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International Affairs Office


Global education at YCU

The International Affairs Office warmly welcomes you to YCU's international community of more than 100 international students, and scholars representing over 100 countries. We invite you to utilize the office and this website as a resource for information and appropriate referral and wish you a productive and enjoyable stay here at YCU.
The International Affairs Office provides various forms of support in an effort to help with international students' transition to life in Japan and to improve their experience while studying in Yokohama.

We hold orientations before the start of each semester in which we provide details on registration, on the services available at YCU, and on life in general in Yokohama.
Health Management Center

Maintaining a healthy mind and body is essential to have a fulfilling student life. That is why we encourage students to take full advantage of the Student Health Center. There is always a nurse at the center who can administer first-aid treatment for open wounds or conduct general medical examinations and consultations.

Japanese Language Courses

YCU offers a wide range of Japanese language courses. For those with no Japanese language skills, learning the basics can be very useful for everyday life in Japan, while those who have a head start on the road to fluency will appreciate the intermediate and more advanced levels we also propose.

Career Development Program

YCU has received a 5-year-period grant for the “International Student Career Development Program” from the Japanese government in 2017. The main goal of the program is to provide career development support to international students in terms of Japanese language education, job-hunting support as well as internship placements.


Moving to Yokohama

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience, but this section is still under construction. The pages will be up and running as soon as possible.

International Activities at YCU

Throughout the year, many activities and programs are organized by student associations and professors in addition to the normal course of study. Participation by international students is encouraged.


Partner Institutions

YCU collaborates with universities and research centers around the world in developing academic and educational cooperative projects and to promote mutual understanding. This includes the exchange of students, training programs for faculty, researchers and administrative staff, joint research projects and symposia, and the transfer of academic information and materials.

Contact the International Affairs Office