Seika has full-semester student exchange agreements with highly-ranked institutions around the world.

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 25 partner institutions or to participate in various short-time overseas programs in Mali, Germany, Spain, Ireland, France, 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.

Overseas Short Programs 2018

The Overseas Short Programs are educational programs that take place abroad during the spring and summer vacation periods, for about 3 weeks to 1 month. Opportunities include the "Language Research Model", language-learning at language schools affiliated with universities of the country, and the "Set Theme Model" which involves cultural research and surveys of the area.

 
Programs City /
School
Period Estimated
Cost(¥)
Capacity
SupervisedTaiwan Program Taipei, Taichung 1 week
(8/5 – 11)
100,000 15
Spain Program Madrid, Granada, Barcelona 2 weeks
(Mar. Early – Mid)
300,000 20
Study Tour International Volunteer Project(CIEE) Europe, North and Central America, Asia 2 weeks
(Aug. Sep. *The period varies in each program)
100,000 – 300,000 20
Volunteer at MOTHERHOUSE(CEC) Kolkata, India 9 days
(9/4 – 9/12)
170,000 10
Design Traning at Accademia Riaci Firenze, Italy 1 week
(1st term: 9/2 – 9/9、2nd term: 2/24 – 3/3)
350,000 15
New York Art Training(NYAT) New York, USA 1 week
(Late Aug. – Early Sep.)
280,000 12
Overseas Company Internship(OKC) Sydny, Austraria 4 weeks
(2/16 – 3/16)
520,000 15
Language Intensive English Training(Ireland) University of Limerick 3 weeks
(8/5 – 8/27)
450,000 20
English Training(USA) University of California, Davis 4 weeks
(8/9 – 9/9)
550,000 20
English Training(New Zealand) University of Auckland 4 weeks
(2/16 – 3/17)
400,000 20
English Training(Philippines) IDEA CEBU 2 weeks
(9/2 – 915)
340,000 10
French Training Catholic University of the West 4 weeks
(8/6 – 9/2)
550,000 20
Korean Training Daegu University 3 weeks
(1st term: 8/5 – 8/25、2nd term: 2/4 – 2/24)
130,000 20

Exchange Program

These connections allow our students to gain very valuable in-depth experience of other cultures, and to develop significantly at a personal level. Reciprocal exchange also brings many interesting individuals to Seika, representing a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, thereby benefitting various courses, contributing to our students' international awareness – and often stimulating greater interest in exchange among SEIKA students. Please refer to this page for our partner schools.

How to apply?

Arts

Application requirements>
- reasons for applying must be clear, with a satisfactory number of credits attained.(35 credits must be attained in each year)
- To be able to submit following scores:
Enrolled after 2016: TOEFL-ITP scores of 415+ or TOEFL-iBT scores of 34+ upon application.
Enrolled before 2015: TOEFL-ITP scores of 400+ or TOEFL-iBT scores of 32+ upon application.

Application documents
Application form, research proposal (Japanese/English), TOEFL score report, portfolio
*Application form & research proposal template is provided by International Exchange Team.
*Submit to International Exchange Team.

Selection
Selections will be made based on grades, acquired credits, application forms, linguistic abilities, interview (Japanese/English).
Interviews will be arranged a week after the due date of the application.

Application deadline
First Semester (Spring) departure: end of July prior to studying abroad / Second Semester (Autumn) departure: mid-February prior to studying abroad

Cost
- Tuition for study abroad destination is exempt. Please pay the fee to Kyoto Seika University.
- Travel expense, rent, food, visa application fee, travel insurance, TOEFL examination fee is paid by applicants.
- Estimated expense: Europe ¥800,000-1,200,000, Asia ¥300,000-400,000
- You must prove the financial statement for following destinations right after the selection:
USA:about 7,000–10,000 dollar by submitting a certificate of bank balance.
Netherlands:about 4,000–5,000 euro by transferring the fee to your destination.

*Other destinations also require advanced payment and certificate of bank balance for the contract of an apartment, visa application.
Please prepare the cost in advance.

Humanities

Application requirements
・ Upon application, Bard College requires TOEFL-ITP scores of 500+ or TOEFL-iBT scores of 61+, Cornell College requires TOEFL-ITP scores of 500+ or Grade 1 in the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency.

Application requirements
- reasons for applying must be clear, with a satisfactory number of credits attained.(35 credits must be attained in each year)
- To be able to submit following scores:
English Speaking Countries: TOEFL-ITP scores of 500+ or TOEFL-iBT scores of 61+ upon application.
Asia: Enough linguistic ability for attending lessons in country of studies.

Application documents
Application form, research proposal (Japanese/English), TOEFL score report, portfolio
*Application form & research proposal template is provided by International Exchange Team.
*Submit to International Exchange Team.

Selection
Selections will be made based on grades, acquired credits, application forms, linguistic abilities, interview (Japanese/English).
Interviews will be arranged a week after the due date of the application.

Application deadline
First Semester (Spring) departure: end of June prior to studying abroad / Second Semester (Autumn) departure: end of January prior to studying abroad

Cost
- Tuition for study abroad destination is exempt. Please pay the fee to Kyoto Seika University.
- Travel expense, rent, food, visa application fee, travel insurance, TOEFL examination fee is paid by applicants.
- Estimated expense: Europe ¥800,000-1,200,000, Asia ¥300,000-400,000
- You must prove the financial statement for following destinations right after the selection:
USA:about 7,000–10,000 dollar by submitting a certificate of bank balance.
Netherlands:about 4,000–5,000 euro by transferring the fee to your destination.

*Other destinations also require advanced payment and certificate of bank balance for the contract of an apartment, visa application.
Please prepare the cost in advance.

Humanities Field Program

All students at Humanities participate in the Humanities Field Program to learn outside Japan. Seika has a partnership with 12 countries mainly focused on fast-growing countries in Asia, North Central America and Europe. In this program, students learn language and culture through performing a fieldwork designed based on their interest.

Exchange Partnerships

Humanities: Exchange Program

USA:
Bard College
Cornell College
Korea:
Daegu University
Taiwan:
Providence University
Thailand:
Chiang Mai University
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