Studying a Masters in Japan can be an excellent choice for postgraduates seeking a high-quality study abroad experience with unique opportunities. An emerging study abroad destination, Japan has a lot to offer when it comes to postgraduate studies.
Below this post, we give you the list all the top universities in Japan for masters.
|University||THE 2023||QS 2023||ARWU 2022|
|University of Tokyo||39||=23||24|
|Tokyo Institute of Technology||301-350||55||151-200|
|Tokyo Medical and Dental University||501-600||=392||601-700|
|University of Tsukuba||501-600||=312||201-300|
Many of Tohoku University’s facilities are built around and within the ancient war grounds of the city of Sendai.
In 1913, Tohoku became the first university in Japan to admit female students after the appointment in 1911 of its first president, Masataro Sawayanagi. Tohoku University was also the first university in Japan to admit international students.
In 2009, Tohoku was one of 13 universities selected by the Japanese government to contribute to providing higher education at an international level, and the university introduced a series of degree programmes that are predominantly taught in English.
The University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo was the first national university in Japan when it was established in 1877.
It provides courses across the academic spectrum and has 10 faculties, 15 graduate schools, 11 affiliated research institutes (including the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology), 13 university-wide centres, three main libraries and three institutes for advanced study.
Students are taught at three main campuses in Hongo, Komaba and Kashiwa, but there are facilities associated with the university throughout Japan. The university has a slightly unusual course structure in that students follow a liberal arts programme at one campus during their first two years before transferring to another campus to study their chosen major.
The campuses are in close proximity to many of Tokyo’s cultural attractions including Yanesen, a district of temples, and Ueno Park, with its museums and cherry blossoms. The campuses also have good transport links to the centre of the capital.
Tokyo Institute of Technology
The Tokyo Institute of Technology is a national research university located in the Greater Tokyo area.
It is the country’s largest higher education institution dedicated to science and technology. The university is organised into six schools within which there are more than 40 departments and research centres.
Nobel Prize laureate Hideki Shirakawa, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000, attended the university.
Osaka University has jumped two places from last year to take joint third position.
Founded in 1931, the university has become one of Japan’s leading universities. It is organised into 11 faculties for undergraduate programmes, and 16 graduate schools.
The university also has six research institutes, four libraries and two university hospitals.
Osaka is considered one of the most selective universities in Japan, with one of the most difficult entry exams.
Nagoya University ( Nagoya daigaku), abbreviated to Meidai or NU, is a Japanese national research university located in Chikusa-ku, Nagoya. It was the seventh Imperial University in Japan, one of the first five Designated National University and selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government. It is the 3rd highest ranked higher education institution in Japan (84th worldwide).
The university is the birthplace of the Sakata School of physics and the Hirata School of chemistry. As of 2021, seven Nobel Prize winners have been associated with Nagoya University, the third most in Japan and Asia behind Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.
Hokkaido University (,Hokkaidō daigaku), or Hokudai , is a Japanese national university in Sapporo, Hokkaido. It was the fifth Imperial University in Japan, which were established to be the nation’s finest institutions of higher education or research. Hokkaido University is considered one of the top universities in Japan and was ranked 5th in THE Japan University Rankings. It was also selected as a “Top Type” university by the Japanese government’s Top Global University Project. The main campus is located in downtown Sapporo, just north of Sapporo Station, and stretches approximately 2.4 kilometers northward.
Kyushu University (Kyūshū Daigaku), abbreviated to Kyudai (Kyūdai), is a Japanese national university located in Fukuoka, on the island of Kyushu.
It was the 4th Imperial University in Japan, ranked as 4th in 2020 Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings, one of the top 10 Designated National University and selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government. Kyudai is considered one of the most prestigious research-oriented universities in Japan and is a member of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities along with the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Peking University and others.
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (, Tōkyō ika shika daigaku) is a Japanese national university located in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1928, it was the first national school of dentistry in Japan. TMDU is one of top 9 Designated National University and selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government, and offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in medicine, dentistry, and related fields. The university ranked 217th in the world and 7th in Japan in 2010.
University of Tsukuba
The University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba daigaku) is a public research university located in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. It is a top 10 Designated National University, and was ranked Type A by the Japanese government as part of the Top Global University Project.
The university has 28 college clusters and schools with around 16,500 students (as of 2014). The main Tsukuba campus covers an area of 258 hectares (636 acres), making it the second largest single campus in Japan.
The university branch campus is in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, offering graduate programs for working adults in the capital and managing K-12 schools in Tokyo that are attached to the university.