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International student numbers

Figures are accurate as of May 1, 2018

 

 Region   Country/region   Number of students 

India 37 (22)
Indonesia 123 (59)
Cambodia 8 (5)
Singapore 17 (9)
Sri Lanka 13 (10)
Thailand 98 (59)
Nepal 7 (6)
Pakistan 7 (5)
Bangladesh 19 (13)
Philippines 38 (22)
Vietnam 87 (40)
Malaysia 46 (17)
Myanmar 18 (13)
Mongolia 20 (10)
Laos 1 (0)
Timor-Leste 2 (2)
Hong Kong 13 (2)
Taiwan 118 (0)
South Korea 266 (50)
China 1071 (41)
Middle East Yemen 2 (1)
Israel 3 (2)
Iraq 3 (3)
Iran 16 (11)
Oman 4 (0)
Saudi Arabia 1 (0)
Syria 6 (5)
Turkey 14 (12)
Jordan 3 (2)
Africa Algeria 1 (0)
Angola 1 (1)
Uganda 1 (1)
Egypt 16 (11)
Ethiopia 1 (0)
Gabon 1 (1)
Cameroon 1 (0)
Kenya  7 (4)
Côte d'Ivoire 1 (1)
The Congo 1 (0)
Sudan 5 (5)
Tanzania 1 (1)
Tunisia 1 (1)
Nigeria 4 (4)
Burkina Faso
2 (2)
Madagascar 1 (1)
Malawi 1 (1)
Mozambique 4 (3)
Mauritania 1 (1)
Morocco 2 (1)
South Africa 2 (2)
South Sudan 1 (1)
Oceania Australia 12 (4)
New Zealand 3 (2)
Vanuatu 1 (1)
North America  USA 28 (9)
Canada 14 (3)
Latin America Argentina 1 (0)
Uruguay 1 (1)
El Salvador 1 (1)
Guatemala 2 (2)
Costa Rica 1 (0)
Columbia 3 (3)
Dominican Republic
2 (1)
Haiti 1 (1)
Panama 5 (2)
Brazil 30 (25)
Venezuela 3 (3)
Peru 7 (4)
Mexico 11 (6)
Europe Iceland 1 (1)
Ireland 1 (0)
Azerbaijan 4 (4)
Armenia 1 (1)
U.K. 14 (1)
Italy 8 (8)
Ukraine 2 (1)
Uzbekistan 6 (4)
Estonia 1 (1)
Austria 6 (4)
Netherlands 7 (3)
Kazakhstan 8 (6)
Cyprus 1 (0)
Kirghiz Republic 1 (1)
Croatia 2 (2)
Georgia 1 (1)
Switzerland 8 (2)
Sweden 10 (3)
Spain 6 (1)
Slovakia 3 (3)
Slovenia 1 (1)
Serbia 1 (0)
Tajikistan 3 (2)
Czech Republic 1 (0)
Denmark 5 (2)
Germany 36 (1)
Turkmenistan 1 (1)
Norway 2 (2)
Hungary 10 (7)
Finland 1 (0)
France 25 (2)
Bulgaria 10 (9)
Republic of Belarus 2 (2)
Belgium 1 (1)
Poland 6 (6)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 (1)
Portugal 3 (1)
Lithuania 4 (2)
Romania 7 (6)
Russia 24 (19)
 Total  2,480 (644)

 (  ) indicates Japanese Government Scholarship Student

 School  Number of international students 
School of Letters/Graduate School of Letters 161 (32)
School of Human Sciences/ Graduate School of Human Sciences   178 (35)
School of Foreign Studies 122 (3)
School of Law/Graduate School of Law and Politics 102 (15)
School of Economics/Graduate School of Economics 229 (23)
School of Science/Graduate School of Science 194 (43)
School of Medicine/Graduate School of Medicine 150 (34)
School of Dentistry/Graduate School of Dentistry 20 (7)
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 37 (6)
School of Engineering/Graduate School of Engineering 553 (157)
School of Engineering Science/Graduate School of Engineering Science 156 (37)
Graduate School of Language and Culture 197 (67)
Osaka School of International Public Policy 81 (21)
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology 93 (23)
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
47 (9)
Joint Graduate School of Child Development 9 (1)
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases   1 (0)
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research 9 (3)
Institute for Protein Research
2 (2)
Institute of Social and Economic Research 2 (0)
Joining and Welding Research Institute 6 (0)
Institute of Laser Engineering 5 (2)
Research Center for Nuclear Physics  1 (0)
Center for International Education and Exchange 7 (7)
Center for Japanese Language and Culture 115 (115)
Immunology Frontier Research Center 2 (2)
 Total   2,480 (644)

 (  ) Japanese Government Scholarship Student

Financed by 

 Under-graduate 

 Graduate  Research students, etc.   Total 
 Master’s course  Doctor’s course   Total  Male Students
 Female Students  Total
Government 111
133 216
349 184 325 319 644 
At own expense
254 638 516 1,154 428 938 898 1,836
 Total  365 771 732 1,503 612 1,263
1,217 2,480

Note: The term "international student" is used here for students with the resident status of "exchange student" stipulated in Exhibit 1 of The Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.

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