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Planning studies in Japan

Graduate schools, universities and junior colleges

Information related to application qualifications, major fields of study, medium of instruction and on-campus scholarships for Japanese graduate schools, universities and junior colleges is available for searching through Excel files posted online.

Note : Information listed here was based on the answers of a survey conducted by the Japan Student Services Organization in October 2019. For the latest information, please contact respective universities.

How to use (Q & A)

I heard the school has on-campus scholarships available for international students, will international students be able to receive the scholarship before coming to Japan?

First, click and open the Excel file named "Search for on-campus scholarships and tuition fee exemption system."

Next, select the filter for "notification of result of receiving scholarship before coming to Japan*," then search for schools labeled "Y= Yes."

* Indicates announcement from school regarding whether or not international students will receive their scholarship before coming to Japan

My command of Japanese language is not up to par. I want to further my studies at a Japanese university which offers its courses in English. How can I look for Japanese university courses conducted in the English language?

Click and open the Excel file named "Search for schools (graduate schools, universities and junior colleges)."
Filter "Language" under "Medium of Instruction" and choose "E= English." The list of Japanese university courses conducted in the English language can be viewed from here.
The other choices, such as "Japanese and English (50%)" or "English, Japanese (supplementary)," are also available to choose from.

Search for schools (graduate schools, universities and junior colleges)

Major Codes

  1. If you wish to narrow down the search on major fields of study, it is handy to use the 1 or 2-digit code and search for information from the above-mentioned Major Field of Study column.
  2. The file may take a long time to open due to its big capacity of data. In this case, it is advisable to save the data first and view it later.

University Degree Courses Offered in English

  • The table above shows the extracted search results for "English (meaning fully taught in English)" as the "Medium of Instruction" from the "Search for schools" data.
  • To search for courses which are conducted in both English and Japanese, please refer to the "Search for schools" data.
    For further inquiries and detailed information, please refer to the "Search for schools" data and directly consult each university.

Universities offering university transfer program (Undergraduate courses)

Japanese national, local public and private universities listed below accept international transfer students at the undergraduate level.

Search for on-campus scholarships and tuition fee exemption system

Search for short-term study programs

Search for a short-term study program within a year which implemented by higher education institutions in Japan not with the aim to earn a degree.

Other Information