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Yamanashi Gakuin University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1946 3,545

Yamanashi Gakuin was founded in 1946 in the city of Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture. It is an integrated academic institution with an affiliated kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, junior college, university, and graduate school. Together these boast a combined enrollment of about 6,100 students.

Yamanashi Gakuin University (YGU) offers the following fields of study:

・Contemporary Business
・Information Management
・Politics and Public Administration
・International Liberal Arts (iCLA)
・Health and Nutrition
・Graduate School of Social Science Research
・Graduate School of Law (Law School)

Approximately 3,500 students are pursuing their studies on the Yamanashi Gakuin campus, which has a clear view of Mount Fuji, the World Cultural Heritage site. Yamanashi Gakuin University has developed a variety of educational programs. It is a unique institution that offers an open environment and strong student support services to enable students to challenge themselves in accordance with their interests.

Various scholarship options
Student support services available
Location 2-4-5 Sakaori, Kofu-city, Yamanashi-ken 400-8575, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 3,474
No. of Graduate Students 71
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 134
No. of International Students 72
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country Various counties including: Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand, American Samoa, Fiji, Micronesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Norway, Finland, UK, Germany, Kenya, USA, Canada.
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 6 Countries through YGU, 30 Countries through iCLA (
Individual University Scholarships Various scholarships available: 1) Full Scholarship, 2) Half Scholarship, etc.
International Student Dormitories Various male and female single-room dormitories available. Some are reserved for international students while others have a mix of Japanese and international students,

(Note: iCLA students are required to live in iCLA's own dorm in their freshman year)
Japanese Language Education Services Japan Studies Program
Consultation Room 1) Student Counseling Center (for YGU students)
2) iCLA Student Couseling Center (for iCLA students)
International Student Associations YGU's Official Studnent Group: Obento Club (
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: Admissions Office (Nyushi Center)
Phone: +81-55-224-1234
Fax: +81-55-224-1380

As of August 31, 2018


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.