Okayama University


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Okayama University History

The Okayama College was founded in the year 1870 by Okayama-Han and was named as Medical Training Place. The university was developed and changed into Okayama Medical College in the year 1922. But after World War II the college started merging with other national and public colleges and it became Okayama University under the New Education System of Japan.

Okayama University Programs, Course and Schools

Okayama is the top national university over 140 years of history. It offers a range of course in various disciplines in which they have 11 faculties, 8 graduate schools with various programs. The university is best for its research and education. It holds the top titles in Japan for its research programs like Translational Research Program, Clinical Study Core Hospital, and Research University. The most popular courses are Business and Economics, Engineering and Technology, Medicine and Dentistry, Law and Life Sciences.

Okayama University Campuses

Okayama University is an Urban Campus, it also includes two more campuses Shikata and Misasa. The main campus is located at Tsushima-Naka in Okayama Prefecture. It helps and gives the students confidence and very quick university life. The campus is in such a beautiful and a sunny place with modern facilities which makes them friendly. It’s one of Japan’s leading university with such a good research environment, library, computer rooms and many more. Students enjoy the curricular activities held in campuses and embrace their opportunity to take part in it. It also gives an opportunity to all the international students to interact with the Japanese students to learn the Japanese language and culture on the campus.

Okayama University Achievements

Okayama University is also the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development for the Regional Centers of Exercise which is the only center in Asia. On 26th December the university was honored with the special prize, the SDGs Partnership Award, presented to companies and organizations recognized as having performed meritorious service deserving special mention. 

Okayama University USP

Okayama supports all the international students for the scholarship financially. Though it varies according to the eligibility and scholarship. It offers various scholarships study programs for the students but the students are selected based on the Scholarship Guidelines for those who are privately funded international students. A stipend is given to the applicant who holds academic record which is of 48,000 Yen, which is the best part for the students and competitive to get International students will be supported by the Centre for Global Partnerships and Education to make the right choices for their academic career at the University.

Okayama University Notable Alumni

Yuki Yamasaki (Japanese announcer), Seiki Yoshioka (Japanese professional wrestler), Katsuhito Noshi (Mayor of Matsuyama), Sahachiro Hata (Japanese bacteriologist).

Okayama University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Japan. To be able to get a successful admission in Okayama University in Japan students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5.

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Okayama University Cost of studies


Bachelors: JPY 5,35,800

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

Okayama University Deadlines

Bachelors: January 31

Masters: January 31

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

Okayama University Rankings


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601 -650
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GTU Rank


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11 -14
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