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Aoyama Gakuin University



Aoyama Gakuin University History                                          

Aoyama Gakuin University abbreviated as AGU is a Japanese private higher education institution located in Shibuya, Tokyo. The university was established by Methodist Episcopal Church Missionaries in 1874 and was conferred university status in 1949. The university currently enrols over 19000 students.

Aoyama Gakuin University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Aoyama Gakuin University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in subjects such as Literature, Education, Human Studies, Psychology, Economics, Law, Business, International Politics and Relations, Economics, and Communication Studies.

Aoyama Gakuin University also offers programs in Cultural Studies, Creative Industries and Studies, Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Mechatronics Engineering, Social Informatics, Global Studies and Collaboration, and Community Studies.

Aoyama Gakuin University Campuses

Aoyama Gakuin University is based across four campuses in Shibuya, Tokyo including the Aoyama Campus, Sagamihara Campus, Midorigaoka, and Machida. The Aoyama campus serves as the primary campus housing the faculties, research centers, university offices, and student halls of residence.

Aoyama Gakuin University offers facilities such as classrooms and lecture halls, laboratories, well-stocked libraries, and sports courts and grounds in addition to student support division. The campus also offers green spaces to study and relax and enjoys proximity to public transportation and various amenities.

Aoyama Gakuin University Achievements

Aoyama Gakuin University is ranked 72nd in Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings 2020. The university is also placed in 1001+ bracket in world university rankings and 401+ bracket in Asian university rankings published by Times Higher Education.

Aoyama Gakuin University is accredited by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and is ranked 17th nationally and 878th globally by UniRank. The university also appears in the list of top 1000 universities in the world compiled by QS Top Universities.

Aoyama Gakuin University USP

Aoyama Gakuin University is a highly selective institution with an acceptance rate of 10 to 20%. The university also boasts of low student to faculty ratio of 11:1 and 50:50 student ratio of males to females. The university also offers an affordable tuition fee with many students getting scholarships and grants.

Aoyama Gakuin University also partners with a number of foreign institutions such as Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in Malaysia to offer academic exchange programs and collaborate on various research projects through its renowned research centers.

Aoyama Gakuin University Notable Alumni

Haruko Arimura (Japanese Politician), Shin Dong-bin (CEO of Lotte), Keisuke Kuwata (Japanese multi-instrumentalist), and Mari Hoshino (Japanese actress).

Aoyama Gakuin University Application Requirements


Aoyama Gakuin University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: JPY 813,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Aoyama Gakuin University Deadlines

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements

Aoyama Gakuin University Rankings


Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


51 -55
Times Higher Education


351 -400
301 -350
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