Inbound Programs for International Students
(Short-term Japanese Language and Cultural Studies Program)
Our university offers a three-week Japanese Language and Cultural Studies program for students of affiliated universities abroad. This program is structured to enable students enrolled in universities etc. affiliated with Kyoto Women's University to intensively learn basic Japanese in a short period. In addition to the learning of the Japanese language, lectures on "Kyotology" by various staff at Kyoto Women's University, hands-on study on the Japanese culture, and homestay to experience Japanese home life are also provided.
Japanese language lessons
Japanese culture lessons
JAPANESE LANGUAGE LESSONS
[ Eligibility ] Levels N5 and N4 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT); Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
JAPANESE CULTURE LESSONS (Kyotology by Kyoto Women's University)
- visiting the Nishi Hongwanji Temple (World Cultural Heritage)
- lecture on cultural assets in Kyoto
- putting on a yukata, taking a walk on the streets of Kyoto
- hands-on learning of traditional culture such as sado (tea ceremony) and shodo (calligraphy)
- ceramic art practical workshop
Students must abide by the dormitory rules during stay.
Japanese Language Program (15 Weeks)
The International Center of Kyoto Women's University will open a new Japanese language program (starting from September / April) starting in the fall semester of 2018.
This program is open to students and graduates from overseas universities that are affiliated with Kyoto Women’s University. Applicants should be eager to learn the Japanese language, culture, and society. They should also be interested in attending university or graduate school in Japan, or be interested in working at companies related to Japan in the future.
The program aims to accept students as credited auditors and to enhance their basic Japanese language ability as required for entering Kyoto Women's University or other Japanese universities.
Japanese language courses
8:50 - 10:20 and 10:35 - 12:05 from Monday to Friday
13:00 - 14:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
"Study of Japanese Society I & II"; "Japanese Culture and Society I & II", and "Academic Japanese Language I & II"
Courses open to overseas students
JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES
Culture and history of Kyoto" course
Among the courses open to overseas students (courses presented by Kyoto Women's University for which overseas students are accepted to enroll), that focuses on the key words of Kyoto, culture and history. This course, however, only accepts students with a language ability that is equivalent to JLPT Level N2 or above.* These courses are planned, and are subject to change.
Students must abide by the dormitory rules during their stay.
Passing point is 60 out of 100 for each course stated above. Kyoto Women’s University will issue a certificate on completion of all requirements.