Universities in Japan
- Rankings & Reviews -

Japan
475 out of 703
  • Universities in Japan
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
53
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Japan
  • (44 institution and 9 subject rankings)
46
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Japan
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Japan

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Japan
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Latest CWTS Leiden Ranking from Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands. 56 universities from Japan appear in this ranking.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions. Includes 20 universities from Japan.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Publication of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject (Physical Sciences). University of Tokyo with highest ranking among universities in Japan ranked #6.
  • 08 Jun, 2022: Latest QS World University Rankings from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 50 universities from Japan appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Japan

Physical Sciences
#2 
University of Tokyo
Dentistry
#6 
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Modern Langugages
#7 
University of Tokyo
Engineering - Chemical
#15 
University of Tokyo
Geography
#19 
University of Tokyo
Mathematics
#23 
Kyoto University
Agriculture & Forestry
#24 
University of Tokyo
Technology
#29 
University of Tokyo
Education
#35 
University of Tokyo
Art & Design
#39 
University of Tokyo

Rankings of universities in Japan 2022

#1

University of Tokyo

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1264 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #35 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #23 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #28 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

Kyoto University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (801 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #61 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #36 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #81 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#3

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (543 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #55 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #8 
  • #253 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



#4

Osaka University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (423 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #68 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #3 
  • #116 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#5

Nagoya University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (299 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #112 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #5 
  • #187 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#6

Tohoku University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (264 reviews)
  • #3 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #79 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #4 
  • #140 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#7

Hokkaido University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (973 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #141 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #195 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#8

Kyushu University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (119 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #135 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #199 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#9

Keio University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (612 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #197 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #253 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#10

University of Tsukuba

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (430 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #312 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #10 
  • #271 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#11

Waseda University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (1914 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #205 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #15 
  • #369 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#12

Kobe University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #363 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #11 
  • #329 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#13

Hiroshima University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (186 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #338 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #331 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#14

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (427 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #392 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #13 
  • #351 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#15

Yokohama City University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (130 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #501 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #21 
  • #395 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#16

Tokyo Metropolitan University

  • #13 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #51 
  • #456 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#17

Chiba University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (190 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #490 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #14 
  • #361 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#18

Kanazawa University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (146 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #20 
  • #393 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#19

Okayama University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (180 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #16 
  • #374 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#20

Niigata University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (150 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #561 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #54 
  • #458 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#21

Nagasaki University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #571 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #24 
  • #420 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#22

Kumamoto University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
  • #32 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #17 
  • #380 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#23

Tokyo University of Science

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
  • #66 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #42 
  • #448 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#24

Osaka City University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
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  • #107 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #68 
  • #468 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#25

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (30 reviews)
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  • #40 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #30 
  • #434 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#26

Ritsumeikan University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (344 reviews)
  • #111 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #89 
  • #489 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#27

Shinshu University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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  • #48 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #25 
  • #422 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#28

Gifu University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (183 reviews)
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  • #65 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #43 
  • #449 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#29

Osaka Prefecture University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (181 reviews)
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  • #110 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #61 
  • #464 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#30

Yokohama National University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (256 reviews)
  • #80 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #101 
  • #503 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#31

Tokushima University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
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  • #59 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #28 
  • #431 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#32

University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (129 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #45 
  • #450 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #26 
  • #1035 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#33

Gunma University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
  • #71 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #38 
  • #447 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#34

Kagoshima University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (109 reviews)
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  • #82 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #41 
  • #448 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#35

Tokai University

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
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  • #58 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #44 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #49 
  • #455 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#36

Juntendo University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (280 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #385 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #35 
  • #1242 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#37

Hitotsubashi University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (227 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #177 
  • #590 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #10 
  • #151 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 23 September, 2021]


#38

Yamaguchi University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (138 reviews)
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  • #77 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #55 
  • #458 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#39

Sophia University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (657 reviews)
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  • #54 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #131 
  • #531 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#40

Nippon Medical School

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  • #18 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #65 
  • #467 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #75 
  • #1623 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#41

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
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  • #93 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #122 
  • #520 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#42

University of KinDAI Himeji

Student satisfaction: 3.1 / 5.0 (22 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #417 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #71 
  • #71 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]


#43

Saitama University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (197 reviews)
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  • #118 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #118 
  • #516 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#44

Fujita Health University

Student satisfaction: 2.8 / 5.0 (51 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #59 
  • #462 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #34 
  • #1237 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#45

Teikyo University

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (36 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #464 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #33 
  • #1237 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#46

Kansai Medical University

Student satisfaction: 3.0 / 5.0 (240 reviews)
  • #15 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #84 
  • #481 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #199 
  • #151 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]

#47

Rikkyo University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (641 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #137 
  • #537 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#48

Nagoya Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (128 reviews)
  • #101 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #106 
  • #506 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#49

Jikei University School of Medicine

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (10 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #57 
  • #460 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #44 
  • #1390 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#50

Kyoto Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (192 reviews)
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  • #92 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #136 
  • #534 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#51

Doshisha University

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (1522 reviews)
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  • #45 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #39 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #123 
  • #521 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#52

Kurume University

Student satisfaction: 3.1 / 5.0 (44 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #39 
  • #447 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #72 
  • #1607 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#53

Tokyo Medical University

Student satisfaction: 2.4 / 5.0 (97 reviews)
  • #41 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #445 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #32 
  • #1211 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#54

Shibaura Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (219 reviews)
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  • #46 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #158 
  • #558 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#55

Meiji University

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  • #94 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #138 
  • #538 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#56

Kwansei Gakuin University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (621 reviews)
  • #90 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #112 
  • #511 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#57

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
  • #33 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #433 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #77 
  • #1629 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#58

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (117 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #86 
  • #486 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #81 
  • #1667 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]

#59

Ehime University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
  • #49 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #79 
  • #478 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #38 
  • #1265 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#60

Yamagata University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (78 reviews)
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  • #76 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #91 
  • #491 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #46 
  • #1412 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#61

The University of Electro-Communications

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (120 reviews)
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  • #51 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #121 
  • #518 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #48 
  • #1423 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#62

Aoyama Gakuin University

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  • #104 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #45 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #162 
  • #561 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#63

Hyogo College of Medicine

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (66 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #74 
  • #473 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #93 
  • #1749 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]

#64

Shiga University of Medical Science

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • #38 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #46 
  • #450 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #91 
  • #1746 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]

#65

Kitasato University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
  • #86 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #441 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #58 
  • #1485 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#66

Aichi Medical University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #42 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #460 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #123 
  • #121 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]

#67

Saitama Medical University

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (168 reviews)
  • #37 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #60 
  • #463 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #86 
  • #1706 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]

#68

University of Toyama

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (92 reviews)
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  • #68 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #454 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #41 
  • #1300 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#69

Nagoya City University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (135 reviews)
  • #100 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #438 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #70 
  • #1597 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#70

University of the Ryukyus

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (65 reviews)
  • #115 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #113 
  • #511 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #53 
  • #1470 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


Japan Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +9

Telephone country code: +81

  • Religion:
  • Buddhism, Shintoism  90%
  • Christianity  2%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  7%
  • Other religions: Islam, Baha'i Faith  1%
  • Largest cities in Japan:
  • 1. Tokyo: 8,300,000
  • 2. Yokohoma: 3,600,000
  • 3. Osaka: 2,600,000
  • 4. Nagoya: 2,200,000
  • 5. Sapporo: 1,900,000

Largest international airport in Japan:

Narita International Airport (NRT): 39.053.652 Passengers/Year; 3 Terminals; 63 km. from Tokyo city center

Nobel prize laureates:
Akira Yoshino (Asahi Kasei Corporation, 2019)
 
Akira Yoshino (Meijo University, 2019)
 
Tasuku Honjo (Kyoto University, 2018)
 
Yoshinori Ohsumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2016)
 
Satoshi Ōmura (Kitasato University, 2015)
 
Takaaki Kajita (University of Tokyo, 2015)
 
Isamu Akasaki (Meijo University, 2014)
 
Isamu Akasaki (Nagoya University, 2014)
 
Hiroshi Amano (Nagoya University, 2014)
 
Shinya Yamanaka (Kyoto University, 2012)
 

Map with location of universities in Japan

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University of Tokyo ranks #1 in Japan in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Japan Kyoto University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 51 rankings where Kyoto University is listed.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

Tokyo Medical and Dental University is ranked best in Japan for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Engineering (Engineering - Chemical). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Japan for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Computer Science (Technology). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

University of Tsukuba is ranked best in Japan for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the University of Tsukuba.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

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Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Resources 34%
Engagement 30% (teaching)
Environment 20% (diversity)
Outcomes 16% (employability)

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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