The University of Shimane

Location: Shimane
Type of institution: Local Public coed
Contact: University Admissions Office
2433-2 Nobara-cho, Hamada-shi, Shimane 697-0016
TEL: +81-855-24-2200         FAX: +81-855-24-2208
The University of Shimane is a public institution and was established in April of 2000 with the twin missions of producing superior talent able to meet the challenges of the 21st century while contributing to the development of our regional area through our educational and research activities. With the opening of our new graduate school in April of 2003, we are setting our sights on the further development of the University as an institution of higher learning in Japan.

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 29/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 2
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 662
No. of International Undergraduate Degree Students: 12
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 17/0
No. of Exchange Agreements: 9
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 10

Undergraduate Programs
Political Science
Policy Studies
Graduate Programs
International Studies
Development Studies (M)
North East Asian Studies (M,D)

Special Programs for International Students
Japanese language classes for foreign students are not currently offered (although they are being considered). Therefore, foreign students are required to have a high academic level of Japanese language ability before beginning study here.
Service for International Students
According to University rules, foreign students have the same requirements and receive the same education as Japanese students. Various support services for student life are provided. The University also cooperates and co-sponsors events with the Hamada City International Exchange Association and other private support groups that also promote exchange.