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Yamanashi Gakuin University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1946

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) has 5 undergraduate academic faculties:

Taught in Japanese
・Business Administration
・Health and Nutrition
・Sport Science

Taught in English
・International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA)

YGU also offers postgraduate studies in the Graduate School of Social Science

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 is a unique institution with a global outlook and multicultural community of students. YGU offers an open environment and strong student support services to enable students to challenge themselves in accordance with their interests and pursure their future career goals

Various scholarship options
Student support services available
Location 2-4-5 Sakaori, Kofu-city, Yamanashi-ken 400-8575, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students
No. of Graduate Students
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members
No. of International Students
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 30+ through iCLA (
Individual University Scholarships The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) offers merit-based full and partial tuition-waiver scholarships to a select number of students each year. Yamanashi Gakuin University financial aid may be combined with outside funding sources.
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
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: Admissions Office (Nyushi Center)
Phone: +81-55-224-1234

As of July 2, 2021


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