Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto is fragrant with history and culture. The Kitayama area is especially so, with lush trees and a tranquil townscape fanning out from the Kyoto Botanical Garden. The university is near Kitayama Street lined with stylish cafes and shops, and neighbors an array of cultural facilities, including Kyoto Concert Hall and the Garden of Fine Arts. This ideal setting in Kitayama invites students to meet new friends, learn together, share the experience of studies, club activities, and create a campus life all their own.
Credit Exchange System
Kyoto Notre Dame University is a member of the University Consortium of Kyoto, which incorporates the Credit Exchange Framework Agreement. Together, the 51 member universities in the Consortium offer more than 500 courses. Under this system, students can also enroll in an internship program involving around 1,600 corporations in the Kyoto area. Kyoto Notre Dame University students may transfer up to eight credits earned at other universities or in the internship program.
Clubs and Organizations
With over 30 clubs and other student organizations, the university supports a wide variety of cultural, athletic, and other activities that enable students to fully enjoy the benefits of campus life.
Academic Information Center
The Academic Information Center consolidates library and computing facilities, materials, and services. The library’s collection includes more than 220,000 books, 4,600 periodicals, and 10,000 A/V materials. The online public access catalog supports searching in both English and Japanese.
Catholic Education Center
The Catholic Education Center is a research institute that offers classes, lectures, symposia, publications, and media presentations related to Catholic education. The Campus Ministry holds activities and social events to promote the Christian faith.
Psychological Services Center
The Psychological Services Center is an outpatient clinic that provides treatment and counseling services to children, adults, and families through individual and group therapy. It also serves as a teaching, training, and research center in the Graduate School of Psychology.
Caroline Dormitory offers a relaxed and secure environment with resident supervisors on duty at all times. Each room is air-conditioned and furnished with a bed, a desk, a chair, and a closet. Shared facilities include bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, and computer rooms. Private rooms are provided for international students at College House Matsugasaki, located near the campus.