The University of Tokyo or 東京大学 (東大) - public higher education institution in Japan. 東大 began its academic activity in1877. The main building of the university proudly stands in Tokyo inside an urban campus.

University ranking. According to the international ratings The University of Tokyo is the leading university of Japan and a desirable place to study for the majority of students. The university has its well deserved place among the top 5% of the world’s best universities. Strong suits of the university are: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Mathematics», «Physics», «Chemistry», «Computer Science», «Economics & Business». The university is famous for its high education quality ranking in the top 100 in the international rating. Thanks to the good standing among the employers of Japan, the graduates of 東大 find employment quite easily.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion for admission is examination results. Applicants to The University of Tokyo face serious competition as only 1 out of 10 students will be accepted, thus the application process should be handled with extra care. The academic year is traditionally consists of semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 4,712 USD. 東大 is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 4,712 USD per year of study. 東大 is changing with the times and now offers online programs in addition to traditional full-time ones. Before starting to plan your education at 東大 read more information on the official website

The composition of the university. The University of Tokyo is among the largest universities that educates more then 24 thousand students. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. It is worth mentioning that every 6 student of the university came from abroad. More than 5 thousand teachers are employed by the university. 東大 has international student exchange programs between partner universities. More information regarding the life of the university can be found on its social media pages:Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of 東大. There is a library on the campus.
Ranking   24   1
Country Japan
City Tokyo
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
4,111 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  4,087 USD/year.
to  22,124 USD/year.
Doctorate (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
5,019 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
4,111 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  4,087 USD/year.
to  22,124 USD/year.
Doctorate (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
5,019 USD/year.
Living expenses $985 -2,012 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 10%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1877
Abbreviation 東大
Teachers 5,730
Students 24,784
Foreigners 16%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
• International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking 24
Country ranking 1
Academic Reputation 7
Employer Reputation 15
Quality of teaching 47
Citations per Faculty 189
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 16
Engineering and Technology 12
Life Sciences and Medicine 27
Natural Science 10
Social Sciences and Management 28
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 48
Physics 7
Chemistry 25
Computer Science 101
Economics & Business 151
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 24
QS World University Rankings 39
ARWU Academic Ranking 21
Cost of living in Tokyo
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 383 789
Food 354 539
Transportation 77 296
Communications and utilities 93 121
Clothing 27 98
Sports and leisure 52 169
Total 985 2,012
Accommodation in Tokyo USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 387
Shared room in city centre 797
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 589
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 961
Alternative title
Russian Токийский университет
Arabic جامعة طوكيو
German Universität Tokio
Spanish Universidad de Tokio
French Université de Tokyo
Japanese 东京大学
Korean 도쿄대학
Portuguese Universidade de Tóquio
Chinese 东京大学
old University of Tokyo
Location on map

The University of Tokyo - Official Description

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, the University of Tokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The university aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. The University of Tokyo has a faculty of over 4,500 and a total enrollment of about 29,000, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate students. As of 2009 there were 2,555 international students, and in 2008 over 3,500 foreign researchers come annually to the university for both short and extended visits while 9,130 academics visited foreign universities for academic purposes. The University of Tokyo is known for the excellence of its faculty and students and ever since its foundation many of its graduates have gone on to become leaders in government, business, and the academic world.

Bachelor - The University of Tokyo

About the University The University of Tokyo (Todai) is Japan's top university, a world-class center for research, and a vibrant academic community. World-class research Todai's researchers have been at the forefront of their fields since our foundation in 1877. Today, their cutting-edge research regularly appears in top international journals and has earned multiple Nobel prizes. Research at Todai across the arts and sciences is both broad and deep, as specialist knowledge is shared across traditional boundaries to further human understanding. A robust education Todai's undergraduate education emphasizes the liberal arts for the acquisition of strong communication skills, a sound ethical framework, and interdisciplinary awareness, together creating a solid foundation for specialized knowledge. Volunteer activities, internships and other off-campus experiences are an increasingly important part of a Todai education. A vibrant community Todai is a vibrant community in which world-class researchers work together with excellent students from Japan and more than 100 other countries. Alumni fill leading positions throughout Japan, Asia, and increasingly around the world. Mission Todai aims to be a world-class platform for research and education, contributing to human knowledge in partnership with other leading global universities. Todai aims to nurture global leaders with a strong sense of public...

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