Internationalization and Japanese Higher Education

The image below depicts Japan’s current strategy for promoting the internationalization of Japanese universities.




Source: https://tgu.mext.go.jp/en/index.html and https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-tgu/selection.html


Domestic Rankings – Japanese universities do not always actively participate in the international rankings “game.” However, domestically, the rankings of private universities located within the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area are often given as follows:

Tier 1

  • Keio
  • Waseda
  • Sophia
  • Tokyo University of Science

Tier 2 (MARCH)

  • (M)-  Meiji University 明治大学
  • (A)-  Aoyama Gakuin University 青山学院大学
  • (R)-  Rikkyo University 立教大学
  • (C)-  Chuo University 中央大学
  • (H)-  Hosei University 法政大学

Tier 3 (NITOKOMASEN)

  • (NI)-  Nihon University 日本大学
  • (TO)-  Toyo University 東洋大学
  • (KOMA)-  Komazawa University 駒澤大学
  • (SEN)- Senshu University 専修大学