Iwate University

Focus on your studies at a national university with one campus in a safe local city
Iwate University is a national university with a Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Science and Engineering, and Agriculture on one campus. Located conveniently in the center of Morioka, Iwate, you will enjoy easy access to major social services as well as the metropolitan area. It has yet lower cost of living than major cities and is yet only 2 hours by Shinkansen to Tokyo. About 200 international students (23 countries) are enrolled and students from different faculties participate in frequent international events to broaden their global horizons and cultivate the qualities of future leaders. Students and faculty members are close, and the university as a whole is characterized by a large family-like atmosphere. International co-education is also conducted for international and local students to study together. You can live a fulfilling university life in a safe and secure environment.

School Address:3-18-34 Ueda, Morioka, Iwate JAPAN 020-8550
Tel:1-19-621-6076(International office)

Japanese College Fair 2020 Fall Presented by Lighthouse

Introduction videos from Iwate University

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Photo Gallery

Iwate University Library
②大学祭 University festival 
University festival
③にほんごカフェで留学生・日本人が交流♪ Nihongo cafe 
Nihongo cafe
④生け花教室 Ikebana workshop
Ikebana workshop
Kimono workshop
Ski and snowboarding tour

Application Requirements / Open Campus Information for International Students

Enrollment April / October
English-only Admission Unavailable
Courses in English Unavailable
Faculties that can be completed with English-only lectures Unavailable
Courses that can be completed with English-only lectures Unavailable
Scholarships for Non-Japanese Students Available
Dormitories Available
Entrance Exams for International Students Entrance Examination for International Students
Entrance Exams for Returnees Unavailable
Entrance Exams that are available overseas Unavailable

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Support Center

There are 6 levels of Japanese language classes to support your needs and staff can speak English, Chinese and Korean. There are 87 dormitories and the International House is exclusively for international students. In addition, we allocate a tutor for individual international student to support their daily and academic life.

Interviews of Current Students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences / Senior
Entered by Entrance Examination for International Students

ドアン-ホン-フーンさんI originally attended a Japanese language school in Iwate Prefecture. Iwate is a really easy place to live. At Iwate University, my studies are focused on the internationalization of corporate management and administration. Teachers and staff are kind and really support the international students so that we can live our lives as university students in Japan with peace of mind.
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