Facts and Figures

Showa Women’s University welcomes both degree seeking students and international students currently studying at universities abroad who wish to spend a semester or two in Japan.
The diverse values that foreign students bring are a valuable asset for the globalization of the university.
In order to welcome more international students, we will revise the admission system, and strengthen the acceptance of government-funded international students and create new non-degree programs for those starting to learn Japanese.

International Student Data

(As of May 1, 2016)

Number of international students by status
Status Number of students
Graduate degree 12
Undergraduate degree 28
Exchange students 23
Other non-degree students 19
Total 82
Number of international students by country
Country Number of students
China 39
Korea 16
Vietnam 6
Cambodia 2
Soudi Arabia 2
Mongolia 1
Spain 1
Malaysia 1
Poland 1
Italy 8
Thailand 1
Indonesia 1
Taiwan 1
Lithuania 2
Total 82
Number of international students by academic majors
Department/Faculty Total number of students International Students
Graduate school of Letters 24 7
Graduate school of Life Sciences 68 5
Faculty of Humanities and Culture 2,087 14
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 1,536 4
Faculty of Human Life and Environmental Science 1,436 6
Faculty of Global Business 482 4
Other (non-degree) 42
Total 5,633 82
Career after graduation

“Many international students go on to graduate schools or find work at a Japanese company. Some students become teachers in their home country, making use of their experience at SWU.”

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