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

Doshisha University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1875 29,322

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 185 universities in 45 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 27,024
No. of Graduate Students 2,298
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 800
No. of International Students 1,499
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country Chinese: 538
South Korean: 425
American: 136
Taiwanese: 49
Vietnam: 32
Others: 319
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 45
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 June 12, 2018


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