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Online Kyoto Summer Program by Kyoto University
May 4, 2021  |  Read: 174

Call for Applications

Online “Kyoto Summer Program” by Kyoto University, Japan: July 29 – August 11, 2021


The call for applications is now open for the “2021 Kyoto Summer Program” provided online by Kyoto University, July 29–August 11 (2:30PM–8:30PM, Korea time) 2021, for students interested in Japanese studies and language. The program has traditionally been held in early August at Kyoto University but in 2021 will be held online due to the ongoing pandemic. The maximum of four outstanding UIC students will be selected to join the program consisting of: lectures in English on Japanese culture, society, and environment; Japanese language classes (a placement test will be given); and online field trips and other activities with students from Kyoto University and other participating universities. Participants will benefit from the scholarly excellence at Kyoto University and direct interactions with students from top schools in East Asia and Europe. Although this program cannot grant UIC credits, Kyoto University will provide participants with certificates upon successful completion. This is a prestigious program that can be included on students’ CVs.


Program Schedule:

Preparation, July 29 (Thu) & Lectures and activities, July 30 (Fri)–Aug. 11 (Wed) [no class on Aug. 8]

Although UIC students are given the time slot 14:30-20:30 (Korea time), any five “Academic Lectures” can be chosen from those at either 8:30 or 14:30. “Fieldtrip” on Aug.4 (Wed) 13:30-16:30 is mandatory.

Participants need to be able to attend 80% of the whole program on a real-time basis.

The tuition will be covered by Kyoto University.

UIC students of any major are eligible to apply. The priority is given to Korean students with no experience of studying Japanese, but international students may also apply. Participating students must comply with the rules and regulations of Kyoto University.


To apply, by May 21(Fri), 5:00PM, email the application materials below in PDF or Word files to Prof. Tomoko Seto, tseto@yonsei.ac.kr

Application Materials:

A. UIC Transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable) & B. Letter of Interest (100-150 words)

Applications will be reviewed by the Kyoto Summer Program Selection Committee, and selected students will be notified by May 28 (Fri). For inquiries, please contact Prof. Seto: tseto@yonsei.ac.kr

For more information, go to: https://www.z.k.kyoto-u.ac.jp/summer-spring-program/


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