Everyone wants to have an education, and some people want to expand their knowledge of the world while they study. It is a typical thing for students to travel and study abroad during their university years. Japan has become a popular spot for students wanting to improve their Japanese language ability, and for students who want to enjoy their studies in a different culture. There are many choices for students to pick from in Japan. Some are in the major metropolitan areas, while others are in the calmer parts of the country. We will look at a few of the many universities that students can choose from in Japan. You may find a school that will be your next study destination.
Aoyama University is one of Japan’s most well-known schools. It has campuses around Tokyo and other parts of the country. It is a private Christian university and is seen as a top school to continue your studies in Japan. It was originally opened in 1874 by Dora E. Schoonmaker, and it was an all-girls school that was created after Japan removed the national ban on Christianity. Over time more boys schools were opened by other missionaries and they combined to created Aoyama University. The school’s main campus is in Shibuya and it has been in service for over 145 years. It offers academic programs in Japanese and English and they have a large variety of classes and programs to choose from. It sports a beautiful campus that contains a large chapel in the middle that students can use for prayer services and for other events throughout the year.
Keio University was established in 1858 as a school of Western learning by Yukichi Fukuzawa. It was Japan’s first private university and is known as a top science-based school. It has been in service for over 150 years and is viewed as one of the top universities in Japan. It is world-renowned and has six campuses in Tokyo and Kanagawa. They are affiliated with many smaller schools around the world. The school offers 10 undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs. This school offers classes in English as well and has a large foreign exchange program in place.
The University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo was the first national university to be established in Japan and was opened in 1877. The original school was created by combining four schools together. The school continued to merge other schools into itself and now boasts a curriculum that covers almost every major field of study. It has three main campuses in Hongo, Komaba, and Kashiwa. They are affiliated with other schools in Japan but do not have other school affiliations outside of the country. Since the university offers so many choices for majors, it is an ideal university for foreign exchange students looking to study in Japan.
Nihon University was established in 1889 and is focused mainly on research. It is located in Chiyoda in Tokyo. It has evolved from a law school into a national school that is focused on creating students that have an open mind and worldview. They have ties with many universities in the world and can be easy to contact and to your paperwork for studying abroad. They have a Japanese studies course that is highly praised by students around the world. It is a private university and has begun to branch out by acquiring buildings in other countries to start new schools.
Osaka University is located in the city of Osaka and is a public research university. The university was founded in 1931, even though the schools that led to its creation started in 1724. It is one of Japan’s most prestigious schools and is regularly ranked among the top 3 schools in the country. The school has three campuses in Suita, Toyonaka, and Minoh. It has full programs in English and has a popular Japanese studies program that many students attend. They also have exchange agreements with many universities around the world.
Tohoku University is Japan’s third national university and was established in 1907. It is another research-centric school that was one of the first to begin accepting students from lower-level schools. It tried to allow anyone from any background the ability to receive a quality education. It has garnered partners from around the world and has a large number of agreements with schools across the globe. It has three undergraduate degrees that can be taken in English. It also has a comprehensive graduate program.
These are only a few universities in Japan that you can attend to further your education while enjoying the country. They all offer some form of financial aid that can help anyone attend. You can find more options if you do more research on your own. Check carefully and find the university that fits you best and enjoy your university years in a new country.