Yamagata University


Which programmes can I study at Yamagata University?

Japanese & Intercultural Communication BA (Hons) (2nd year of 3 year degree) 
Japanese & TESOL BA (Hons) (2nd year of 3 year degree) 
Japanese, English Language & Linguistics BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)
Japanese, Intercultural & Contemporary Communication BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)
Japanese, TESOL & Linguistics BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)

Academic Information

Number of credits required: 12-16 Japanese credits per semester; 24-32 Japanese credits per year.

Please see the courses available to exchange students at Yamagata University.


Academic Calendar

Semester 1 Early October until Late March (approximate dates)

Semester 2 Early April until Late September (approximate dates)

More detailed term dates


Accommodation Abroad 2019-20

Please arrange accommodation directly with Yamagata University following acceptance.

Rooms can range from 10,000 JPY to 27,000 JPY

For more information visit Yamagata University website.


Accommodation in York (Semester exchange)

York St John University accommodation is guaranteed for the semester you are not abroad.


Please ensure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than six months after you intend to return. You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. So if you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.



You are required to enrol in the Japanese National Insurance System which costs approximately ¥1000 a month.


More Information

Yamagata University website

Fact Sheet 2018/19 Yamagata

Study abroad ambassadors:

Alexander Richardson, alexander.richards1@yorksj.ac.uk 

John Coates, john.coates@yorksj.ac.uk  

Farhad Mustafa, farhad.mustafa@yorksj.ac.uk 

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