Application -Student Exchange- 交換留学の出願方法

Exchange period

Spring: from early April to the end of July
Fall: from early October to the end of January

Available courses

Please apply for a department and course that is related to your specialization. Students who will apply to a course at the Faculty of Manga, for which few comparable programs exist at higher education institutions outside of Japan, must demonstrate in their portfolio that they possess the minimum technical ability required for the exchange.
Faculty of Art Oil Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Printmaking, Video & Media Arts
Faculty of Design Illustration, Graphic Design, Digital Creation, Product Communication, Interior and Goods Design, Fashion, Architecture
Faculty of Manga Cartoon Art, Comic Art, New Generation Manga, Character Design, Animation. 
Faculty of Media Creation Sound Creation
Faculty of Global Culture (Department of Humanities)  Literature, History, Society, Japanese Culture

Nomination

Before applying, you must have received an email notification from Kyoto Seika via your university’s exchange coordinator that confirms your nomination as an exchange student candidate following the internal screening. Please contact the exchange coordinator at your university regarding the application guidelines for internal screening.

How to apply

Once you have confirmed your nomination, please proceed with the following application procedures:
1) Download the designated application form and fill in the required information. 
2) Obtain and scan copies of all other documents required for the application. 
3) Submit 1) and 2) above as email attachments to the Office for Global Initiatives at the following email address: 

Downloads: 
Exchange Application form: Art/ Design/Manga
Exchange Application form: Humanities

Documents required for the Faculties of Art, Design, Manga, and Media Creation

The following application documents must be submitted as PDF files:
1) Application form as specified by Kyoto Seika University 
2) Latest academic transcript 
3) Recommendation letter from an academic supervisor or department head 
4) Portfolio
If the file size is more than 5MB, please do not submit as an email attachment. Instead, use either an online storage service like Google Drive or a file transfer service like WeTransfer.

Documents required for the Department of Humanities

The following application documents must be submitted as PDF files:
1) Application form as specified by Kyoto Seika University 
2) Latest academic transcript 
3) Recommendation letter from an academic supervisor or department head 
4) Copy of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Certificate of Result and Scores
Because lectures at the Department of Humanities are conducted in Japanese, exchange students studying here are required to have a Japanese language proficiency equivalent to JLPT N2 or higher.

Deadlines

Spring: November 15 in the year preceding the exchange
Fall: April 15

Selection

Your application documents will be forwarded to the academic faculty in charge of the course you would like to join, who will make a decision on your exchange. You will be notified via email of the result of your application by Kyoto Seika’s exchange coordinator approximately one month after the application deadline. If your application is successful, you will also be sent an acceptance package in preparation for your study at Kyoto Seika along with the notification email.