FEATURED INSTITUTIONS>College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University

Total number of students

8,030 (211 from overseas) as of 2020



Education that Meets the Challenges of Globalization

With its inception in April, 2020, the Japanese Teaching Program at Nihon University’s College of Humanities and Sciences and Graduate School of Literature and Social Sciences aims to meet the demands of a diversifying, globalizing world. The College offers the Basic Courses, while the Graduate School offers Applied Courses. Upon the successful accumulation of credits required for each course, students receive a certificate of completion.

Credits earned in the Basic Course may be included in a College or a Graduate School degree program. Students in the College or Graduate School can acquire knowledge and skills in Japanese teaching while deepening their own specialist knowledge.

The Advanced Course is aimed at students in the Graduate School of Japanese Language and Literature Japanese Teaching Course. Those students wishing to develop specialist knowledge and practical skills receive training to become Japanese teachers. Additionally, a faculty member specializing in Japanese teaching serves as a supervisor to those who wish to write a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation related to Japanese language education. Compulsory teacher training may be completed within Japan or overseas.

The Japanese Teaching Program curriculum reflects the wide range of faculty academic interests. We provide opportunities for Japanese and overseas students to interact and develop their ability to respond to a globalizing and diversifying society.


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Two Japanese Teaching Courses to Choose From to Meet International Student Support System Expansion and Requirements

In 2020, the Japanese Teaching Program in Nihon University’s Graduate School of Literature and Social Sciences began operations. Coinciding with that was the establishment on our campus of the Foreign...

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Facilities and support programs for international students

International Student Support Center

  • In the International Student Support Center, faculty, staff, and students working as international student supporters answer questions or provide consultations, and assist with various procedures and formalities. Japanese textbooks and references are available for browsing.


  • Nihon University offers scholarships both to students who achieve high academic standing and to those who demonstrate economic hardship. Also, a 20% tuition reduction is available to privately funded international students.

Housing Guarantor Program for Privately Funded International Students

  • For international students unable to find a guarantor for an apartment, the International Student Combined Financial Support Program can be used to pay the required insurance fees.

International Student Events

  • There are various events for international students, including exchanges and study day trips to Kamakura, Hakone, Mount Fuji and other Kanto-area destinations.

Job Search Support

  • 1. Counseling (general advice, interview practice, help with filling out forms)
    2. Providing information on accepting job offers and internships
    3. Support events (for international student job searches, study abroad)
    4. Private support organization information
    5. Change in visa status assistance (for job seekers after graduation)

College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University


3-25-40, Sakurajosui, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo, 156-8550


Global Research and Education Center






Total number of students

8,030 (211 from overseas) as of 2020


Admission fee: ¥260,000 for 2020

Tuition fee: ¥1,070,000 - ¥1,520,000 for 2020