Established in 1871, Nagoya University is a Comprehensive University with a rich history, with 9 Undergraduate and 14 Graduate Schools currently accepting students. It is highly accomplished as a Research University, as demonstrated by the fact that 6 of the 13 Japanese laureates to receive the Nobel Prize after entering the 21st century were affiliated with Nagoya University. Nagoya University is also making great efforts towards international exchange, and over 10% of Nagoya University's 16,000 students are international students from overseas. Many courses taught in English are being offered to encourage and increase the number of inbound international students. Systems are in place to support international students with their academics as well as daily living, including housing facilities for students who have never visited Japan before, appointing faculty members as International Student Advisors in each School and Graduate School, and a well-established counseling system.
Global 30 International Programs
Since 2011, Nagoya University's flagship departments started offering the "G30 International Programs" which are full-degree programs taught entirely in English.
Through a multi-disciplinary general education curriculum, these programs aim to cultivate ethical leaders who are able to develop innovative solutions through inquiry and analysis, with strong communication skills to be productive members of our global society.
Study Abroad Programs
Nagoya University offers a wide variety of programs designed to suit your needs, with various lengths of study, program types, and languages used for instruction.
Housing Facilities for International Students and Researchers
Nagoya University has over 500 rooms available for international students and researchers to stay in. Priority is given to those who have never visited Japan before so that they may all stay in the housing facilities for 6 months to a year. Rooms for married couples or families are also available. Tutors will live alongside you in the housing facilities and provide you with support for daily living.
Nagoya University currently provides video clips and some materials from actual lectures online. Please feel free to experience Nagoya University's lectures through the "Nagoya University Open Course Ware".
Based on Nagoya University's new international strategy, the "Global Multi-Campus (GMC) Initiative," the new International Affairs was established in April 2022 by reorganizing the Institute of International Education and Exchange with the goals of achieving new international development in the new normal era, making the leap to rank among the world's top research universities, and developing an administrative support system that meets the needs of the times.
Language Education Center
The Nagoya University Language Education Center was established on April 1, 2023 as an inter-departmental education and research center. The Language Education Center consists of two divisions: the Foreign Language Education Division and the Japanese Language
Education Division. The Language Education Center provides language education, namely foreign language education (English and introductory foreign language courses) mainly for first-year undergraduate students and Japanese language education mainly for international students, in cooperation with the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the International Affairs, the Graduate School of Humanities, and other related departments within the university. In addition, the Center works to strengthen students' foreign language skills and promote co-curricular activities by promoting the advancement of foreign language and Japanese language education from a university-wide perspective, as well as planning language education programs that contribute to the advancement of language education, including collaboration in language education within and outside of the university.
Links for Prospective International Students by Individual Departments
School/Graduate School of Letters "Admissions"
School/Graduate School of Education "Information for Prospective International Students"
School/Graduate School of Law "Directory"
School/Graduate School of Economics "International Exchange"
School of Informatics and Sciences/ Graduate School of Information Science "Information for Prospective Privately Financed research Students"
School/Graduate School of Science "Admission"
Graduate School of Medicine "Office of International Affairs"
School/Graduate School of Engineering "Prospective Students"
Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences "Admission Information"
Graduate School of International Development "Application Procedures"
Graduate School of Languages and Cultures "International Student Advising Office"
Graduate School of Environmental Studies "Prospective Students"
International Student Advisors in the International Education & Exchange Center and Individual Departments:
Nagoya University has appointed faculty members to accept questions and consultations from international students in the International Education & Exchange Center, and International Student Advisors in each Undergraduate and Graduate School's International Student Advising Offices.