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Yamagata University

Yamagata is surely one of the greatest places in Japan to experience the beauty of four distinct seasons. Throughout the year, there are various fieldworks to join in the rich natural environment of Yamagata. Students enjoy their campus life each and every season: Seeing cherry blossoms and hiking in the fresh green of the mountains in spring, fishing and marine sports in the Sea of Japan in summer, beautiful foliage and delicious "Imoni-kai" (taro and beef stew party) in autumn, and skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports in winter.

Master's Programmes


Yamagata University has four campuses spread throughout Yamagata Prefecture. By networking and enhancing collaboration among these campuses, YU offers educational programs and research projects making full use of each region's characteristics.

  • Kojirakawa Campus (Yamagata City) – Literature and Social Sciences/Education, Art and Science/Science
  • Iida Campus (Yamagata City) – Medicine
  • Yonezawa Campus (Yonezawa City) – Engineering
  • Tsuruoka Campus (Tsuruoka City) - Agriculture

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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