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Gakushuin University's International Exchange

Gakushuin is a prestigious private school that educates students from kindergarten through university and graduate school. Gakushuin was founded in 1847 as the school for the nobility. Since the beginning, the goal has been to foster international understanding, mastering foreign languages, understanding practical knowledge about the world and domestic situations, and fusing together western and eastern cultures.

Gakushuin University enrolls a diverse student body of about 10,000 to study in 17 departments in 5 faculties, a law school, and 6 graduate schools offering 20 specializations. Gakushuin prides itself for being an authentic academic institution offering not only the classical liberal arts education but also teaching social and natural sciences, and providing a fertile ground for cutting-edge research in fields across the humanities and sciences.

Gakushuin is an ideal destination for those who are planning to study in Japan: Our campus is in the heart of a megacity but has many trees, a pond, tennis courts, athletic fields, martial arts dojo, and many other facilities. A myriad of student-organized clubs, teams, and circles practice boating, flying, horseback riding, all kinds of ball and team sports, judo, kendo, fencing, archery, dance, music, manga, anime, calligraphy, photography, and many other activities.

Gakushuin offers more than 50 classes in English, many of which are in the Faculty of International Social Studies. To expand our international outreach, the International Centre offers a six-month online Japanese language course for prospective international students.

In this and many other ways, Gakushuin University helps students pursue cross-cultural academics to broaden their perspectives and promote international cooperation among the future generations.


A group of researchers finds rheotactic behavior in Mycoplasma. (07/15/22)

A Gakushuin professor publishes his findings on strategic manipulation in group decisions with pairwise comparison. (07/12/22)

Validation of a desktop-type magnet providing a quasi-microgravity space in a room-temperature bore of a high-gradient trapped field magnet (HG-TFM). (06/14/22)

Professor Hikotani writes for Foreign Affairs. (04/28/22)

Professor Hikotani participates in a discussion to consider the outlook for Asia in 2022. (02/02/22)

Disaster Preparedness -- Earthquake Response Manual for Students

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