Nagoya University maintains a free and vibrant academic culture with the mission of contributing to the well-being and happiness of humankind through research and education in all aspects of human beings, society, and nature. In particular, it aspires to foster the harmonious development of human nature and science, and to conduct highly advanced research and education that overlook the broad sweep of humanities, social and natural sciences. Towards this goal, Nagoya University endeavours to implement a variety of measures based on the fundamental objectives and policies outlined below, and to unremittingly carry out its responsibilities as a pivotal university.
The Nagoya University Program for Academic Exchange (NUPACE), is a short-term student exchange program, through which international students enrolled at Nagoya University’s partner institutions are given the opportunity to study in Japan for four to twelve months. The program aims to forge friendships that extend beyond borders, internationalise through education, and motivate overseas students to pursue more extensive studies with regard to Japan. The NUPACE academic year runs from late September to August of the following year, and students are offered a choice of two admission periods: late September or early April.
NUPACE offers a unique and flexible curriculum consisting of Japanese language instruction and a wide range of courses in the student’s major field of study. In principle, the medium of instruction is English. Provided that students meet the minimum requirement of fifteen credits per semester, they are free to design their own curriculum, balancing their interest in Japanese language with their desire to pursue their ‘major’ or independent research. Guided research is also available as a study option. Furthermore, students who are proficient in Japanese are eligible to register for any course offered to degree-seeking students at Nagoya University.
Nagoya, Chubu Prefecture, Japan
Japanese Language Program
Select Courses offered in English (See current brochure for the latest offerings):
- International Education & Exchange Centre
- Agricultural Sciences
- Environmental Studies
- International Development
- Guided Independent Study
- Nagoya University Global 30 International Programs
NUPACE Program Syllabi: http://nupace.iee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/academic/syllabus.html
G30 International Programs: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/
Level of Study: Graduate & Undergraduate
Number of Credits: 15 credits per semester
Number of Participants
One to five per year
Campus residence halls or nearby apartments: NUPACE will apply for accommodation on your behalf once accepted.
SIU tuition for 15 credits at your individual rate. Registration will be adjusted based on your actual enrollment at Nagoya.
SIU Study Abroad Application: $50 at time of application
SIU Program Charge $150 per semester (you do not pay regular SIU campus fees)
SIU Study Abroad Health Insurance (Depends on length of stay)
Round trip Airfare
Passport and visa fee
Estimated Expenses in Nagoya (2017-18) in Japanese Yen (¥):
Rent/Utilities: ¥25,000 – ¥40,000 per month
Food: ¥30,000 per month
Personal Expenses: ¥30,000 per Month
Japan National Health Insurance (¥1,700 per month)
Nagoya University Cooperative Personal Liability Insurance (¥1,500 per year)
Normal financial aid applies. There are also national scholarships such as the Bridging Scholarship offered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.
Student Exchange Support Program (JASSO Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan) -
April 1 - September 30 1st Semester
October 1 - March 31 2nd Semester
April 5 Entrance Ceremony
April 9 International Student Orientation: Spring 2012
May 1 University Anniversary
July 25 - August 7 Examination Period
August 8 - September 30 Summer Vacation
September 26 International Student Orientation: Autumn 2012
October 5 Fall Entrance Ceremony
December 28 - January 7 Winter Vacation
January 28 - February 8 Examination Period
March 25 Graduation Ceremony
Nagoya University Website: http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/
Nagoya Information Navi: http://www.ncvb.or.jp/en/contents/sightseeing/view
Global 30 International Programs: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/Program/undergraduate/
November 1 for early April enrollment
March 15 for late-September admission
Application (Submit to SIU Study Abroad Programs)
NUPACE Application Form
Study Plan/Description of Academic Interests (typed on a separate sheet of A4-sized paper. Refer to Q.13 of ‘NUPACE Application Form’.)
Official Transcript of Academic Records (to be issued in English by the Institution presently being attended) NB. Graduate students should submit academic records for both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Confidential Reference Form (to be written by a faculty member in an academic field related to the applicant’s ‘major’) 2 reference letters
Language Proficiency Form and & Supporting Documents (i.e, TOFEL, IELTS, TOEIC and/or Japanese Language Proficiency Test <JLPT Level 1 score sheets)
Certificate of Enrollment of the Applicant for Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)
Official Certificate of Enrollment as a Student (to be issued in English by the institution presently being attended)
Personal Data Sheet
Copy of the information page of the student’s passport, where available
Four Identical Photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm), signed on the reverse side, one of which should be attached to the ‘NUPACE Application Form’.
Statement of Bank Account Balance (This requirement applies to those students who wish to participate in NUPACE even if their applications for JASSO scholarship in unsuccessful <see Q. 12 of ‘NUPACE Application Form’>. Students applying for a one-year exchange need to verify that they have JPY1,000,000. The bank account may be held in the name of the applicant, or a close family member.)
Application Procedures: http://nupace.ecis.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/apply/procedures.html
Application Forms: http://nupace.ecis.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/pdf/application_2012-13.pdf
Contact the SIU Study Abroad Programs office for further information.
Education Center for International Students
Tel: +81 52 789 5457/5406/5405
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