International Program


Three Courses of the Graduate School of Informatics, namely, the Intelligence Science and Technology Course, Social Informatics Course, and Communications and Computer Engineering Course, have an International Program in their curriculum.

Students of the International Program are taught in English, receive guidance in English from their supervisors, and acquire Master’s and Doctoral degrees exclusively in English.

These courses are open to both international and domestic students.


The curriculum was established at the Graduate School of Informatics after Kyoto University was designated as one of the hub universities for the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization (Global 30/G30), which was launched in 2009 by MEXT.

The purpose of the G30 program was to cultivate top-notch individuals who would play an active role in the global arena by providing development opportunities through friendly competition with international students. Participating universities were called upon to provide quality education according to their respective functions and to create an environment that makes it easier for international students to study in Japan.

To this end, the G30 program assisted Japan’s leading universities in their efforts to create a hub of internationalization, including the development of a system in which degree courses can be offered entirely in English, improvement of the environment to accept international students, and promotion of strategic international cooperation.

Courses offering the International Program