Tokyo University of Social Welfare

  • Tokyo
  • Private institution

  • Address
  • 4-23-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8426
  • Opening
  • 2000
  • Total number of students
  • N/A
  • Fee
  • Admission fee: 200,000 yen for 2010
  • Tuition fee: 780,000 yen for 2010
  • Other: 310,000 yen

The Highest Rate of Employment of its Graduates among the Private Universities in Japan, Various Programs for International Students

Tokyo University of Social Welfare has three campuses -- Tokyo Campus, Nagoya Campus (Nagoya is the fourth-largest city in Japan.), and large, beautiful Isesaki Campus in the suburbs of Tokyo. TUSW provides excellent education and has appeared in many magazines as having the top rate of employment of its graduates among the private universities in Japan. In addition, TUSW produces a large number of successful examinees on the national examinations for licensed social workers. Every year, about a hundred TUSW students pass the examinations for government employees or teachers. In international exchange, TUSW organizes short-term study abroad programs in the United States and South Korea, and accepts many international students into various undergraduate and graduate courses as well.

TUSW offers Special Scholarships (the same amount as the admission fee -- 200,000 yen -- no need to repay) and a 40% (312,000 yen) reduction of the school fees for all students enrolled in courses for international students at the Nagoya Campus. From the second academic year, 40% (312,000 yen) of the school fees will be reduced by examining students’ attendance records and academic achievements every year. In addition, international students will be eligible for Honors Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students from Japan Student Services Organization (no need to repay).

For those applying from outside Japan, TUSW has a "Pre-arrival Admission" system.

Departments and Faculties

  • School of Education
  • Japanese Interpretation Course
  • Courses for Obtaining Teaching Certificates
  • The Japanese Interpretation Course aims to train international students to acquire proficiency in the Japanese language and communication in order to work in the business and Japanese teaching fields as interpreters, translators and teachers. We also have ordinary courses in which international students learn with Japanese students, and they are able to obtain teaching certificates.
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  • School of Social Welfare
  • Division of Social Welfare, Social Welfare Business Management Course
  • Division of Social Work, Major in Social Work, Social Work Course
  • Division of Social Work, Major in Social Work, Care Work Course
  • Division of Social Work, Major in Clinical Psychology and Social Work
  • Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education
  • The Social Welfare Business Management Course aims to train international students to acquire the knowledge required for managers of social welfare businesses and facilities. Students will learn advanced countries' social welfare, economy, market principles, management, information processing and so on. We also have ordinary courses in which international students learn with Japanese students, and they are able to learn welfare and child care technically.
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  • School of Psychology
  • Division of Psychology
  • The students of the School of Psychology will learn psychological methods of research and experiment, the practice of clinical psychology, and specialized fields of psychology by taking various subjects in the field of psychology. After graduation, students will be able to enter the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Program of the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology (designated as first class by the Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists) of TUSW. (An internal recommendation system is available.)
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