Study PhD's in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo at a glance

Tokyo, the capital of Japan and one of the most populous metropolises in the world is a place where amazement and record breaking are not uncommon. Examples include the world’s largest urban agglomeration economy and the world’s busiest rail station. Tokyo was top ranked on many occasions for its delicious food, clean streets, local public transport, nightlife, shopping, helpfulness of locals and much more. The metropolis is located at the base of Mount Fiji, which is visible for less than 180 days/year.  By the eighteenth century, the small fishing village of Edo became one of the largest cities in the world and the capital of Japan. It is also the seat of the emperor and it is also an “urban prefecture”. If you consider earning a degree abroad in Tokyo, there's plenty to choose from. Universities are as modern as the city itself and most of them have unique offers for international students who wish to study abroad.  

Studying

Studying in Tokyo

In Tokyo you can find a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree or even a PhD programme in nursing, medicine, IT, fine arts, technology, foreign studies, pharmacy, nutrition, and many other fields. If you seek an undergraduate degree, you will have the chance to either meet with science or research or get creative and develop.

Your special Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree programme in sustainability, public policy, international management and other specialized fields awaits. You can even find a PhD course taught in English and put your research intuition into practice.

During summer, you can enrol in one of the university short courses in sustainable urban management, international relations, and Japan or nanoscience, for example.

Career

Career opportunities in Tokyo

Tokyo owns the largest metropolitan economy in the world and over 50 of the top 500 companies have headquarters here. It is one of the “command centres” of the global economy, together with London and New York. The local stock market is the third largest of its kind in the world. Tourism and fishing market are major contributors to the local economy.

While not all universities provide internships, you would not have trouble getting employed in flourishing Tokyo.

Life

Tokyo city life

Tokyo could be considered, in the same time, the city of the young and the vertical city. The Tokyo Skytree is the world’s tallest tower of 634 meters and contains shops, restaurants and an observation deck. Skyscrapers became common buildings due to their large number. And if the fascination for them isn’t enough, you can experience Sundays in Harajuku, the fashion capital of the world for teenagers.

The overview of Tokyo is spectacular also because of the bridge that connects the city with Odaiba Island. The man-made island is popular among visitors for its shopping, dining and leisure spots. The green area completes modern structures, such as Fuji TV Building, Telecom Centre, Museum of Maritime Science, National Museum of Emerging Science or the immense Leisureland entertainment complex.

Nightlife in Tokyo is also one of its main points, since there are special areas for themed clubs, pubs and bars, such as the Kabuckicho area and the Shinjuku red-light street.

The city of noodles has internationally famous and awarded restaurants and you won’t miss the quality of meals. And if you want to take a walk and get to know Tokyo, you will also be surprised by the friendly bats that sometimes fly around.

International atmosphere in Tokyo

Tokyo is, indeed, a populous city. However, it was ranked by the international press for its helpful locals. Even though most of Tokyo's inhabitants speak Japanese, they are open to foreigners and kind. The young atmosphere this city has makes it an environment where you will receive plenty of help to fit in.

However, since the Japanese language uses a unique alphabet, you might need a tourist’s handbook to get by in Tokyo, or you will need to learn the basics of the language before arriving.

Weather Tokyo

The climate in Tokyo is balanced between hot summers and cool winters, but with a one-month seasonal lag. August is the warmest month and the average temperature then is 26.4°C (79.5°F). Sometimes, during winter, there are snowfalls. In January temperatures are around 5.2°C (41.4°F).

Universities in Tokyo

Keio University is a private, comprehensive higher education institution located on six campuses spread across the Greater Tokyo area. It offers an environment of academic and research excellence in a wide range of fields, and includes a university hospital. 

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In the midst of rapid globalization, the presence of problems that should be tackled by humankind as a whole, including the depletion of natural resources, damage to the environment, is becoming ever more apparent. Cultivating the talented individuals who will take the lead in this sharing and utilization of knowledge is the most important duty of the University of Tokyo. 

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