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Study In Tokyo - Explore Universities in Tokyo

Study in Tokyo, and find the best universities in Tokyo.

Tokyo is one of the world’s most dynamic cities, a hub of bewildering entertainment and the largest metropolitan area in the world – what more could a budding international student want?

Tokyo is also one of the richest cities in the world, continually striving towards excellence. The city hosts more Fortune Global 500 companies and has more Michelin stars than any other in the world, and stands at one point of the global economy ‘command centre’ triangle (along with New York City and London).

Study in Tokyo?

There are many options when it comes to studying in Tokyo, but some of the places you can study an undergraduate degree include:

As well as Waseda and Keio, there are over a further hundred private universities scattered across Tokyo, as well as at least twenty public ones.

Undergraduate degrees in Japan generally take four years to complete, although this can be longer or shorter depending on the subject and mode of study.

Immigration and visas

Foreign students intending to study at university in Japan should obtain College Student Resident status, as well as a visa, which should be applied for directly from the Japanese embassy in their home country. 

Applicants will need the following:

  • The Application for Certificate of Eligibility
  • Two photographs
  • Letter of acceptance from university
It is advised that you apply for your Japanese visa within plenty of time in order than it can be sufficiently processed.

Accommodation and living costs

Tokyo has one of the highest populations of any city on earth, and as a result student accommodation is smaller, less central and supply often doesn’t meet demand.

University accommodation in Tokyo is normally cheaper than private accommodation, as it is basically furnished, smaller and less central. Depending on where you look, private accommodation could cost you a lot more.

Student accommodation in Tokyo can cost anywhere between 5,000 and 65,000 yen per month, depending on the location and size of the apartment, though approximately 30,000 yen is the average (not including utilities).

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