Academic Calendar (as of 2020)

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April

Arrival of incoming exchange students


  • 2

    Entrance ceremony

  • 3-7

    Orientation for new students

  • 8

    Spring semester classes begin

May
  • 2

    Anniversary of the establishment of Kyoto Women's Educational Institution

  • 21

    Shinran Birthday festival, founder of Jodo Shinshu (Shin Buddhism)

June  
July
  • 28

    Spring semester classes end

  • 29-Aug. 4

    Examinations

August

Overseas Language Training Program


  • 5

    Summer vacation begins

  • 8

    Short-term Japanese Language and Cultural Studies Program begins
    (Summer Program)

September
  • 1-2

    Supplementary examination week

  • 7-12

    Intensive lectures week

  • 14

    Fall semester classes begin
    Japanese Language Program begins

October
  • 31-Nov. 4

    University festival week

November  
December
  • 5

    Compassionate Education anniversary day

  • 27

    Winter recess begins

January
  • 7-9

    Intensive lectures week

  • 12

    Classes resume

  • 18

    Fall semester classes end

  • 19-25

    Examinations

February

Overseas Language Training Program
Spring Vacation begins


  • 26-27

    Supplementary examination week

March
  • 15

    Graduation ceremony

  • 31

    Academic year ends