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To Foreign Students Considering Studying in Doshisha 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 Doshisha University and its faculties of The Institute for the Liberal Arts, Theology, Letters, Law, Economics, Commerce, Science and Engineering, Social Studies, Policy Studies, Culture and Information Science, Health and Sports Science, Life and Medical Sciences, Psychology, Global Communications, and Global and Regional Studies. Take full advantage of the site to learn everything you would like to know about Doshisha University.
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同志社大学 | Doshisha University

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"Learn to Live and Live to Learn" with the history of 141 years, developing frontiers of "wisdom"

Our founding spirit consists of three main principles: Christianity, Liberalism and Internationalism. Doshisha was founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima in 1875 as the first Japanese school advocating the teaching of Christianity. Doshisha has more than 29,000 students and 1,517 of them are from outside Japan.
We offers English-based degree programs designed for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students.

【English-based Degree Programs】
(Undergraduate Program)
・The Institute for the Liberal Arts

(Graduate Program) 
・International Science and Technology Course at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering / Life and Medical Sciences
・Global MBA
Master's Degree Program, Global Business and Management Studies
Doshisha Business School
・Graduate School of Global Studies


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Student life support


Almost 90% of international students on a college visa receive between 20% and 100% tuition reduction based on a competitive admission process.

For details, see the below web site.


We introduce real estate agencies and offer dormitories operated by the university or other organizations.

<Comprehensive Renter’s Insurance for International Students Studying at Doshisha University>
Doshisha University has established a system that the university serves as a joint guarantor for international students who cannot find one.

Health & Counseling Services

Students can consult with a doctor at the Health Center and obtain mental health support at the Counseling Center. We also process applications for the Medical Reimbursement Programs for international students.

Japanese Language and Culture Subjects

In order to support international students to achieve significant results in their studies and researches, we offer courses and classes to study Japanese language and culture in depth. In addition, a counseling service, “Office Hours,” is offered by full-time staff to provide advice on Japanese language studies to international students.

Peer Supporter System

We offer International Peer Support Program to help international students adjust smoothly to student life in Japan. Doshisha peer supporters give advice on their studies and daily life as well as being their cross-cultural exchange partner.

Career Support

The Center offers information, advice and seminars on employment. Several hundred companies each year approach Doshisha seeking to hire graduates with language abilities.

Student Support Services Center

The Student Support Services Center provides general information concerning campus life and studies, and offers counseling and self-development activities to enhance students' campus life.

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