University of the Ryukyus

University of the Ryukyus

country rank: 47
world rank: 1820

University Overview

University of the Ryukyus, founded in 1950, is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the urban environment of Nishihara (population range of 10,000-49,999), Okinawa. There are additional branch campuses for this school in the following cities: Ginowan Nakagusuku University of the Ryukyus is a medium-sized (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution that is officially recognized by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. The University of the Ryukyus provides a variety of courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s degrees in a variety of fields. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 70-year-old Japanese university has a selective admission process based on entrance exams. The admittance rate ranges from 20 to 30%, making this Japanese higher education school extremely exclusive. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. Students at the University of the Ryukyus have access to a library, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

University Identity

Founded 1950

University Location

Address 1 Senbaru Nishihara 903-0213 Okinawa Japan
Tel +81 (98) 895 8131
Fax +81 (98) 895 8102
Other locations Nakagusuku, Ginowan

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 20-30%

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

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