100 Best universities for Chemistry in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Chemistry. A graph of 18.3M citations received by 798K academic papers made by 303 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 Chemistry

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

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

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  4. For Chemistry

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

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

    Kyushu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,959
    Founded
    1911
  7. For Chemistry

    Nagoya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    16,376
    Founded
    1939
  8. For Chemistry

    Hokkaido University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    18,628
    Founded
    1918
  9. For Chemistry

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

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

    Okayama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    13,012
    Founded
    1922
  12. For Chemistry

    Kobe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,226
    Founded
    1902
  13. For Chemistry

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

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

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

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

    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Founded
    1949
  18. For Chemistry

    Kumamoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    7,757
    Founded
    1949
  19. For Chemistry

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

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

    Shinshu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  22. For Chemistry

    Nagoya Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,776
    Founded
    1905
  23. For Chemistry

    University of Tokushima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1949
  24. For Chemistry

    Yokohama National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1949
  25. For Chemistry

    Shizuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    10,090
    Founded
    1949
  26. For Chemistry

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

    Toyohashi University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1976
  28. For Chemistry

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

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

    Tokyo Medical and Dental University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1946
  31. For Chemistry

    Kyoto Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1949
  32. For Chemistry

    Niigata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,289
    Founded
    1922
  33. For Chemistry

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

    Yamagata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1949
  35. For Chemistry

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

    Nagaoka University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1976
  37. For Chemistry

    Ehime University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    9,267
    Founded
    1949
  38. For Chemistry

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

    Nagasaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,150
    Founded
    1949
  40. For Chemistry

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

    Kindai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,145
    Founded
    1949
  42. For Chemistry

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

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

    Kansai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,178
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1922
  45. For Chemistry

    Tokai University logo
    Enrollment
    28,535
    Founded
    1946
  46. For Chemistry

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

    Tottori University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,195
    Founded
    1949
  48. For Chemistry

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Founded
    1991
  49. For Chemistry

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

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

    Saga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  52. For Chemistry

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

    University of Electro-Communications logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    5,329
    Founded
    1949
  54. For Chemistry

    Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    891
    Male:Female
    83:17
    Founded
    1990
  55. For Chemistry

    Meijo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,835
    Founded
    1926
  56. For Chemistry

    Iwate University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1949
  57. For Chemistry

    Ibaraki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,249
    Founded
    1949
  58. For Chemistry

    Nagoya City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1950
  59. For Chemistry

    Ritsumeikan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1899
  60. For Chemistry

    University of Shizuoka logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Founded
    1987
  61. For Chemistry

    Toyota Technological Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1981
  62. For Chemistry

    Doshisha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    28,642
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1920
  63. For Chemistry

    Sophia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    12,306
    Male:Female
    45:55
    Founded
    1913
  64. For Chemistry

    University of Hyogo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,695
    Founded
    2004
  65. For Chemistry

    Akita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    5,157
    Founded
    1949
  66. For Chemistry

    Shimane University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  67. For Chemistry

    Showa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Founded
    1928
  68. For Chemistry

    Teikyo University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  69. For Chemistry

    Kagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,539
    Founded
    1949
  70. For Chemistry

    Kochi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1949
  71. For Chemistry

    Fukuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    20,356
    Founded
    1934
  72. For Chemistry

    Gifu Pharmaceutical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Founded
    1932
  73. For Chemistry

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

    Chubu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Founded
    1938
  75. For Chemistry

    Kanagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    18,693
    Founded
    1949
  76. For Chemistry

    Hirosaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1949
  77. For Chemistry

    Toho University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1925
  78. For Chemistry

    Kanazawa Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    7,197
    Founded
    1965
  79. For Chemistry

    Okayama University of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    6,050
    Founded
    1962
  80. For Chemistry

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

    University of Fukui logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    5,167
    Founded
    1949
  82. For Chemistry

    Aoyama Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    19,776
    Founded
    1874
  83. For Chemistry

    Meiji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    31,339
    Founded
    1881
  84. For Chemistry

    Utsunomiya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1949
  85. For Chemistry

    Kogakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1887
  86. For Chemistry

    Yokohama City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1928
  87. For Chemistry

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

    Graduate University for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1988
  89. For Chemistry

    Muroran Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1949
  90. For Chemistry

    Juntendo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,802
    Founded
    1836
  91. For Chemistry

    Aichi Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1959
  92. For Chemistry

    Ochanomizu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,075
    Founded
    1874
  93. For Chemistry

    Chuo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1885
  94. For Chemistry

    Gakushuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    9,186
    Founded
    1877
  95. For Chemistry

    Shibaura Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1949
  96. For Chemistry

    Tokushima Bunri University logo
    Founded
    1895
  97. For Chemistry

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

    Kwansei Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    15,500
    Founded
    1912
  99. For Chemistry

    Toyo University logo
    Enrollment
    29,300
    Male:Female
    59:41
    Founded
    1887
  100. For Chemistry

    Chiba Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,853
    Founded
    1942

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