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Undergraduate Students

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ADMISSIONS (YGEP-N1 and YGEP-N2)

Thank you for your interest in our Undergraduate Programs. At Yokohama National University, international students are admitted under Yokohama Global Education Program (YGEP). YGEP-N1 seeks international students with Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 level of Japanese by Standard Admission and Pre-arrival Admission. The students will study the standard curriculum with Japanese students in Japanese. YGEP-N2 seeks international students with JLPT N2 level of Japanese living abroad by Pre-arrival Admission. The students will study Japanese language and culture intensively during the first year and study their specialized areas with Japanese students in Japanese from the second year onwards. In either case, students are NOT required to take the JLPT prior to their application.
For those wishing to study solely in English, YNU offers a special program "YOKOHAMA Creative-City Studies (YCCS)".open a new window.For those wishing to apply for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Program, please refer to Scholarships.jump to diffrent category Please make sure to check the application guidelines of the appropriate college for the latest information..

Degrees Conferred/Number of Students Accepted

College of Economics

Department Degree Conferred Number of Students Accepted
YGEP-N1 YGEP-N2
Economics Bachelor of Economics Standard EP:6 GBEEP: 2
(Standard Admission Only)
-

College of Business Administration

Department Degree Conferred Number of Students Accepted
YGEP-N1 YGEP-N2
Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration Standard EP:6 GBEEP: 2
(Standard Admission Only)
-

College of Engineering Science

Department Degree Conferred Number of Students Accepted
YGEP-N1 YGEP-N2
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Ocean Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Science 2
(Standard/ Pre-arrival)
-
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Science 2
(Standard Admission Only)
-
Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2
(Standard Admission Only)
-

College of Urban Sciences

Department Degree Conferred Number of Students Accepted
YGEP-N1 YGEP-N2
Urban and Social Collaboration Bachelor of Arts 2
(Standard Admission Only)
-
Architecture and Building Science Bachelor of Engineering 2
(Standard/ Pre-arrival)
-
Civil Engineering 3
(Standard/ Pre-arrival)
5
(Pre-arrival Admission Only)
Risk Management and Environmental Science Bachelor of Environmental Science 3
(Standard/ Pre-arrival)
3
(Pre-arrival Admission Only)

The College of Education does not take international students under YGEP(Yokohama Global Education Program).

GBEEP (Global Business and Economics Education Program) is a collaborative education program of two colleges: Economics and Business.

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Qualifications for Application

Non-Japanese citizens who meet the following basic qualifications and requirements are eligible.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must fulfill one of the following criteria:

  1. Those who have finished or are expected to finish 12 years of school education in countries other than Japan by March 31 of the year they wish to enter a Japanese university or those who have been recognized as equivalent to the above by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  2. Those who will be at least 18 by March 31, 2018 and have acquired any of the qualifications designated as below:
    1. 1) International Baccalaureate qualification awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization under the Swiss Civil Code.
    2. 2) Abitur recognized by the Federal Republic of Germany.
    3. 3) Baccalaureat recognized by the Republic of France.
    4. 4) General Certificate of Education of Advanced Level (GCE Advanced Level) [must have passed 3 or more subjects and have obtained grade ‘E’ or above on the subjects.] recognized by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  3. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete a 12 year curriculum in an education institution certified by the international evaluating organizations designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (WASC, ACSI, CIS) before March 31, 2018.
Notes:
  1. “12-year curriculum in an education institution abroad”refers to schools whose geographical location is outside Japan, which in principle are officially recognized in the country’s education system, and which confer to graduates the eligibility to apply to universities. Applicants from schools such as international schools or American schools (except those who satisfy Basic Conditions (2)) should consult with us at an early stage as the confirmation of their eligibility status may take time.

Designated Requirements

Applicants must meet requirements 1), 2) and 3)

  1. 1)Those who have or will have a visa with which admission to the university would not be in violation of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  2. 2)Those who have taken the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students in either June or November 2017 and who meet other requirements designated by the college concerned. (See The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) Chartopen a pdf file)
  3. 3)Those who have taken the TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS as required by the college concerned and who meet the English requirements designated by the college concerned. (Seethe EJU Chart.open a pdf file)

  4. If applying for “Pre-arrival Admission”, applicants must meet the following two requirements as well as the designated requirements 1), 2) and 3) above.
    1. 1)Those who have taken the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students in either June or November 2017 outside Japan.
    2. 2)Those whose place of residence is outside Japan.
Notes:
  1. Non-Japanese students who have graduated from a Japanese high school, middle school, or other educational facility in Japan will be treated as general applicants, and are NOT eligible. However, applicants are allowed to apply if they meet basic qualification 2).
  2. Those applying for the College of Economics or Business Administration must choose one from Standard EP and GEEP at the time of application.
  3. Those applying for the College of Engineering Science must choose one Educational Program at the time of application.
  4. To obtain a college student visa, applicants must have a solid financial footing to maintain their student life.

Regarding the EJU, please contact the following address :

Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Komaba 4-5-29, Meguro-ku, Tokyo-to, 153-8503
TEL : 03-6407-7457
Web site: http://www.jasso.go.jp/eju/index_e.htmlopen a new window

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Application Procedure

Application Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents to the dean of the appropriate college.

  1. Prescribed application form of the college in Japanese.
  2. Copy of the applicant’s certificate of (expected) graduation (or completion) certificate from the high school attended.
  3. Academic transcript from the high school attended.
  4. Copy of the certificate of residence or copy of passport.
  5. EJU application slip (and score report).
  6. Certificate of English language proficiency (TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS)
  7. Two passport-size photos taken within the past three months (to be attached to the application form).
  8. Other documents required by the college concerned (such as the video presentation).

Application Period and submission process

Standard Admission

College Application Period How to Submit
Economics December 4-8, 2017 Apply in Person or Send by Post
Business Administration January 16-19, 2018 Apply in Person or Send by Post
Engineering Science January 15-19, 2018 Apply in Person or Send by Post
Urban Sciences November 16-22, 2017 Send by Post only

Pre-Arrival Admission

College Application Period How to Submit
Engineering Science September 4-21, 2017 Send by Post only
Urban Sciences November 16-22, 2017 Send by Post only
Notes:
  • To request the forms and documents, please refer to the university website.
  • As to "Apply in Person", theapplicant must bring the necessary documents by him/herself within the application period. As to “Send by Post”, the submitted documentsmust be received by the college during the application period.
  • The TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS score report must be submitted at the time of application. Please start the preparation well in advance as it will take time to be issued.
  • As for the EJU score report, either a June or November test score is acceptable.

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Selection Procedure

Standard Admission (For applicants wishing to enroll in April, 2018)

The selection of new students will be based on performance in a variety of individual achievement tests (this may include tests of academic ability, an interview and a short essay), performance on the EJU, and official transcripts from previous schools. Each college’s selection process is as follows:

College of Economics

National Center Test for University Admissions Not required
Individual Achievement Test Group interview (15-20 minutes)
(Two-stage screening)
Score of EJU and English test (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS) Heavily weighted
Test Date February25, 2018

Note:The College of Economics will interview those shortlisted in the first stage screening, which is based on the applicant’s EJU and TOEFL or TOEIC scores.

College of Business Administration

National Center Test for University Admissions Not required
Individual Achievement Test Short essay (2 hours) and interview(individual, 15-20 minutes)
Score of EJU and English test (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS) Heavily weighted
Test Date February26, 2018

College of Engineering Science

National Center Test for University Admissions Not required
Individual Achievement Test Mathematics (2.5 hours) and interview (individual, 15-20 minutes)
Score of EJU and English test (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS) Heavily weighted
Test Date February25-26, 2018

College of Urban Sciences

Urban and Social Collaboration

National Center Test for University Admissions Not required
Individual Achievement Test Interview (individual, 15-20 minutes)
Score of EJU and English test (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS) Heavily weighted
Test Date December 27, 2017

Architecture and Building Science / Civil Engineering / Risk Management and Environmental Science

National Center Test for University Admissions Not required
Individual Achievement Test Mathematics (2.5 hours) and interview (individual, 15-20 minutes)
Score of EJU and English test (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS) Heavily weighted
Test Date December 26-27, 2017

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Pre-arrival Admission

Applicants will be screened holistically, based on the application form, academic transcripts, scores of EJU, certificate of English language proficiency, video presentation (Japanese), and interview. The interview may become void if the identification of the applicant is deemed difficult due to the local Internet connection. The interview will take place via the Internet, using such services as Google Hangouts and Skype. Accordingly, the interviewees must be able to avail themselves of computer facilities with camera and microphone functions, as well as fast Internet connection. The interview will be conducted in Japanese and will be within 30 minutes.

Announcement of Results (For applicants wishing to enroll in April, 2018)

Standard Admission

College Announcement of Application Results
Economics First Selection : February 7, 2018
Second Selection : March 7, 2018
Business Administration March 7, 2018
Engineering Science March 7, 2018
Urban Sciences* January 19, 2018

Pre-Arrival Admission (For applicants wishing to enroll in April, 2017)

College Announcement of Application Results
Engineering Science October 31, 2017
Urban Sciences* January 19, 2018

References

Inquiries

College of Economics

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Student Affairs for Economics Section http://www.econ.ynu.ac.jp/english/ int.gakumuReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp

College of Business Administration

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Student Affairs for Business Administration Section http://www.cba.ynu.ac.jp/english/ int.gakumu2Replace the image with @ynu.ac.jp

College of Engineering Science

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Admissions Section http://www.es.ynu.ac.jp/english/ ses.nyushiReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp

College of Urban Sciences

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Student Affairs Section http://www.cus.ynu.ac.jp/ cus.jimuReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp


(Contact:International Admissions Office)


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