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

Hosei University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1880 28,537

HOSEI University was established in 1880 as the Tokyo School of Law. It is one of the Japan’s traditional universities with a long history. The faculties of Law and Social Sciences were the first among private universities in Japan. In addition, the Faculty of Business Administration has the 3rd longest history among private Japanese universities.
In 1904, HOSEI University started to accept a number of Chinese students by establishing a short program for Chinese students ahead of other universities. Today, HOSEI University is part of the Top Global University Project and accepts 1,403 international students in degree-seeking programs as well as student exchange programs in 2018. There are 244 partner universities in 42 countries and regions as of February 2019.
HOSEI has a wide range of academic fields. Since it was established, HOSEI’s academic fields have been organized into 15 undergraduate faculties and 38 departments, 15 graduate schools, and 2 professional graduate schools from the arts to sciences. Moreover, HOSEI offers degree-seeking programs taught in English called “English-based Degree Programs”. Applicants have a wide choice of programs and HOSEI students receive a full range of student support such as financial support and career support.

Historical background
Various scholarship options
Location 2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8160, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 26,898 (as of May, 2021)
No. of Graduate Students 1,639 (as of May, 2021)
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 773 (as of May, 2021)
No. of International Students 1,515 (as of May, 2019)
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and others (40 countries in total) (as of May, 2020)
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 255 Partner Universities in 45 countries and regions (as of February, 2020)
Individual University Scholarships Tuition Reduction System
HOSEI International Fund (HIF) International Student Scholarship
New HOSEI University Centennial Scholarship for International students
HU Co.,Ltd. Scholarship for International students
HOSEI University Supporters Scholarship for international students
International Student Dormitories
Japanese Language Education Services Japanese Language Program
Consultation Room Hosei University Counseling Office
International Student Associations Hosei University’s student organizations for international exchange:
(1) International Students Supporters for English-based Degree Programs
(2) Hosei University International Club: Hi-C Orange
(3) Hosei University International Club: FITUS
Career Support Yes
Contact International Admission Office
Addressee: 2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8160, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3264-9521
Fax: +81-3-3264-9226

As of July 8, 2021


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