General Information

Fuji Women's University has been fostering human resources as the only four-year university specifically for women in the Hokkaido region, according to the following educational policy and purpose:

The University originally developed from Fuji Women's High School in 1925, an establishment started by the first parish chief of the Sapporo Catholic diocese, Bishop Wenseslaus Kinold. Realizing that the enhancement of women's education was needed for the future development of Hokkaido, the Bishop requested that his native Germany send educators, receiving as assistance three Sisters of Francis of the Martyr St. George.

This need for the higher education of women, led to the establishment of the three-year Fuji Women’s college in 1947, reorganized in 1950 as Fuji Women’s Junior College, and later as a college of Literature opening a four-year University.
Subsequently in 1992 the Faculty of Human Life Sciences was established, and in 2000 the Junior College was abolished leading to the current system of two faculties and six departments. In 2002 a graduate program began with the opening of the Graduate School of Human Life Sciences, also for the training of highly specialized professionals.

Fuji Women’s University has been true to the intention, founded from a Christian perspective and a natural human view, to follow these principles through a holistic higher education, to foster women of intellect and humanity to live in love and service to a wider society.

Our University, to achieve the principles of our foundation, maintains a close relationship between students and faculties, stipulates three educational purposes in pursuit of a global and universal human nature through observation of the changing personality of history, these are our educational policies for the cultivation of human resources.

In the spirit of Catholicism, to pursue the goodness, truth and beauty through research and education and also intend to form the true human focused on the following things.

  • Piety
  • Freedom with responsibility
  • A spirit of tolerance and love
  • To contribute and serve society
  • To contribute to international understanding and peace

To achieve the principles and purposes of, amongst others, such as Admission policy, Diploma policy and Curriculum policy.

Sapporo Campus:

Faculty of Humanities

Sapporo Campus

Kitaku Kita 16 Nishi 2,
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
TEL +81-11-736-0311

Hanakawa Campus:

Faculty of
Human Life Sciences

Hanakawa Campus

Hanakawa Minami 4jo-5,
Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
TEL +81-133-74-3111