Subjects and requirements
Courses available to KUINEP students span a broad range of disciplines, including environmental studies, physics, economics, politics, and social studies. Some of the subjects covered offer a fresh perspective on Japan, while others address topical global problems. Each course usually carries two university credits.
Beginning with spring 2020 enrollment, KUINEP students are required to take at least seven courses per semester. This may include up to two Japanese language classes (credited). Available courses include those in the liberal arts and sciences taught in English (KUINEP courses). Details are provided at:
Liberal Arts and Sciences to Learn in English｜Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University
They can also take courses offered by undergraduate faculties with the lecturers' permission. Courses from the Faculty of Medicine are not open to exchange students.
ILAS offers Japanese-language learning courses on three levels (elementary, intermediate, and advanced). Placement is made based on an online test to be taken before enrollment.
KUINEP students may take up to five of these courses per semester, each worth two official credits, for a total of 10 credits. Grades will be included in the official transcript issued at the end of each semester. Evaluation will be based on classroom performance and examination results. Further details are provided in course syllabi.
Please note that non-credit courses are not available to students accepted in fall 2023 or later.
- Credited Japanese-language classes in the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum
Japanese language courses for exchange students（special auditors）｜Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University