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Bunka Gakuen University
Learn fashion, design, architecture, interior and tourism practically and create future culture.

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School Information

Address 3-22-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8523
TEL(JAPAN) 03-3299-2311
Website https://bwu.bunka.ac.jp/
Twitter https://twitter.com/BunkaGakuenUniv

For International Students

At Bunka Gakuen University, approximately 570 international students study together with Japanese students. While learning about Japanese culture and further improving their Japanese language skills, you can acquire knowledge and skills in specialized fields such as fashion, design, architecture, interior design, and tourism at the campus located in Shinjuku, where many people and information come and go.

School Features

Bunka Gakuen University is an urban campus just a 7-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. The campus is equipped with a variety of educational facilities, including a library with 340,000 volumes, a museum specializing in clothing that is one of the best in Japan, and practical training rooms specializing in various fields that allow students to learn in a manner close to actual practice. We also support you in various aspects by establishing a support system to help you lead a fulfilling student life. In addition to the acquisition of knowledge and skills in each specialized field, we offer classes to improve your Japanese language skills. Special guidance for new international students is also held to explain residence-related procedures, how to apply for scholarships, and how to take classes.

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You can learn professionally and practically with equipment and systems used in the actual field.
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Advice on student life in their native language from upperclassmen is also available to deepen exchanges.

Faculties, Departments, and Courses

Faculty of Fashion Science 

Department of Fashion Technology

  • Coed Daytime 4 years

Department of Fashion Sociology

  • Coed Daytime 4 years

Faculty of Art and Design 

Department of Art and Design

  • Program in Integrated Media Creation
    Coed Daytime 4 years
  • Program in Graphic and Product Design
    Coed Daytime 4 years
  • Program in Jewelry and Metal Design
    Coed Daytime 4 years

Department of Architecture and Interior

  • Program in Interior Design
    Coed Daytime 4 years
  • Program in Architectural Design
    Coed Daytime 4 years

Faculty of Intercultural Studies 

Department of Intercultural Studies and Tourism

  • Coed Daytime 4 years

Department of International Fashion and Culture Studies

  • Program in Fashion Styling and Fashion Coordination
    Coed Daytime 4 years
  • Program in Fashion Event Production and Fashion Journalism
    Coed Daytime 4 years
  • Program in Stage and Film Costume Design
    Coed Daytime 4 years

Curriculum Features

Bunka Gakuen University consists Faculty of Fashion Science, Faculty of Art and Design and Faculty of Intercultural Studies. Each faculty and department offers not only practical training courses specialized in their respective fields of expertise, but also many practical initiatives such as fashion shows and joint projects with companies and local communities that expose students to social evaluation in the course of their studies. In addition, many courses incorporate group discussions, research, and presentations, fostering each student's ability to think independently in order to pursue what the issue is, communicate with others, and come up with a solution.

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Tuition and Fees

First Year Tuition Fees
Faculty of Fashion Science:JPY1,546,500, Faculty of Art and Design:JPY1,581,500, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Department of Intercultural Studies and Tourism:JPY1,350,900, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Department of International Fashion and Culture Studies:JPY1,550,900 (Actual results for FY2022, excluding overhead expenses)

Please kindly check in our website
https://bwu.bunka.ac.jp/campus-life/gakuhi.php

Scholarships and Honor Students System

“International Students Entrance Examinations (Session 1)” Scholarship Students System (Actual results for FY2022)

Stipend/Loan, Interest-free/Loan, Interest-bearing/Exemption
Exempt
Amount
Exemption of half of enrollment fee
Repayment Method
No repayment
Application Requirements, Selection Process, etc.
Candidates who get good grades in the International Students Entrance Examinations (Session 1), and pass N1 in JLPT since December 2019 or hold over 270 points (subject is Japanese as a foreign language not including writing) since November 2019.
(Actual results for FY2022)

Please kindly confirm in https://bwu.bunka.ac.jp/nyushi/tokutaisei.php.

Entrance Examination

International Students Entrance Examinations

Application Period
The university website will announce the details as soon as they are determined.
Selection Process, etc.
The university website will announce the details as soon as they are determined.

Messages from senior students and teachers

Interview with international students studying in the Faculty of Fashion Science

Students of the Department of Fashion Technology and the Department of Fashion Sociology talk about their university lives.
At the end of the video, there is a message from the two in their native languages.
Please watch to the end!

Please copy the following URL to watch the video.
https://youtu.be/sqMUX1DfhC8

Interview with international students studying in the Faculty of Art and Design

Students of the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture and Interior talk about their university lives.
At the end of the video, there is a message from the two in their native languages.
Please watch to the end!

Please copy the following URL to watch the video.
https://youtu.be/j8nI-1ieaSs

Interview with international students studying in the Faculty of Intercultural Studies

Students of the Department of Intercultural Studies and Tourism and the Department of International Fashion and Culture Studies talk about their university lives.
At the end of the video, there is a message from the two in their native languages.
Please watch to the end!

Please copy the following URL to watch the video.
https://youtu.be/TlppK85pr_0

Access

Bunka Gakuen University

Address
3-22-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8523 MAP
Access
Exit Shinjuku Station at the South Exit or Koshu-Kaido Gate, and walk along Koshu-Kaido Avenue toward Hatsudai for 7 minutes.
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