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Young Leaders in Law (YLP)

Kyushu University

12 months
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The Young Leaders in Law (YLP) program at the Kyushu University was established in 2001 as a one-year Master’s program by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Currently, five different programs are offered in the fields of Government, Local Governance, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, and the Law. 


The Young Leaders in Law (YLP) program at the Kyushu University aims to contribute to the fostering of future national leaders in Asian and other countries. In addition, while deepening the participants’ understanding about Japan, it aims to form a network of national leaders who will play a key role in establishing friendly relations and improved policy planning among Asian countries, including Japan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Legal and Political Studies
  • Legal Research Methodology and Writing
  • Transnational Commercial Law and
  • Foreign Investment Law
  • Basics and Current Debates in Japanese Law
  • Introduction to EU Law
  • International Sports Law
  • IP and Private International Law
  • Int'l Civil Litigation
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Contemporary Issues in Intellectual
  • Property Laws
  • Japanese Case Law & Practice
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Japanese Constitutional & Administrative Law 
  • International Law in Todays World
  • Comparative Corporate Law
  • Law and Theory Colloquium


Participants for the YLP are selected from the sixteen countries listed below. They should be legal professionals, who are expected to play an active role as future national leaders in their respective countries.

Target Countries: P. R. China, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Mongolia, Singapore, India, South Africa, Turkey and Bhutan.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to the YLP in Law, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Nationals of a country that is participating in the YLP scheme (see Section 2).
  • Under 40 years of age at time of enrollment at Kyushu University.
  • An undergraduate degree in Law from an accredited university.
  • A good command of English. A TOEFL score of 550+ (paper-based), or 80+ (Internet-based) or equivalent is required for non-native English speakers.
  • At least 4 years of work experience in the applicant’s home country in a law office or in the legal section of a company or government department. This work experience must be full-time and after graduation from university.

Tuition Fee

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All fees will be paid for by the Japanese government.

Living costs for Fukuoka

111200 - 165260 JPY /month
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