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Iwate University

岩手大学 (いわてだいがく) 

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Overview

Iwate University

University/Junior College

University

Co-ed/Women Only

Co-ed

Year of Foundation

1949

History
Vision and Mission
Official Website
English
Link
Chinese
Link
Korean
Link
Features
Iwate University is a national coeducational university offering a broad curriculum designed to meet student needs in undergraduate and graduate education. The number of international students is increasing every year. Located in the center of Morioka, a medium-sized city, international students are able to build close relationships with local residents. There are many opportunities for international students to introduce their cultures as well as learn about the Japanese language and culture. Such opportunities serve to help students understand Japan as a whole.
Link
TEL
Email
Contact Info (for International Students)
Iwate University International Office
gryugaku@iwate-u.ac.jp

Schools

As of May 1, 2019

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Faculty of Agriculture
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences [Master's Program]
Graduate School of Education [Professional School for Teaching Education Program]
Graduate School of Science and Engineering [Doctoral Program]
Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences [Doctoral Program]
United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences [Doctoral Program]

International Networks

Membership of International University Associations
Partnerships with Overseas Institutions
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Student Exchange
40
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Research
57
Office for Concluding Partnerships

International Liaison Center (iuic@iwate-u.ac.jp)

Data Collection

As of May 1, 2019

Overall Income
12,138,683,119 yen
Gift, Grant and Contract Income
942,151 yen
Competitive External Research Funds
480,542,786 yen
Number of Full-time Academic Staff/Faculty Members
400

5400
students

Total Enrollment

4595
students

Undergraduate Enrollment

805
students

Graduate Enrollment

Third-party Quality Assurance

Institutional Accreditation
  • Institutional Accreditation - NIAD-QE (2013)
Program Accreditation

Campus Location

Main Campus

Ueda Campus

020-8550 3-18-8, Ueda, Morioka, Iwate Google Map

Schools:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences , Faculty of Education , Faculty of Science and Engineering , Faculty of Agriculture , Graduate School of Arts and Sciences [Master's Program] , Graduate School of Education [Professional School for Teaching Education Program] , Graduate School of Science and Engineering [Doctoral Program] , Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences [Doctoral Program] , United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences [Doctoral Program]

Iwate Prefecture is about 500 kilometers north of Tokyo in the Tohoku region at 39° 41'N (lat.) and 141° 9'E (long.). As the second largest prefecture in Japan, its area is seven times larger than that of Tokyo.

The prefecture of Iwate is well known both for its spectacular natural beauty, such as the Rikuchu (sawtooth) Coast and Mt. Iwate (called "NANBU-FUJI"), as well as for its cultural assets, including the Chusonji Temple in the town of Hiraizumi. In addition, many typical Japanese recreational attractions such as hot springs and ski resorts abound.

Iwate University is located in Morioka City, the capital of Iwate Prefecture. It is one of the principal cities in the Tohoku region. The population of Morioka is approximately 300,000. Three rivers, the Kitakami River, the Nakatsu River, and the Shizukuishi River, merge in the center of the city. Morioka is a city surrounded by historic sights and unspoiled nature.

Established in 1949 as a national university, Iwate University was inaugurated into a national university corporation along with 86 other national universities in 2005. The university is composed of the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Science and Engineering, and Agriculture. There are currently over 5,000 students enrolled, served by 700 administrative and teaching staff. Also, Iwate University hosts over 200 international students from more than 20 countries.

The campus is about a 20-minute walk from Morioka JR Train Station and beautiful downtown Morioka. It is very convenient for students to find part-time jobs, go shopping, and enjoy city life. Also, on the campus, students will find many facilities for their studies and extracurricular activities, such as the university library, gymnasiums, and a swimming pool. The Student Union, "The University Co-op," has a bookstore, ticketing service, travel service, housing service and food kiosks.
Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Muslim-friendly food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (not certified Halal)
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Academic Support

Academic Support
  • Assignment of a tutor; Support from educational support staff members, TAs, RAs, etc.
  • Support for students with Insufficient Fundamental Academic Ability
  • Programs and support to strengthen language (Japanese) abilities
  • Support by fellow students (peer support/buddy system)
  • Support in English or an international student’s native language
  • Other support for international students
Cultural Experience Opportunities

Dormitories/School-supported Housing

Halls of Residence/Dormitories provided
Provided
Monthly Fees in Yen: 33,000
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 14,500
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members
Monthly Fees in Yen: 15,000
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 15,000
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 15,000
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Long-term exchange student

Accommodation Support

Other Housing and Accommodation
Information on Housing and University Guarantor Available
Link
Accommodation Support for International Academic Staff
Academic Staff Housing Provided

Link

Employment Opportunities on Campus

Employment Opportunities
  • Part-time jobs on campus; TAs and RAs
  • Peer support (with payment)
  • Introductions from the university or university coop for part-time jobs
  • Part-time jobs on campus; Others

Health Care

Physical and Mental Health Support (for International Students)
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Japanese
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Foreign Languages
  • Health Check
  • Limited Medical Assistance
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
  • Muslim-friendly food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (not certified Halal)
Disability Support Services
  • Student mutual support (e.g., note taking)
  • Consultation service (in Japanese)
  • Consultation service (in foreign language(s) such as English)

Safety

Crisis Management
Available
Link

Libraries

Libraries
Iwate University Library Link

Centers and Institutes

Web Pages of Centers and Institutes
Published Academic Articles and Citations
Campus Publication
In-house Journals
Link