NCC Center for the Study of Japanese Religions, Kyoto Japanese
Research from the ground up
Visiting Researchers

Infrastructure & Service

The NCC Study Center offers for visiting researchers the use of its specialized library, scholarly exchange with its staff members, and, via its broad networks, introduction to resource persons and institutions, both academic and religious.



Students and scholars involved in the academic study of religions in Japan and/or in interreligious dialogue; particularly, students of theology and religious studies, pastors, teachers and scholars. Affiliation with a university, a school, an institute or a church at home is required.

Status of Researchers

Visiting researcher: Research in connection with a M.A., Ph.D. or Th.D. program.
Visiting scholar: Postgraduate studies.

Registration Fee

Visiting researcher: up to 6 months ¥30.000; one year: ¥50.000 Yen.
Visiting scholar: up to 6 months ¥40.000; one year: ¥70.000 Yen.

Length of Stay

It is possible to visit short term (a minimum of one month and up to a few months) or to stay long term (one or more years) for study purposes at the NCC Study Center.


Researchers may be asked to share the results of their studies in staff meetings or public lectures. They are requested to submit a written report regarding their studies at the NCC Study Center (in English) by the end of their stay.

Please Note

The NCC Study Center is not able to provide accommodation or financial support. However, its staff may assist in finding suitable accommodation.


Please download the application form (PDF, 64kB), fill it in, and send it along with the following documents (all in English or Japanese) to the Director of the NCC Study Center:

Postal Address
Send application and required documents by postal mail to:

NCC Center for the Study of Japanese Religions
Interreligious Studies in Japan Program (ISJP)
Attn.: Director
Karasuma Shimotachiuri, Kamikyo-ku
Kyoto 602-8011, JAPAN

Further Inquiries

Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions and comments:
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Phone/Fax: +81-(0)75-432-1945