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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (FICE: 701341) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: English, History, Japanese Language and Literature, Mathematics Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Originally established in Kyoto in 1947, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies is a comprehensive educational institution comprised of the university, a junior college, a career college, and a high school. Guided by its philosophy of "World Peace through Languages," the university fosters the development of individuals who understand the importance of lifelong learning and who pursue their dreams with unyielding conviction. 

KUFS JPNS courseguide.pdf

Program Location

kyoto univ foreign studies 2Kyoto is a big city surrounded by mountains, the main ones being Higashiyama, Kitayama, and Nishiyama.

Kyoto was established in 794 as the capital and over the next 1,000 years developed into a historical and cultural city. Kyoto has managed to preserve its history and culture and has become known as the cultural capital of Japan, both at home and abroad. Kyoto has not limited itself to the old; it continues to make efforts in developing new art, culture and traditions. This combination of the old and new, and the artistic atmosphere of Kyoto, is in sharp contrast to other cities in Japan.

Many traditional industries such as Nishijin-ori, which originated in Kyoto, are still kept in accordance with tradition, while high-tech industries have been established in recent years.

As for the population, about 10% of the 1,464,018 people living in Kyoto City are college and university students. The statistics show that Kyoto is the No. 1 university city in Japan, which is an indicator of its academic quality and vitality.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Intensive Japanese Language
KUFS Course Outline 
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Eligibility Requirements

  • Open only to UGA students
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 and good standing at UGA
  • Completion of JPNS 1002 at the time of participation (or higher)
  • Students must be nominated for this exchange by the Department of Comparative Literature each year in January
  • All UGA students seeking to participate in a UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by the Department of Comparative Literature.
  • 2020-21 Nomination deadline: Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or possibly Spring) program in the following year are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit an essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, and JPNS professor recommendation etc. directly to Dr. Mori in CMLT. Additional documents might also be requested.
  • Application items submitted via the GoAbroad portal application will not be used for the nomination application.
  •  This application is to be completed by nominated students.  
  • Nomination results will be announced by CMLT in mid-January and nominated students will receive additional information about next steps at that time.
  • Please consult Dr. Mori,, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
  • Plus, schedule an exchange advising appointment with the Office of Global Engagement - Click to Schedule Appointment

Program Itinerary

Spring Semester: Early April to Late July
Fall Semester: Early September to Late January 
2016 Academic Calendar


Accommodation Arrangement by KUFS 
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies arranges every exchange student a dormitory or apartment room. (The location will be decided by KUFS.)  All rooms organized by KUFS are furnished single rooms. Please note that there is NO Homestay arrangement via KUFS.

This program is currently not accepting applications.