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Kwansei Gakuin University

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Founded in 1912, the Kwansei Gakuin University (Kansei Gakuin Daigaku) is a private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Nishinomiya (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Hyogo. This institution also has a branch campus in Kobe Sanda. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Kwansei Gakuin University (KG) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Kwansei Gakuin University (KG) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 111-year-old Japanese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this Japanese higher education organization an extremely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. KG also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Kwansei Gakuin University's Control Typeprivate


Kwansei Gakuin University's Entity Typenot reported


Kwansei Gakuin University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Kwansei Gakuin University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) 関西学院大学
Name (English) Kansei Gakuin Daigaku
Acronym KG
Founded 1912 Origins date back to 1889
Motto Mastery for Service
Colours Blue, white and yellow
Mascot 8th Man
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University Location

Address 1-1-155 Uegahara
662-8501 Hyogo
Kwansei Gakuin University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Kwansei Gakuin University Phone Number +81 (798) 54 6000
Kwansei Gakuin University Fax Number +81 (798) 510 954
Other locations Kobe Sanda

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Kwansei Gakuin University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Kwansei Gakuin University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Kwansei Gakuin University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Kwansei Gakuin University.

Kwansei Gakuin University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Kwansei Gakuin University's admission information.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Kwansei Gakuin University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Kwansei Gakuin University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Kwansei Gakuin University's acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.

Kwansei Gakuin University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Kwansei Gakuin University has more than 1000 international students.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Admission Office Admission Office

1-1-155 Uegahara Nishinomiya
(798) 54 6115

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Kwansei Gakuin University.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Kwansei Gakuin University has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Kwansei Gakuin University's Control Type Control Type

Kwansei Gakuin University is a private higher education institution.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Entity Type Entity Type

Not reported

Kwansei Gakuin University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Kwansei Gakuin University is Christian-Protestant Religious Affiliation

Kwansei Gakuin University has a Christian-Protestant affiliation (The United Church of Christ in Japan - uccj-e.org).

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Kwansei Gakuin University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Kwansei Gakuin University's Library

Kwansei Gakuin University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Kwansei Gakuin University's main services:

Kwansei Gakuin University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Kwansei Gakuin University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Kwansei Gakuin University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Kwansei Gakuin University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


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Kwansei Gakuin University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Kwansei Gakuin University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Kwansei Gakuin University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Kwansei Gakuin University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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YouTube YouTube

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Instagram Instagram

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


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