Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
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MottoLatin: Pax Mundi per Linguas
(World Peace through Language)
TypePrivate university
EstablishedMay, 1945
ChancellorYoshikazu Morita
PresidentTakeshi Matsuda
Location, , (engl.)

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (京都外国語大学, Kyōto gaikokugo daigaku), also known as KUFS, is a foreign language university in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages is attached to this university. KUFS specializes in 9 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Russian,[1] and Japanese. In addition Global Affairs[2] and faculty of global engagement that includes global studies and global tourism.


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  1. ^ Founded in 2020
  2. ^ Suspended recruitment since 2018

Academic departments

There are 8 specialized language departments under Faculty of Foreign Studies in addition to *a course in Japanese studies for overseas students.

Coordinates: 35°0′15.5″N 135°43′9.1″E / 35.004306°N 135.719194°E / 35.004306; 135.719194