Yamaguchi Prefectural University

Location: Yamaguchi
Type of institution: Local Public coed
Contact: International Office/Student Welfare Office
3-2-1 Sakurabatake, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi 753-8502
TEL: +81-83-928-0211         FAX: +81-83-928-2251
Mail: kokusaika@yamaguchi-pu.ac.jp
Website: http://www.yamaguchi-pu.ac.jp/
Yamaguchi Prefectural University is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The University was founded as a professional school for women in 1941, and then reconfigured as a two-year junior college in 1950. 1975 saw the institution undergo further change as it evolved into a four-year university for women. In 1996, the university opened its doors to male students, and took its present name. Two graduate schools were added in 1999, and the university underwent its final reconfiguration in 2006, when it became an incorporated entity. University faculty and staff are presently united by the following principals: respect for others, consideration of problems and challenges from a local perspective, empathy toward the community which we serve, and the preparation of students, faculty, and staff for the global, intercultural age in which we live.

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 45/0
No. of Foreign Teachers (full-time/part-time): 10/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 7
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 1374
No. of International Undergraduate Degree Students: 8
No. of Graduate Degree Students: 57
No. of International Graduate Degree Students: 11
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 32/0
No. of International Students (Degree/Non-Degree): 19/11
No. of Exchange Agreements: 7
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 6
No. of Exchange Students (Receiving): 11
No. of Exchange Students (Sending): 16
No. of International Students who got a job in Japan: 1

Undergraduate Programs
Intercultural Studies
Culture and Creative Arts
Intercultural Studies
Social Welfare
Social Welfare
Graduate Programs
Intercultural Studies
Intercultural Studies (M)
Social Welfare
Social Welfare (M,D)

Special Programs for International Students
We have a triangle program amongst Japanese, Korean and Chinese students, who study together for 3 weeks in our University. Yamaguchi Abroad is a program of studies available to exchange students whose native language is English or to exchange students who speak, read, and write English fluently. Outlines for the courses offered in the program can be found under Course Outlines in our homepage in English.
Service for International Students
Japanese language classes, Yamaguchi Abroad and Tutor system. The International Office looks after overseas students. Counseling, On/Off campus housing information service, part-time work, career guidance, Home-stay/visit programs, cultural exchange programs, etc. are available.
Comments & Latest Information
We offer various classes in English in autumn term from October to February, which attract students from USA, Canada and Spain. Classes are both theoretical (Japanese culture, literature, mass-media, anthropology, economy, politics, religious, etc.) and practical (flower arrangement, pottery, tea ceremony, etc.). Fieldwork study is also included.