Center forInternational Exchange Programs 国際交流センター

Why choose Kinjo?

We’re a university that raises women to be leaders.

Helping Women Grow

The American missionary that established Kinjo Gakuin University dedicated her entire life to the education of women based on the values of Christianity. Her spirit still lives in Kinjo, and we offer education that prepares women leaders to enter the world and contribute to global peace under the educational motto of “Be strong, Be kind.”

A friendly community across the entire university

Personalized Support

International students say that the reason they chose Kinjo was because they heard from fellow students and alumni that Kinjo is very kind to international students. The whole university is built on a support system made to enhance your study as well as your daily life. Your fellow Kinjo students are also very supportive – parents can rest assured.

  • From one of our International Students:

    At the arrival orientation, we had a chance to meet the Chairman, President and Vice-President. Their welcome was unforgettable and they were extremely interested in our culture. We were really impressed, and everyone had a great time.

  • From another International Student:

    At CIEP events, we get to see all kinds of people from Kinjo, not just students. We meet professors, administrative staff from other departments, and even a girl tiger who would show up out of nowhere! We had the chance to talk with tons of people – the entire university was really into the whole thing!.

  • From yet another International Student:

    We were invited to Bon-Dance at the Chubu International Airport and got to experience En-nichi, a Japanese-style summer festival, as a part of the industry-university collaboration. There are so many opportunities to have cool experiences with people in different classes and seminars!

Our students exemplify dignity.

Education with Grace and Dignity

Kinjo students are considered to be the most well-mannered and refined ladies in their region. One of the school’s most valued founding principles, “You must have dignity,” is rooted deep within school life. It is our hope to instill the dignity from Kinjo, and from Japan, in you, too.

A beautiful campus with modern equipment

State-of-the-Art Campus

Kinjo Gakuin University has been undergoing an extensive campus reconstruction project that started in 2012. It’s currently ranked number 1 as the most beautiful campus in the Tokai & Hokuriku region. Our facilities are all equipped with latest technology and furnishings so that we can offer an optimal study environment and promote interaction between students.

Monetary backing to keep you studying

Financial Support

We’ll help support your study financially with our special scholarship program. Interested? Ask the CIEP for details.

Voice of Scholarship Recipient

My time as an exchange student backed by the scholarship was incredibly fun. I remember doing my best to learn kanji in Japanese language class, getting to try on a yukata, checking out the streets of Okinawa in my Japanese culture class, and cooking together with my roommates. I loved seeing the fall leaves on our bus tour and chatting with my friends at Kinjo on our afternoon breaks.
I still treasure even the tiniest moments. Through my experience, I’m motivated to become an integral part of the company I’ll work for.

Life is easy in Nagoya.

The Prestige of Nagoya

Kinjo is located in a suburban area of Nagoya, Aichi, a city with an outstanding blend of tradition and advanced technology situated conveniently between several of Japan's major cities.

  • Lots of Help for Your Career!

    Nagoya is chiefly a manufacturing city that houses the headquarters of globally successful companies such as Toyota Motor Company. You’ll have opportunities like our industrial study tour and exclusive internships that will help you decide on your career once you’ve finished your studies at Kinjo.

  • Easy Access to Anywhere in Japan!

    Nagoya, located in the center of Japan, has very convenient access to many other cities in Japan, such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, all of which are accessible for day trips.

  • Experience the Liveliness of All Our Subcultures!

    If you like Japan because of its unique subcultures, there’s no better place to be than Nagoya! The World Cosplay Summit is held in Nagoya every summer, and there are so many great spots for photos, one-of-a-kind shops, and themed cafés that specialize in manga or anime.

  • Taste the Unique Local Food!

    Japanese food is world famous – but Nagoya has its own local food culture called “Nagoya-Meshi.” Taste Nagoya foods you can’t get anywhere else such as miso-katsu, miso-nikomi-udon, hitsumabushi, uirou, ogura toast, and so much more!

  • Enjoy History and Tradition!

    Nagoya was the home of some famous warlords, including Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. The area is also known well for its affluence in performing arts stemming from the Edo period. There’s so much to do on weekends – visit historical sites, enjoy Noh plays, or take in a Kabuki performance!

  • Nagoya Station

  • Oasis 21 and TV Tower

  • Nagoya Castle

Your dream study abroad
experience can be realized at Kinjo!