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Best Universities for Master Programs in Japan 2024

Number of institutions: 242
    • Bunkyo City, Japan

    Toyo University was founded as a small academy of philosophy in 1887. It served as the first university that accepted female students in Japan. Today, more than 30,000 students are learning in 4 different campuses located in/around the Tokyo area, including 1,500 international students from many different parts of the world. Programs at the undergraduate level consist of 14 faculties and 48 departments, including departments of humanities, social sciences, engineering, and computer/IT science. Department of Global Innovation Studies and the Department of Regional Development Studies are English-medium programs, in which students can complete all coursework in English. 

    • Hiroshima, Japan

    Eikei University of Hiroshima (EUH) is a public university, which has been established by the prefectural government of Hiroshima, Japan in 2021. EUH offers a single department named Social System Design based on SDGs-oriented liberal arts subjects and practical programs and is a "22nd Century-type University" that will deliver change makers who will positively change society.

    • Ghent, Belgium
    • Alcoi, Spain
    • + 2 more

    The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture is one of the largest faculties of Ghent University. It combines state-of-the-art research with a top-notch education in all significant engineering and architecture fields. The faculty strongly focuses on international relations. It offers a wide array of master's programmes taught in English and is active in all major exchange programmes. Through research collaboration and educational links with top European institutions, the faculty strives to further enhance its international perspective.

    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Bailrigg, United Kingdom
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    The first public administration school in Latin America, the Brazilian School of Public Administration at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EBAP) was established in Rio de Janeiro on April 15, 1952 through a partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the FGV, in order to respond to demands for qualified professionals in this field.

    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Singapore, Singapore

    Waseda Business School (WBS) aims to support those who aspire to a step up in their career and those who plan to start a new career by studying at a business school. Our society today is undergoing rapid change. The world is globalizing, new technologies are appearing successively, and the market is changing. In order to survive in the global competitive environment, management knowledge of a global standard is essential.

    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Budapest, Hungary
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    World-class university preparation qualifications designed by universities for international students to succeed at university.

    • Yamagata, Japan

    Beginning with the opening of Yamagata Prefectural Normal School in 1878, five educational institutions (Yamagata High School, Yamagata Normal School, Yamagata Youth Normal School, Yonezawa Technical College, Yamagata Prefectural) began in 1949. Agricultural and Forestry College) was established as a new national university. In 2019, we have inherited the history and tradition of celebrating the 70th anniversary of our founding, and we are sending out many excellent human resources to society.

    • Tottori, Japan

    The symbol mark of the University represents the initial letter “T” of Tottori University, which is designed in the form of a dynamically flying bird. The flowing lines comprising the mark express the dynamism with which the University flexibly adapts to the new era as a unique and attractive university with a distinct identity. The two wings intersecting in the center symbolize infinite (∞) possibility and the Fusion of Knowledge and Practice, the University’s basic principles, and represent the continuous growth of the University. The three circles comprised of two wings and a tail represent the goals* of the University’s education and research activities, while the image colors of blue and green represent the sky and the sea or the earth and life, which are symbols of the Earth, suggesting that the University develops globally while being nurtured by rich nature. 1) Development of well educated human resources that can play key roles in society 2) Promotion of cutting-edge research to solve global, human, and social issues 3) Contribution to the industries and culture of the local community

    • Taito City, Japan

    Tokyo Geidai is an internationally unique arts university that offers programs not only in fine arts and music, but also in film and new media, and art management as part of global art studies. As “a wellspring of creativity that can change the world”, the university, alongside the faculty staff and administrators, will continue efforts to nurture the next generation of outstanding artists, to promote the power of Japanese art and culture, and to contribute towards the global development of art through close collaboration with relevant organizations including the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, thereby allowing the university to maximize its capabilities and values.

    • Nisshin, Japan

    In today’s globalizing society of co-existence between multiple languages and cultures, importance is attached not only to English as the global language but also to other languages. Just like languages, a stance of accepting multiple cultures is also seen as essential. In light of this social background, the School of Foreign Studies takes an academic approach to explore world languages and cultures. Students engage in academic learning regarding the languages, literature, cultures, societies, and other features of the linguistic area they major in, delving deep into the ways of thinking and behaviors of people with different cultural backgrounds. In addition to their major language, they also learn multiple languages to gain a multifaceted perspective and become global human resources with excellent language proficiency and interpersonal skills.

    • Kobe, Japan

    Le Cordon Bleu has been helping passionate students follow their culinary dreams over the last 125 years. Students come to Le Cordon Bleu from all walks of life. They are beginners enthusiastic about the culinary arts but utterly inexperienced; they are far along on one career path and ready for the next; they are established professionals seeking to improve themselves. Regardless of their ultimate goal – to run a restaurant or catering company, hotel or retail management, journalism, consulting, food styling – the students of Le Cordon Bleu come for the culinary education that will allow them to succeed.

    • Shibuya City, Japan

    The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organization headquartered in Japan. The mission of the UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development, and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples, and the Member States. In carrying out this mission, the UN University works with leading universities and research institutes in the UN Member States, functioning as a bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system.

    • Chiyoda, Japan

    The worldwide spread of the new coronavirus infection is forcing changes in the way university education should be. In particular, the restriction of real overseas exchanges was a pain for Sophia University, which promotes globalization, but we provided support not only to international students in Japan but also overseas, centered on our overseas bases. In particular, the ASEAN Hub Center in Bangkok, which established a business company with the aim of further revitalizing educational functions from last year, is working to continue its business by introducing complete online classes. The biggest change caused by the Corona disaster is the rapid progress of online access at universities around the world. As a result, we can expect unprecedented research exchanges, such as remotely inviting professors who conduct cutting-edge research at overseas universities. Our university is also working to establish such a possibility as a system.

    • Toshima City, Japan

    Rikkyo University located in Tokyo and founded in 1874 began with St. Paul's School. It was established by the Episcopal Church missionary Bishop Channing Moore Williams as a private school that taught Christian Bible studies and English. At that time, Japan was rushing to catch up with the advanced nations of the West, and the field of education also had a strong utilitarian tendency. Knowledge and technology were often seen as tools for material prosperity and self-advancement. Rikkyo went against the trend of the age, modeling after the traditional liberal arts colleges of the West, which has successfully continued to develop to this day.

    • Chiyoda, Japan

    Nihon University, celebrating its 120th anniversary, originated from Nihon Law School, which was established in 1889. Since its foundation, the university has maintained its forefront at the forefront of university education and research with a global perspective and an enterprising spirit. As an attractive university with a wide range of fields of study, Nihon University has been involved in not only education and research, but also health care, lifelong education, and numerous other activities contributing to the development of society.