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Credit Transfer System

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The credit transfer system is a system in which credits for courses earned at other universities and junior colleges are considered to have been earned as credits at one's own university. The University Consortium Kyoto has been operating this system since 1994, when the predecessor "Kyoto University Center" was established, and currently has agreements with about 45 member schools, and many students take the course. In fiscal 2015, we established the Kyoto World Heritage PBL Course, which incorporates the PBL (Project Based Learning) learning method, and provides courses unique to Kyoto.


Application Procedure

For detailed information on courses, application procedures, participating universities, etc., please check the Credit Transfer and Kyoto College Portal Site.

Credit Transfer / Kyoto College Portal Site

Classification of subjects

  1. Plaza Courses : Offered at Campus Plaza Kyoto
  2. On-campus courses: Courses offered at universities offering courses
  3. Online Courses: Courses taken using designated web tools

Course Themes

The courses offered in the credit transfer system are broadly classified into the following nine themes of A to I, so you can search for courses from the themes you are interested in. Please note that there are many cross-cutting themes depending on the course content, so be sure to refer to the syllabus of each subject before selecting a subject.

A Learn Kyo (Miyako) Courses that learn about Kyoto from various angles, such as Kyoto's history, traditional culture, industry, region, and tourism
B Learn History Courses that cultivate a sense of history, such as Japan history, world history, archaeology, geohistory, folklore, local history, and ancient documents
C. Study Culture and Art Courses that are familiar with culture and art, such as literature, classics, music, fine arts, design, painting, crafts, and performing arts
D Learn Languages Courses to acquire expressions such as language, linguistics, foreign languages, expression, drama, and communication methods
E-Education and Learning Views on Life Courses that consider how to live and nurture people, such as psychology, education, religious studies, philosophy, ethics, and thought
F Learn about life, health, and sports Courses to acquire knowledge related to lifestyles such as living, welfare, nursing, health, sports, and biomedicine
G Learning about nature and environment Courses that touch on the natural world, such as environmental studies, geography, agriculture, astronomy, physics, biology, and ecology
H Learning about modern society Courses that observe contemporary society from various perspectives, including law, economics, business administration, political science, sociology, science and technology, and informatics.
I Study International Relations Courses that cultivate a global perspective by learning about world affairs through law, politics, education, welfare, comparative culture, overseas seminars, etc.

Distinctive Courses

Plaza Recommended Courses

"Plaza Recommended Courses" are distinctive courses offered at Campus Plaza Kyoto that have been developed in cooperation with the University Consortium Kyoto and the University for credit transfer. It features practical course content that incorporates relay lectures and fieldwork by guest lecturers such as multiple faculty members and practitioners.
You can experience valuable learning unique to Kyoto, such as the "Kyoto World Heritage PBL Subject" in 2015 and the "Kyoto Museum PBL Subject" in 2020. For details, please refer to the syllabus and take courses that interest you.

Kyoto World Heritage PBL Course

Among the recommended courses at Plaza, the "Kyoto World Heritage PBL Course" is a course that develops PBL in the field of World Heritage in Kyoto. The Kyoto World Heritage PBL Course has been established since 2015 in cooperation with each university, the Kyoto Cultural Heritage Platform for Tomorrow, and the University Consortium Kyoto.
PBL (Project Based Learning) is problem-finding and solution-based learning. Mainly through group learning, students discover issues on their own and propose solutions. Through this process, we aim to cultivate various abilities and human resources who can play an active role in difficult times.

Kyoto Museum PBL Courses

Among the recommended courses at the Plaza, the "Kyoto Museum PBL Subject" is a course that develops PBL in the field of museums (museums, etc.) in Kyoto. The Kyoto Museum PBL course has been offered since 2020 in collaboration with each university, Kyoto City, and the University Consortium Kyoto. Taking advantage of the advantages of Kyoto, a city of culture, we will develop human resources who can demonstrate leadership in solving problems by utilizing teamwork by tackling various issues while learning about the fascinating culture of Kyoto in the field of diverse museums (museums) that gather in Kyoto.

Recommended Courses for Junior Students

The recommended courses for low-year students are mainly for low-year students (junior college students, first- and second-year students of four-year universities, and first, second, and third year students of six-year universities) with the aim of making them as attractive as possible by offering intensive courses during the summer or on Saturdays. (However, if there is a capacity for attendance, students in their third year or higher at a four-year university or a fourth-year university or older can also take the course.) The three specific themes of the course are (1) career courses, (2) foreign language courses, and (3) connection and introductory education courses.

Overseas Training Subjects

Learning at university is not limited to classroom lectures and exercises. Under the credit transfer system, we also offer overseas research courses in which students are trained overseas for a certain period of time and the results of these training are recognized as credits. Unlike a simple overseas trip, this program is just a part of learning at the university, and deepens the knowledge gained in advance study in the local area before departing for the overseas study.

Teacher Training Courses

Kyoto University of Education offers courses that are directly linked to obtaining a teaching license. In the past, teacher training courses could only be taken at the home university, but now they can be taken by credit transfer as a "second option." From the 2020 academic year, in addition to the on-campus courses that have been offered on the Kyoto University of Education campus, teacher training courses will be offered as plaza subjects in the lecture room of Campus Plaza Kyoto in an intensive lecture format on Sundays. Some universities provide guidance on teacher training courses, so please consult with your university's teaching license counter in advance when applying.

Contact information

The application method, application period, and whether or not credits can be granted vary depending on the university to which you belong. Please be sure to check with the person in charge at your university. For information on the contents of the courses offered, please contact the person in charge of the receiving university.

University Consortium Kyoto Credit Transfer Project TEL 075-353-9120 FAX 075-353-9121 〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto ※Business hours: Tuesday~Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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