A Top Global University in the Heart of Western Japan
Kwansei Gakuin University, colloquially known as Kangaku, is a private non-denominational Christian university, founded in Kobe in 1889. KGU is at the forefront of efforts to internationalize Japanese higher education.
Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs for International Students
The School of International Studies offers an undergraduate degree program where students can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English, and the School of Science and Technology offers several postgraduate degree programs conducted in English.
Research at KGU
Check out quick videos about current research projects by faculty members at Kwansei Gakuin University.
Learn More About Kwansei Gakuin University!
Are you interested in studying at Kwansei Gakuin University? Visit Kwansei Gakuin University's official YouTube channel for student interviews, program information and more.
About Kwansei Gakuin's Eight Campuses
Recognized by the Architectural Institute of Japan for their design, the buildings on Kwansei Gakuin's Nishinomiya Uegahara campus were built in the Spanish Mission style, and they retain their classic character, even today.
Approximately 2500 Students Join the Entrance Ceremony for New Second-Year Students
KGU Welcomes 5800 Undergraduate Students and 550 Graduate Students for the Spring AY2021 Semester
5,696 Students Receive Their Undergraduate Degrees at the Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus (Fall AY2020)
442 Students Receive Graduate Degrees at Commencement (Fall AY2020)
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Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program & Japan Studies Program (Cool Japan!)
The three-week Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program helps students to improve their communication skills, while the Japan Studies Program (Cool Japan!) is a three-week program designed for students who wish to learn about contemporary Japanese culture.
Kwansei Gakuin University in Two Minutes!
This video provides an overview of Kwansei Gakuin University in just two minutes.