Academic and Student Life Information
Useful Links for International Students
【Important】Change of The Report of Absence Due to COVID-19 (May 10, 2023)
Since May 8th 2023, COVID-19 has been considered as a Class 5 infectious disease, the same as the seasonal flu, etc. Accordingly, the process for reporting your absence from classes or exams has also been changed. For details, please check the University website below.
Consideration regarding infectious diseases
＊“Report of Absence” is available at the ILA office.
- 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.
How to use the Library ~e-learning~［PDF 424KB］
ILA Reference Library［PDF 263KB］
ILA's Library Policy［PDF 290KB］
January 31, 2024 Update
Regarding Course Registration for the Spring Semester 2024
Dear ILA students,
The course registration information for the Spring Semester 2024 is as follows:
【Important】New academic calendar starting with DO Week
Please note that a new academic calendar will be introduced from the Spring Semester 2024. Under the new academic calendar, basically, you will have 13 in-person classes and two on-demand video sessions for a total of 15 sessions. During the first week of the semester (called “Doshisha Opening Week” or “DO Week”), you are expected to access the on-demand video URLs from each syllabus and work on the assignments as instructed in the video.
In ILA courses, the second on-demand session is held between Weeks 6 and 9. You will have the opportunity to view the second on-demand session in addition to attending the in-person lecture, effectively participating in two lectures during one of those weeks. Please carefully check the second on-demand session’s week in each course’s syllabus. The semester ends in Week 14.
【Example】 ILA course scheduled the second on-demand session in Week 6
Week 1: On-Demand+Assignments (no in-person class)
Week 2: In-Person
Week 3: In-Person
Week 4: In-Person
Week 5: In-Person
Week 6: In-Person
Week 6: On-Demand+Assignments
Week 7: In-Person
Week 8: In-Person
Week 9: In-Person
Week 10: In-Person
Week 11: In-Person
Week 12: In-Person
Week 13: In-Person
Week 14: In-Person
Week 15: No class (course ends in Week 14)
For details of DO Week, please check the university official website.Academic Calendar from 2024
Important Dates of Course Registration
< Advanced Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars >
March 25 (Mon) 10 a.m. to March 29 (Fri) 1 p.m.
Please refer to the following PDF file entitled “Advanced Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars for the Spring 2024 Semester (For Current Students) “ Advanced Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars for the Spring 2024 Semester (For Current Students)
< Additional Registration for ILA Introductory Seminars >
April ３ (Wed) 1 ｐ.m. to April ４ (Thu) 1 p.m.
Students are able to apply for additional registration for the ILA Introductory Seminars via the following Microsoft Forms, if needed. ＊Your ID and password for Doshisha University are required to log in to the application. 【Forms】 Additional Registration of Introductory Seminar for the Spring 2024 Semester
< Registration for Foreign Language Courses >
April 5（Fri） 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ryoshinkan Building RY205 (In person)
*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” >
he 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 2024”. Japanese Language Placement Test for the Spring Semester 2024
< DO Week (The first on-demand video class period) >
April 4(Thur) to April 10(Wed)
*Please access on-demand video URLs from the syllabus website. The Syllabus Website
April 8(Mon) 10 a.m. to April 9(Tue) 5 p.m.
< In-Person Classes Begin >
We will let you know about further updates regarding course registration for the Spring Semester 2024 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 2024 will be available on the ILA Private Website, from March 15.
Have a safe and nice spring break.
The ILA Office
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.
Registration Guide for Japanese Language and Culture Subjects 2023
In-Class Evaluation, Final Report, Final Examination information for the Fall Semester 2023
Dear ILA Students,
Final assessments (In-Class Evaluation, Final Report, Final Examination) are held from January 16th.
The PDF below are important notices regarding final assessments. Please check them carefully.
Since May 8th 2023, COVID-19 has been considered as “Infectious Diseases Prevented in School”.
Students who miss the examination because of COVID-19 must submit a certificate from a medical
doctor or “Certificate of Infection with disease that should be prevented at school” to apply for
01_Examination Information (Fall 2023)
02_Notes for Examinations
03_Measures in the Case of Accident or Suspension of Public Transportation Services
05_Makeup Exam Schedule
06_Applying for Make-up Examinations due to Extracurricular Activity
07_Notes on Examinations when you use Learning Management System
08_Examinations and Multifaceted Evaluations during Class
09_Report Examination for the Fall 2023 Semester
DUETAugust 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
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.
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.
・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
The ILA Degree Ceremony March 2024
Dear ILA Students,
The ILA will hold Degree Ceremony for March 2024 at Shingaku-kan Chapel from 11:30 on Thursday, March 21.
Please note that the Doshisha University Graduation Ceremony will take place at 10:00 on the same day at Eiko-kan.
The ILA Faculty
Application period: September 25- October 3, 2023
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.
please refer to it at the url:
Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students
Reasonable AccommodationReasonable 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 email@example.com for Japanese language.
For English, please contact the ILA Office.firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic and Student Life Information
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Bicycle Safety Class［JPG 225KB］
Drug Awareness Survey［PDF 114KB］
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For prevention of Campus Harassment［PDF 530KB］
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ICT Usage Guide 2023［PDF 2MB］
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