Ranking  684   22
Country Japan
City Yokohama
Bachelor (foreigners)5,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)5,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $850-1,599 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 20%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1882
Abbreviation YCU
Teachers 1,183
Students 4,833
Foreigners 1%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
• Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
World ranking684
Country ranking22
Quality of teaching21
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking684
QS World University Rankings653
Alternative title
Japanese 横浜市立大学
Location on map
Yokohama City University or 横浜市立大学 (YCU) - public higher education institution in Japan. YCU began its activity in 1882. In Yokohama the main building of the university is located.

University ranking. Yokohama City University has a high position in the academic rankings of Japan. Yokohama City University is one of the most famous and prestigious universities in the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The enrollment is based on the exam results. Yokohama City University is one of the most selective universities in the world, accepting 1 out of 5 students who submitted the aplication. Yokohama City University is among the universities that divides the academic schedule into semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 5,000 USD per year. YCU is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 5,000 USD per year of study. Before starting to plan your education at YCU read more information on the official website http://www.yokohama-cu.ac.jp.

The composition of the university. Yokohama City University is on the smaller side, it teaches about 4800 students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. Foreigners make about 1% of all students. To ensure that the quality of education stays high the university has an academic staff consisting of more than 1100 specialists.

Infrastructure of YCU. The university has a dedicated library. In addition the university has the developed sports infrastructure.

Yokohama City University - Official Description

Yokohama City University (YCU) was converted into a public university corporation on April 1, 2005, and I was selected to serve as the first Chairman of the incorporated entity that will manage this long-established institution. The Chairman of Yokohama City University is responsible for the institution's corporate management, while the president is responsible for its education and research. The City of Yokohama, as the founding organization, issued several "interim goals" for the corporation's management that must be met over the six-year period from FY2005 to FY2010. The interim goals of becoming a "university of practical international learning" and a "significant university for the city" have been established as the fundamental goals of the university.

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