KIU accepts applications for spring, fall and winter enrollment.
for Overseas Students
Spring Term (Apr. ~ Jun.)
Fall Term (Sep. ~ Dec.)
Winter Term (Jan. ~ Mar.)
*International students requiring visas must submit the application by the early deadline.
*All completed documents and additional items must be sent by registered mail.
Official High School Transcript
transcript of most recently attended school
Enclose a photocopy of standardized test results
TOEFL / TOEIC / SAT / STEP / IELTS
Two (2) Passport Photos
Size: 2.4cm x 3cm
JPY30,000 (enclose proof of payment receipt)
Bank of Kyoto Osumi Branch
Ordinary (Futsu) Account 3990171
Kyoto International University
(Applicants who can not take the interview are required to submit an essay.)
Topic: What makes you special?
Length: 800 words (typed)
Candidates are admitted after overall consideration of the following: high school academic achievements, examination scores such as TOEFL and SAT, personal essay, club and other extracurricular activities.
Upon acceptance, all students must submit a health record.
Applicants living outside Japan need to apply for a student visa. Note, the visa application process will take approximately 4 months.
Exceptional students may be eligible to receive scholarships.
*Tuition paid in trimester installments: one installment, JPY370,000.
*Students whose enrollment exceeds 12 units will be charged a fee of JPY30,000 per additional credit hour.
*Students from overseas need to pay an additional amount of money as a deposit at the time of enrollment. This will be returned upon completion of their studies.
①Financial aid is available to students of outstanding excellence
KIU offers scholarships to students who meet certain criteria of academic excellence. At the time of application, an applicant's GPA will be assessed along with the TOEFL score, for non-native speakers of English, and SAT scores, for native English speakers. Submit the scholarship application, with the required information filled in, and attach the the necessary transcript or scores at the dean's office by the application deadline. Scholarships are assessed yearly.
At time of application *final grades are calculated into the GPA.
(A) HS/College (Transfer students) GPA over 3.6 + TOEFL over 550 (iBT80) / SAT over 1200
(B) HS/College (Transfer students) GPA over 3.3 + TOEFL over 525 (iBT71) / SAT over 1100
(C) KIU GPA over 3.6 + TOEFL over 550 (iBT80) / SAT over 1200 for 3 consecutive trimesters
(D) KIU GPA over 3.3 + TOEFL over 525 (iBT71) / SAT over 1100 for 3 consecutive trimesters
Spring semester applicants (payment deadline: Feb. 1)
Fall semester applicants (payment deadline: July 1)
Winter trimester applicants (payment deadline: Nov. 1)
②Ministerial Dependent Scholarship
KIU offers scholarships to children of pastors and missionaries. Please contact the KIU office for details.
③Japan Finance Corporation Loan
Students may qualify for a Japan Finance Corporation educational loan of up to JPY 3.5 million.