Kyoto University Japan Canon Foundation Africa Exchange Program
The Canon Foundation-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program is open to highly qualified researchers in fields of study relevant to African Studies and is proudly announced by the Canon Foundation Europe in partnership with Kyoto University Japan.
Both fellows from Kyoto University who want to conduct research in Africa and scholars from Kyoto University’s partner institutions in Africa who wish to conduct research in Kyoto will be supported by the program.
About Kyoto University Africa
Many scholars from Kyoto University do their research in Africa on a variety of subjects.
The Center for African Area Studies and the Interdisciplinary Unit for African Studies collaborate to run the Kyoto University Africa Office, which received approval in April 2019 to become an international office.
The Africa Office will naturally connect the research, education, and social service activities of the departments that have been active in Africa with assistance from the International Strategy Office and Research Administration Office, and will further develop cooperative relationships with universities, research institutions, and international organizations in the region. The Africa Office will also work to support initiatives that help Africa realize its full potential.
The Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University, in the nation’s capital, is home to the Kyoto University Africa Office. Addis Abeba is a hub city that serves as the entrance to Africa and is home to numerous international institutions, including the African Union (AU).
By opening an office there, Kyoto University hopes to strengthen its presence in Africa and extend the research and educational interactions there that have been going on for more than 60 years.
Why Study In Kyoto?
Kyoto University is actively fostering an international atmosphere as part of its efforts to support highly competitive academic research, offer top-notch educational opportunities to develop outstanding global human resources, and thereby contribute to the global society based on academic freedom.
In order to benefit from Kyoto’s advantages and strengths while promoting the sharing of knowledge and ideas, Kyoto University is welcoming international students from all over the world to study and do research there.
Studying in Kyoto is recommended because…
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You will gain from the exchange program as a student.
- the freedom to pursue your academic interests and advance your knowledge in your area of expertise.
- An advantageous instructor-to-student ratio of 1 to 6.
- A network of more than 50 research facilities worldwide, including over 42 facilities in Japan.
- a broad spectrum of academic research areas.
Details of the Africa Exchange Program at Kyoto University
- Sponsors: Kyoto University and the Canon Foundation
- Research program: a type of program
- Program Locations: Japan and Africa
- Scholarship Duration: Unknown duration of the program
- Basic requirements: a master’s degree
- Eligible Nationality: Every Nation
The following qualifications must be satisfied by applicants for the Canon Foundation/Kyoto University Africa Exchange Program:
- Candidates must be post-doctoral fellows or faculty members working at KU or one of KU’s partner universities and have at least an MA degree.
- Applicants must show they have strong research skills.
When submitting, the following supporting documents must be included:
- The beginning and finishing dates of the proposed research, as well as a distinct title at the top of the page, should be included in your research plan. The research plan must include a preliminary cost estimate for living expenditures, travel expenses, research expenses, insurance, and other expenses. (maximum of 2 pages)
- No more than two one-page reference letters. The first letter should be from someone who is qualified to comment on your academic success and professional experience. The second letter should be a confirmation from your potential host, confirming that they can provide you with access to their workspace or research facilities for the duration of the requested period.
- Your Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- A copy of your highest academic diploma, such as your doctoral certificate.
- Take a self-portrait the size of a passport.
- A chronological record of your academic or professional accomplishments that includes the names of all writers, the location and year of publication, and page references.
Completed applications should be sent to the Kyoto University Africa Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org) by interested parties for the Exchange Program.
Application Closing Date:
The deadline for applications is November 15, 2023.
Programs Kyoto University Offers
The courses that Kyoto University offers are as follows:
For international students, Kyoto University offers a variety of degree programs, including the ones listed below that are conducted exclusively in English. The University’s top-notch research facilities and instruction are accessible to students who do not speak Japanese thanks to the availability of entrance exams, evaluation reports, and support materials in English.
On the websites for each program, more information is available.
1 . Engineering
- Kyoto iUP: Kyoto University International Undergraduate Program (Japanese + English)
Kyoto iUP is a bachelor’s degree program conducted not only in English but also in Japanese.
No Japanese language proficiency is required at the time of admission. After taking intensive Japanese language classes, students study liberal arts courses and fundamental courses in their respective majors in English and/or Japanese. In the final two years of the program, they study specialized subjects in their majors in Japanese.
In addition to the programs listed below, there may be opportunities in individual laboratories or with specific academic advisors to earn a degree in English, especially at the doctoral level.
- Energy Science
- Global Environmental Studies
- Science (Center for the Evolutionary Origins of Human Behavior [formerly Primate Research Institute])
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We at Kyoto University hope that the Open CourseWare (OCW) offered by the university will be helpful to a variety of learners, including high school students who are interested in attending college and working adults who are looking for opportunities to relearn.
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