Kanda University of International Studies (Kanda Gaigo Daigaku) or KUIS is a private university located in Makuhari, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Japan. The university was founded in 1987 as an extension of Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages in Tokyo. KUIS is a research university specializing in learner autonomy. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan in terms of international studies. In the 2011 academic year 3,682 undergraduates were enrolled; As of the 2006 academic year, 30 postgraduates were enrolled. The university is selective.
The university is divided into six departments, English being the largest. Other departments include Chinese, Spanish, Korean, International Communication, and Languages and Culture. The English Department is mostly made up of the English Language Institute (ELI), with nearly 50 native-speaking limited term non-faculty foreign lecturers as of autumn semester 2006.