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Yamanashi Gakuin University

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Established in 1962, the Yamanashi Gakuin University (Yamanashi Gakuin Daigaku) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Kofu (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Yamanashi. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Yamanashi Gakuin University (YGU) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution. Yamanashi Gakuin University (YGU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 62-year-old Japanese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. YGU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Yamanashi Gakuin University's Control Typeprivate


Yamanashi Gakuin University's Entity Typenon-profit


Yamanashi Gakuin University' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Yamanashi Gakuin University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) 山梨学院大学
Name (English) Yamanashi Gakuin Daigaku
Acronym YGU
Founded 1962 Origins date back to 1946
Colours Blue and red
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University Location

Address 2-4-5 Sakaori
400-8575 Yamanashi
Yamanashi Gakuin University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Yamanashi Gakuin University Phone Number +81 (55) 233 1111
Yamanashi Gakuin University Fax Number +81

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Yamanashi Gakuin University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Yamanashi Gakuin University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Yamanashi Gakuin University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Yamanashi Gakuin University.

Yamanashi Gakuin University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Yamanashi Gakuin University's admission information.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Yamanashi Gakuin University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Yamanashi Gakuin University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Yamanashi Gakuin University, specifically the International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA), has the following international students information:

  • Around 70% of students at iCLA are International Students
  • International students come from over 50 different countries

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Yamanashi Gakuin University.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Yamanashi Gakuin University has an enrollment range of 4,000-4,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

Not reported

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Control Type Control Type

Yamanashi Gakuin University is a private higher education institution.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Entity Type Entity Type

Yamanashi Gakuin University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Yamanashi Gakuin University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Yamanashi Gakuin University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Yamanashi Gakuin University's Library

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University provides on-campus dormitories for both male and female students. These dorms offer single room accommodations, ensuring privacy for students. It is mandatory for all first-year students to live in the dormitories.

Additionally, there is a cafeteria located on the premises of the university, which serves three meals a day on weekdays during the semester. This dining facility ensures that students have access to convenient and nutritious meals without having to leave the campus.

Living in the on-campus dormitories and having access to a cafeteria helps create a supportive and inclusive community for students at iCLA. It provides them with a conducive environment for learning and a convenient living arrangement during their academic journey.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Yamanashi Gakuin University provides a vibrant and diverse sports culture with a wide range of activities for its students. The university offers more than 90 clubs and societies, giving students ample opportunities to engage in various sporting pursuits. Over 60 YGU students and alumni have proudly represented Japan at the Olympic Games, reflecting the university's commitment to athletic excellence.

At YGU, students can participate in an array of sporting activities that cater to different interests and skill levels. Some of the available options include:

  • Traditional Japanese Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Speed skating
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

This wide selection ensures that students can find a sport that resonates with their passions and allows them to pursue their athletic aspirations. Through these sporting activities, Yamanashi Gakuin University fosters a vibrant sports community, encouraging students to develop physical fitness, teamwork, and a competitive spirit. Whether as participants or spectators, students can immerse themselves in a rich sporting culture that promotes growth, achievement, and a sense of camaraderie.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Yamanashi Gakuin University's main services:

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

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.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) has established partnerships with over 70 universities worldwide. This extensive network of partner universities offers iCLA students a range of options for studying abroad during their third year of study. Students have the flexibility to choose between a semester or a full year abroad, depending on their preferences and academic goals.

One of the benefits of the study abroad program at iCLA is the ability to transfer credits earned during the exchange back to their degree at iCLA. This ensures that the academic progress made during the study abroad period is recognized and contributes towards the completion of the student's degree requirements.

Additionally, the study abroad program operates on a mutual tuition fee waiver basis. This means that students continue to pay iCLA's regular low tuition fees during their year abroad, avoiding any additional financial burden. This allows students to pursue international experiences without significant financial constraints, making studying abroad more accessible and affordable.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Yamanashi Gakuin University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Yamanashi Gakuin University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Yamanashi Gakuin University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation (JIHEE)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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