Call for participants: HeKKSaGOn Spring School 2018 in Kyoto: "Integrating Transcultural Studies in HeKKSaGOn"

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As part of their ongoing cooperation in education and research, two of the six HeKKSaGOn partners, Kyoto and Heidelberg University, have established a new joint-degree master's program in Transcultural Studies, further deepening their collaboration.

The first cohort of students will enroll in April 2018.

In conjunction with the launch of this new major, the Kyoto University Graduate School of Letters is offering a spring school program next year to master's and doctoral candidates, primarily from the HeKKSaGOn-member institutions.

The spring program will provide participants with the opportunity to engage the perspective of transculturality, through the experience of studying with the experts who have helped establish this new field of inquiry.

Program period

Sunday 15 - Saturday 21 April 2018


Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8317 Japan


Master’s and PhD students of the HeKKSaGOn universities

For details, see:

Applications from other Japan-based universities will also be considered.

Number of students accepted



  • Participation is free of charge
  • Hotel accommodation will be provided to both overseas and domestic participants, as per the rules and regulations of Kyoto University
  • Participants will be responsible for the costs of flights, meals, and fieldtrips, as well as for ensuring adequate insurance coverage throughout the program period

For further details, inquire at the OPIX secretariat office (address below).

How and where to apply

Complete the application form, available via the link below, providing your:

  • Name (capitalize the family name),
  • Status (Master’s, PhD student, etc),
  • Affiliation,
  • Mailing address, telephone number, and email address, and
  • Research interests (approx 400 words)

HeKKSaGOn Seasonal Schools (with a link to the application form):

Email the completed form as a PDF attachment to:
staff.kuasuoffice* (replace * with @)

The subject line should read:
"Application for HeKKSaGOn Spring School 2018"

Application deadline

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Notification of results

About a week after the application deadline

Submissions and inquiries

Office for the Promotion of International Exchange (OPIX), Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Email: staff.kuasuoffice* (replace * with @)

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