YOKOHAMA Creative-City Studies





The following is the overview of the admission process for the YCCS Program. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for 2020 for details.


Applicants must meet the Basic Conditions and satisfy Application Conditions. Please see “II. Eligibility for Application” of the Application Guidelines for 2020.

How to Apply

Please fill out the form and upload the necessary documents during the application period (1 December 2019 – 31 January 2020). Application Identification Number will be issued by email when the application is received by the Admissions Office.

Although applicants are not required to submit the original documents at the time of application, the successful applicants who wish to enroll in the YCCS Program must submit the originals (or certified true copies issued by public institutions such as the applicants’ high school or embassy) during the designated enrollment period.


Application Materials

Application Fee

5,000 yen

Payments can be made by credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, MUFG, DC, UFJ, NICOS) and UnionPay from outside Japan from here. Those who live in Japan can also pay at the following convenience stores: Seven-Eleven, Lawson, Ministop, FamilyMart, Circle K and Sunkus. Transfer payments from ATMs are not accepted.

Application / Enrollment Schedule for 2020 Enrollment

Enrollment Schedule Date
Application Period Submit the application materials to the Admissions Office during this period. 1 December 2019 – 31 January 2020
Interview / additional assignments Those who are invited to an interview or given additional assignments will be notified by email before 7 February 2020. Mid-February 2020
Notification of Successful Applicants Admissions decisions are announced around 1 p.m. by positing the Application Identification Number of successful applicants on this website. Instructions about enrollment procedures are emailed to successful applicants shortly after the announcement. 26 March 2020
Submission of Enrollment Documents and Payment of Enrollment Fee Successful applicants must complete the enrollment procedure before the prescribed deadline. Those who are willing to decline the offer are requested to inform the Admissions Office as soon as possible. By early May 2020
Issuance of Admission Permission A pdf copy of the document is emailed. The original document is sent together with the Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) in August. Early June 2020
Dispatch of Admission Permission and Visa Document The original document is sent as soon as the Admissions Office receives the CoE issued by the Japanese Immigration Bureau. Mid-August 2020
Arrival in Japan and Moving into the Dormitory (Minesawa) The YCCS Program gives necessary assistance for the students to get to the dormitory safely. 29 September 2020 (tentative)
YOKOHAMA Creative-City Studies Program
Yokohama National University