Kanto Gakuin University, located in the international city of Yokohama, is a university with over 130 years of history, and throughout these years, it has been building character based on Christian theology. Based on the school motto of “Be human and serve the world,” and making use of the unique status of universities, KGU is committed not only to research and education, but also to student athletics, cultural activities, community outreach, and international contributions.

  • Established in 1884
  • Students 10,972
  • Faculties 1,021
  • International Students 230
  • Employment Rate (Net) 94.6 %
  • Patent Rights, IP, Used. 1,104
  • Industry-Government-Academia
    Collaboration Projects
  • Number of Joint Research/
    Contract Research Projects

Timeless Spirit of Serving Society

Kanto Gakuin University is educating students who will contribute to society and the wellbeing of others since it’s established in 1884.
We believe that each student will find the key to creating their own future through the study and experience at KGU.

Message from the President
KGU at a Glance

University with 11 Undergraduate Faculties and 5 Graduate Schools

KGU has been working on industry-academia-government collaboration projects with domestic and foreign companies since its founding. We emphasize a hands-on learning experience. The partnerships with local governments and companies provides students with opportunities to put their classroom education into practice around the Campus.

Undergraduate courses Graduate Schools Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration Project

Considerate Support for International Students

The International Center offers one-stop support for international students to start life at KGU smoothly. Also the brand new “International Residence” built in 2021 will welcome you if you hope to have experiences of living together with Japanese and students from various countries.

Campus life Support International Residence
Campus Life

KGU’s International Relations to Spread and Deepen Learning

Kanto Gakuin University puts value on active relations such as student exchanges, joint research and other collaborations with international partner institutions. We encourage partnerships between institutions around the world to promote academic exchanges.

Partner Institution
International Relations




Since Kanto Gakuin University's 1884 founding as the Baptist Theological Seminary of Yokohama, it has been committed to developing people who can contribute to society in Yokohama and the world.
Kanto Gakuin University and your future await you in facinating Yokohama.



  • FaceBook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Youtube



The enrollment examination for foreign students who currently live in Japan with a student visa is available.
Prospective students must have an adequate Japanese proficiency level as all our lectures are taught in Japanese.
For the partner institutions overseas, a special enrollment exam system is also available.