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, 14 research institutes, 17 educational institutes and other establishments. Approximately 1,700 of the university's 23,000 students hail from overseas. With students from over 90 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 231 212 105 105 - - 54 53
Education 70 73 42 35 - - 22 21
Law 348 339 13 11 162 160 12 12
Economics 270 258 42 41 - - 33 32
Science 315 314 317 264 - - 138 95
Medicine 265 236 99 68 32 28 221 151
Pharmaceutical Sciences 85 84 53 53 - - 32 33
Engineering 994 963 719 684 - - 110 171
Agriculture 321 300 303 281 - - 65 78
Integrated Human Studies/ Human and Environmental Studies 126 122 140 152 - - 71 48
Energy Science - - 136 134 - - 17 19
Asian and African Area Studies - - - 21 - - 27 20
Informatics - - 188 177 - - 25 39
Biostudies - - 71 67 - - 32 33
Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability - - - - - - 10 -
Global Environmental Studies - - 41 41 - - 9 17
Government - - - - 44 38 - -
Management - - - - 89 79 - -
Total 3,025 2,901 2,269 2,134 327 305 878 822

* Enrollment figures: as of April 1 2013
Numbers of graduates and degrees conferred: as of academic year 2012-2013

2. Funding of International Students (As of May 2013)

  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Students : 530
  • Privately Financed International Students : 1,203

3. Enrollment Figures by Course (As of May 2013)

    Total (International Students)
・Regular students   22,677 (1,421)
  Undergraduates 13,421 (189)
  Master's students 4,846 (432)
  Doctoral students 3,682 (714)
  Professional degree students 728 (86)
・Non-regular students   816 (312)

4. Top 5 Faculties/Graduate Schools accepting International Students (As of May 2013)

Faculties/Graduate Schools International Students
(Undergraduate/Master's/Doctoral/Non-regular)
Engineering 435 (127, 81, 198, 29)
Economics 163 (41, 61, 30, 31)
Integrated Human Studies / Human and Environmental Studies 140 (0, 47, 49, 44)
Agriculture 136 (13, 39, 69, 15)
Informatics 121 (0, 59, 52, 10)

5. International Students by Region (As of May 2013)

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1 China* 764 6 Vietnam 47
2 Korea, R. 241 7 India 25
3 Taiwan 90 8 United States 24
4 Thailand 65 8 Germany 24
5 Indonesia 50 8 France 24

* including Hong Kong and Macao.