Kyoto University or 京都大学 (京大) - public higher education institution in Japan. 京大 began its activity in 1897. Kyoto University has an urban campus in Kyoto.

University ranking. Kyoto University ranks second in the national rating of Japan. Kyoto University is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, securing the place in the top 5% of the world’s best universities. Strong suits of the university are: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Mathematics», «Physics», «Chemistry». 京大 is among the best in terms of education quality, proudly standing in the top 100 in the international rankings according to this criterion. The graduates of the university are viewed as valuable employees in Japan thus have no issues finding jobs upon graduation.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion for admission is examination results. It goes without saying that Kyoto University is a very selective educational institution, accepting only 1 out of every 10 students. The academic year is traditionally divided into semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 4,712 USD. 京大 is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 4,712 USD per year of study. More information regarding tuition, admission and programs is available on the official website

The composition of the university. Kyoto University is among the largest universities that educates more then 23 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. The university has about 7% of foreign students. More than 3 thousand teachers are employed by the university. The students may participate in various student exchange programs. The university is also present on social media platforms: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of 京大. The university has a dedicated library. The university belongs to the number of groups and associations like the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), as well as the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) and OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).
Ranking   25   2
Country Japan
City Kyoto
Bachelor (foreigners) 4,712 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 4,712 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 4,687 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 4,687 USD/year.
Living expenses $850 -1,599 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 10%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1897
Abbreviation 京大
Teachers 3,968
Students 23,276
Foreigners 7%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
• Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking 25
Country ranking 2
Academic Reputation 18
Employer Reputation 46
Quality of teaching 57
Citations per Faculty 147
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 34
Engineering and Technology 28
Life Sciences and Medicine 37
Natural Science 18
Social Sciences and Management 56
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 27
Physics 28
Chemistry 9
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 25
QS World University Rankings 38
ARWU Academic Ranking 26
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة كيوتو
German Universität Kyoto
Spanish Universidad de Kioto
French Université de Kyoto
Japanese 京都大学
Korean 교토대학
Portuguese Universidade de Kyoto
Russian Киотский университет
Chinese 京都大学
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Kyoto University - Official Description

Founded in 1897 in the historic and culturally vibrant former capital of Japan, Kyoto University has, through open-minded dialogue and a liberal academic culture, fostered an academic spirit of independence and self-reliance, and developed its own distinct brand of higher education and advanced research. Today, the univesity maintains those long-held values as a means to develop versatile and innovative solutions to pressing international issues, such as climate change and economic upheaval, and to contribute to the harmonious coexistence of the world's human and ecological community.

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