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All-English Programs

Undergraduate Program

YOKOHAMA Creative-City Studies Program (YCCS)It open a new window.

The program offers innovative interdisciplinary courses for future leaders. The classes will be taught in English, but students will also learn the Japanese language intensively during their studies. Through the program, the students are expected to develop key skills for global leaders such as multilingual and cross-cultural communication, teamwork, leadership, project planning and organizing; as well as to acquire professional knowledge in their major subjects.

Graduate Programs

International M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Economicsopen a new window.

The Department of Economics offers graduate programs at both Master’s and Ph.D. levels taught entirely in English. We seek motivated students from all over the world, who are eager to work as academic researchers, specialists or professionals in the international arena.

Doctoral Program in Japanese Management, Department of Business Administrationopen a new window.

In accordance with the extension of global economy, Japanese firms extend their business areas. As you know, “Japanese management” is known as excellent management system. There are many characteristics of this Japanese management and these suggest meaningful insights through the comparison to other country and area. Our Japanese management program focuses on the student who is interested in Japanese management and wishes to study business management in specific country and area based on Japanese management. Through the study of this course, student can become academic researcher who is familiar with the essence of global business or the advanced business person who has enough academic skills.

Doctoral Program in Transnational Law and Policy, Department of International and Business Lawopen a new window.

The Department of International and Business Law at Yokohama National University (YNU) is launching a new doctoral program in Fall 2013 taught entirely in English. The program is designed to provide students with legal knowledge and practical skills needed for work in, inter alia, international organizations and transnational civil society organizations in various areas of global policy making. We seek motivated students from all over the world, who are eager to work in such fields. Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Transnational Law and Policy will be able to conduct leading-edge research and publish their research outcome in international conferences (both academic and policy-oriented). They will also have the opportunity to acquire high-level research skills in various methods of empirical and theoretical analysis so as to enable them to produce policy-oriented papers.

Doctoral and Master Programs in International Development EngineeringIt open a new window.

The Graduate School of Urban Innovation at Yokohama National University offers graduate programs at the Dr. Eng., Ph. D, and Master's levels in the field of International Development Engineering (civil engineering) taught entirely in English. The program, which originally started in 1989, now provides students with academic knowledge and tools in civil engineering theory and empirics of the highest global standards. We seek motivated students from all over the world, who are eager to work as academic researchers, specialists or professionals in the international arena.

Specialization in International Infrastructure (IGSI)It open a new window.

By extensively utilizing a studio-teaching format, the IGSI trains students to gain useful knowledge of Civil Engineering, which they put to actual use when they confront various different urban problems in emerging and developing countries. All lectures, studio classes and consultations on master’s thesis will be conducted in English. The course is offered not just to Japanese students but also to foreign students in general. The IGSI thus functions as a foreign-student teaching arm of YNU Graduate School of Urban Innovation.

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Special Programs

Infrastructure Management Program (IMP)It open a new window.

This program was established in 1995 with the receipt of a grant from a special scholarship program funded by the Japanese Government for government officers from developing countries of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank). The program examines approaches to infrastructure management at all levels from the planning of infrastructure to its construction and operation while bearing in mind the welfare of the local population and preservation of the environment. A new cohort will begin in October 2016 at the Graduate School of Urban Innovation.

Public Policy and Taxation Program (PPT)It open a new window.

This program was established in 1996 with the receipt of a grant from a special scholarship program funded by the Japanese Government for government officers from developing countries of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank). The program is mainly for public servants working in the area of taxation in developing countries. It aims to give them the opportunity to explore ways of improving public policies and taxation systems in their own countries by (i) acquiring fundamental knowledge of public policies and taxation, (ii) gaining practical knowledge and experience in Japan’s taxation administration system and (iii) undertaking comparative studies with developed nations.

Indonesia Linkage Program (ILP)It open a new window.

This program was established in October 2007 under an agreement with the Ministry of Finance of the Indonesian Government and the National Development Planning Board of Indonesia (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional: BAPPENAS). The program is for Indonesian government officers. The first year of the program is held at Gadjah Mada University or the University of Indonesia, which are the partner universities of the Indonesian side. The second year is conducted at the Department of Economics in the International Graduate School of Social Sciences in YNU. Students who successfully complete the master’s program receive a Master’s Degree (Economics) from both YNU and the partner university in Indonesia.



(Contact:Educational Affairs Division)


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