International Exchange

International Exchange

Kyoto Seika University was the first Japanese university to become a member of CUMULUS, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, in 2007. We promote international exchange, believing that our students can be inspired by being exposed to different cultures. Students have opportunities to join full-semester exchange abroad at one of SEIKA's 29 partner institutions or to participate in various short-time overseas programs in Spain, Ireland, France, Italy, the Philippines, the USA, New Zealand, Thailand and Korea during summer and spring holidays. In addition to sending students abroad, SEIKA accepts many international students from countries around the world. International events are often held on campus and many strong international friendships develop. As of October, 2018, a total of 365 international students are enrolled at SEIKA, as undergraduates, graduate students and research students. They are from Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the USA, France, Hungary, Brazil, Venezuela, Iran and South Africa.

Information for Inbound Students

Background and application information is provided here for inbound Exchange Students, with downloadable factsheets describing full details of the exchange process, and necessary application forms. Background and advice is also provided for prospective non-degree Research Students. (kenkyusei)

Student Exchange Partnerships

SEIKA has international student exchange agreements with 25 highly-ranked overseas institutions, providing opportunities for valuable internationalization.

Overseas Short Programs

In addition to exchange, various short programs are available, mostly language-based, providing unique opportunities to experience different cultures, sometimes with homestay.

Predeparture FAQs for Incoming
Exchange Students

Helpful details concerning essentials such as arrival, dorm life, money, Internet access, health insurance and weather.

Address / Contact

The International Office, assisting exchange and research students, facilitating overseas short programs and incoming Japanese language intensives and other group programs, is now located with all other student services on the 2nd floor of the new Honkan (Administration Building).

SEIKA International Office

Address 137 Kino-cho, Iwakura, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8588 JAPAN
TEL [+81] 75 702 5199
FAX [+81] 75 702 5390