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Kanazawa University

As the leading university on the Sea of Japan coast, Kanazawa University has contributed greatly to Japanese higher education and academic research since it was founded in 1949.

Short Courses



The University offers programs of study in seven faculties: Letters, Education, Law, Economy, Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Engineering, and five schools: Education, Human and Socio-Environment Studies, Natural Science & Technology, Law.


  • Cancer Research Institute
  • Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology
  • Research Center for Child Mental Development
  • etc.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

There is a special website for information about academic advisors: International Student Section, Student Affairs Div., Student Affairs Depte.

Housing services

The Kanazawa University Co-op (Kanazawa University Student Co-operative Union) handles a large number of tenements such as apartments and condominiums, and introduces the students to such housing facilities. It has ties to almost all of the real estate agencies located around the university, making it very convenient when you are looking for a place to live. For international students who have decided to come to Kanazawa University, the university will also offer support such as looking for a place for them to live and helping in the procedures necessary to sign the lease.

Medical services

Please consult with the Kanazawa University Health Service Center should you have any concerns about your physical or mental health.

Student Life

Campus life

Kanazawa University has two campuses, Kakuma and Takaramachi-Tsuruma. Kakuma Campus is located in a huge natural setting, and its many orange-tan buildings harmonize with their green surroundings.

Kanazawa City is located on the Sea of Japan in the middle area of Japan.