sponsors a one-way economy class airline ticket from Singapore to Japan.

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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 Study in Japan Basic Guide (produced by JASSO), the average monthly living expenses is 89,000 yen. This page can also be a good reference.

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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 may be allowed to do some part-time jobs under some conditions if permitted by the Kyoto iUP office.

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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 tutors will provide you with various forms of support in getting settled in Japan, including Japanese language support.

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Q12-7. Is there any health insurance system available in Japan?
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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 2,700 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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Please refer to this page.

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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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Q12-12. I cannot find information that I want in FAQ.
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You can ask us questions via Inquiry Form. We do not accept inquiries on the phone. Thank you for your kind understanding.

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