As for Kyoto University, they offer the International Course of Program Civil Engineering (Under the School of Engineering) which is taught and assessed entirely in English. Admission and support services are provided in English as well, giving students with no Japanese language ability an opportunity to study at Kyoto University. This undergraduate course requires 4 years of study to graduate.

First and second years will study a wide range of subjects in the liberal arts. Lectures in scientific English and basic Japanese are available as well. Second and third years will concentrate on studying a wide range of specialized subjects in the field of civil engineering.

In the final year, students will begin their research for their Bachelor’s thesis.

Students will graduate in March when their thesis’s are successfully completed.

In order to join this course, one needs to take the EJU (Japanese University Admission for International Students) or have certain English qualifications. For those who want to take EJU,  please be aware that the application deadline for the first 2018 examination will be prior to the beginning of the regular admission processes at Kyoto University. And for those who want to take the TOEFL, due to the available dates of PDF copies of Test Taker Score Reports from the applicant’s TOEFL online account, taking the TOEFL by mid-August is highly recommended.

Some students may enter the international course program who have successfully passed the regular Kyoto University entrance exam for the Undergraduate School of Global Engineering.  The English requirements are:

– TOEFL iBT – 80

– TOEFL PBT – 550

– IELTS Academic – 6.0

This course has an application fee of JPY 17,000 (payment is accepted by credit card or by bank transfer) and this amount needs to be paid before you send your profile to the University. The tuition fee is JPY 282,000 for the admission fee and JPY 535,800 for the annual fee. For students who plan to enroll in Spring, the fee will be JPY 267,900.

Results of the first screening will be announced via an examination voucher indicating the examine’s registration number. Information regarding the second screening (date and venue for the interview) will be mailed to those who have passed the first screening in early October.  Interviews are conducted from mid to late October for applicants who passed the first screening in their countries of residence.

What about housing and scholarships?

Kyoto university and the alumni associations of the civil engineering related departments provide scholarships for students who have outstanding grades. Regarding housing, the university reserves accommodation for all first-year students. The rent will be reasonable, based on current rental prices in Kyoto.



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