Kyoto University, Japan

Kyoto University is Japan’s second oldest university and one of the highest ranked institutions in Asia. It is famed for producing world-class researchers, including ten Nobel laureates, two Field medallists and one Gauss Prize winner.

Kyoto, Japan’s former Imperial capital, is also known as the thousand-year capital and is a symbol for old Japan. Rich on cultural heritage and tradition, this 1,500,000 people city is defined by its temples, gardens and shrines. It is Japan’s most cycling-friendly city and is surrounded by forests and mountains. During World War II, Kyoto was dropped from the list of target cities, due to its valuable historical sites and architecture. The city is full of good venues to eat and traditional markets.

Programme partner

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree: Global Markets, Local Creativities

Mobility partner

>> Information for incoming students

  • Estimated number of mobility places: 1-3 full-year or 2-6 semester places
  • Note that PGT places are available in Economic and Social History 

Available Subject Areas

Please ensure that you research the courses available to you as an exchange student, and check with your subject coordinator(s) that these courses are suitable for your Glasgow degree programme. Please note that partner course offerings may change on a yearly basis.

Please research course level; content and assessment structures; partner academic pre-requisites for exchange students; whether enough courses / credits are available in your degree subject(s) to meet your Glasgow degree credit requirements; language of teaching and for Joint Honours students, whether the partner has any restrictions on taking courses from different Schools/Faculties.

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Key facts

  • Language of teaching: mostly Japanese with some English. Students should ensure that UofG required classes are taught in English
  • Admissions Guide for International Applicants
  • Calendar
  • Grading system: A - F
  • Entry requirements: at the beginning of January, Kyoto University sends the application guide for both programs to all partner universities. Application should be submitted to Kyoto University through the international office of home institution. Direct application from students will not be accepted
  • Credit guidance: typical full course for home students load per semester = 15

Travel and costs

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