For students at AKP consortium institutions, the comprehensive fee is the same as tuition plus room and board at your home school. For non-consortium students, the comprehensive fee is assessed on the prevailing rates of consortium schools.
AKP provides a monthly cultural activity grant to help students enhance their Kyoto experience and to develop a stronger basis for their understanding of Japanese culture. The grant encourages students to look broadly to define and develop interesting areas of inquiry that may stretch their experiences to include research and travel that could lead to a strong undergraduate thesis on Japan. It’s that extra bit of incentive for you to pursue the questions that intrigue you and seek out experiences you’d never get otherwise. Who knows—maybe you’ll find the inspiration for your undergraduate thesis as you’re practicing shamisen or learning taiko!
In recognition of their significant, focused investment in learning about Japan, AKP makes available to full-year students grants that may be used in one of two ways: to support research or as an internship subsidy. Full-year students may apply for one or the other of these grants.
AKP Research Grants can be used in support of plans for a senior thesis, seminar paper, or an individual project of special interest to the student. Students will prepare a research proposal in consultation with the AKP Faculty, the Resident Director, and the Chair. All research projects must be completed by early April before the spring semester final exam period. The maximum amount available to any one student is ¥50,000, paid on a reimbursement basis.
The maximum amount available for AKP Internship Subsidies to any one student is ¥50,000, paid on a reimbursement basis. Applications should be submitted to the AKP Resident Director in Kyoto.