Semester Exchange - Yokohama National University

Semester Exchange - Yokohama National University

The university sprawls over a large, leafy campus in the heart of Yokohama city. Yokohama itself is a vibrant, bustling metropolis. Described as Japan’s "gateway to the world" it was among the first ports in Japan to open itself to international trade and as a result Yokohama has an international, cosmopolitan feel. In 1949 it became a Japanese National University after incorporating two local institutions as well as the Yokohama College of Economics and the Yokohama Institute of Technology.

Yokohama National University has, since then, incorporated several other institutions and is now home to five graduate schools and four undergraduate faculties. It encourages students and members of staff to uphold what it calls its four fundamental principles: “Be Active,” “Be Innovative,” “Be Open” and “Be Global.” International programmes are taught in English at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and offer international students the chance to study and experience life in a vibrant Japanese city. Yokohama National University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees within Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration and School of Engineering and Science.



Type of Program


Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First Semester: October - February
Second Semester: April - August

Language of Instruction

Japanese, English

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Course Catalogue
For English-taught units, click here.


YNU Housing

Exchange Student Website

YNU Exchange Website

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (varies each program),
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad,
  • Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their journey beyond their overseas program. Students will be covered throughout the duration of their exchange  program dates. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Yokohama National University is one of leading national universities in Japan

Area of study
Business; Engineering and IT; Law, security and intelligence

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Engineering, Law, Business, Exchange, Yokohama, Japan

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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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