International Academic Relations
Academic Relations at Graduate School and Faculty LevelKyoto University has university-level cooperative agreements with 148 universities, four university alliances and five other institutions across a total of 49 countries, regions and organizations worldwide (as of August 2016).
In addition to these agreements, the Graduate School of Economics and Faculty of Economics advance international academic relations through their own agreements with partners at universities and research institutes outside Japan.
For the information of our partner universities, please see The list of International Academic Exchange Agreements (<--Click).
International Student MobilityMany international students study at the Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Economics. We also send many of our students to study abroad. For more information,please refer to our Facts&Figures.
Exchange Students Fact Sheet and Application Form
Japan Gateway: Kyoto University Top Global ProgramKyoto University has been selected for the 2014 Top Global University Project, a higher education reform initiative launched by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Kyoto University’s reform initiative is called “Japan Gateway: Kyoto University Top Global Program.” The Japan Gateway initiative focuses on the following research areas: mathematics, chemistry and chemical engineering, human biosciences, social sciences and humanities.
The discipline of social sciences and humanities covers three graduate schools: the Graduate School of Economics, the Graduate School of Letters and the Graduate School of Agriculture. Together, these three graduate schools have established the “Asian Platform for Global Sustainability & Transcultural Studies (AGST)” and seek to cultivate the development of globally minded individuals with the capacity to contribute to the sustainable development of Asia and the world.
World-leading researchers from partner institutions are invited to collaborate on the development of teaching materials for the AGST. Following this, jointly implemented courses using these teaching materials will be established and, together with pre-existing courses, will be part of an expanded cross-credit scheme. This educational structure will also provide the basis for development of joint/double degree programs with partner institutions.
Please refer to the following website for more information on the AGST: http://agst.jgp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/