Academic calendar (Quarter system)

KUT has been on the quarter system since it opened in 1997. Students can earn credits each quarter. As most Japanese universities are on a semester system, KUT is rather unusual for its use of the quarter system for the entire university. One of the significant merits of the quarter system is that it makes it easier to send KUT students abroad and to receive students from other countries. In particular, the 2nd quarter, which runs from early June to early August, is treated as the international quarter in order to allow and encourage more students to take part in international exchange programs.