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Taking advantage of the agreement with the University Partnership in Victoria, Australia, we aim to improve the international competitiveness of higher education in the Kyoto region and guarantee and improve the quality of education. In order to create a situation where university students in the Kyoto area can secure access to international exchange beyond the boundaries of universities, we are developing study abroad programs that utilize credit transfer programs.

Program Introduction

Students participate in the government-accredited "Government-Accredited English Language Course for International Students (ELICOS)" at four (national and private) English language schools in Victoria, Australia, and study English intensively for four weeks with students from all over the world. Each class is small with an average of 15 students, and students are divided into classes according to their English level based on the results of the pre-test.
(Ratio of Japan students per class is about 1-90%). Students who wish to participate in an optional buddy programme to interact with local students, full-fledged volunteer activities and weekend excursions to the suburbs will deepen their understanding of Australian culture and society through homestays and extracurricular activities, as well as English language studies.

Until 2017, Melbourne was voted the "World's Most Livable City" for seven consecutive years. After London, New York, and Paris, why don't you experience the diverse culture in the most beautiful city in the world, where the largest number of students gather? Australia has a tradition of teaching English to immigrants and international students from all countries and regions, and has a worldwide reputation for professional and excellent English education.


February 13 (Sat) Departure from Kansai International AirportFebruary 14 (Sun) After arrival at homestay (tentative)February 15 (Mon) Orientation English Program (ELICOS) startsMarch 12 (Fri) Last day of the program (certificate issuance)March 13 (Sat)
Departure from MelbourneMarch 14 (Sun) Arrival at Kansai
International Airport, dismissal

It is mandatory to submit a report within the prescribed period after returning to your home country.

The decision on whether or not to dispatch this program will be made in accordance with Ryukoku University's Overseas Crisis Management Manual, including the viewpoint of whether or not to ensure an environment where students can participate safely and securely, based on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Warning on Infectious Diseases and other information.
In some situations, learning may be scaled down to online.
We will inform you of the implementation status and implementation form of the program by the end of November.

【Important】 (Added on September 3, 2020) As of September 2, 2020, entry restrictions have been taken for travelers and Japan travelers from Japan and restrictions on their activities after entering Japan in countries and regions around the world. In Australia, all but Australians and permanent residents and their immediate family members (spouses, minors and legal guardians only) are prohibited from entering the country. At the moment, there is no prospect of improvement in the current situation for short-term study abroad in February ~ March 2021.
Therefore, there is a very high possibility that the implementation form of this program this fiscal year will be changed from the conventional study abroad program abroad program to online study abroad. Please keep this in mind when applying.
If it is decided to change to online study abroad, we will update the information as soon as possible.

【Important (2020.9.11 update)This
year's program has been changed from the conventional study abroad program to online study abroad.
More details will be provided later.

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Applications for the first semester will be accepted at all member universities, but some universities will not accept applications for the second semester.
In addition, the application period for both the first and second semesters differs depending on the university. Please be sure to check with your home university in advance to confirm whether or not applications will be accepted and how long they will be accepted.

For information on the application procedure and participating universities, please visit the special website of the credit transfer system.

University Consortium Kyoto Special Website for Credit Transfer System [Click here for details]

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto International Division
TEL 075-353-9164 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)
kokusai■consortium.or.jp (change ■ to @)



University Officials, Documents required to participate in this program can be submitted at four locations.
We inform students that the submission address varies depending on the document, but if there is an error in the submission address, please contact the International Affairs Department of the Foundation.

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