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The University of Tokushima

Founded in a spirit of independence and autonomy, the University of Tokushima is committed to the pursuit of truth and the creation of knowledge. Building on a tradition of academic excellence and culture, as an institution that is open to the world, we seek to contribute to establishing a prosperous and robust society.

Master's Programmes



Tokushima University began as the Tokushima Kisei Normal School in 1874, later developing into several schools. In accordance with the National School Establishment Law, Tokushima University comprising the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Education, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Engineering, was instituted in 1949.


Especting the individuality of its students, the University of Tokushima pursues humanistic education to equip students with high-level specialist skills and the self-reliance to address the problems of society with a progressive spirit.


Through research that explores fundamental truths, as well as practical research to solve urgent social issues, the University of Tokushima seeks to produce findings that are valued highly by the international community. By encouraging free thinking that rejects the fixed concepts of traditional academic fields, our University seeks broad advances in academic research by developing new, cooperative fields of study.

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GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The International Center comprises the international Exchange Division, the Education and Support Division and the International Cooperation Division. These divisions conduct a variety of activities, support-ing the international exchange programs of the university as a whole, promoting inter-national exchange programs for the region, and providing education, guidance and advices to international students and Japanese students who want to study abroad.

Library services

The University Library comprises two buildings, the Main Building (Josanjima Campus) and the Kuramoto Annex (Kuramoto Campus). The library supports Tokushima Univer-sity education and research activities as the main center for academic information at the university.

Medical services

The Health Administration Center is aimed at supporting students to maintain and improve their mental and physical health.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This was a short period (1,5 months), and the courses were mainly just show the University's main courses, without considering the student's majors.