Doshisha University

For prospective international students What’s new
New perspectives.New tradition.
An education that opens doorways to the world̶̶in the diverse, accepting and sustainable city of Kyoto.

For over 1,000 years, Kyoto served as the capital of Japan. Even now, the city houses numerous World Heritage sites, from Shinto shrines to Buddhist temples. But did you know that Kyoto is also a Muslim-friendly city? Kyoto is a culture of diverse and accepting viewpoints, where different religions coexist in respect. The city is home to many long-term Muslim residents. Although Kyoto boasts its own distinctive character, it welcomes diverse worldviews. This, more than anything, is why Kyoto has prospered for so many years—remaining a capital city for much longer than most other capitals throughout history. And for over 140 years, Doshisha has been a beacon of internationalism in Kyoto, providing each student with the confidence and education needed to build tomorrow. As the world grows increasingly global, it can sometimes be difficult to imagine what the future holds. But with the confidence to make our own decisions, and the willingness to learn from others, the future is ours to create.

DOSHISHA is in Kyoto

Kyoto was the capital city of Japan
for over 1,000 years and has 17
UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


WHY Doshisha University?

International students at Doshisha talk about
why they chose the university and
what they like about it.

from Xizang
Autonomous Region,

Sam Juzom

Graduate School of Policy
and Management

1-year student

from Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Thuy

Faculty of Economics

4th-year student

from Germany

Krueger Mischa Aleksej


1st-year student


This page traces the university’s history and reveals the “Doshisha Spirit” that lives on today.



What is life at Doshisha like for international
students? Find out through three topics:
“Around Doshisha,” “Religion,” and
“After Class.”

from Indonesia

Devin Sukardi

Faculty of Commerce

4th-year student

from Bamgladesh

Tasmin Sayeeda


4th-year student

from Russia

Vereykina Evgeniya

Graduate School of Business

2nd-year student


Some 95%* of international students receive financial aid from Doshisha University. Learn about the financial aid system, dormitories, and how to search for housing.*2018 data


English-based Degree Program

Doshisha University offers English-based degree programs
designed for degree-seeking
undergraduate and graduate students.