To ensure that students can study without worrying about financial conditions, TWCU provides scholarships and financial supports. Most international students whose Status of Residence is "College Student" can apply for scholarships, but exchange students cannot apply for these scholarships.
For more information, please contact the International Exchange Center
TWCU International Scholarship for International Students
International students at the graduate level can apply for scholarships which will be awarded as part of the tuition. Also, international students at both the graduate and undergraduate level can apply for a tuition reduction. The reduction rate is reviewed every year. The selection for this scholarship is made based on their financial need, academic results and motivation.
TWCU A.K. Reischauer Tuition Scholarship for International Students
International students at the undergraduate level can apply for scholarships which will be awarded as part of the tuition. Eligible students who need economic support qualify for this scholarship valued at 500,000 yen per year for 4 years. The selection for this scholarship is made based on their financial need, academic results and motivation.
TWCU A.K. Reischauer Dormitory Scholarship for International Students
TWCU offers a Dormitory Scholarship to international students who will live in the new dormitory "Sakura". This dormitory, built in 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the university, aims to cultivate an international social environment for Japanese and international students. The selection for this scholarship is made based on their academic results and motivation.
Hirotada Hirose Scholarship for International Students from Southeast Asian Countries
This scholarship is funded by the donation from Professor Hirotada Hirose who is Emeritus of TWCU for international students from Southeast Asian countries. Eligible students who need economic support qualify for this scholarship valued at 1 million yen per year over 4 years. The recipient will also be awarded tuition fee equivalents from the founding centennial scholarship. The selection for this scholarship is made based on their academic results and motivation.
Hirotada Hirose Scholarship for students from south eastern countries
Inazo Nitobe International Scholarship
TWCU offers scholarships to students who study abroad at the top ranked universities in the world for a year. They will be awarded full tuition, traveling cost, and other expenses up to 6 million yen. The selection for this scholarship is made based on academic results, language ability, and their motivation.
Each student is assigned to a full-time faculty member who provides counseling and advice on academic matters and everyday life. Students can ask for advice on how to advance their studies when registering for classes and can consult advisors on their future courses and how to make their college life fruitful and enjoyable.
At the Counseling Service students can talk freely to qualified counselors about their problems in a confidential setting. The office also offers psychological education programs to help students make their lives more comfortable and meaningful.
To help students maintain their health, the Health Service holds regular medical check-ups for the prevention and early detection of diseases, provides health consultations with medical specialists, and gives emergency treatment in cases of sudden illness and injury. When necessary, students are referred to suitable hospitals.
TWCU's Buddy Program
Currently about 30 international students are studying in TWCU. TWCU's Buddy Program plays a role to help make the transition to Japanese university life easier for new international students. The IEC recruits 'Buddy' from current TWCU students who are interested in international exchange and helping international students. An international student is paired up with more than one 'Buddy' and is able to receive desired support for at least six months.
Examples of the support 'Buddies' can provide for international students
- ・airport pick-up
- ・helping with paperwork for public offices
- ・tours around the campus and neighborhood
- ・a Japanese language partner
Tokyo Woman's Christian University Students' Association
The Students' Association, which is the top decision-making body for undergraduates, is an autonomous organization that has all undergraduate students as members. It conducts a range of activities, including organizing the Student Meetings, the University Festival, and oversees clubs and societies.
The University Festival is held over two days every November. The festival takes its name, " VERA Festival", from the university's motto "QUAECUNQUE SUNT VERA". At the festival, there are numerous events such as presentations by clubs and societies, lectures by speakers from inside and outside the university, and talk shows with celebrities.
Clubs and Societies
Clubs and societies are important in making student life rich and meaningful. They enable students to meet people inside and outside the university and have experiences that will help them grow as individuals. These experiences will lead to a more fruitful life in their future. At present, the Students' Association oversees about 40 academic and 20 sports groups.
Inquiries about student life support
TWCU offers various services to international students at the International Exchange Center (IEC) for their fruitful college life. If you need help, please feel free to visit IEC.
International Exchange Center
Accommodation and Facilities
Tokyo Woman's Christian University Kobai Center (University Shop)
The Kobai Center provides textbooks, dictionaries, reference books, general books, stationery, snacks, and TWCU original goods with logo.
For more information, please check Kobai Center.
3rd floor of Building #2
Seating capacity : 300
2nd floor of Building #11
Seating capacity : 600
On-Campus Dormitories and Off-Campus Accommodations
Seating capacity : 300
There are two dormitories, Sakura and Kaede, in TWCU. Domestic students who live away from their home, and some international students live in those dormitories which promise safety, health and convenience. TWCU also offers off-campus accommodations. For more information, please contact international exchange center.