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Okayama University

Okayama, Japan | Public


Okayama University was founded in 1870 and now has over 140 years of history. It comprises of 11 faculties, and 7 graduate schools, including other programs. The university is ranked among the top global universities in Japan, and in the top 474 Universities in the world. Okayama University is one of the eight Universities that can proudly claim to hold three major titles at the same time. The University was also proudly selected to be one of the 30 “Top Global Universities” in Japan. The faculties include faculty of letters, science, education, law, and economics.



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The City of Okayama is built on the flat terrain between the neighboring hills. Its climate is so mild compared to the rest of Japan it has become known as “The Sunny Country”. The city is home to the Okayama Castle who’s last stone was placed in 1597 and Kōraku-en which is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, The garden is snuggled on the north bank of the Asahi River on an island between the river and close to the main hub of the city. Okayama has many options for shopping from impressive sparkling modern malls, boutiques to Kyobashi Morning Market. The crime rate is relatively low and it boasts a healthy nightlife.


The university is close to the downtown area of the city but it retains a tranquil atmosphere conducive for study. Okayama University has 11 Faculties and 7 graduate schools sprawling through the beautiful surrounding greenery. The Shikata Campus and the Tsushima Campus are located in the central part of Okayama-city, and the Misasa Campus is located outside. Tsushima Campus has an Administrative Centre and there is a University hospital situated on campus.

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Okayama caters for the accommodation needs of international students, with four dormitories and an international house for international students. Recently a new share house, which houses both international and Japanese students, was opened. International students are permitted to live in the accommodation for up to one year from their acceptance to the university. The facilities in each room include a desk and a bookshelf. There are also lockers and air-conditioning, toilet and bathing facilities, a refrigerator and the entire area has internet. If students require a private apartment they will need to contact a real estate agent.


The university has a balanced faculty to student ratio of 1:8, comprising of a number of competent administrative and academic staff. The total population of students on the Campus is 13,000 divided between domestic and international students, with 685 international students in total.

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Okayama University enjoys the reputation of being one of Japan’s leading universities its students go on to excel in their chosen work and research careers. The professional staff is devoted to ensuring their students are facilitated with the skills and education to obtain a job.

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