You can enroll as a graduate student in one of the following ways.
Since October2011, Nagoya University has been offering international programs as part of the Global 30 project. These are educational programs in which international students and Japanese returnees can obtain degrees by only taking classes held in English.
G30 International Programs (Graduate Students)
I. International Graduate Government Scholarship Students (MEXT)
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) established its scholarship program in 1954 and has been providing support to international students studying in Japan ever since.
To apply for a MEXT scholarship to be used for admission to a Japanese university, you will need to obtain a letter of recommendation from your embassy or a university.
You cannot apply for both at the same time.
You will typically enter Japan as a research student and advance into a higher degree program after conducting some initial research.
The university will not collect an admissions application fee or tuition from scholarship students.
If you meet certain conditions, the government will pay for your round-trip airfare.
(1) Embassy Recommendation
|Inquiries||Your country's embassy (or consulate-general) in Japan|
|Arrival Date||April or October|
(2) University Recommendation
|Inquiries||School or graduate school|
Typically, Nagoya University will recommend students coming from universities that have academic exchange agreements with Nagoya University or that have sent students in the past to MEXT.
|Application Period||Around December|
For details, please see the MEXT website.
II. Foreign Government Scholarship Students
Some foreign governments pay to send students to Japan for of the purpose of developing personnel, and request cooperation from the government of Japan to place them. Seeking to actively promote international cooperation, the government of Japan works to accommodate requests from these governments.
Nagoya University currently accepts foreign government scholarship students from countries such as Malaysia and South Korea.
III. Privately-Financed International Students
Nagoya University admits international students into 14 graduate schools. Admissions information differs for each graduate school, so please see their respective websites for details.