Our university was founded in 1875 as Japan's first institution of higher education for women. Over the course of 140 years, the university has produced talented women who are active in diverse fields from education to research and development, industry, government, and the media.
Ochanomizu University will support all women, regardless of age or nationality, in protecting their individual dignity and rights, freely developing their unique qualities and capabilities, and pursuing persolearning so as to satisfy their intellectual appetites.”As a pioneer of women's education in Japan, Ochanomizu University offers programs that will develop women capable of being opinion leaders in politics, economics, academia, culture, and other fields on the international stage.
We are equipped with a variety of career support programs such as information education that is necessary in order to be successful in the global arena as well as foreign language education, developmental programs for female leaders and internship programs where students can get hands-on experience in the field of business.In addition, we have a unique, year-long intensive Japanese language and cultural immersion program for international students.
Ochanomizu University has three dormitories. The International House (Itabashi-ku) is for undergraduate students and international students who live away from home, the Koishikawa Dormitory is for graduate students, and the new dormitory (Ochanomizu University SCC) is for first- and second-year undergraduates.
The library of Ochanomizu University boasts 680,000 collections of books and journals with 12,000 titles. In the library, there is an academic space called the “Learning Commons” that is fully equipped with computers. There are also various Internet access points within the campus, allowing Internet access from many places on the campus.
We provide support to ensure that students can concentrate on their studies in good health. An International Student Health Checkup is carried out for all international students in early November each year. Examinations, administration of medication, treatment of injuries and consultations are free.
Since Ochanomizu University is located in the middle of Tokyo, everyone can easily take advantage of the well-developed transportation system. As the University is located in the midst of educational facilities, cultural facilities and residential area, it creates a suitable environment for the pursuit of academic life evidenced by its quite setting that is coupled with convenience.