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International Agreements / Overseas Bases

photo_screen.jpgIn addition to inter-university and inter-department agreements, Kyoto University has participated in many academic and student exchange agreements with educational and research institutes in countries all over the world. These initiatives allow Kyoto University to implement joint research, student exchange, and the exchange of scientific information with partner institutes.

Faculty and Graduate School of Engineering

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The Faculty and Graduate School of Engineering have 40MOUs  in 18 countries and 1region. To promote mutual cooperation in scientific research, these agreements facilitate measures that encourage joint research implementation, student exchanges, exchanges of researchers and academic staff, and exchanges of scientific information.

(As of Feb.1, 2017)

Student Exchange Agreements

Of the universities participating in academic exchange agreements, a total of 12 universities in 7 countries also have student exchange agreements in place with the Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering. These student exchange agreements facilitate exchange programs that exempt overseas students from paying tuition fees at the partner university if they have already paid tuition at the university at which they are enrolled, and for the exchange of credits, to allow some part of academic credits earned at the partner university to be counted as credits at the university at which the student is enrolled.

Kyoto University


Kyoto University has concluded general memoranda for academic exchange and cooperation with 144 universities, 4 university alliances and 6 national academy in 47 different countries.

(As of Jan.26, 2016)

Overseas Bases

As one of Japan's leading research-oriented universities, Kyoto University engages in collaborative research with many overseas universities. At the same time, Kyoto University is also establishing a large number of its own research bases overseas, most notably in parts of Asia and Africa.