Kyoto Seika University (KSU)

Kyoto Seika University is located amid the green northern hills of Kyoto, which remains the heart of Japan, rich in cultural traditions spanning more than 1,200 years. Founded in 1968, KSU currently has over 3,000 students in undergrad and graduate programs in Faculties of Art, Design, Manga, Humanities, and Popular Culture.


Global Exchange School
  • Kyoto, Japan

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

April — July

Fall Semester

October — January

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Architecture
  • Film/Animation/Video
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textiles

University Website
Exchange Website
Fact Sheet

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Nov 7, 2019
School Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Apr 9, 2020
School Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • Japanese

No English instruction

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