Otani University

country rank  150
world rank  3830

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Founded in 1882, Otani University is a private higher education institution located in the large city of Kyoto (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Otani University is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Buddhist religion. Otani University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 137 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 大谷大学
Founded 1882

University Location

Address Kamifusa-cho, Koyama, Kita-ku
Kyoto (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
603-8143 Kyoto
T +81 (75) 432 3131
F +81 (75) 411 8153

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation Buddhist Buddhist Shingon Otani School, Jodo Shinshu

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Otani University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019