JPSS, for information about studying in Japan's universities and graduate schools. > Japan University Degree Courses In English
Founded as a private academy in 1869, Ritsumeikan University (RU) boasts 14 colleges and 20 graduate schools across 4 campuses in Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka.
RU has actively promoted research collaboration with industry and has made significant contributions to society both nationally and globally through various academic projects.
Ritsumeikan University was selected in 2014 as one of 37 universities for the highly competitive "Top Global University Project" by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
We provide English-medium undergraduate degree programs.
We will launch a brand-new program of Information Science and Engineering from April 2017.
「The University of Tsukuba traces its roots back to a teacher-training school which opened in 1872. This was followed by the opening of the Tokyo University of Education in 1949, and in 1973 the university was relocated and took its current name, re-founded with the aim of building an academic community that extends across Japan and throughout the world.
Dr. Jigoro Kano, who is known as the founder of Judo, served as the principal of the Higher Normal School and the Tokyo Higher Normal School, which were the predecessors of Tsukuba University, for 25 years. He advocated the philosophies of "Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort" and "Mutual Welfare and Benefit", as well as various educational initiatives such as realizing personal growth through the practice of Judo, the expansion of school education throughout Japan, the active intake of international students, and the development of sports education in Japan. Dr. Kano's vision revealed not just an education plan for his students, but a model of education for universities in general for nurturing the talents of students and for bringing Japan to prominence on the global stage.
The University of Tsukuba counts among its alumni both Nobel Laureates and Olympic gold medalists. Nobel Laureates include former President of the university Dr. Shin-Itiro Tomonaga and former President of the University of Tsukuba Dr. Leo Esaki (winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics) and Professor Emeritus Dr. Hideki Shirakawa (winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry). In the Olympic Games, Sawao Kato (a professor emeritus of the University) won twelve Olympic medals including eight gold medals between 1968 and 1976 in artistic gymnastics. In recent years, Ayumi Tanimoto won gold medals in Judo at two consecutive Olympics. Those associated with Tsukuba have won a total of sixty-three medals at the Olympics.
The University of Tsukuba will continue to strive to keep ahead of our ever-changing modern society, developing new educational and research capacities and organizational operations that are highly-adaptable, diverse and globally-minded.
"Learn to Live and Live to Learn" with the history of 140 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 1,370 of them are from outside Japan.
We offers English-based degree programs designed for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students.
International Christian University (ICU) is a highly regarded liberal arts college providing outstanding bilingual education in both English and Japanese.
ICU accepts students from all over the world and offers 31 majors as well as superlative Japanese Language Programs.
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology was created in October 2003 with the merger of Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries to become the only one Japanese university dedicated to education and research in the marine and fisheries field. Both Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries had great tradition and a long history of nearly 140 years. Having inherited the rich tradition of the two universities, we have been implementing new initiatives in the marine field to further enhance and develop education and research activities conducted at the university. We aim to meet the expectations of society by making our university, which is the only university dedicated to oceanography and related studies in Japan, one of the world's greatest universities that can produce international leaders for the industrial, governmental and academic sectors.
The School of Global Japanese Studies (SGJS), Meiji University, has English-based program, English Track. In this program, students are able to earn all the credits of the SGJS in English and obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in 4 years.
This program features a curriculum that concentrates on traditional and modern Japanese culture, as well as Japanese society in the global community, all of which are currently attracting worldwide attention. The Cool Japan.
Keio University opened its doors in Tokyo in 1858-just five years after Japan itself was opened to the world. Today, Keio is one of the world’s most prestigious universities, renowned for academic excellence and innovative thinking?and for producing generations of distinguished alumni in the highest tiers of business, government and the sciences.▷ue to its international vision, Keio now offers select all-English degree programs, in addition to its full range of courses in Japanese.f you are eyeing a global career, don’t just follow the leaders. Join them. At Keio.
The OIST Graduate University offers an individualized PhD program providing a secure foundation in the fundamentals of your field, with unparalleled opportunities for cross-disciplinary research. We recognize every student as a unique individual and take this into account in the design of each student’s program. About 50 cutting-edge laboratories form the hub of the OIST Graduate University, conducting research in a range of fields including physics, chemistry, mathematics, marine sciences, neuroscience, and life sciences. The absence of a departmental structure, along with leading research within each discipline, promotes science without borders.
Yamanashi Gakuin, an educational institution celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016, strives to cultivate human resources capable of contributing to society with an international outlook. In addition to the International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA), a new College being opened pending Ministry approval, the university (YGU), the focal point of the entire Yamanashi Gakuin, offers four undergraduate degree programs in Law, Business Administration, Management Information and Health and Nutrition, and two graduate school programs in Law and Social Sciences. YGU has a reputation for academic excellence, with high Japanese Civil Servant employment rates and Registered Dietician and Bar Exam pass rates.
In today's increasingly global society, people are expected to contribute widely to Japan and the world, and to act as leaders for the next generation.
Waseda University has produced many wonderful thinkers throughout its proud history. Now the university is focusing on developing global leaders.
With your eyes to the world, it is you, the incoming class, who will build the new traditions of Waseda.
Global society is constantly in motion, driven by the various people of the world, who all hold their own cultures and ideas. In order to take one's place in this evolving global society, it is essential to develop new modes of free thinking. Since its founding in 1880 under the principles of "Freedom and Progress", Hosei University has graduated talented individuals who have gone on to promote societal reform in a wide range of fields, as well as contribute achievements in culture and sports. We nurture the talents and skills of our students so that they can excel on the global stage with our numerous fields of study in 15 faculties and over 200 clubs and unique extracurricular activities, all in 3 distinctive campuses located in Tokyo.
Diverse individuals gather here from throughout Japan and around the world.
Everyone has their own opinions and ideas to share.
Perspectives are broadened greatly through new challenges that encourage students to redefine their personal abilities and limits.
The International University of Japan (IUJ) aims to cultivate future global leaders capable of finding practical solutions to the various global issues facing the world. With the support from the economical and educational communities, as well as the local Niigata community, IUJ was founded in 1982 as the nation’s first graduate school in which all courses are offered in English. Since its inception IUJ has implemented a September enrollment system, opening its doors to students from around the globe. On a campus rich in nature, students from over 40 countries and regions around the globe live together in an environment that fosters friendly competition around the clock, and the chance to build lasting friendships and networks that continue on long after course completion. The university boasts an alumni of over 3,600 students, from 115 different countries, currently working successfully around the globe.
Since its establishment in 1927, Shibaura Institute of Technology has pursued its founding mission of fostering practice-oriented engineers who can learn from and contribute to society, and worked to cultivate science and engineering talent to support Japan’s economy.
In 2014, the university was selected for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Top Global University Project, which provides prioritized support for universities to advance internationalization through partnerships with universities outside Japan and the pursuit of world-class education and research. SIT was one of just 37 out of the 781 universities in Japan to be selected under the project. We aim to provide a truly unique learning environment designed to foster "human resources who can learn from and contribute to the world."
Yokohama National University seeks adventurous, world-class students for the pioneering first cohort of the YOKOHAMA Creative-City Studies (YCCS) program. The program offers innovative interdisciplinary courses for future leaders. The classes will be taught in English, but students will also learn the Japanese language intensively during their studies. Through the program, the students are expected to develop key skills for global leaders such as multilingual and cross-cultural communication, teamwork, leadership, project planning and organizing; as well as to acquire professional knowledge in their major subjects.
Founded as one of Japan’s seven imperial universities, Kyushu University has a proud tradition dating back to 1911. Over the decades it has produced layers of talented scholars, public officials, engineers, lawyers, medical practitioners, etc., who contributed immeasurably to the modernization of Japan and the creation of knowledge for the benefit of humankind. A member of the exclusive RU11, Kyushu University is also one of the foremost research universities in Japan. We are particularly well-respected today for our world-class research in hydrogen energy, and our medical school is by any standards top-notch. From an early phase in its hundred year history, Kyushu University had made itself famous for its unwavering commitment to internationalization. In addition to running close to 60 English-taught degree programs, we have, among other things, continuously strengthened our support apparatus for our international population, and initiated projects with global partners. At Kyushu there are now close to 19,000 students (of which over 10% are from outside Japan) taking a wide range of course offered by well over 2,000 academic staff.
Study Global and International Issues in Yokohama, Japan
Meiji Gakuin University's Faculty of International Studies offers an exciting and academically rich multi-disciplinary program to students seeking a four-year, all English language program in one of Japan's most dynamic cities.
Nagoya University (NU) was first founded in 1871 as a temporary hospital and medical school. After undergoing several transitions, NU was established as an imperial university in 1939, and it has grown to be one of the world's top research universities. Throughout its history, NU has maintained a free and vibrant academic culture, which has cultivated 4 among 10 Japanese Nobel Laureates in 21st century.
Sophia University, located in the heart of Tokyo, is one of the Japan’s leading private universities with a student body of 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students
Hokkaido University is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities in Japan. Our alumni include a Nobel laureate, business leaders, research pioneers, artists and writers. The University placed in the top 23 in the Asian region, and ranked 8th in Japan by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012. The university motto is “Be Ambitious”.
The mission of Nagoya University of Commerce and Business is to develop true leaders who, through a "Frontier Spirit", are equipped to succeed in the world of global business. These true business leaders are skilled individuals who will be able to link Asia with the world, maintain a high sense of ethics in diverse business environments, and realize innovations in the field.
In our efforts to develop business leaders, our business school is reviewed using strict criteria set by accreditation organizations. This has resulted in both our graduate and undergraduate business programs ranking highly worldwide in terms of the education they provide. We have received accreditation from 2 higher education certifying bodies which are not based in Japan, demonstrating the world-class learning that is possible at NUCB. We provide international students an education in Japan’s business practices while they live in Japan. Through this, these students will be able to become truly international professionals who can succeed not only in their own countries but also at the frontiers of business around the world.
Tokyo International University was founded as a small business college in 1965. Upon earning accreditation from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the college has grown into a private university that now encompasses five schools (the School of Business and Commerce, Economics, Language Communication, International Relations, and Human and Social Sciences) and four graduate schools (the Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Economics, International Relations, and Clinical Psychology). Staying consistently true to its educational philosophy of “nurturing truly international-minded people, ” TIU has expanded practice-oriented international education. The University boasts a highly international learning environment: of TIU’s approximately 6,200 students, more than 900 are from over 50 countries outside Japan. The E-Track Program, which began in 2014, focuses on providing international students and others with the opportunity to obtain a degree in an English-medium curriculum. We invite you to surround yourself with a diverse mix of value systems and develop the abilities it takes to flourish on the global stage.
In August 2010, Osaka University set up International College, the English curriculum and courses, as part of the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization, more commonly referred to as the Global 30 program.
The College aims to increase the competitiveness of Osaka University by providing an environment that makes it easier for international students to study in Japan and receive a high quality education and, thereby, nurture personnel who can play an active role in the competitive global arena.
In striving to become an university of international standing, Toyohashi University Technology, has created a multicultural and global campus which can function as a hub for international academia and research. We also act as a regional base, contributing to the realization of a safer and more secure community in areas such as preventing and reducing the impact of natural disasters. In addition to improving on our existing strength of interdisciplinary research, we have also created a new academic course, as part of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, which aims to cultivate future leaders in the fields of science and engineering.
Hiroshima Jogakuin University was founded as Hiroshima Jogakkai in 1886 (in the 19th year of the Meiji Era) by a devout Christian, Rev Teikichi Sunamoto. He invited a missionary, Miss Nannie B. Gaines, to be the first principal. She was assisted by the Methodist Episcopal Church, located in the southern United States. Since then, Hiroshima Jogakuin University has been fostering an attitude of pacifism and humanity based on Christian principles. “Human education based on Christianity” is our founding spirit.
With a history of over 90 years, dating back to the founding of Musashino Girls’ School by Dr. Junjiro Takakusa in 1924, Musashino University is a comprehensive university that has continued to show a precedent in changing with the times. A Faculty of Engineering was opened in April, 2015 and we have current plans for opening a Faculty of Global Studies in April, 2016. With 16 Departments over 9 Faculties, including literature, science and medicine, and 9 Graduate Schools, Musashino is a comprehensive University dedicated to continually evolving with the times.
Located in central Tokyo, TUJ is the branch campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, USA. TUJ is Japan’s largest and oldest foreign university. All courses are taught in English and adhere to the same high standards as the main Temple University campus. TUJ was founded in 1982 and designated as the first Foreign University, Japan Campus by the Japanese Ministry of Education in 2005.
The Undergraduate Program offers 10 majors: International Business Studies, International Affairs, Asian Studies, Communications, Economics, Art, Psychological Studies, Political Science, Japanese Language and General Studies. TUJ accepts new students every Fall, Spring and Summer semester.