Data about Kyoto University International Students

Founded in June 1897, Kyoto University has a long history and enduring traditions. The main campus is located in the historic city of Kyoto, a center of traditional Japanese culture.

Since its founding, the University has been dedicated to furthering higher education and fostering an atmosphere of free academic exchange. Graduates of the University play important roles in both national and international affairs, as key players in politics, industry, and society.

At present, Kyoto University is comprised of 10 faculties, 18 graduate schools, 13 research institutes, 15 educational institutes and other establishments. Approximately 2,100 of the university's 23,000 students hail from overseas. With students from approximately 110 different countries and regions, the university's campuses boast a rich cultural diversity. 

Data about Kyoto University International Students

1. Numbers of Entrance & Graduates (total)

Faculty / Graduate School Undergraduate Program Master's Program Professional Degree Program Doctoral Program
Enrolled Graduates Enrolled Graduates Enrolled Graduates Enrolled Degrees Conferred
Letters 225 211 95 95 - - 56 41
Education 72 71 37 45 - - 27 17
Law 343 351 23 17 155 139 26 15
Economics 262 257 42 44 - - 14 25
Science 316 310 305 262 - - 111 107
Medicine 259 257 88 85 37 34 218 172
Pharmaceutical Sciences 86 80 68 52 - - 26 29
Engineering 988 958 753 700 - - 118 168
Agriculture 320 304 317 277 - - 56 68
Integrated Human Studies/ Human and Environmental Studies 126 132 158 134 - - 70 55
Energy Science - - 125 126 - - 13 15
Asian and African Area Studies - - - 24 - - 39 23
Informatics - - 181 168 - - 24 31
Biostudies - - 77 84 - - 26 19
Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability - - - - - - 13 -
Global Environmental Studies - - 38 36 - - 9 18
Government - - - - 45 36 - -
Management - - - - 81 86 8 -
Total 2,997 2,931 2,307 2,149 318 295 854 803

* Enrollment figures: as of April 1, 2016
Numbers of graduates and degrees conferred: as of academic year 2015-2016

2. Funding of International Students (As of May 2016)

  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Students : 571
  • Privately Financed International Students : 1,520

3. Enrollment Figures by Course (As of May 2016)

    Total (International Students)
・Regular students   22,657 (1,705)
  Undergraduates 13,374 (244)
  Master's students 4,915 (570)
  Doctoral students 3,669 (785)
  Professional degree students 699 (106)
・Non-regular students   835 (386)

4. Top 5 Faculties/Graduate Schools accepting International Students (As of May 2016)

Faculties/Graduate Schools International Students
(Undergraduate/Master's/Doctoral/Non-regular)
Engineering 497 (147,126, 186, 38)
Agriculture 218 (27, 91, 81, 19)
Economics

188 (48, 63, 45, 32)

Integrated Human Studies / Human and Environmental Studies 186 (3, 63, 62, 58)
Letters 132 (8, 30, 45, 49)

5. International Students by Region (As of May 2016)

1 China* 922 6 Thailand 53
2 Korea, R. 247 7 Malaysia 47
3 Taiwan 101 8 USA 36
4 Indonesia 95 9 India 35
5 Vietnam 54 10 France
Germany
29

* including Hong Kong and Macao.