Kyoto Culinary Art College

Study and work in Kyoto, the home of Japanese cuisine! In Kyoto, you’ll learn the highest level of culinary art, preparing dishes that are not only delicious, but also beautiful and healthy!!

Program Introductions

Advanced Japanese Cuisine Program

2 years
Learn to harness the unique flavors of the four seasons with Kyoto vegetables and other seasonal ingredients. Master the art of delicious Japanese cuisine with a focus on the tastes of Kyoto.

Advanced French/Western Cuisine Program

2 yearsName change from Advanced French Cuisine Program is planned in April 2022
From classic to modern styles, you’ll learn how to prepare a wide range of French cuisine with a Kyoto flourish.

Advanced Italian/Western Cuisine Program

2 yearsName change from Advanced Italian Cuisine Program is planned in April 2022
Learn the art of Italian cuisine and regional dishes, which utilize abundant original ingredients, in Kyoto that can help you bring out their full flavor.

Culinary Program

(1 year
Learn everything from Japanese cuisine to Western and Chinese cuisine in the span of a single year, allowing you to enter the industry in the shortest amount of time possible.

TOPICS

Kyoto Culinary Art College is the first “Certified School of Japanese Cooking Skills” in Japan

Graduates of the " Advanced Japanese Cuisine Course" and "Culinary Course"can obtain a silver certification by applying to our school.In addition, the scope of careers has expanded, with a new “Specified Skills (FoodService Industry, Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry)” and “DesignatedActivities (Japanese Food Culture Human Resource Development Program,International Promotion Program of Kyoto's Traditional Cuisine)” resident statuses!

Expanded Post-Graduation Career Choices

The scope of careers has expanded, with a new “Specified Skills (Accommodation Industry, Food Service Industry, Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry)” and “Designated Activities (Japanese Food Culture Human Resource Development Program,International Promotion Program of Kyoto's Traditional Cuisine) resident statuses!

Restaurant Live Training

In "Advanced Japanese Cuisine", "Advanced French Cuisine" and "Advanced ItalianCuisine", there is a live training in restaurants in the second year. You actually inviteordinary customers and offer meals. In addition to cooking skills, you will gain customerservice and store management skills.

Enrollment Qualifications

(1)Educational RequirementsMust have foreign nationality and have completed or be expected to complete 12 years of school education in a foreign country by the end of March 2022. However, if you are from a country (or region) with an educational system that requires less than 12 years, then you must complete or be expecting to complete a preparatory curriculum in Japan.
(2)Japanese AbilityThose with one of the following qualifications1.Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level N2 or higher2.Those who scored 200 or higher on the Japanese language subject test (excluding writing) of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)3.Those who scored 420 or higher on the Business Japanese Proficiency Test (BJT)4.Those who have attained Japanese language education for 6 months or longer (as of March 2022) at a Japanese language school designated by the Ministry of Justice AND can prove Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level N2 or higher based on the JPT, J.TEST, NAT-TEST, or a Japanese language proficiency certificate from a Japanese language school

Tuition

                (yen)          Two-year Programs            1st Year   2nd Year
  • Enrollment fee    150,000       
  • Facility and equipment maintenance fee 200,000 200,000
  • Tuition 770,000 930,000
  • Learning materials 490,000 990,000
  • Total 1,610,000 2,120,000
※Please see Admission Guide for details on tuition and scholarships.
                (yen)          Culinary Program   
  • Enrollment fee    150,000       
  • Facility and equipment maintenance fee 200,000
  • Tuition 870,000
  • Learning materials 660,000
  • Total 1,880,000

Scholarships

We have many special scholarships prepared that are limited to foreign students.【Scholarship A】Enrollment Fee Full Exemption+Full Tuition Exemption (for the first year)【Scholarship B】Enrollment Fee Full Exemption+Partial Tuition Exemption (up to 300,000 yen exemption for the first year)【Special Scholarships for Foreign Students】100,000 yen exemption on Admission Fee(All enrolled students)

Certifications

●Certifications to be Obtained ■Cooking License (all programs)  ●Potential Certifications ■Confectionery Hygiene Master License ■Blowfish Preparation License ■Restaurant Service Proficiency Test Certification, and more

After graduation

100% Employment Rate for International Students in Japan!

 The scope of careers has expanded, with a new “Specified Skills (Accommodation Industry, Food Service Industry, Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry)” and “Designated Activities (Japanese Food Culture Human Resource Development Program,International Promotion Program of Kyoto's Traditional Cuisine) resident statuses!

Campus

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Open Campus Event

Join Our Open Campus Event!

Learn all about the school in a single day! Plenty of fun events each time you visit!When it comes to understanding the curriculum, job opportunities, facilities, atmosphere, teachers and student body,nothing beats seeing with your own eyes, hearing with your own ears, and experiencing it all for yourself. After the event, let’s take a stroll around Kyoto!

I want to know more about the school!

School IntroductionWe’ll introduce details about the curriculum,obtainable certifications, employment opportunities, and so on. We’ll also give you some tips for the entrance examination.

What are the facilities like?

Campus TourSee our latest facilities and amenities and get a feel for the school atmosphere.

I want to try an actual lesson!

Training SessionLook, listen, cook, eat, and have lots of fun! Enjoy a seminar with the same instructors and facilitiesas actual students. You’ll have plenty of chances to interact with students, too!

I have so many questions!

Individual Advising SessionsInstructors and advisors will be on hand to address any questions or concerns you have about the entrance exam,tuition,employment, part-time jobs, and so on. We provideindividual consultations, so feel free to say whatever’s on your mind. You’re sure to feel better afterward.

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