Japanese language courses for exchange students (Special Auditing Students including KUINEP students)

Courses

Exchange students are eligible to register for Elementary I, Elementary II, Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced Japanese courses. Please note that Special Research Students (GESR) are not eligible to take Japanese language courses in the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum.
※The maximum number of Japanese language classes an exchange student is eligible to take is 5 (10 credits). Please be careful not to register for more than 5 classes (10 credits). 8H course and 4H course count 4 and 2 classes respectively.
※Pilot Online Program KUINEP students should follow the separate instructions.

Registration procedures

Please be sure to complete Registration (STEP1) through the “Japanese language course registration webpage” below.

Japanese language class egistration webpage

Courses offered in 2022

Check the courses exchange students can take from here .
※The courses Pilot Online Program KUINEP students can take are notified separately by International Education and Student Mobility Division, Kyoto University.

※After March 10, you can check the syllabus for each course here .

Notices

  • Placement tests will be conducted to check your Japanese language ability if you register for Elementary II or higher level courses. However, a student who has taken 4H course B or 8H course the previous semester and passed it, will be exempted from this semester's placement test and will be allowed to take courses from the next higher level.
    Further, a student who received a C or D and feels uneasy about advancing to the next level may consult one of the faculty during the advisory service for Japanese language course registration.
  • We will cover the first half of the textbook in the 4H courses of the first semester. Students taking these courses should check the syllabus.

Schedule

The schedule for registering Japanese language courses of the first semester in 2022 is as follows.

Mar. 2 (Wed.) Exemption code is sent by e-mail (to only those qualified).
Mar. 7 (Mon.) 9:00 Online Registration (STEP1) opens
Mar. 13 (Sun.) 17:00 Online Registration (STEP1) closes
Mar. 16 (Wed.) 9:00
~ Mar. 18 (Fri.) 17:00
Online Placement Test
Mar. 28 (Mon.) 13:00 Placement test score is sent by e-mail
Mar. 30 (Wed.),
Apr. 1 (Fri.)
Online advisory service ①
If you wish to consult about registration (cases where the result of Placement test differs from the level you chose in STEP1, etc.), the Japanese language coordinators are available for consultation during the online advisory service days. Online reservation must be made.
Mar. 29 (Tue.) 13:00 Online Course Registration (STEP2) opens
Apr. 4 (Mon.) 13:00 Online Course Registration (STEP2) closes
※When a course is oversubscribed, its participants will be selected by a lottery. (1st lottery)
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Apr. 5 (Tue.) 18:00
~ Apr. 6 (Wed.) 9:00
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<If a lottery is held>
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Students who are not selected at the 1st lottery can apply for other courses with vacancies.
※When a course is oversubscribed, its participants will be selected by a lottery. (2nd lottery)
Apr. 7 (Thu.) Evening Update of the registration status on KULASIS account
Apr. 8 (Fri.) Classes begin
Apr. 8 (Fri.) 8:30
~Apr. 14 (Thu.) 18:45
Japanese language course registration adjustment ①
During this period, students who have completed STEP2 are allowed to add or change their preferred courses only within their assigned level.
Apr. 14 (Thu.) Online advisory service ②
If you wish to consult about registration (cases where the result of Placement test differs from the level you chose in STEP1, etc.), the Japanese language coordinators are available for consultation during the advisory service day. Online reservation must be made.
Apr. 18 (Mon.) 8:30
~Apr. 20 (Wed.) 13:00
Japanese language course registration adjustment ②
During this period, students who have completed STEP2 are allowed to add or change their preferred courses only within their assigned level.
Apr. 25 (Mon.) 8:30
~Apr. 26 (Tue.) 8:30
Japanese language course registration adjustment ③
Only cancellation will be accepted during this period. Adding and changing the course will not be accepted.
Apr. 28 (Thu.) Finalization of course registration
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