Helping International Students Find English-Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs at Japanese Universities

Doshisha University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1875 29,478

Our founding spirit consists of three main principles: Christian Principles, Liberalism and Internationalism. Doshisha was founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima in 1875 as the first Japanese school advocating the teachings of Christianity. He founded the school to make it a place for young people from all parts of the world to seek truth, pursue knowledge and independence, and nurture lifelong friendship. Our students have inherited this spirit as a tradition of this university, and through this spirit we have constructed an international network with 181 universities in 44 countries. Furthermore, Doshisha highly values the presence of international students as they bring international viewpoints and diversity to the campus and thereby enrich the university culture. We therefore are eager to welcome and support international students.

Historical background
Many international students
Location Karasuma Higashi-iru Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-8580, Japan
Religion Christian
No. of Undergraduate Students 27,130
No. of Graduate Students 2,348
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 809
No. of International Students 1,430
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country Chinese: 542
South Korean: 379
American: 129
Taiwanese: 53
German: 27
Others: 300
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 44
Individual University Scholarships Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students
(Doshisha University offers 20 to 100% off tuition fee to almost all international students.)
International Student Dormitories Doshisha provides information about housing agencies.
Japanese Language Education Services
Consultation Room Counseling Center
International Student Associations
Career Support Yes
Contact Office: Office of International Students, International Center
Phone: +81-75-251-3257
Fax: +81-75-251-3123

As of May 30, 2017


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.