Kyoto / Vocational school
Kyoto Computer Gakuin
Acquire cutting-edge IT of Japan in Kyoto! A lot of international students from various countries are studying here.

School Information

Address 10-5 Nishikujoteranomae-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 601-8407
TEL(JAPAN) 075-681-6334
E-mail hello@kcg.ac.jp
Website https://www.kcg.ac.jp/

For International Students

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) offers five international courses for international students, to cultivate information processing engineers who can play an active role globally. Students can enter any course in either April or October.
 There are many staff in charge of supporting international students in KCG. Staff support international students in various situations, not only in study but also in daily life and part-time job placement. That is why international students from various countries studying at KCG enjoy a meaningful school life free of anxiety.
 A new Flexible Online Course: “International Applied Informatics Program” will be established in April 2022. Students can learn the latest in IT trends from anywhere anytime.
※Target: those who have passed JLPT N3 or those who have undertaken Japanese language study at a language school or similar institute for a period of six months or more.
※It is possible to enter other courses apart from the international-related course when the applicant passes JLPT N2 or is recognized as having equal or higher ability equivalent to JLPT N2.

School Features

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) was established in Kyoto, Japan’s former capital and the world-famous sightseeing place, in 1963 and was Japan’s first educational institution specializing in the computer sciences. Since this time, KCG takes pride in its performance and tradition which has lasted over 55 years. An alumni of approximately 50,000 graduates form the largest network of information industry personnel not only in Japan but across the world.
 20 courses (1-4 years in length) are established in 5 fields, ▽Art and Design ▽Business ▽Computer science ▽Digital game ▽Engineering. Practical curriculums that directly connect to real jobs are adopted. KCG provides learning opportunities for a wide range of ages and has produced many seniors who are active on the front lines of the industry.

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There is abundant latest equipment and machinery. KCG makes the best effort to provide an environment where students can learn the cutting-edge technology of their generation freely.
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Kyoto, well known throughout the world as the traditional capital of Japan, is our "classroom."

Faculties, Departments, and Courses

Applied Informatics Program 

International Automobile Control Course

  • Coed Daytime 3 years

Information Processing Program 

International IT Course

  • Coed Daytime 2 years

Computer Engineering Program 

International Information Course

  • Coed Daytime 3 years

International Art and Design Course

  • Coed Daytime 3 years

International Tourism Information Course

  • Coed Daytime 3 years

International Applied Informatics Program 
Coed Distance learning 4 years

Curriculum Features

Full-time courses for international students are:
“International Automobile Control Course” (Applied Information Program Three-year Program) and "International IT Course" (2-year program) for those students that aim to forge careers in Japan or their home countries, "International Information Course" (3-year program), "International Art and Design Course" (3-year program), and "International Tourism Information Course" (3-year program) for those students that aim to enter The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI), our group school, in order to obtain a "Master of Science in Information Technology (professional degree)" which is the highest degree in the applied informatics field. The Flexible Online Course is “International Applied Informatics Program” (4-year course).

【Full-time courses】
◆International Automobile Control Course
Kyoto Automobile School, one of our group schools, cultivates automobile mechanics. It has the latest in cars and equipment. Japanese Language lessons are also available. Students aim to become car engineers who lead the automobile industry in Asia.

◆International IT Course
Classes are organized according to students' Japanese levels. International students from countries that do not use Chinese characters in their writing strengthen their written Japanese for specialized study and study IT from beginner level at the same time. Students aim to be engineers working globally.

◆International Information Course
Students brush up their Japanese in classes such as "Technical Japanese" and study IT from beginner level. They especially focus on "programming technology" and "Web production technics" which are essential in the business field. Classes are organized according to students' Japanese level and the teaching pace is adjusted to student ability.

◆International Art and Design Course
Students obtain basic skills and knowledge of computers and the latest skills needed in order to be active in the digital art field. Beginning from the basics in design such as basic drawing and color, students learn the use of design production software, planning skills, and management. It is possible to learn manga/anime and construct design.

◆International Tourism Information Course
KCG offers a curriculum to learn new IT applied sightseeing services and tourism business models, taking advantage of being in Kyoto, a famous sightseeing place. Students work on real problem-solving such as providing tourism information and computerization, analysis, and forecast of tourists’ movements. Students also aim to obtain qualifications such as Certified Travel Services Manager.

【Flexible Online Course】
◆International Applied Informatics Program
Lecture videos and course materials on cutting-edge IT subjects are prepared, and students use the latest learning management system to access and learn from course materials through a personalized, dedicated page. The learning management system also has a forum (bulletin board) function, which can be used for exchanging information, answering questions between teacher and students, and among students. Submitting assignments is easy, and you can watch the lecture videos repeatedly to review what you didn't understand. In addition, homeroom teachers provide full support for students by helping them choose courses and determine the number of courses to take according to their individual needs, as well as by offering direct counseling and other services. There will be two schooling programs planned, one in summer and the other in spring, at the Kyoto Ekimae School. In this program, they prepare classes and events that allow students to experience Kyoto's traditions and culture.

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Tuition and Fees

First Year Tuition Fees
JPY1,400,000(※AY2022) ※ This is the tuition fee for a full-time course.

Scholarships and Honor Students System

KCG Special Scholarship System for International Students

Stipend/Loan, Interest-free/Loan, Interest-bearing/Exemption
Exempt
Amount
The tuition fee will be decreased to JPY 900,000 in total (every year while studying at KCG)
Repayment Method
No repayment
Application Requirements, Selection Process, etc.
●Requirement: International students who hope to be IT engineers acting on the global stage in the future. International students who have financial problems and satisfy standards of academic performance and other requirements.
●Selection Process: Interview

KCG Support System for International Students

Stipend/Loan, Interest-free/Loan, Interest-bearing/Exemption
Exempt
Amount
The tuition fee will be decreased to JPY 1,000,000 in total in the 1st year, and JPY 900,000 in total from the 2nd year.
Repayment Method
No repayment
Application Requirements, Selection Process, etc.
●Requirement: International students who hope to be IT engineers acting on the global stage in the future. International students who have financial problems and satisfy standards of academic performance and other requirements.
●Selection Process: Interview

Entrance Examination

Entrance examination for international students

Application Period
For further information please refer to our school website.
Selection Process, etc.
Japanese writing test (essay) and Interview

Access

Kyoto Ekimae Campus

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

Design College (Kamogawa Campus)

Address
11 Tanakashimoyanagi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8204 MAP
Access
1-min. walk from Demachiyanagi Station

Technical College (Rakuhoku Campus)

Address
17 Shimogamohonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-0862 MAP
Access
15-min. walk from Kitaoji Station.
Approx. 6 min. by bus from Kitaoji Station to “Rakuhoku Koukoumae” bus stop.
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