Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (Consortium Program)

KCJS, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a rigorous academic program primarily for undergraduates. The program offers intensive Japanese language instruction and a broad range of disciplinary courses in Japanese humanities and social sciences, enrichment opportunities, and social connections, focused on Japan. Courses are taught in English as well as in Japanese by leading American and Japanese professors.

KCJS is sponsored by 13 American universities (Boston University, Brown, University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Stanford, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale) and administered by Stanford University. Qualified undergraduates from any institution are welcome to apply. Full academic year applicants are given priority, but students may also apply for one semester of study (either fall or spring).

For details and application deadlines, visit the KCJS web page at