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

The University of Tokyo

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
National 1877

Founded in 1877, the University of Tokyo is the oldest national university in Japan. Over the course of its long and distinguished history, the university has produced some of the most outstanding scholars, scientists, and social and political leaders of Japan, including eight Nobel laureates, 16 prime ministers of Japan, and one Fields Medal winner. The University of Tokyo is Japan’s premier institution of higher education and is one of the most important research hubs not only of Asia but also of the world. The faculty members of the University of Tokyo are engaged in the most advanced research in a wide variety of fields. Our strength lies in interdisciplinary approaches to pressing global issues such as disaster reconstruction or climate change and renewable energy. The University of Tokyo is committed to excellence in research and education as well as establishing a truly global campus where we hope to produce the next generation of leaders of the world. Today, the university is actively promoting internationalization, sharing its research results globally and welcoming researchers and students from all over the world. In recent years, the university is aggressively establishing English-language degree programs both in undergraduate and graduate schools so as to further promote the internationalization of its campus.

Historical background
Substantial amount of teaching staff
Location 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 14,120
No. of Graduate Students 13,878
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 3,793
No. of International Students 2,914
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country China: 1,087
Korea: 544
Taiwan: 172
Thailand: 121
Vietnam: 76
Indonesia: 73
USA: 54
Malaysia: 46
France: 44
Philippines: 43
India: 42

105 countries
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 55
Individual University Scholarships The University of Tokyo Special Scholarship for International Students (University of Tokyo Fellowship)
The University of Tokyo Grants for Ph.D. Research
For PEAK students only:
International Student Dormitories 1) International Lodge, Komaba Lodge: 328 single rooms
2) International Lodge, Shirokanedai Lodge: 34 single rooms, 13 couple rooms, 9 family rooms
3) International Lodge, Kashiwa Lodge: 97 single rooms, 3 couple rooms, 2 family rooms
4) Oiwake International Hall of Residence: 45 single rooms
5) Mitaka International Hall of Residence: 179 single rooms
6) Toshima International Hall of Residence: 60 single rooms
Japanese Language Education Services Center for Japanese Language Education:
Consultation Room International Center Advising Room:
International Student Associations - Chinese Student Association
- Islamic Culture Society:
- Taiwanese Student Association:
- Korean Student Association:
- Thai Student Association
- Pakistan Student Association
- Tokyo University Nepalese Forum:
- The Association of Tunisian:
- Association of European Students:
- Malaysian Student Association:
- Myanmar Students' Association:
- Indian Student Association
- Vietnamese Student Association
- Indonesian Student Association
- North American Forum:
- Todai Turkish Association:
Career Support Yes
Contact URL:

As of July 29, 2013


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