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Yokohama National University

Why Study at YNU? - 5 Reasons to Study at YNU -

YNU values international students and the diversity they bring to our campus.


We have years of experience in hosting enthusiastic international students and researchers. As a result, there is a range of languages, culture, religions, and values in YNU, as well as systems and environments in place to harness such diversity and enrich campus life for all.


Together with international students, YNU will continuously strive to be a vibrant educational hub with a diverse student body, and will continue to disseminate world-class educational and research achievements to create a better future.

 

5 Reasons to Study at YNU

 

1. Cutting-edge Research

As an "international focal point of practical scholarship", YNU cultivates and applies knowledge that contributes to the welfare of people in Japan and beyond, as well as to the sustainable development of society.

 

2. Practical Education

Based on the deep-rooted history and tradition of Yokohama as a thriving city of trade, commerce, and industry, YNU carries on the advanced and practical scholarship to cultivate globally-competitive talents.

 

3. Ideal Location and Environment

The green Tokiwadai Campus located in Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, creates a park-like atmosphere, and has an excellent environment for studying and researching, as well as a relaxed campus life.

 

4. Excellent Facilities and Student Support

YNU aspires to serve as a vibrant educational hub for a diverse body of students by providing unique services and systems for international students, along with student facilities.

 

5. Affordable Expenses and Successful Career Paths

Studying at YNU is markedly economical. After graduation, a distinctively large number of international students find employment in major Japanese companies or advance to prestigious Japanese graduate schools.

 

For further information, please refer to:

https://www.whystudyat.ynu.ac.jp/international/en/index.html

Basic information

Scholarship system
Yes ( for all of international students)
(Special notes) - Scholarship Programs and Financial Aid
https://www.ynu.ac.jp/english/admissions/#scholarship
- Scholarship Available After Admission
https://www.ynu.ac.jp/english/student/tuition/scholarships/
Tuition exemption/ reduction system
Yes ( for some international students)
(Special notes) - YNU Tuition Waiver Program for International Students
https://www.ynu.ac.jp/english/student/tuition/waiver/
Accommodation support
Providing student dormitory Yes ( for all of international students)
Supports other than student dormitory No
(Special notes) https://www.ynu.ac.jp/english/student/#housing
Availability of prayer room
Yes
Availability of religious meals at cafeterias
Yes

Trends in acceptance of international students

As of May 1st, 2021

Less than 9 studentsSri Lanka /Myanmar /Thailand /Singapore/Cambodia /Bhutan /Lao People's Democratic Republic/Taiwan/Iran/Turkey /Afghanistan /Oman /Egypt /Kenya /United Republic of Tanzania/Democratic Republic of the Congo/Nigeria /Ghana/Cameroon /Zambia /Senegal /Ethiopia/Uganda/Togo/Malawi /Rwanda/South Sudan /Australia/Fiji/Canada/United States of America/Mexico/Costa Rica /Brazil /Paraguay/Colombia /Panama/Finland /Sweden /Denmark /United Kingdom/Germany/France/Spain /Italy/Czech Republic/Romania/Russian Federation/Slovakia /Ukraine /Uzbekistan /Belarus /Tajikistan
Less than 10~99 studentsPakistan /India /Bangladesh /Malaysia/Indonesia/Philippines/Republic of Korea/Mongolia/Viet Nam
More than 100 studentsChina

From "Annual survey of international students on Japan by JASSO"

Trends in international students' career and academic degrees

Type of school In Japan Country (region) of origin Outside of Japan or country (region) of origin Total
Employment Further education Other SubTotal Employment Further education Other SubTotal Employment Further education Other SubTotal
Doctoral Degree 6 0 3 9 2 0 5 7 0 0 0 0 16
37.5% 0% 18.8% 56.3% 12.5% 0% 31.3% 43.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Master's Degree 56 21 19 96 34 0 85 119 0 1 0 1 216
25.9% 9.7% 8.8% 44.4% 15.7% 0% 39.4% 55.1% 0% 0.5% 0% 0.5% 100%
Professional 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Faculty 6 15 10 31 1 0 10 11 0 2 0 2 44
13.6% 34.1% 22.7% 70.4% 2.3% 0% 22.7% 25% 0% 4.5% 0% 4.5% 100%
Total 68 36 32 136 37 0 100 137 0 3 0 3 276
24.6% 13% 11.6% 49.2% 13.4% 0% 36.2% 49.6% 0% 1.1% 0% 1.1% 100%
 
Note
1.This survey investigated the academic and career paths of international students in Japan who graduated (completed degree courses) in the 2020-2021 academic year (from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021) (excludes the numbers of the unknown)
2.The term “international student” as used in this survey is defined as a student from a foreign country who is granted the status of residence as “College Student” (Student Visa) and who is receiving education at a Japanese university, graduate school, or junior college.
3.The "career and academic path" in this survey refers to the status of the international student at the time of graduation or completion of the degree course. However, if a change in path is found at a later date, the status after the change is applied to this survey.

Faculty/school group

< Doctoral Degree>
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | Doctoral Program in Transnational Law and Policy, Department of International and Business Law (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | Doctoral Program in Japanese Management, Department of Business Administration (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Artificial Environment (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Artificial Environment (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Natural Environment (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Natural Environment (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Information Environment (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Information Environment (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Urban Innovation (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Urban Innovation (October 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Urban Innovation (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | Department of International and Business Law (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | Department of Business Administration (April 2023/October 2022Admission)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | Department of Economics (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | International Ph.D. Program, Department of Economics (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Mechanical Engineering) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Mechanical Engineering) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Materials Science Frontier) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Materials Science Frontier) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Systems Design for Ocean-Space) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Systems Design for Ocean-Space) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Chemistry) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Chemistry) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission))
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Applied Chemistry) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Applied Chemistry) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Chemistry Applications and Life Science) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Chemistry Applications and Life Science) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Mathematical Sciences) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Mathematical Sciences) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Physics) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Physics) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Applied Physics) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Applied Physics) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Information Systems) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Information Systems) (Pre-arrival, October 2022 Admission)
< Master's Degree>
Interfaculty Graduate School of Innovative and Practical Studies | Master Program (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Artificial Environment (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Natural Environment (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences | Department of Information Environment (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Architecture and Urban Culture (Specialization in Culture (Y-GSC)) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Architecture and Urban Culture (Specialization in Architecture (Y-GSA)) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society (Specialization in Infrastructure and Urban Society) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society (Specialization in Infrastructure and Urban Society) (October 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society (Specialization in International Infrastructure (IGSI)) (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society (Specialization in International Infrastructure (IGSI)) (October 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Urban Innovation | Department of Architecture and Urban Culture (Specialization in Architecture and Urban Culture) (April 2023 / October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | Department of Economics (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | Department of Business Administration (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences | Department of International and Business Law (April 2023 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Mechanical Engineering) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Materials Science Frontier) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Aerospace Engineering) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Specialization in Systems Design for Ocean-Space) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Chemistry) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Applied Chemistry) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Energy and Sustainable Chemistry) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry and Life Science (Specialization in Chemistry Applications and Life Science) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Mathematical Sciences) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Physics) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Applied Physics) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Specialization in Information Systems) (April 2023/October 2022 Admission)
Graduate School of Education | Graduate School of Education (April 2023 Admission)
< Bachelor's Degree>
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Systems Design for Ocean-Space Educational Program) (Pre-arrival, April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering Educational Program) (Pre-arrival, April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Science (Life Science Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Physics and Applied Physics Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Mathematical Sciences Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Computer Science and Engineering Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Science (Chemistry Applications Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Science (Chemistry Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Systems Design for Ocean-Space Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Engineering Science | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Educational Program) (April 2023 Admission)
College of Urban Sciences | Department of Urban and Social Collaboration (April 2023 Admission)
College of Urban Sciences | Department of Architecture and Building Science (April 2023 Admission)
College of Urban Sciences | Department of Risk Management and Environmental Science (Pre-arrival, April 2023 Admission)
College of Urban Sciences | Department of Risk Management and Environmental Science (April 2023 Admission)
College of Urban Sciences | Department of Civil Engineering (Pre-arrival, April 2023 Admission)
College of Urban Sciences | Department of Civil Engineering (April 2023 Admission)
College of Urban Sciences | Department of Architecture and Building Science (Pre-arrival, April 2023 Admission)
College of Economics | Department of Economics (April 2023 Admission)
College of Business Administration | Department of Business Administration (April 2023 Admission)