Top 10 Universities in Japan


People dream of studying at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and MIT, others dream in studying, doing internship or postgraduate at some Japanese college. Japan appears 5 times in the ranking of the 100 best Universities in the world, in addition to offering a culture and wonderful life to citizens. In this article, we will get to know the 10 best universities in Japan.

Japanese University is known as 大学 (Daigaku).

1. University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo is among the best in Asia, it is also known by the name of Todai. This university has a long history, having its origins in the Edo period around 1684. The current enrollment is 30,000 students per year and about 6.5% (2,000) are foreigners.

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2. Kyoto Daigaku

The second oldest university in Japan known for promoting a "spirit of freedom". 6 students from this university managed to win the Nobel Prize. Kyoto is an ancient city with thousands of temples and shrines. In addition to studying at Japan's second largest university, students can enjoy the city's culture and traditionalism.


3. Osaka Daigaku

Osaka University is also known as Handai (Hanshin Daigaku). The University of Osaka has a long history with Kaitokudo which is focused on teaching languages mainly the Dutch language. Founded in 1868, it is particularly strong for students of law, science, technology and medicine.


4. Keio Gijuku Daigaku

Keio is the oldest university in Japan (1858). It is located in Minato, Tokyo, a closed university that has a strong connection with Japanese politics and elite. 2.4% of the CEOs of the Global Fortune 500 are Keio's alumni. Keio is among the best universities in Japan despite being 320th in the world ranking.



5. Tokyo Institute of Technology

The Tokyo Institute of Technology is 37th in the world ranking of universities in the field of Engineering and Technology. It is sometimes called Tokyo Tech or TiTech.


6. Hokkaido University

A small, prestigious public university located in the center of Sapporo, and was founded in 1876 by the American professor William S. Clark. Hokkaido is one of the most selective universities in Japan. Its difficulty of entry is considered as one of the biggest in Japan.


7. Tohoku Daigaku

Tohoku University is located in Sendai, Miyagi, founded in 1907 and is often ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. Its three basic principles are: research first, a policy of open doors and oriented towards the practice of research and education.



8. Nagoya University

The essential values of Nagoya University are to promote the intelligentsia with courage, providing an education that respects independent thinking. Four of his students are Nobel Prize winners. Nagoya University maintains a healthy international environment. Currently around 13% of undergraduate students are foreign students.


9. Tsukuba Daigaku

Tsukuba University is one of the oldest universities in Japan (1872). Their strong academic traditions helped 3 students to win the Nobel Prize. The Tsukuba Campus is the largest in Japan with 258 hectares (636 acres).




10. Kobe Daigaku

Also known as Shindai, Kobe University is located in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. It is a relatively new university, founded in 1949 and although it is not a public university, the Kobe University has a lot of prestige and is among the best universities in the national ranking.Kobedaikgaku

Other Universities in Japan

Of course there are many more Universities in Japan, since it is a country where most students graduate, you can see other universities in our list of Universities in Japan by clicking here.