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About DU

Doshisha University (DU) — private university. It is located in Kyoto, Japan. As a member of OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA), DU is actively working on developing the academic environment.

The university is ranked number 1001 in QS World University Rankings 2024. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), places the university in 1501 position in the world.

DU does research in different fields of study and invites students to bachelor and master programs.

Location
Kyoto, Japan
Establishment year
1875
Students
27,639
International students
1,244
Female students
42%
Acceptance rate
20%

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DU tuition fees

The academic calendar at DU is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Japan. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. At DU, tuition fees are equal for everyone — from 2,800 USD per year. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Bachelor
7,046USD/year
Master
2,800USD/year

Study programs at DU

Economics & Business Management
Business and Economics - Japanese Business and the Global Economy
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
Social Sciences & Management
Business and Economics - Japanese Business and the Global Economy
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
Humanities and the Human Sciences - Japanese Society and Global Culture
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
Politics and Policy Studies - Japanese Politics and Global Studies
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 85
Other programs
Computer Science & IT
Information and Computer Science
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Economics & Business Management
Global Business and Management Studies
Study degree
MBA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 83
Physical Sciences
Environment and Mathematical Modeling
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Engineering & Technology
Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Information-Medical Life Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Environment and Mathematical Modeling
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Mechanical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Medicine
Applied Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Information-Medical Life Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Chemistry
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
Environment and Mathematical Modeling
Study degree
MSc
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Physical Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 79
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Bachelor degree at DU

Students are accepted to bachelor's programs at DU based on the results of entrance exams. Before applying, you need to pass the IELTS or TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. The TOEFL score is not lower than 85.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
85

Master's degree at DU

In order to enroll at DU for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 79. IELTS — 6 or higher.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
79

DU campus

The campus of DU is located in Kyoto. The urban campus is suitable for those students who, firstly, are used to independence, and secondly, cannot imagine their life without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. DU regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs. For locals, this is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the cultures of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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