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Last update:2021/08/16
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Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU)

Comprehensive Private University consists of 14 Undergraduate Schools and 14 Graduate Schools with around 23,000 Students

Kwansei Gakuin was founded in 1889 in Kobe, Japan by Dr. Walter Russell Lambuth, an American missionary.  KGU has become one of the most prestigious comprehensive private universities in Japan and consists of 14 undergraduate schools and 14 graduate schools.  In 2014, Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) was chosen as one of 37 universities to take part in the Top Global University Project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.  KGU actively promotes study abroad programs and accepting international students.

Basic information

Scholarship system
Yes ( for all of international students)
Tuition exemption/ reduction system
Yes ( for all of international students)
Accommodation support
Providing student dormitory Yes ( for some international students)
Supports other than student dormitory Yes ( for all of international students)
Availability of prayer room
Yes (for some campuses only)
Availability of religious meals at cafeterias
Yes (for some campuses only)

Trends in acceptance of international students

As of May 1st, 2021

Less than 9 studentsIndia /Myanmar /Thailand /Malaysia/Syria /Saudi Arabia /Oman /Algeria /Kenya /Nigeria /Ghana/Zambia /Cote d'Ivoire/Uganda/Zimbabwe /South Africa/Mauritania/Niger/Somalia/Mozambique /Australia/Kiribati /Canada/United States of America/Mexico/Colombia /Finland /Sweden /Germany/France
Less than 10~99 studentsIndonesia/Viet Nam/Taiwan
More than 100 studentsRepublic of Korea/China

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 0 0 6 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
0% 0% 85.7% 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Master's Degree 7 5 3 15 1 4 12 17 0 0 1 1 33
21.2% 15.2% 9.1% 45.5% 3% 12.1% 36.4% 51.5% 0% 0% 3% 3% 100%
Professional 7 2 6 15 1 0 5 6 0 0 1 1 22
31.8% 9.1% 27.3% 68.2% 4.5% 0% 22.7% 27.2% 0% 0% 4.5% 4.5% 100%
Faculty 39 23 13 75 8 0 20 28 0 5 0 5 108
36.1% 21.3% 12% 69.4% 7.4% 0% 18.5% 25.9% 0% 4.6% 0% 4.6% 100%
Total 53 30 28 111 10 4 38 52 0 5 2 7 170
31.2% 17.6% 16.5% 65.3% 5.9% 2.4% 22.4% 30.7% 0% 2.9% 1.2% 4.1% 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.

Faculty/school group

< Bachelor's Degree>
School of Law and Politics | Law
School of Law and Politics | Political Science
School of International Studies | International Studies
School of Education | Studies in Elementary Education
School of Education | Studies in Educational Science
School of Education | Studies in Early Childhood Education
School of Human Welfare Studies | Social Work
School of Human Welfare Studies | Social Organization Development
School of Human Welfare Studies | Holistic Human Sciences
School of Business Administration |    
School of Economics | 
School of Science | Chemistry
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences | Biosciences
School of Sociology | Sociology
School of Humanities | Literature and Linguistics
School of Humanities | Integrated Psychological Sciences
School of Humanities | Culture and History
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences | Applied Chemistry for Environment
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences | Biomedical Sciences
School of Engineering | Artificial intelligence and Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering | Computer Science
School of Engineering | Electrical and Electronic Engineering
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences | Biomedical Engineering,Biomedical Sciences
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences | Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medical Science, Biomedical Sciences
School of Policy Studies |  
School of Science | Mathematical Sciences
School of Science | Physics and Astronomy
School of Engineering | Materials Science
< Master's Degree>
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Mathematical Science
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Mathematical Science
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Chemistry
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Applied Chemistry for Environment
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Bioscience
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Biomedical Chemistry
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Informatics
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Human System Interaction
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Bioscience
Graduate School of Law and Politics | Graduate Dept. of Law and Politics
Graduate School of Human Welfare Studies | Graduate Dept. of Human Welfare Studies
Graduate School of Sociology | Graduate Dept. of Sociology
Graduate School of Economics | Graduate Dept. of Economics
Graduate School of Business Administration | Graduate Dept. of Business Administration
Graduate School of Policy Studies | Graduate Dept. of Policy Studies
Graduate School of Education | Graduate Dept. of Education
Graduate School of International Studies | Graduate Dept. of International Studies
Graduate School of Theology | Christian Missionary Work・Christian Thought and Culture,Graduate Dept. of Theology
Graduate School of Humanities | Graduate Dept. of Literature and Linguistics
Graduate School of Humanities | Graduate Dept. of Culture and History
Graduate School of Humanities | Graduate Dept. of Integrated Psychological Sciences
< Doctoral Degree>
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Mathematical Science
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Chemistry
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Applied Chemistry for Environment
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Biomedical Chemistry
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Informatics
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Human System Interaction
Graduate School of Science and Technology | Graduate Dept. of Mathematical Science
Graduate School of Law and Politics | Graduate Dept. of Civil and Criminal Law
Graduate School of Law and Politics | Graduate Dept. of Basic Studies of Law
Graduate School of Business Administration | Graduate Dept. of Business Administration
Graduate School of International Studies | Graduate Dept. of International Studies
Graduate School of Theology | Graduate Dept. of Theology 
Graduate School of Sociology | Graduate Dept. of Sociology
Graduate School of Humanities | Graduate Dept. of Literature and Linguistics
Graduate School of Humanities | Graduate Dept. of Integrated Psychological Sciences
Graduate School of Humanities | Graduate Dept. of Culture and History
Graduate School of Policy Studies | Graduate Dept. of Policy Studies
Graduate School of Economics | Economics(Doctral Degree)
Graduate School of Human Welfare Studies | Human Welfare Studies(Doctral Degree)
Graduate School of Law and Politics | Graduate Dept. of Political Science
Graduate School of Education | Graduate Dept. of Education