Reason 1 AGU at a glance

Number of schools with overseas agreements
International students *1
Countries of foreign students
Year of establishment*2
Graduate schools
English courses*3
Number of Students *1
Full-time teachers*4

Image of AGU University ranking according to Japanese high school students*5

Desired University
3 rd
Most popular
3 rd
Most vibrant
1 st
Freest Campus Life
1 st
Best style and atmosphere
2 nd
Most beautiful campus
1 st

*1 As of May 1, 2023 *2 Universities are the total of undergraduate and graduate schools for 1947 *3 2023 *4 Faculty : 2023 *5 College Ranking Asked by High School Students [Kanto Region] "Advancement Brand Strength Survey 2022" Research by the Recruit Advancement Research Institute

Reason 2

At AGU, you can learn how to create your future

  1. Learn at AGU, what you can only learn in Japan

    Japanese courses

    AGU offers Japanese classes for all levels. The placement test you take at the beginning puts you into one of the seven levels most suited for you. With courses five-days a week, you not only learn grammar and reading but also learn about life in Japan. This will enhance your comprehensive understanding of the language.

  2. MORE IN ENGLISH: 200+ classes taught in English

    Become an exchange student in AGU

    AGU's strength lies in its multidisciplinary education across humanities, social sciences and science. There are many undergraduate courses offered in English as well, from Japanese journalism to business management with little restrictions to choose.

  3. Learn the academic field you want at AGU

    With 11 undergraduates and 27 departments offering a wide variety of academic fields and interdisciplinary education.

    You can explore the disciplines you want to learn. In addition, the “Aoyama Standard” allows students to acquire the knowledge, education, skills, and abilities required in modern society to take on various problems from multiple viewpoints. Another Characteristic of AGU is its excellent English-language courses.

  4. Degree courses taught in English (Graduate School)

    The AGU Master’s courses that develop leaders who contribute to the global community

    【1】Master’s degree program for foreign students at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.
    Providing students with an opportunity to complete a master’s degree in science or engineering in English. A two-year program in which all classes and tasks are conducted in English.

    【2】Strategic Management and intellectual Property Rights Program (SMIPRP) at the Graduate School of Business Administration
    This is a master’s course aimed at developing future leaders and preparing those expected to play a leading role in customs departments and other institutions around the world.
    Study abroad costs are provided by the sponsorship of the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Reason 3

Fulfilling student lives in AGU

  1. A University with a history based on Christian faith.

    Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) was founded in 1949 as part of Aoyama Gakuin, one of the oldest schools in Japan, established in 1874 by a missionary sent to Japan by the American Methodist Episcopal Church.
    Consisting of 11 Departments, AGU has two campuses: the Aoyama campus in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, and Sagamihara in Sagamihara-city, Kanagawa.
    AGU is a well-known and popular university in Japan, which ranks high annually in terms of “brand recognition”, “desire to study”, “freedom”, “a cheerful atmosphere”, “liveliness”, and “style”.

  2. Support from international centers (IC)

    AGU has award-winning programs for studying in Japan: *Advancement destination recommended to foreign students by faculty members of Japanese language schools

    The International Centre supports international students to help them lead a comfortable student life.
    If you have any questions or troubles concerning your student life, please do not hesitate to consult with the International Center.
    AGU has about 160 partner schools worldwide, with the majority of its partner schools located in English-speaking countries.

    *School Year 2019/School Year 2020 for Graduate Schools

  3. Aoyama: In the heart of Tokyo!

    Shibuya/Omotesando area where the Aoyama Campus is located

    We’re sure you’ll love our location! With our Aoyama Campus in Shibuya, one of the hubs of Tokyo, AGU offers the unique experience of a classical 19th century urban campus, with quiet green park-like space, in the heart of the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Tokyo.
    Just a few steps away, you can immerse yourself in the internationally-renowned Japanese pop culture in Harajuku and Omotesando...

  4. Aoyama Campus

    In the center of the Shibuya/Aoyama area

    An educational establishment comprising a university with graduate schools, a kindergarten, an elementary school, and junior and senior high schools.
    The Aoyama Campus brings together 7 departments in the humanities and social sciences; a place for intellectual exploration where learning takes place both inside and outside the campus.

  5. Something different...the Sagamihara Area

    Fuchinobe area where the Sagamihara Campus is located

    Located west of Tokyo, our Sagamihara Campus offers vast open spaces. Here, cutting edge research is carried out using state-of-the-art equipment, and the professional-standard fields have helped to produce some top professional players.

  6. Sagamihara Campus

    The rich greenery, open atmosphere and the hi-tech research environment combine to make an attractive campus

    The rich greenery and open atmosphere, together with the research environment of advanced technologies, combine to make a uniquely attractive place for study.
    The Sagamihara campus, lined with vast lawns and impressive school buildings, is ideal for focusing on academics. This new suburban establishment is characterized by the avenue of ginkgo trees lining the main entrance and its symbol the Wesley chapel, which together embody the long tradition of the Aoyama Campus.
    We are continuing to develop a wide variety of advanced education and research programs in cooperation with local companies and municipalities.

  7. Substantial campus facilities

    Advanced educational and research environments

    The libraries, with their collection of 1.8 million books, together with the Academic Writing Center, support the improvement of written ability in Japanese and English.
    At the Aoyama Gakuin University Fitness Center there are trainers and a variety of lessons such as yoga, helping to create an environment where students can exercise on campus, while learning.

  8. Substantial scolarship system

    Scholarships for international students are well established.

    There are scholarships from both within and without the university, and a large number of international students are awarded global scholarships within the university.
    Every year, about 50% of undergraduates and 70% of graduate students make use of some form of scholarship.

  9. Chat Room

    AGU’s Chat Room is where you can meet people of all ages regardless of nationality and have an exchange in a foreign language.
    It’s a fun and stress-free place to talk, make friends, and improve your language skills.
    Becoming a “Chat-leader” is a great on-campus job where you have the opportunity to help students improve their skills in your language too.

  10. Outstanding competitive sports club

    Many sports clubs at AGU have successfully participated in intercollegiate competitions. One distinguished example is our track team, which, from 2015 through to 2018, achieved first place in the Hakone Ekiden, a marathon relay-race competition traditionally held in Japan during the New Year holiday.
    Teams for other sports, such as basketball and volleyball, have also achieved great results.
    Enhanced support is given to rugby, men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, and the men’s basketball and track teams.

Reason 4

Seeing the heart of AGU through people

International Students and teachers both studying and teaching in AGU are on a global scale.
From Interview, you can see AGU’s teaching and research.