Yamaguchi University

country rank  40
world rank  1324

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University Overview

Founded in 1949, Yamaguchi University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the small city of Yamaguchi (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Ube. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Yamaguchi University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution. Yamaguchi University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 73 years old Japanese 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. Yamaguchi University 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.

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University Identity

Name 山口大学
Founded 1949 Origins date back to 1894
Motto Place of Wisdom Discover it, Nourish it and Realize it
Colours Green

University Location

Address 1677-1 Yoshida
753-8511 Yamaguchi
Tel +81 (83) 933 5027
Fax +81 (83) 933 5029
Other locations Ube

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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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 20-30%
Admission Office 1677-1 Yoshida
Yamaguchi 753-8511
(83) 933-5153

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Yamaguchi University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Japan Association of National Universities

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Site last updated: Thursday, 11 August 2022