Special short-term courses in English at private universities (Undergraduate level)

There are also universities that offer special courses in English for foreign students (38 universities) in order to proactively promote short-term study in Japan. Please note than in many cases, these programs are executed through inter-university agreements in which case the application must be made through the university you are currently enrolled in, and applications by individuals will not be accepted.

Local public university

University Year established Length of study Enrollment accepted Language of instruction Fields of study
Akita International University 2004 (All classes are taught in English.)

Private universities

Tohoku Gakuin University 1991 3-10 months Unspecified English Humanities, Social Sciences
Tokyo Interantional University 1989 4-8 months 30 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Tokyo Denki University 2001 4 months Unspecified English LIberal Arts, General Education
Tokyo University of Agriculture 2002 6 months Unspecified English Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
Tokyo Christian University 1995 3 months Unspecified English Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, Theology
J. F. Oberlin University 1991 6 months-1 year 130 English, Chinese Humanities, Social Sciences
Keio University 1990 6 months-1 year 180 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Kokugakuin University 1999 6 months-1 year 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
Sophia University 1987 (All classes of the Faculty of International Education are taught in English.)
Sensyu University 1986 3 months about 30 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Chuo University 1998 6 months-1 year 30-40 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Nihon University 2004 3 months about 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Bunkyo Gakuin University 2003 4 months 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Hosei University 1997 6 months-1 year 20-30 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
Musashi University 2003 6 months-1 year 20 Englsih Humanities, Social Sciences
MEiji Gakuin University 1989 6 months-1 year about 80 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Mejiro University 2003 6 months-1 year 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Rikkyo University 2001 6 months-1 year 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Waseda University 2004 5-10 months about 200 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies 2004 6 months-1 year 30 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Nagoya Gakuin University 1989 6 months-1 year 30 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Nanzan University 1974 6 months-1 year 120 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Kyoto Sangyo University 2004 6 months-1 year 30-50 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Ritsumeikan University 2004 6 months-1 year Unspecified English Humanities, Social Sciences
Ryukoku University 2004 6 months-1 year 20-30 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Kansai University 1989 1-2 years about 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
Kansai Gaidai University 1971 6 months 400 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Momoyama Gakuin University 2005 6 months-1 year about 50 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Kwansei Gakuin University 1979 4-10 months about 80 Englsih Humanities, Social Sciences
Kobe International University 2002 6 months-1 year Unspecified English Humanities, Social Sciences
Konan University 1991 4 months-1 year 50 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Hiroshima University of Economics 1996 6 months-1 year 30 English Humanities, Social Sciences
Seinan Gakuin University 1973 9 months 30 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies 2001 6 months-1 year Unspecified English Humanities, Social Sciences
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 2000 (About 80% of the classes are taught in English.)

Note: Data was gathered by the Student Services Division of MEXT according to the following criteria: