100 Best universities for Psychology in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Psychology. A graph of 2.18M citations received by 84.7K academic papers made by 231 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 Psychology

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

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

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

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  5. For Psychology

    Kyushu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,959
    Founded
    1911
  6. For Psychology

    Hokkaido University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    18,628
    Founded
    1918
  7. For Psychology

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

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

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

    Tokyo Medical and Dental University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1946
  11. For Psychology

    Hiroshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,226
    Founded
    1949
  12. For Psychology

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

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

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

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

    Juntendo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,802
    Founded
    1836
  17. For Psychology

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

    Niigata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,289
    Founded
    1922
  19. For Psychology

    Kobe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,226
    Founded
    1902
  20. For Psychology

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

    Health Science University logo
    Founded
    2003
  22. For Psychology

    Showa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Founded
    1928
  23. For Psychology

    Nagoya City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1950
  24. For Psychology

    Kumamoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    7,757
    Founded
    1949
  25. For Psychology

    Graduate University for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1988
  26. For Psychology

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

    Nagasaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,150
    Founded
    1949
  28. For Psychology

    University of Tokushima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1949
  29. For Psychology

    Hyogo College of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Founded
    1971
  30. For Psychology

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

    Kurume University logo
    Founded
    1928
  32. For Psychology

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

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

    Nippon Medical School logo
    Founded
    1904
  35. For Psychology

    Yokohama City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1928
  36. For Psychology

    Toho University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1925
  37. For Psychology

    Teikyo University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  38. For Psychology

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

    Ehime University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    9,267
    Founded
    1949
  40. For Psychology

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

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

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

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

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

    Jikei University School of Medicine logo
    Founded
    1881
  46. For Psychology

    Tottori University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,195
    Founded
    1949
  47. For Psychology

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

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

    Tokai University logo
    Enrollment
    28,535
    Founded
    1946
  50. For Psychology

    Kwansei Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    15,500
    Founded
    1912
  51. For Psychology

    Yamaguchi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  52. For Psychology

    Tamagawa University logo
    Founded
    1929
  53. For Psychology

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

    Hirosaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1949
  55. For Psychology

    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,107
    Founded
    1974
  56. For Psychology

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

    Fukuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    20,356
    Founded
    1934
  58. For Psychology

    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Founded
    1978
  59. For Psychology

    Tokyo Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1916
  60. For Psychology

    Yamagata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1949
  61. For Psychology

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Founded
    1991
  62. For Psychology

    Kindai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,145
    Founded
    1949
  63. For Psychology

    Aoyama Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    19,776
    Founded
    1874
  64. For Psychology

    Kansai Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    782
    Founded
    1928
  65. For Psychology

    Nara Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Founded
    1945
  66. For Psychology

    Shinshu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  67. For Psychology

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

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

    Ritsumeikan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1899
  70. For Psychology

    Ochanomizu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,075
    Founded
    1874
  71. For Psychology

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

    Akita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    5,157
    Founded
    1949
  73. For Psychology

    Shimane University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  74. For Psychology

    Tokyo Gakugei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1949
  75. For Psychology

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

    Kagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,539
    Founded
    1949
  77. For Psychology

    Wakayama Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1945
  78. For Psychology

    Founded
    1972
  79. For Psychology

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

    Hitotsubashi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,200
    Male:Female
    70:30
    Founded
    1875
  81. For Psychology

    Meijo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,835
    Founded
    1926
  82. For Psychology

    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Founded
    1949
  83. For Psychology

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

    Jichi Medical University logo
    Founded
    1972
  85. For Psychology

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

    Kyorin University logo
    Enrollment
    4,820
    Founded
    1966
  87. For Psychology

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

    Meiji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    31,339
    Founded
    1881
  89. For Psychology

    Shizuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    10,090
    Founded
    1949
  90. For Psychology

    University of Shizuoka logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Founded
    1987
  91. For Psychology

    Iwate Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Founded
    1928
  92. For Psychology

    Founded
    1971
  93. For Psychology

    International Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    3,134
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1953
  94. For Psychology

    Hoshi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    1,640
    Founded
    1911
  95. For Psychology

    International University of Health and Welfare logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    6,130
    Founded
    1995
  96. For Psychology

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

    Enrollment
    1,195
    Male:Female
    53:47
    Founded
    1927
  98. For Psychology

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

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

    Hosei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Founded
    1880

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