Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in our Graduate Programs. The following is an overview of the graduate student selection process at Yokohama National University. Please note that the majority of the classes, seminars and examinations at YNU ,except the Graduate School of Engineering, are conducted in Japanese. There are, however, many faculty members who are fully proficient to lecture and provide academic supervision in English and other languages. For further details, please refer to the List of Professors for International Studentsjump to a diffrent category and Academic Research Staffopen a new window.. For those wishing to study solely in English, please review our All-English Programsjump to a diffrent category. For those wishing to apply for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships or other scholarships, please go to Scholarshipsopen a new window.. Please make sure to check the application guidelines of the appropriate graduate school for the latest information.

Degrees Conferred

Graduate School Degree Conferred
Education Master of Education
International Social Sciences Master of Arts in Economics
Master of Business Administration
Master of Law
Master of International and Business Law
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
Doctor of Law
Doctor of International and Business Law
Doctor of Philosophy
Engineering Master of Engineering
Master of Philosophy in Engineering
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
Environment and Information Sciences Master of Environment Science
Master of Engineering
Master of Information Science
Master of Technology Management
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Environment Science
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Information Science
Doctor of Technology Management
Doctor of Philosophy
Urban Innovation Master of Engineering
Master of Philosophy
Master of Philosophy in Infrastructure Management
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy

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Application Qualifications

For Master's Degree Programs

Non-Japanese citizens who meet one of the following requirements are eligible.

  1. Those who have graduated or are expected to graduate from a Japanese university before they wish to commence enrollment.
  2. Those who have finished 16 years of education in countries other than Japan or who are expected to finish before they wish to commence enrollment.
  3. Those who have been recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan as having achieved a level of education equivalent to that provided by a Japanese university (contact the appropriate graduate school for details.)
  4. Those who have been recognized by the graduate school concerned in an independent screening process as having equivalent or superior academic ability to university graduates, and are 22 years old or older before they wish to commence enrollment.

Some programs will accept a broader range of applicants. For further information, please contact the relevant graduate school office.

For Doctoral Degree Programs

Non-Japanese citizens who meet one of the following requirements are eligible.

  1. Those who have obtained a master’s degree from a Japanese graduate school or who are expected to receive a master’s degree before they wish to commence enrollment.
  2. Those who have a degree equivalent to a master’s degree from countries other than Japan or who are expected to receive such a degree before they wish to commence enrollment.
  3. Those who have been recognized in the Yokohama National University Graduate School’s independent screening process as having achieved a level of education equivalent or superior to that obtained by earning a master’s degree and who are 24 years old before they wish to commence enrollment.

Some programs will accept a broader range of applicants. For further information, please contact the relevant graduate school office.

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Application Procedure

Application Documents

The applicant must submit the following documents to the dean of the graduate school in which he or she wishes to study.

  1. Prescribed application form.
  2. Copy of the applicant's certificate of (expected) graduaition from the last school attended.
  3. Academic transcript from the last school attended.
  4. Description of the research plan the applicant wishes to pursue.
  5. Copy of the certificate of residence or copy of passport.
  6. Passport-size photos taken within the past three months (attached to the application form).
  7. Any other documents required by the graduate school concerned such as certificate of English language or Japanese language proficiency.

The majority of programs in the Graduate School of International Social Sciences require applicants to apply via the Web Application systemopen a new window.. Applicants may also need to submit supplemental materials by regular mail, depending on individual program requirements. Please refer to the application guidelines and materials available on the Web Application systemopen a new window. for details.

Application Period, Examination Dates and Announcement of Results

The application period, examination dates, and announcement of results are as below. Both written and/or oral examinations are conducted by most graduate schools. Some programs will screen applicants by thorough evaluation of application documents and by conducting online (Skype) interviews. To receive further information as well as application forms, please contact the appropriate graduate school and specify the course of study you are applying for.

For Master’s Degree Programs

Master's Course Admission Conducted in the 2016 Academic YearPDFファイルが開きます

For Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctoral Course Admission Conducted in the 2016 Academic YearPDFファイルが開きます

Note: In general, each graduate school will publish and upload the application form, guideline and other documents one month before the application period.

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References

Inquiries

Graduate School of Education

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Admissions Section http://www.edu.ynu.ac.jp/english/category06/ edu.nyushiReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp

Graduate School of International Social Sciences

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Student Affairs for Economics Section http://www.gsiss.ynu.ac.jp/english/ int.keizaiReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp
Student Affairs for Business Administration Section int.keieiReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp
Student Affairs for Law School(International and Business Law) int.houkaReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp
Graduate School Section
(All English Program)
int.gakumu-allReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp

Graduate School of Engineering

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Graduate School of Engineering Section http://gakufu.eng.ynu.ac.jp/english/ ses.daigakuin-engReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp

Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences Section http://www.eis.ynu.ac.jp/english/ kankyojohoReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp

Graduate School of Urban Innovation

Section in Charge Web E-mail
Graduate School of Urban Innovation Section http://www.urban.ynu.ac.jp/english/ urbanReplace the image with @ynu.ac.jp



(Contact:International Admissions Office)


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