Call for applicants: Kyoto International Spring School for Future Global Leaders 2018

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The Kyoto University International Spring School for Future Global Leaders, scheduled for March 2018, will provide students both in Japan and in other countries with an opportunity to learn about global leadership in a Kyoto context. Participants will enhance their capacity to synthesize knowledge combining the humanities and the sciences, gaining experience needed to tackle complex social problems. The curriculum includes lectures on integrated academic foundations, cultural activities, and discussions and workshops on leadership.



Monday 5-Sunday 18 March 2018 (two weeks)


Not required




Kyoto University students in their third year or higher, who are available to participate in the entire program (those on leave of absence are not eligible)

Maximum number of participants



Kyoto International Spring School for Future Global Leaders 2018 (in Japanese, PDF)

Required documents

  1. Application form
  2. English essay (500-700 words)
    Describe your ideal global leader, comparing a Japanese leader with one from abroad
  3. Scan of the student card or student ID

How to apply

Email the required documents to International Education Affairs, GSAIS (address below) with the subject: "Kyoto International Spring School for Future Global Leaders Program (applicant's name)".

The email should be sent from the applicant's Kyoto University account ([last name].[first name].[three alphanumeric characters]

Application deadline

Friday 20 October 2017

Selection process

Evaluation of submitted documents by GSAIS' International Committee

Notification of results

Friday 10 November 2017

Submissions and inquiries

International Education Affairs, GSAIS (Spring School)
Phone: 075-762-2077
Email: gsais-springschool* (replace * with @)