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To Foreign Students Considering Studying in Ferris University. JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT is a website jointly operated by The Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation. It provides information about studying in Japan.
The website also provides detailed information about Ferris University and its faculties of Global and Inter-cultural Studies, Letters, and Music. Take full advantage of the site to learn everything you would like to know about Ferris University.
In addition, information for about 1,300 universities, graduate schools, two-year colleges, and vocational schools that accept foreign students is also posted.

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フェリス女学院大学 | Ferris University

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In 1870, Ferris Jogakuin was founded by Mary E. Kidder, a female missionary sent by the Reformed Church in America, as the first educational institute for women in Japan, based on Christian beliefs.
Ferris was founded according to the spirit of Christianity for the purpose of educating women.
The first article in the school regulations states that "This school is an academic research and educational institution, its educational activities conducted in the spirit of Christianity, providing women with a high level of education and undertaking specialized scholarly research, with a love of truth and peace, and aiming to cultivate people who can contribute to the welfare of humanity."
Ferris espouses an educational philosophy of "For Others." What is now the school’s motto is a sentiment that has emerged naturally among those involved in the university over the years, ever since its founding.
In essence, it can be said to mean "serve others." As such, each student who studies at the university absorbs and passes on this spirit of thinking toward not just oneself and those one feels close to, but also taking a wider perspective, developing an awareness of the presence of others as well, and acting for their good.


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Student life support

Exemption System for Tuition and Other Fees

Students can be exempt from paying up to 50% of tuition and other fees.
(Grade and income conditions apply.)

Scholarship System

Students can receive scholarships of between 50,000 to 350,000 yen per year.
(Grade and income requirements apply.)

International Students Dormitory

Ferris has built an International Students Dormitory that provides international students a safe place for residing while studying at the university. The university may cover part of the room charge for students who meet certain criteria.

Mentoring and Tutoring System

Universities are different from Japanese language schools. For example, university students are required to make their own schedules. Ferris has a mentoring system in which senior schoolmates in the same department provide support related to student life to first-year students.

Additionally, when students need support in classes, they can trust the tutoring system, which helps students prepare and review for classes, write reports, and fulfill other academic requirements.

International Student Association

This is an association that enables international students from various countries and Japanese students to interact. It organizes events (such as classes on cooking, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony) that enable the study abroad students to experience the Japanese culture.

Japan Study Tour

Japanese students and study abroad students can go on study tours in Japan to learn about peace and the Japanese culture.

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