Okayama University 岡山大学

  • Okayama, Japan 岡山県

Okayama University has no Japanese language requirements for undergraduate students, and also has seven levels of free Japanese language classes. So, It is the perfect university for students who are very interested in learning to speak Japanese but have not begun to learn yet (as well as a great choice for students who are already studying Japanese and want to continue taking classes in the language while in Japan, but not necessarily as part of their required course load).

Okayama is approximately three hours from Tokyo by bullet train, about one hour from Kyoto by bullet train, and about 30 minutes from Hiroshima by bullet train; making it an interesting hub base if students would like to make day trips to some of Japan’s most famous and historical cities. Okayama itself, as is true of many Japanese cities, is a beautiful mixture of traditional culture and modernity; and is famous for its Koraku-en Garden (one of Japan’s Three Great Gardens).


試験手数料 Examination Fee: ¥17,000

入学金 Matriculation Fee: ¥282,000

学費 Tuition: ¥535,800 per year

Arts (Literature)

  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Aesthetics and History of Art
  • Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, and Socio-Cultural Studies
  • Psychology and Social Psychology
  • History and Archaeology
  • Linguistics and Linguistics of Modern Japanese
  • Japanese Linguistics and Literatures
  • Chinese, English, French and German Linguistics and Literatures


  • Primary Education
  • Middle/High School Education
  • Special Support Education
  • Early Childhood Education


  • Public Law and Policy
  • Business Law
  • Legal Service


  • Economics


  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth Sciences


  • Medicine
  • Health Science


  • Dental


  • Agrochemical Bioscience
  • Applied Plant Science
  • Applied Animal Science
  • Environmental Ecology


  • Mechanical and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology


  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy

Environmental Science and Technology 

  • Environmental & Mathematical Sciences
  • Environmental & Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Management Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry and Materials

Discovery Program for Global Learners

  • Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Cultural Diversity and Communities


  1. EJU Result
    1. Japanese as a foreign language.
    2. Science
    3. Japan and the World
    4. Mathematics
  2. TOEFL Result
  3. International Baccalaureate Application
  4. Entrance Examination
    1. Written examination or practical examination 
    2. Foreign language
    3. Mathematics
    4. Interview

Living Cost

In addition to matriculation fee and tuition fee, average living expenses including accommodation, foods, entertainment, phone bill, and study materials are approximately ¥68,000 per month in Okayama perfecture.

International students are allowed to work up to 28 hours per week only. According to the recent survey, the minimum wage is ¥781 per hour in Okayama Prefecture.


1-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, 700-8530, Japan

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