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Update on Spring 2023 Semester Classes (January 31, 2023)

Dear ILA Students,

As per the announcement on June 13, 2022, ILA courses have returned to the "in-person" format. Accordingly, students need to enter Japan to attend “in-person” classes, at the latest, by the start of the term on April 8, 2023.

Yours sincerely,


Update on the Fall 2022 Semester Classes (June 13, 2022)

Dear ILA Students,

The Japanese border has been open since March 2022, and we are very happy to be able to welcome students here on campus again. Today, the ILA would like to make an important announcement regarding returning to “in-person” classes on the Imadegawa/Karasuma Campus from the Fall 2022 Semester. Please check the message below carefully.

As planned and previously announced, the ILA will offer all Fall 2022 Semester courses as “in-person” classes. Special accommodation for students who were under the travel restriction will NOT be available from the Fall 2022 Semester.

【ILA Guidelines】
・The ILA continues to request students to enter Japan as soon as possible during the Spring 2022 semester.
・Spring 2022 semester is planned as the last semester that is conducted online or via hybrid teaching for students who cannot enter Japan.
・All ILA courses will be conducted in-person from the Fall 2022 semester. Accordingly, students need to enter Japan to attend “in-person” classes, at the latest, by the start of the term on September 26th, 2022.

Please note that these guidelines may change depending on the COVID-19 situation. However, all students who have not yet entered Japan should be preparing to arrive by the start of the Fall 2022 Semester.

Yours sincerely,



  • Please check page 83 of the ILA Student Handbook before using the ILA Reference Library.
  • Please check the call number of the book you want to borrow before visiting the ILA Reference Library. For more information, see the instructions on how to use the "ILA Reference Library" below.
  • If the books that you are looking for are also in the Imadegawa Library or available as an E-book, please consider using them.

  • Please check your temperature when you wake up on the day of your visit to the ILA Reference Library and make sure that you have a normal temperature before your visit.
  • Be sure to wear a mask.
  • Please disinfect your hands at the entrance of the ILA Office before entering.
  • The ILA Reference Library may be closed again depending on the future situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus. In that case, we will inform you by DUET.

Academic Information

Information on 2023 Health Examination
2023 Annual student Health Examination 【Current students】

Registration Information

January 31, 2023 Update

Regarding Course Registration for the Spring Semester 2023

Dear ILA students,

The course registration information for the Spring Semester 2023 is as follows:

<General Registration>
Tuesday, April 4th 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 6th 5:00 p.m.
Location: Online via the DUET system

<Advanced Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars>
Please refer to the following PDF file entitled “Advanced Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars for the Spring 2023 Semester (For Current Students) “
【Note】There has been a change of application start date. It was initially announced as March 23 (Thu) 10 a.m. but the correct date is March 24 (Fri ) 10 a.m.

<Registration for Foreign Language Courses>
Wednesday, April 5th 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ryoshinkan Building RY104 (In person, not through the DUET system)
*Please drop by the ILA Office beforehand to obtain the registration permission letter. For further details, please refer to the DUET message entitled “外国語教育科目の登録相談に出席予定の学生へ”.

<Registration for courses offered by the Center for Japanese Language and Culture (CJLC) and the ILA course “Basic Japanese”>
The Japanese Language Placement Test is mandatory in order to register for courses offered by the CJLC -such as “Japanese Language Course”, “Lecture Courses in Japanese Studies” and “Lecture Courses in International Studies”- or the ILA course “Basic Japanese”, regardless of your Japanese level. For further details, please refer to the following PDF file entitled “Japanese Language Placement Test for the Spring Semester 2023”.

We will let you know about further updates regarding course registration for the Spring Semester 2023 via DUET message and/or the ILA Private Website. Therefore, please be sure to check your DUET account and the ILA Private Website regularly.

*For your information, the ILA Student Handbook, Course List, Course Timetable, etc. for Academic Year 2023 will be available on the ILA Private Website, from March 15.

Have a safe and nice spring break.


The ILA Office

January 31, 2023 Update

【Feb. 3rd Correction】Advanced Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars for the Spring 2023 Semester (For Current Students) [PDF 113KB]

<Additional Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars>
Students are able to apply for additional registration for the ILA Introductory Seminars via the following Microsoft Forms, if needed. The registration period is between April 5 (Wed) 10 a.m. to April 6 (Thu) 1 p.m. (JST). For further details, please refer to the PDF file entitled “Advanced Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars for the Spring 2023 Semester (For Current Students).

Forms Application of Additional Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars
*Your ID and password for Doshisha University are required to log in to the application.
March 15, 2023 Update

Regarding Registration Errors

Students must correct errors and complete registration within the designated period. For further details about registration errors, please refer to the “ILA Student Handbook 2023”, page 14 and 15.
Please note that all ILA courses -except intensive courses- have been set for specific class periods. Therefore, a registration error message that needs to be corrected will appear, for example, if a student registers for two or more ILA courses in the same period.

Course Timetable


December 22, 2022 Update

Educational Accommodations for Students who Miss the Final Assessments due to COVID-19

Dear ILA Students,

If you are COVID-19 positive or in close contact with an infected person, you are prohibited from visiting campus for the designated period depending on Flowchart of whether or not you are allowed to come to the campus.
Below are the educational accommodations for students who miss their final assessments (In-Class Evaluations, Final Examinations and Final Reports) due to COVID-19. Please check carefully as there are some changes from the Spring 2022 Semester.

Educational Accommodations for Students who Miss the Final Assessments due to COVID-19[PDF 119KB]

Regarding In-Class Evaluations and Final Examinations
Educational Accommodations for those who cannot take In-Class Evaluations (conducted in 14th or 15th week of the semester) or Final Examinations are “Makeup Examinations”.
If you are prohibited from visiting campus depending onFlowchart of whether or not you are allowed to come to the campus and need to apply for makeup examinations, please apply via Microsoft Forms. There is a place to answer whether you need to apply for makeup examinations or not in the Forms.
Please also read the instruction carefully and be careful of the application deadline.

Regarding Final Report
For Final Reports, there are no accommodations available.
In principle, final reports must be submitted by the regular deadline. However, if it has
become apparent on the due date that you will not be able to submit the report on time due to an unforeseen circumstance beyond your control, you must contact the lecturer or the ILA office (if you do not know the contact information of the lecturer) BEFORE the deadline and follow their instructions.
There have been no changes to eligible reasons or how to apply for makeup examinations except procedures related to COVID-19(students’ disease/illness, injuries, etc.). For details, please check The ILA Student Handbook P32~33.

Grade Inquiry


August 4, 2022 Update
There are two ways to log in to DUET: using the Web Single Sign-On Service or logging in directly to DUET. However, due to the system replacement (scheduled on or after August 16), only the way of using Web Single Sign-on Service will be available. After entering your user ID and password at the Web Single Sign-On Service, please log in to DUET via Multi-factor authentication.
Web Single Sign-On Service→DUET Log-in Page
How to register Multi-factor authentication


University Fees

Application for changing the payment method for the University Fees

Application for changing of destination of bank transfer request form

Application for Issuance of University Fees Payment Certificate

Procedure for payment deadline extension, payment in installments

A tuition payment slip will be sent to your registered address in Japan in mid-April. If you have changed your address, please contact the ILA office.

If you have not applied for overseas remittance, please complete the procedure as soon as possible.


Regarding for CoE application

Students who have been requested by Office of International Students to submit certificates for CoE application, please refer to the below and apply at the Application System for Certificates.
・Faculty: ILA
・Japanese Certificate of Attendance: 1 copy
・Japanese Official Transcript: 1 copy
・Mailing Address:Office of International Students, Doshisha University, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
・ZIP Code : 602-8580
・Send by Express Post:No
・Purpose of use: for CoE applying
・Request for sealed certificates: Unnecessary

Application System for Certificates
October 4, 2022 Update
To students expected to graduate in September 2023

Transcripts with expected graduation date and a certificate of expected graduation can be available at the ILA office counter.
Please pay the fee at the automatic certificate machine and bring the receipt to the counter.
If you let us know in advance when you will be coming to the ILA Office, we can give it to you smoothly.


The ILA Degree Ceremony March 2023

Dear ILA Students,

The ILA will hold Degree Ceremony for March 2023 at Doshisha Chapel from 16:45 on Monday, March 20th.

Imadegawa Campus

Please note that the Doshisha University Graduation Ceremony will take place at 15:00 on the same day at Eiko-kan in Imadegawa.

Best regards,

The ILA Faculty

※Regrettably, due to COVID restrictions, students' guests cannot be invited into the Chapel/Eiko-kan for the ceremony.

Exchange Program


Doshisha University Undergraduate Awards for Distinction
Application period: September 26- October 4, 2022
The Information for the ILA students can be found the bottom of the page. "Required Items for Submission" and "Application form & Achievement Report" are also available for download on the website.

Student Life

Regarding Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students,
please refer to it at the url:
Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students

Reasonable Accommodation

Reasonable accommodation for students with known disabilities will be made in accordance with Doshisha’s guidelines. Requests for accommodation must be made at the beginning of each semester. Please contact SDA Office: 075-251-3273 or jt-care@mail.doshisha.ac.jp for Japanese language.
For English, please contact the ILA Office.ji-ila@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Academic and Student Life Information

This notice is for regular students (not including auditors and non-degree students) commuting to Imadegawa
Campus by bicycle.
Bicycle Safety Class[PDF 799KB]