Bachelor in YOKOHAMA Creative-City Studies (YCCS)


Program Description

YOKOHAMA Creative-City Studies (YCCS) Program
Bachelor’s Degree Program (Taught in English)

New B.A. program taught in English starting in October 2013

Program Outline

Yokohama National University (YNU) seeks adventurous, world-class students for the pioneering first cohort of its Yokohama Creative-City Studies (YCCS) Program. The YCCS program will offer innovative interdisciplinary urban studies to train young leaders and global professionals. The classes will be taught in English, but students will also learn the Japanese language intensively during their studies.

Students will be able to study the following three (3) majors:

Urban Cultural Creation

The program seeks future leaders with a multicultural outlook and rich artistic sensibility who will master areas of literature, film, sound and a variety of media to create cutting-edge contemporary art, media art, pop culture, and create the cities we will live in now and in the future.

Urban Social Management

The program seeks future leaders with flexibility and an appreciation of other cultures, as well as an understanding of the historical legacy, who seek a systematic understanding of our global contemporary society and who aspire to solve diverse urban issues of economic activity and management, and multi-culturalism.

Urban Creative Technologies

The program seeks future leaders who will strive for a comprehensive understanding of the urbanization issues, and how our natural and living environments are changing, and who aspire to apply high level information and computer technology skills to the planning of livable and sustainable cities, and creating solutions to obstacles through design, such as an urban infrastructure that minimizes the effects of natural disasters.

Eligibility for Application

The applicants must be of a nationality other than Japanese. In addition, the applicants must meet either Basic Conditions (1) or (2) and must satisfy both Application Conditions (1) and (2).

II-1 (Basic Conditions)

(1) Must have completed a 12-year curriculum in an education institution abroad, be expected to complete such a curriculum before 30 September 2014, or have completed an equivalent education program designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology; or

(2) Must be at least 18 years old on 30 September 2014 and must

a) have acquired the International Baccalaureate qualification awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization, or

b) have an Abitur recognized by the Federal Republic of Germany;

c) have a Baccalauréat recognized by the Republic of France, or plans to obtain one of the aforementioned qualifications by 30 September 2014.

II-2 (Application Conditions)

The applicants must also be:

(1) eligible to stay in Japan under Japan’s Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, in a category permitting them to pursue higher education in Japan when they commence their study under this program; and

(2) able to produce one of the following official documents to demonstrate their proficiency in English.

a) TOEFL ibt Score 80 (CBT 213 / PBT 550) or above;

b) IELTS Overall Band Score 6.0 or above;

c) International Baccalaureate (English A: Standard or High Level);

d) Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Grade C or above;

e) Public English Test System Grade 5 (People’s Republic of China); or

f) a document demonstrating that the applicant continuously enrolled in English elementary, middle and higher education courses for a period of either six years, or four years if including
the final grade year.

g) a document demonstrating that the applicant’s command of English is equivalent to or above the standards indicated above in items a) through f). (Please consult for details before submitting an application.)

Even if the applicant is not a Japanese national, he or she is not eligible for the application if he or she has graduated or expected to graduate from a senior high school, middle school or other educational institutions in Japan with accreditations based on the Japanese educational curriculum.

Last updated Feb 2018

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YNU Trains Youths to Act on a Global Stage, Contribute to Society and Be Practical. Yokohama National University is in its 137th year since its beginning – foundation of the Teacher Training Center – and is in its 62nd year since becoming a national university based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. During this period, while going through natural disasters and changing times, YNU has remained in the lead in churning out individuals equipped with practical knowledge and skills to be successful in society. In research, YNU has published numerous findings that are recognized globally, beyond the Japanese cultural and industrial boundaries. Many students have devoted themselves to study at YNU, their eyes set on the future, harboring lofty ambitions. The faculty and staff, too, have squarely stood up to society’s big expectations and trust understood the responsibilities of a National University and fulfilled those responsibilities. National Universities have traditionally upheld for themselves a mission of contributing to society, as institutions of higher learning, by creating new values that reflect the times. We take great pride that this mission has taken deep root at YNU as part of our school culture and ideal. Today, culture, science, and economy operate on a global scale while the environment is undergoing a sea change. In knowledge-based society of the 21st century, YNU will forge ahead with “transmitting knowledge” by producing practical individuals who can be successful on a global stage, and “furthering knowledge” through cutting-edge and global research projects, both of which carried out under the banner of being an “international focal point of practical scholarship.” As part of these efforts, two new academic organizations were added in 2011: the School of Engineering Science and the Graduate School of Urban Innovation. YNU’s commitment to the prosperity of humanity and society will continue, through bold, cooperative initiatives with local communities and expanded activities overseas. Yokohama National University upholds the four pillars of being Active, Innovative, Open and Global as fundamental university values and is committed to working harder and making further strides in research carrying out its vow to be a university that acts globally and contributes to society. Read less