Shinshu University

country rank  20
world rank  1109

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University Overview

Established in 1949, Shinshu University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Matsumoto (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Nagano. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Nishi-nagano, Wakasato, Ueda, Minami-Minowa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Shinshu University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Shinshu University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 71 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Japanese higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 信州大学
Founded 1949 Origins date back to 1873
Motto Rooted in the community, opening up the world

University Location

Address 3-1-1 Asahi
Matsumoto (population range: 50,000-249,999)
390-8621 Nagano
T +81 (263) 35 4600
F +81 (263) 34 6481
Other locations Nishi-nagano, Wakasato, Ueda, Minami-Minowa

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 10-20%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Shinshu University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020