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Doshisha University
Kyoto, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Sem 1 & Sem 2,
Sem 2 & Sem 1,
Semester 1,
Semester 2
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UoM applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Sem 2 & Sem 1 2018-2019 22/10/2017 01/02/2018 TBA TBA
Semester 2 2018 22/10/2017 31/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange
Agreement Type:
General
Level:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Language of Instruction:
English (limited classes in some areas), Japanese
Excludes:
Research
Sem 2, 2018
Anticipated Places
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1
Program Description:

Doshisha University

Doshisha University, Doshisha daigaku, abbreviated as Dodai, is large private university in Kyoto. It was founded in 1875 by an ex-samurai, Niijima Jo. He left Japan illegally in the the nineteenth century when it was a closed society and studied in Boston, USA.  When he returned to Japan, under the name of Joseph Hardy Neesima as a Protestant educator, he founded the University as Doshisha English School. Over the years, and with assistance from Canadian missionary G. G. Cochran, Doshisha developed into a fully functional, Anglo-American style institution and was granted university status in 1920.

The University has two campuses, one in the heart of the city near the Kyoto Imperial Palace (Imadegawa campus) which exchange students attend, and a second in southern Kyoto (Kyotanabe campus) surrounded by green mountains. It now encompasses 14 faculties and 16 graduate schools with numerous affiliated institutions and has approximately 30,000 students.
 

Did you know...

During World War II, the University's buildings were given Japanese names and its curriculum was stripped of any pro-Western elements. The prewar conditions were restored after the surrender of Japan.