100 Best universities for Biology in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Biology. A graph of 24.9M citations received by 718K academic papers made by 314 universities in Japan was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Biology

    University of Tokyo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    28,253
    Founded
    1877
  2. For Biology

    Kyoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    22,629
    Male:Female
    76:24
    Founded
    1897
  3. For Biology

    Osaka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    23,316
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1931
  4. For Biology

    Kyushu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,959
    Founded
    1911
  5. For Biology

    Hokkaido University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    18,628
    Founded
    1918
  6. For Biology

    Nagoya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    16,376
    Founded
    1939
  7. For Biology

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  8. For Biology

    University of Tsukuba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    16,525
    Male:Female
    61:39
    Founded
    1973
  9. For Biology

    Okayama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    13,012
    Founded
    1922
  10. For Biology

    Hiroshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,226
    Founded
    1949
  11. For Biology

    Keio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,500
    Male:Female
    67:33
    Founded
    1858
  12. For Biology

    Chiba University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    13,983
    Founded
    1949
  13. For Biology

    Kobe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,226
    Founded
    1902
  14. For Biology

    Tokyo Medical and Dental University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1946
  15. For Biology

    Kumamoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    7,757
    Founded
    1949
  16. For Biology

    Kanazawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    10,432
    Male:Female
    64:36
    Founded
    1949
  17. For Biology

    Tokyo Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    10,357
    Founded
    1881
  18. For Biology

    Nagasaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,150
    Founded
    1949
  19. For Biology

    University of Tokushima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1949
  20. For Biology

    Juntendo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,802
    Founded
    1836
  21. For Biology

    Niigata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,289
    Founded
    1922
  22. For Biology

    Kagoshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    10,661
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1949
  23. For Biology

    Gifu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    7,323
    Male:Female
    65:35
    Founded
    1949
  24. For Biology

    Kitasato University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    8,576
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    1962
  25. For Biology

    Nihon University logo
    Enrollment
    77,651
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1889
  26. For Biology

    Kindai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,145
    Founded
    1949
  27. For Biology

    Osaka City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1928
  28. For Biology

    Shinshu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  29. For Biology

    Gunma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    6,556
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  30. For Biology

    Nagoya City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1950
  31. For Biology

    Mie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    8,455
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  32. For Biology

    Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,223
    Founded
    1872
  33. For Biology

    Yamaguchi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  34. For Biology

    Yokohama City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1928
  35. For Biology

    Ehime University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    9,267
    Founded
    1949
  36. For Biology

    Showa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Founded
    1928
  37. For Biology

    Tottori University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,195
    Founded
    1949
  38. For Biology

    Kurume University logo
    Founded
    1928
  39. For Biology

    Tokyo Metropolitan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    10,313
    Founded
    2005
  40. For Biology

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Founded
    1991
  41. For Biology

    Teikyo University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  42. For Biology

    Tokai University logo
    Enrollment
    28,535
    Founded
    1946
  43. For Biology

    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Founded
    1949
  44. For Biology

    Sapporo Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1950
  45. For Biology

    Nippon Medical School logo
    Founded
    1904
  46. For Biology

    Kagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,539
    Founded
    1949
  47. For Biology

    Osaka Prefecture University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    8,051
    Founded
    1949
  48. For Biology

    University of the Ryukyus logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1950
  49. For Biology

    Hyogo College of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Founded
    1971
  50. For Biology

    Yamagata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1949
  51. For Biology

    Hamamatsu University School of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    934
    Male:Female
    51:49
    Founded
    1974
  52. For Biology

    Kansai Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    782
    Founded
    1928
  53. For Biology

    Hirosaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1949
  54. For Biology

    Toho University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1925
  55. For Biology

    University of Shizuoka logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Founded
    1987
  56. For Biology

    Jikei University School of Medicine logo
    Founded
    1881
  57. For Biology

    University of Toyama logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1975
  58. For Biology

    Fukuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    20,356
    Founded
    1934
  59. For Biology

    Waseda University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    50,221
    Founded
    1882
  60. For Biology

    Nara Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Founded
    1945
  61. For Biology

    Fujita Health University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    3,065
    Male:Female
    44:56
    Founded
    1964
  62. For Biology

    Founded
    1972
  63. For Biology

    Shizuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    10,090
    Founded
    1949
  64. For Biology

    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    2,301
    Male:Female
    34:66
    Founded
    1884
  65. For Biology

    Kochi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1949
  66. For Biology

    Tokyo University of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1881
  67. For Biology

    Graduate University for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1988
  68. For Biology

    Tokyo University of Agriculture logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1891
  69. For Biology

    Akita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    5,157
    Founded
    1949
  70. For Biology

    University of Yamanashi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1949
  71. For Biology

    Shimane University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  72. For Biology

    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,107
    Founded
    1974
  73. For Biology

    Jichi Medical University logo
    Founded
    1972
  74. For Biology

    Tokyo Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1916
  75. For Biology

    Kyorin University logo
    Enrollment
    4,820
    Founded
    1966
  76. For Biology

    Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1941
  77. For Biology

    University of Miyazaki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1949
  78. For Biology

    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Founded
    1978
  79. For Biology

    Fukushima Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,095
    Founded
    1952
  80. For Biology

    Enrollment
    1,195
    Male:Female
    53:47
    Founded
    1927
  81. For Biology

    Saga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  82. For Biology

    Iwate Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Founded
    1928
  83. For Biology

    Meijo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,835
    Founded
    1926
  84. For Biology

    Iwate University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1949
  85. For Biology

    Kanazawa Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    913
    Founded
    1972
  86. For Biology

    Gifu Pharmaceutical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Founded
    1932
  87. For Biology

    Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2003
  88. For Biology

    Aichi Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,239
    Founded
    1971
  89. For Biology

    Oita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    5,781
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1949
  90. For Biology

    Hoshi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    1,640
    Founded
    1911
  91. For Biology

    Ibaraki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,249
    Founded
    1949
  92. For Biology

    Wakayama Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1945
  93. For Biology

    Saitama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    9,031
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1949
  94. For Biology

    Tokushima Bunri University logo
    Founded
    1895
  95. For Biology

    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    1,700
    Founded
    1949
  96. For Biology

    Kyushu Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,876
    Founded
    1907
  97. For Biology

    Ochanomizu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,075
    Founded
    1874
  98. For Biology

    Fukuyama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Founded
    1975
  99. For Biology

    Dokkyo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    8,675
    Male:Female
    53:47
    Founded
    1964

The best cities to study Biology in Japan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Tokyo, Kyoto, Suita, and Fukuoka.