Courses available to KUINEP students

Important: The following information applies only to those enrolling in the 2019 Fall Semester; details may change for 2020 Spring Semester enrollment.

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.

KUINEP students are required to take at least six courses per semester. Available courses include those in the liberal arts and sciences taught in English (KUINEP courses). Details are provided at:

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.

Japanese-language courses

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. Some of these courses are credited, while others are not.

KUINEP students may take a maximum of six courses per semester (or seven including one focused on kanji), each worth two official credits.

Grades for credited courses 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 language courses do not count toward the minimum course registration requirement for each semester.