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Shinshu University

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Established in 1949, the Shinshu University (Shinshu Daigaku) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Matsumoto (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Nagano. This institution also has branch campuses in Nishi-nagano, Wakasato, Ueda and Minami-Minowa. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Shinshu University is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution. Shinshu University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 75-year-old Japanese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this Japanese higher education organization an extremely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Shinshu University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Shinshu University's Control Typepublic


Shinshu University's Entity Typenon-profit


Shinshu University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Shinshu University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) 信州大学
Name (English) Shinshu Daigaku
Founded 1949 Origins date back to 1873
Motto Rooted in the community, opening up the world
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University Location

Address 3-1-1 Asahi
390-8621 Nagano
Shinshu University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Shinshu University Phone Number +81 (263) 35 4600
Shinshu University Fax Number +81 (263) 34 6481
Other locations Nishi-nagano, Wakasato, Ueda and Minami-Minowa

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Shinshu 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 Shinshu University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Shinshu 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 Shinshu University.

Shinshu University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Shinshu University's admission information.

Shinshu University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Shinshu University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Shinshu University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Shinshu University's acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.

Shinshu University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Shinshu University has more than 300 international students.

Shinshu University's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

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

Shinshu University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Shinshu University has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Shinshu University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Shinshu University's Control Type Control Type

Shinshu University is a public higher education institution.

Shinshu University's Entity Type Entity Type

Shinshu University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Shinshu University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Shinshu University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Shinshu University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Shinshu University's main facilities:

Shinshu University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Shinshu University's Library

Shinshu University's Housing University Housing

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

Shinshu University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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

University Services

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

Shinshu University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Shinshu University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Shinshu University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Shinshu University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Shinshu University's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Shinshu University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

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

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Shinshu University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Shinshu University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Shinshu University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Shinshu University's Facebook page Shinshu University's official Facebook page

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YouTube YouTube

Shinshu University's YouTube channel Shinshu University's official YouTube channel

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

Shinshu University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.


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