University of the Ryukyus

country rank  51
world rank  1810

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University Overview

Founded in 1950, University of the Ryukyus is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Nishihara (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Okinawa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Nakagusuku, Ginowan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, University of the Ryukyus is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of the Ryukyus 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 68 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Japanese higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 琉球大学
Founded 1950

University Location

Address 1 Senbaru
Nishihara (population range: 10,000-49,999)
903-0213 Okinawa
T +81 (98) 895 8131
F +81 (98) 895 8102
Other locations Nakagusuku, Ginowan

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

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 Admission Rate 20-30%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of the Ryukyus's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019