Doshisha University Center for Japanese Language and Culture
-Information Sheet for Partner Universities-
As of September 01, 2010
Name of Institution Doshisha University
Name of Office Office of International Education
Mailing Address Doshisha University
Office of International Education
Center for Japanese Language and Culture
Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-8580
Manager Ms. Hiroko Kitamura
Program Coordinator Mr. Hiroki Kamata
Ass. Program Coordinator Ms. Kimika Mori
Website: University website (Japanese)
University website (English)
Center for Japanese Language and Culture website(Japanese)
Center for Japanese Language and Culture website(English)
Semester 1 Semester 2
Teaching Period April to July mid-September to late January
Application Due Middle of November end of March
Enrollment/Orientation first week of April mid-September
First Week of Classes first week of April mid-September
Last Week of Classes mid-July late January
Exam Period late July to early August late January to mid-February
Announcement of mid-September late March
Number of accepted Students Please see the student exchange agreement between our
and Duration of Exchange institutions
Expected Date and Method of August of the previous year via E-mail
Sending Application package
Documents required Please see the application package that is send out every year in
Application Deadlines Spring Semester: Middle of November of the previous year
Fall Semester: March 31
Academic information for exchange students
Language Requirements Exchange students who wish to come to Doshisha University are
usually required to have studied Japanese at a college level for at least
one year prior to their application.
List of Courses in the http://cjlc.doshisha.ac.jp/ryugaku/studyinkyoto/front_03/02.html
Nichibun Program (incl. (Japanese)
courses taught in http://cjlc.doshisha.ac.jp/ryugaku/english/studyinkyoto/front_03/02.html
languages other than (English)
Japanese) These courses are open to all exchange students.
Courses and Restrictions Students who show a good command of Japanese language at the
for taking Courses at placement test will be allowed to take courses at Doshisha’s
Doshisha’s Under- undergraduate and graduate schools. The courses that can be
graduate and Graduate taken depend on the student’s Japanese level. Exchange students
Schools. are precluded from enrolling in seminar classes and specialized
subjects that are only open to students of the respective faculty.
Credit System The Center considers a class of the Japanese language Courses
and the Japanese/English language Seminars that meets 2 hours
(90 minutes) once a week (x 15 weeks) as one credit, and a class
of the Lecture Courses that meets two hours (90 minutes) once a
week (x 15 weeks) as two credits.
Course Registration At the beginning of each semester
Status of Exchange Full-time non-degree student at the Center for Japanese Language
Students at Doshisha and Culture
Accommodation Doshisha University has ten accommodations available. The
accommodation application form will be send to our partner
universities with the Application package. Due to a limited number
of rooms in each dormitory, Doshisha University can not guarantee
that students can move into the application of their choice.
Rent: 22,000 to 41,000 yen/month
Facilities Students can use the same facilities as regular students.
Living Costs Depending on each student’s lifestyle. The average monthly costs
of living in Kyoto are about 120,000 Japanese Yen, including rent
(at the very least 100,000 Japanese Yen).
Scholarships Doshisha University Student Exchange Support Scholarship:
80,000 yen per month up to 11 months or 500,000 yen (250,000
yen per semester).
80,000 yen per month up to 12 months and 80,000 yen as a
relocation allowance upon arrival.
Documents required: Certificate of Enrolment of the applicant for
JASSO International Student Scholarship for Short-Term Study in
Pick-up Pick-up at Kyoto Station on specific days (free of charge)
Visa Doshisha will apply for the Certificate of Eligibility for a Status of
Residence on behalf of the students.
Vaccinations Vaccinations against Measles and Rubella are recommended.
Insurances Exchange students who study at Doshisha have to join the National
Health Insurance Program that covers 70% of medical treatment
costs. Students have to bring a travel health insurance to cover
them for the first weeks.
Students coming to Doshisha are automatically covered by
“Doshisha’s Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing
Education and Research” (free of charge). However, this insurance
only covers the time during classes, other on-campus activities or
off-campus activities authorized by the university.
There is currently no compulsory insurance for public liability
arranged by Doshisha. Students should therefore take out their own
public liability insurance.