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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Semester 1 - SOA&D, Semester 2 - SOA&D
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

About Kyoto Seika University

Kyoto Seika University (SEIKA), founded in 1968, is located in Kyoto, the heart of Japan. SEIKA’s campus offers advanced facilities in a wonderful, natural setting. Delivering programs to more than 3,500 students across five faculties – Art, Design, Manga, Popular Culture, and Humanities – SEIKA promotes a spirit of independence and freedom through progressive, liberal and humanistic education.


Course modules for ANU students are available in:

  • Animation
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Creation
  • Illustration
  • Oil Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • Video & Media Arts

SEIKA's departments are virtually autonomous units, with very few interdisciplinary study opportunities. After being accepted by a particular department, you will be expected to take classes only in that area. Exceptions are Graphic Design, Illustration and Digital Creation, which work closely together. It is also possible to find some overlap between Printmaking and Textiles.



12 KSU credits = 24 ANU units



Accommodation links

SEIKA has accommodation available on campus.



The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month – more in some high-cost countries – for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.

Indicative travel and living costs can be found on websites such as:

Lonely Planet

STA Travel

For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.




It’s possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.

You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities – they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.

School of Art & Design Travelling Grants

The School of Art & Design has established four travelling grants to assist outbound students with the cost of international exchange. These scholarships range in value from $2,500 to $4,000 and are awarded once each year.

These scholarships do not require a separate application. Students accepted to go on a School of Art & Design exchange will automatically be considered for a School of Art & Design travelling grant based on all aspects of their student exchange application.


OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.




Classes and critique sessions are all in Japanese. For a successful exchange study experience, at least basic Japanese language ability is recommended. No specific test score is required but studying Japanese for one semester or more before arrival is strongly advised.

Intermediate-level language tuition (a weekly class) is provided free for exchange students by qualified tutors (one-to-one) in the International Center, but no formal credits are given for this class.



School of Art & Design only.

This university is a School of Art & Design exchange partner. Applications are restricted to students enrolled in School of Art & Design undergraduate or postgraduate programs.





This program is currently not accepting applications.