The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
- Second university established in Japan
- In October 1947, Kyoto Imperial University was renamed to today's Kyoto University
- Three campuses (Yoshida, Uji, Katsura) and multiple research facilities located around Japan
- 10 Faculties, 16 Graduate Schools, 14 Research Institutes, and 21 Research and Educational Centers
- 26th in Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013, 23rd in World Reputation Rankings 2013, 25th in QS World University Rankings 2012, 54th in World University Rakings 2012-2013 (By Times Higher Education)
- Home to 8 Nobel Prize laureates, 2 Fields Medalists and 1 recipient of Gauss Prize
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- English courses offered through Kyoto University International Education Program (KUINEP)
- Japanese courses offered through Kyoto University General Exchange Program - it is desirable that students have Level 1 Japanese Language Proficiency or equivalent
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Open to ARTS and Forestry (UBC-V) students only
- UBC exchange students may participate in the Kyoto University International Education Program (KUINEP) or Kyoto University General Exchange Program (Please see "Additional note for language of instruction")
- Fall Semester: Beginning of October to Mid-February
- Spring Semester: Beginning of April to End of July
- Research opportunities available at this university: see University of Kyoto Amgen Scholars Program page
Course equivalency formula
- 18 KUINEP Credits = 15 UBC Credits
- A = 100-80
- B = 79-70
- C= 69-60
- Failed = 59 - 0
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Kyoto University International Education Program (KUINEP) provides undergraduate-level lectures in English in diverse subjects such as life science, environmental studies, agriculture, statistics, physics, economics, politics, and social studies
- KUINEP students permitted to take maximum of 6 Japanese language classes and one optional Kanji class (for a maximum of 7 classes) each semester in addition to their KUINEP lecture courses offered in English
- KUINEP students wishing to take Japanese classes at the International Center required to take a placement test at beginning of each semester before registration
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
- Students attending Japanese institutions may be nominated for the JASSO scholarship
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.