Princess Kako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will study at the University of Leeds in Britain from this September to June next year as an exchange student, the Imperial Household Agency said.
The 22-year-old princess, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, has not yet decided what she will study but has shown interest in psychology and art, the agency said Monday.
The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is a world top 100 university and one of the largest higher education institutions in Britain, according to the school's website.
Princess Kako, who entered International Christian University in Tokyo in April 2015 after quitting Gakushuin University, is scheduled to return to Japan in summer 2018.
Her older sister, Princess Mako, studied at the University of Edinburgh from 2012 to 2013 as an exchange student when she was a junior at ICU.