Kyoto / Graduate school
The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics
Learn IT and management and be a world-leading highly qualified information technology professional!

School Information

Address Kyoto Ekimae Satellite - Kyoto Main School, 10-5 Nishikujoteranomae-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 601-8407
TEL(JAPAN) 075-681-6334

For International Students

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) cultivates specialists in applied information technology who possess creativity and high-level practical abilities which will meet the needs of society, support the present age, and lead us into the next generation. KCGI inherits the traditions and achievements of Japan's first computer educational institution, Kyoto Computer Gakuin, which has trained information processing engineers to meet the needs of industry. KCGI also implements an internationally cutting-edge IT curriculum based on a global education network of universities from around the world, including the Rochester Institute of Technology. Furthermore, KCGI's curriculum also takes into consideration management and administration education: KCGI cultivates top leaders in fields of applying IT such as high-level IT professionals and especially CIOs (chief information officers), positions for which it is difficult to receive the proper education at traditional research-oriented graduate schools. Campuses include Kyoto Main School (Hyakumanben Campus and Kyoto Ekimae Satellite), Sapporo Satellite, and Tokyo Satellite.
There are many classes in English and some other languages. It is also possible to obtain a degree by taking classes in English only.
International students from various countries come to Kyoto and study at KCGI every year.

Support systems for international students are substantial as below:
●Staff in charge of international students to support you in daily life and study.
●KCGI arranges your accommodation.
●KCGI offers a variety of scholarship systems.
●There are exchange meetings and social gatherings such as club activities and student associations to get along with international students.
●Comprehensive job placement support is given. Our record for enabling students to gain employment and career opportunities in Japan and overseas is outstanding.

School Features

Features of KCGI are as below:
●Students study two specialized fields, IT and management.
●Students can obtain a "Master of Science in Information Technology (professional degree)" which is the highest degree in the applied informatics field after graduation.
●Students from a wide range of fields, whether in the humanities or the sciences are accepted.
●A lot of international students from various countries are studying at KCGI. Acceptance of international students is well-prepared.
●There are many lectures, including English, and students can complete the program by attending only English lectures.
●A lot of students including international students pass "The certified SAP ERP Consultant Examination."
●Numerous instructors with practical experiences.
●State-of-the-art facilities and a focus on IT manga/anime, stage art IT, etc.
●There are satellites in Sapporo(Hokkaido) and Tokyo except for Kyoto.
●There is plenty of cutting-edge IT-related equipment.
●KCGI has partnerships with over 100 educational institutes around the world.
●Japan's old capital of Kyoto is the place of study.


Faculties, Departments, and Courses

Graduate Course in Applied Informatics 

Major in Web Business Technology

  • Coed Full time 2 years

Curriculum Features

KCGI, which aims to cultivate specialists in the applied informatics field, incorporates the education method of professional schools in the US. Each course is comprised of four basic elements: lecture format, case study, project (fieldwork and discussion), and practical training. One key feature is that KCGI sets plenty of opportunities to demonstrate leadership and creativity through presentation, discussion, and projects. KCGI recruits a diverse range of entrants from numerous fields in the humanities as well as the sciences, without limiting the departments or major areas of study from which they are expected to have graduated. Non-IT majors are still be equipped with a broad knowledge base, and even humanities graduates with virtually no knowledge of computers can enter KCGI. In order to cultivate professionals, KCGI appoints many practically experienced faculty such as instructors with experience working as CIOs at major companies. In order to cultivate "highly-qualified information technology professionals." Our curriculum is divided into three categories, Concentration Courses that deepen knowledge about a specific field, Industry Courses that focus on practical industry experience and related knowledge, and Supporting Electives that are arranged around the acquisition of human skill, advanced theories, and a tendency of cutting-edge technology. Each course is designed for students to study intensively and efficiently. Students are given freedom in designing their course of study, and it is also possible for students to choose courses regardless of their specific field.

Subjects are as below;
◆School of Applied Information Technology, Web Business Program
【Concentration Courses】
◇Artificial Intelligence (AI) ◇Data Science ◇Web Systems Development ◇Network Administration
◇Global Entrepreneurship ◇ERP ◇IT Manga & Anime ◇IT Tourism
【Industry Courses】
◇Fintech ◇Agriculture ◇Marine ◇Health & Medical ◇Content Marketing ◇Education
【Supporting Electives】
◇Communication ◇Management ◇Manufacturing ◇Advanced Applications and Technological Trends in IT


Tuition and Fees

First Year Tuition Fees
JPY1,800,000(※AY 2022)

Scholarships and Honor Students System

Scholarship system

Stipend/Loan, Interest-free/Loan, Interest-bearing/Exemption
Repayment Method
Application Requirements, Selection Process, etc.
●Requirement: the person who satisfies standards of academic performances and other requirements, becomes a good role model for other students, and contributes to KCGI
●Selection Process: screening of documentation, writing test (select one theme from several choices and write a 1000 character essay within the 60-minute time limit), and interview (conducted at the same time as the entrance examination)

Entrance Examination

Entrance examination for international students

Application Period
For further information please refer to our school website.
Selection Process, etc.
◇Application screening
Judged by application documents that are provided.
Interview and an oral examination based on application documents that are provided (General knowledge and contents related to applicant's specialty)
※Interview is conducted online such as via Zoom. Applicants need to take the examination with a prepared PC, microphone, speaker, camera (essential to send live streaming such that your face can be seen), and an adequate internet communication situation.
※Applicants are informed of the interview date together with the entrance examination admission pass.


Hyakumanben Campus, Kyoto Main School

7 Tanakamonzen-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8225 MAP
8 min. walk from Demachiyanagi Station

Kyoto Ekimae Satellite, Kyoto Main School

10-5 Nishikujoteranomae-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 601-8407 MAP
7 min. walk from Kyoto Station

Sapporo Satellite

Daigo Building 7th floor (inside dGIC Inc.), 5-11 Odorinishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-0042 MAP
1 min. walk from Odori Station

Tokyo Satellite

VORT Motoazabu 4th floor (inside Hitomedia, Inc.) 3-1-35 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0046 MAP
8 min. walk from Roppongi Station