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The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Learn IT and management and be a world-leading highly qualified information technology professional!

Kyoto Ekimae Satellite - Kyoto Main School, 10-5 Nishikujoteranomae-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 601-8407

For International Students

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) cultivates specialists in applied information technology specialists with high-level creativity and practiced skills to meet the needs of society, support current generation and lead us into the next generation. KCGI inherits the traditions and achievements of Japan's first computer educational institution, Kyoto Computer Gakuin, which trains 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 all around the world, including the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, KCGI's curriculum 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 lectures in English and some other languages. It is also possible to obtain a degree by taking lectures in English only.
Every year international students from different countries come to Kyoto and study at KCGI.

Support systems for international students are substantial as below:
●Staff in charge of international students in their study life.
●KCGI supports students in accommodation.
●KCGI offers a variety of scholarship programs.
●There are exchange meetings and social gatherings such as club activities and student associations to get along with international students.
●KCGI has outstanding record for enabling students to gain employment and career opportunities in Japan and overseas.

School Features

Features of KCGI are as below:
●Students can 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 various of fields, whether humanities or sciences are acceptable.
●Many international students from different countries study at KCGI. Accepting international students is well-prepared.
●There are many lectures, in English medium students can complete the program by taking English lectures only.
●Many students including international students have certified "SAP ERP Consultant Examination."
●Numerous professors with practical experience.
●Not only Kyoto, there are satellite campuses in Sapporo (Hokkaido) and Tokyo.
●KCGI has plenty of cutting-edge IT-related equipment.
●KCGI has partnerships with more than 100 educational institutions around the world.
●The study place is Kyoto, the former capital of Japan.

In summer of 2022, a new school building had completed at the Hyakumanben campus of KCGI's main school in Kyoto. KCGI aims to further enhance the learning environment and create a new center for IT education and international exchange. The new building is an advanced and innovative building equipped with high-flex classrooms that can accommodate various learning styles such as active learning, an innovation room that encourages the development of new ideas, individual workspaces for online classes and meetings, a library with a collection of books, especially related to information technology. There is also a large lecture hall for multipurpose hall and a space for agricultural IT practices.The new center for learning has emerged in a history city Kyoto, a historic city of learning.

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 field of applied informatics, incorporates the education method of professional schools in the US. Each course exists of four basic elements: lecture format, case study, project (fieldwork and discussion) and practical training. One of the main features of KCGI is to offer many opportunities to demonstrate leadership and creativity through presentations, discussions, and projects. KCGI recruits a diverse range of entrants from various fields from humanities as well as sciences, regardless major areas of study from their post graduated schools. Non-IT majors are still be equipped with a broad knowledge base, and even humanities graduates with virtually no knowledge of computers can enter in KCGI. In order to cultivate professionals, KCGI appoints many practically experienced professors with CIO's experiences in major companies. To cultivate "highly-qualified information technology professionals."KCGI's curriculum is divided into three categories, Concentration Courses that enhances knowledge in 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 free to design their own course of study and it is also possible to choose courses regardless of their specific field.

The 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 (Enterprise Resource Planning) ◇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: Applicants who meet studying academic performances and other requirements and who can role model for other students, as well as contributes to KCGI
●Selection Process: Documentation review, written test (Essay writing from different themes with 500 characters), 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 review
Decide by application provided documents.
Interview and oral examination based on the submitted application documents (General knowledge and contents related to applicant's information)
※Interview is conducted online such as via Zoom. Applicants need to take the examination with a prepared PC, microphone, speaker, camera (face must be visible), and an adequate internet and network signal.
※Applicants will be informed for interview details after receiving examination admission card.


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