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 in top-1040 of the best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), places the university in 90 position in the world.

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

Kyoto, Japan
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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
Bachelorcitizens and foreigners
7,046 USD/year
Mastercitizens and foreigners
2,800 USD/year

Bachelor degree at DU

Undergraduate studies at DU are eligible if you pass the entrance exams. Before applying, you need to pass the IELTS or TOEFL exam. The minimum TOEFL score is 85. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.5.


Master's degree at DU

To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 79. IELTS — 6 or higher.


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. University students have access to the library. It contains a collection of scientific papers, textbooks and fiction. 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.

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What to do after graduation

Students are allowed to stay in the country for a year after graduation. To do this, you need to extend your student visa or apply for a job seeker visa. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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