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Tokushima University

Tokushima University will search for truth, create knowledge, and inherit and develop eminent sciences and cultures with a spirit of independence and autonomy. We will contribute as a global university to establish a robust and abundantly prosperous society.

PhD Programmes



Tokushima University began as the Tokushima Kisei Normal School in 1874, later developing into several schools. In accordance with the National School Establishment Law, Tokushima University comprising the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Education, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Engineering, was instituted in 1949.


  • Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Education


  • Identification of genetic basis of human immune-mediated diseases
  • Nano-material technologies for novel semiconductor optical devices

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
1001 -200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1093 -48
1045 5
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The International Office conducts a variety of activities, supporting the international exchange programs of the university as a whole, promoting international activities in the local community, providing education, guidance and advices to international students and Japanese students who want to study abroad and offering a variety of supports for developing countries. The Office plans and implements international exchange activities, such as summer school for partner universities, Japanese language education for international students, short term study abroad for Japanese students, and various guidance and consulting activities.

Housing services

  • 32 Single Rooms (32 persons)
  • 15 Couple Rooms (30 persons)
  • 3 Family Rooms (12 persons)

Library services

  • Japanese and Chinese Books - 430,197
  • Foreign Books - 230,471
  • Japanese Journals - 12,437
  • Foreign Journals - 6,889

Medical services

Health service, counseling and accessibility center

  • Regular ant other health examinations
  • Medical care and health guidance
  • Issuing health examination certificates, medical certificates, referral forms and other certificates
  • Preventive medicine such as vaccinations and antibody titer
  • Aid activities at entrance examinations, marathons and various events

Student Life

Campus life

Tokushima University consists of two campuses: Josanjima Campus and Kuramoto Campus. Also, the International House of Tokushima University was established to contribute to the promotion of international exchange by providing international students and researchers with accommodation.

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