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Doshisha University


Graduate School of Life and Medical Science

Kyle Haasbroek

During my undergraduate degree at my university in Canada, I studied Japanese as a foreign language and quickly became fascinated by Japanese culture and the language itself. Eventually, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Kyoto and very much enjoyed the experience. When it came time to graduate and continue toward a master’s degree, I wanted to continue my studies in an environment where I could continue to use and improve my Japanese skills. While researching universities located in Kyoto, Doshisha stood out as a respected institution, with established laboratories in the exact field I was interested in. In the fall of 2016, I began my master’s degree in the International Science and Technology Course (ISTC). Although I had already studied Japanese for several years, the ISTC program allowed me to take my master’s degree courses in English, which was a great help as I was still unfamiliar with scientific Japanese at the academic level. The university also provided a lot of support in getting myself established here in Japan and setting everything up. My laboratory environment was very welcoming and provided a great atmosphere to conduct interesting research in my field. Thanks to the scholarship, I was able to enroll with reduced tuition, and am able to focus on my studies without having to divide my time between research and a part-time job. After completing my master’s degree, I decided to continue my research and am currently a Ph.D. student. I’m glad I made the decision to come study at Doshisha.

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  • Address

  • Karasuma Higashi-iru, Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8580 JAPAN

  • Total number of students

  • 28,016 (1,152 from overseas) as of 2021

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  • 1875