Programs for
International Students

Toyo University is home to 13 faculties comprising 45 departments and 15 graduate schools comprising 36 courses.

In addition to courses taught in Japanese, students can take courses taught in foreign languages. In particular, the number of classes taught in English has been increasing year by year and there are 1,610 courses (509 of which are for graduate students) taught in English (as of 2020) .

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Short-Term Programs allow students to examine Japanese culture and society, comparing traditional and modern, as well as urban and rural Japan. Some programs also offer an opportunity to learn about the unique and dynamic business world of Tokyo.

The Short-Term Programs offer an unforgettable combination of classroom activities, field trips, and experiential learning,

including a homestay in the rural countryside. Since 2020, online short programs are also available.

Toyo University Hosts Short-Term Programs twice a year.

Theme: Traditional × Modern, Urban × Rural
Theme: Experience the SNOW Life!

The programs are two weeks long including a homestay experience in rural area of Japan.

Day 1 Check in at accomodations / Day 2 Orientation and lecture / Day 3 Lecture and field trip / Day 4 〜 Day 7 Homestay in rural area / Day 8 Free day / Day 9 Lecture and field trip / Day 10 Lecture and field trip / Day 11 Lecture and field trip / Day 12 Lecture and field trip / Day 13 Presentation / Day 14 Check out from accomodations
Example schedule

Customized Programs

We also arrange customized programs for as little as one day,
featuring contents in English, Japanese or both!


Japanese related lectures, Japanese language courses, etc.
Calligraphy, Japanese tea ceremony, sumo, Japanese harp, etc.
[Field Trips]
Japanese traditional garden (Rikugien), Asakusa,Akihabara, TOKYO SKYTREE, etc.
Company visit, homestay in rural area, etc.

Latest Information

When international students study at Toyo University, they don’t just make friends with students from Japan. They make friends with students from around the world. Each year, the size and diversity of Toyo’s international study abroad student body increases, thanks in part to the high student satisfaction and overwhelmingly positive recommendations from our alumni. By studying abroad at Toyo University, they can join a unique global network of bright and talented international students.

Incoming Study Abroad Students by Year

Country Share

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One Year Study in Toyo long ver.

NEST is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and has classes ranging from level 1 (beginner level)to level 4 (B1 levels of CEFR). We have established “theory” and “practice” classes to steadily improve Japanese language skills. We also offer skill-based courses such as reading and listening, as well as active classes that enable students to learn about Japanese culture and Japanese society, to suit the diverse, individual objectives and needs of international students.

Example schedule

Level Standards

For students with no background in Japanese language.
Approx. A1-1(CEFR)
For students who are able to use and understand minimal Japanese language.
Approx. A1-2(CEFR)
For students with upper elementary-level background in Japanese language.
Approx. A2(CEFR)
For students with Pre-Intermediate-level background in Japanese language.
Approx. B1(CEFR)
Further Information

In addition to the Japanese Language and Culture Courses for Exchange Students Toyo offers variety of Japanese extracurricular language programs that caters from absolute beginner to the advanced learners.

Japanese STEP UP Course

Programs in 4 areas of learning targets

  1. 1. JLPT preparation course (from N3 to N1 level)
  2. 2. Grammar
  3. 3. Japanese for successful job hunting
  4. 4. Conversation (several courses based on CEFR)

Japanese Writing Program

Program-based course of 6 sessions

-8 levels from beginner to advanced students

JW1-JW3: Create coherent sentences.
Write sentences in correct Japanese
Write introductions and explanations
JW4-JW6: Write sentences that convey information in an organized manner
Write reports and university assignments
Write graduation and master's theses
JW7: Create job application sheets (ES) that conveys strengths
JW8: Write emails and thank-you notes for job hunting and work

Single session course

-3 types to choose from

  • 1. Thesis writing tutorial (graduation or master’s)
  • 2. Job Application sheet (ES) tutorial
  • 3. Tutorial for writing on other themes

Business Japanese Training Program for International Students

Designed for international students who are interested in working in Japan, it aims to help students to develop Japanese language skills for logical and professional communication in business settings.

Further Information

Lounched by Toyo University in 2021 Fall, the "Online Collaborative Education in Asia and the Pacific (SDGs Online Cross-Registration: Online Exchange Program (OEP) )" is an online interdisciplinary program that allows students to take courses offered by UMAP member universities. The courses are develped around the theme of SDGs and taughted in English. Tuition will be waived on the principle of reciprocity.

Students of UMAP member universities
[Duration of Programs]
2 to 15 weeks
[Application period and List of courses offered]
from the link below
Further Information

About UMAP

UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) is an association of government and non-government representatives of the higher education sector in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the past 25 years, UMAP has distinguished itself as the top facilitator of student mobility and collaboration among universities in the Asia-Pacific region. UMAP’s mission is to enhance international understanding through increased mobility of university students and staff among the countries and territories of the region.

Toyo University served a five-year tenure as International Secretariat of UMAP from 2016 to 2020. Toyo continues to further promoting educational mobility throughout the Asia-Pacific region.