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Tokyo Metropolitan University

Exploring the future of the world through scholarship in Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) is the only university operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. By providing an education that capitalizes on TMU’s strong points, TMU will produce personnel who can operate in response to societal changes, will promote a variety of basic and applied research as well as conduct research on urban issues. This will help Tokyo to advance and in turn provide future insight for the rest of the world.

The Administration’s vision of TMU’s future image

1: An environment conducive to advanced research skills and a quality education

Our teaching staff are also exceptional researchers who will provide a quality education buttressed by advanced research skills as well as discuss topics in-depth with qualified and capable students. This will further encourage an environment conducive to advanced research skills and a quality education that further enhances the research skills of our faculty members.


2: Fostering personnel who are capable of continuing to learn and who can work together to create new value

TMU assembles serious students in a wide range of academic disciplines. Capitalizing on these features, TMU will broaden students’ range of interests and concerns and improve their ability to carefully ponder issues through intimate dialogues between students and faculty, and friendly competition among students with different values. This will foster personnel who can take the initiative in identifying topics of interest and who can work together to create new value.


3: An open campus where a variety of people meet and learn from one another

One of TMU’s goals is to provide a campus where a variety of people can meet and learn from one another in a mutually respectful atmosphere, regardless of their nationality, culture, sex, age, or disability. Another of TMU’s goals is to facilitate lifelong learning. To those ends, TMU will provide the broader community and residents of Tokyo with a forum in which to learn and interact with others.

Basic information

Scholarship system
Yes ( for some international students)
Tuition exemption/ reduction system
Yes ( for some international students)
Accommodation support
Providing student dormitory Yes ( for some international students)
Supports other than student dormitory Yes ( for some international students)
Availability of prayer room
Yes (for some campuses only)
Availability of religious meals at cafeterias
No

Trends in acceptance of international students

As of May 1st, 2021

Less than 9 studentsPakistan /Nepal /Sri Lanka /Myanmar /Malaysia/Philippines/Mongolia/Taiwan/Turkey /Syria /Egypt /Tunisia/Madagascar/South Africa/Australia/Mexico/Brazil /France/Poland
Less than 10~99 studentsIndia /Bangladesh /Thailand /Indonesia/Republic of Korea/Viet Nam
More than 100 studentsChina

From "Annual survey of international students on Japan by JASSO"

Trends in international students' career and academic degrees

Type of school In Japan Country (region) of origin Outside of Japan or country (region) of origin Total
Employment Further education Other SubTotal Employment Further education Other SubTotal Employment Further education Other SubTotal
Doctoral Degree 5 0 3 8 8 0 12 20 0 0 0 0 28
17.9% 0% 10.7% 28.6% 28.6% 0% 42.9% 71.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Master's Degree 41 18 6 65 3 0 32 35 0 0 0 0 100
41% 18% 6% 65% 3% 0% 32% 35% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Professional 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Faculty 5 11 1 17 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 22
22.7% 50% 4.5% 77.2% 4.5% 0% 18.2% 22.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Total 51 29 10 90 12 0 48 60 0 0 0 0 150
34% 19.3% 6.7% 60% 8% 0% 32% 40% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
 
Note
1.This survey investigated the academic and career paths of international students in Japan who graduated (completed degree courses) in the 2020-2021 academic year (from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021) (excludes the numbers of the unknown)
2.The term “international student” as used in this survey is defined as a student from a foreign country who is granted the status of residence as “College Student” (Student Visa) and who is receiving education at a Japanese university, graduate school, or junior college.
3.The "career and academic path" in this survey refers to the status of the international student at the time of graduation or completion of the degree course. However, if a change in path is found at a later date, the status after the change is applied to this survey.

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