Yamagata University

Location: Yamagata
Type of institution: National coed
Contact: International Exchange Division, Foreign Affairs Department
1-4-12 Kojirakawa-machi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata 990-8560
TEL: +81-23-628-4926         FAX: +81-23-628-4849
Mail: rgkokusai@jm.kj.yamagata-u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.yamagata-u.ac.jp
Located in a rural area of the northeastern Japan, Yamagata University is a national doctoral-granting, comprehensive institution with six faculties and graduate schools along with its kindergarten, elementary school and junior high school spread out on five campuses throughout the Yamagata region where students have an opportunity to experience a good old Japan that may rarely be found in big cities. Yamagata University was founded in 1949 as a result of a merger of five colleges during the educational reform led by the government. Along with the university mission Act globally based locally, President Yuki also stresses on further strengthening general education and student services and is determined to conduct a series of reforms to achieve that goal during the first two years of his term.

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 286/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 16
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 8071
No. of International Undergraduate Degree Students: 76
No. of Graduate Degree Students: 1316
No. of International Graduate Degree Students: 70
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 223/0
No. of International Students (Degree/Non-Degree): 70/6
No. of Exchange Agreements: 49
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 18
No. of Exchange Students (Receiving): 16
No. of Exchange Students (Sending): 7

Undergraduate Programs
Agricultural Sciences
Bioresource Engineering
Material and Biological Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
Polymer Science and Engineering
Information and Communication
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Systems
Crafts and Design
Human Environmental Design
Product and Space
Education (General)
Art and Culture Course
Music Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering (Miscellaneous)
Information Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Environment for Social System
Food Science
Food Sciences
Humanities (Miscellaneous)
Human Relations and International Cultures
International Studies
International and Cultural Studies
Economic and Private Law
Public Law and Policy
Mathematical Sciences
Physical Education
Health and Sports
Graduate Programs
Agricultural Sciences
Bioenvironment (M)
Bioproduction (M)
Bioresource Engineering (M)
Sciences of Bioresources (D)
Sciences of Bioproduction (D)
Sciences of Biotic Environment (D)
Bio-System Engineering (M)
Biology (M)
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (M)
Material and Biological Chemistry (M)
Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (D)
Polymer Science and Engineering (M)
Communication Sciences (M)
Intercultural Communication (M)
Education (General)
Education Science and Clinical Psychology (M)
Educational Studies (M)
Learning Science (M)
Music Education (M)
Psychology and Education (M)
Science of Education (M)
Education (Teacher Training)
Arts and Physical Education (M)
Home Economics Education (M)
Mathematics Education (M)
Music Education (M)
Science Education (M)
Social Studies (M)
Technology Education (M)
Environmental Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences (M)
Cultural History (M)
History and Culture (M)
Japanese History (M)
Oriental History (M)
Western History (M)
International Studies
Cross-cultural Studies (M)
Cultural and International Studies (M)
International Languages and Cultures (M)
Business and Law (M)
Contemporary Law (M)
Current Practical Law (M)
International Law (M)
Law and Administration (M)
Local Government Law (M)
Public Governance and International Relations (M)
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(General)
American-European Culture (M)
Asian Historical and Cultural Studies (M)
Information and Culture (M)
Specialized Area Studies (M)
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(Japanese)
Foreign Languages (M)
Japanese Linguistics (M)
Japanese Literature (M)
Language Sciences (M)
Applied Mathematics (M)
Mathematical Sciences (M)
Mathematics Education (M)
Mathematics and Mathematical Analysis (M)
Mechanical Engineering
Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (M)
Mechanical Systems Engineering (M)
Environmental Health and Socio-Medical Sciences (M,D)
Medicine (D)
Nursing (M)
Physics (M)
Social Welfare
Welfare and Social Work (M)
System Science and Engineering
Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems (D)
Intellectual Information Systems Engineering (M)
Systems and Information Engineering (D)

Special Programs for International Students
In addition to regular undergraduate and graduate courses at each Faculty, we offer two study abroad and exchange programs revolving around Japanese studies for incoming international students according to their language proficiency level. Japan Studies Program is targeted for those with at least 150 hours of previous formal language training and consists of Japanese language study in five levels and lectures in English. For advanced learners of Japanese, we have Japanese Studies Program or Nikkensei Program that offers a wide variety of courses ranging from Japanese linguistics and literature to multicultural studies to Japanese economic history. For their course descriptions, please visit the web pages below: http://juhyo3.kj.yamagata-u.ac.jp/yujsp/en/index.html http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/boshu/06121317/001/008.pdf.
Service for International Students
We provide a wide variety of services available to international students at Yamagata University. Among them are bookstores, cafeterias, convenient stores, international houses and other dormitories, International Center, Office of International Exchange, International Lounge, internship opportunities in the region, new comer orientations, regional foreign student support services, part time employment, physical check-ups and counseling services at the Health Administration Center, scholarship opportunities, supplemental Japanese language courses at the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture, Student Center, student handbook, student tutoring, student volunteers for multicultural affairs, a swimming pool, visa application support services.
Comments & Latest Information
Study abroad or exchange students at Yamagata University can choose from a wide variety of courses and programs according to their academic needs, interest and language levels. In addition to regular courses in the fields of humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, we offer many courses on Japanese studies and five levels of Japanese language study. Lectures in English on Japan, intensive language training and fieldwork in rural areas of northern Japan are also available in the Japan Studies Program in order to give beginning to intermediate learners of Japanese the opportunity to learn about Japan. Please visit the following web sites for more information on Japanese studies at Yamagata University.