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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 is launching a new graduate program (both M.A. and Ph.D.) in economics taught entirely in English in Fall 2013. 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.

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 (including those studying for a master’s degree on the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program). The IGSI thus functions as a foreign-student teaching arm of YNU Graduate School of Urban Innovation.

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Special Programs

Special Graduate Study Program of International Development Engineering taught in EnglishIt open a new window.

The special course of Planning and Building Science was originally established in 1989 and reorganized in 2007 as the Special Program of International Development Engineering. In addition to Planning and Building Science, the current program incorporates other areas of study centered on Environmental Studies essential for International Development Engineering. The program accepts international students with high academic ability as full-time students. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a Master’s Degree or Ph.D.

Master's Program in Infrastructure Management (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.

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.

Indonesian Government Scholarship Students (IGS)

This program was established in 1999 under an agreement with the Ministry of Finance of the Indonesian government. The program is for students in the employ of the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, who are of a certain academic standard and recommended for the program by the Indonesian Government. The curriculum is the same as for the Master’s Program of Public Policies and Taxation. Although the program was temporarily discontinued following the graduation of students in March 2005 due to the reorganization of a yen loan, which is the seeding fund for the program, it recommenced in 2008.

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.

YNU/JDS Law and Public Policy (LPP) ProgramIt open a new window.

This program was originally established in 2001 as the Development of Law Support Course with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. In 2006 it was further developed as the Law and Public Policy Program. This program is for international students from transitional economy countries. It aims to foster students who can work towards the development of law and public policies in their home countries after they graduate.


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