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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
  • Please follow the application instructions in the brochure below.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:


The 2018 summer program at Nagoya University will provide students with a rare opportunity to connect with and play a role in automobile technology. The program offers academic credits towards students' engineering degrees, and beyond the core curriculum, students may further supplement their practical know-how with enrichment as they are exposed to the authentic environment of the automobile factory and research center. A Japanese language course is also included. Students do not have to have any prior background in Japanese.

Program Highlights

  • Each lecture invites you to learn in a new context, gaining perspectives that shape the way you engage with the automobile world.
  • Each lecture is as demanding as it is rewarding, resulting from the commitment of Nagoya University faculty and, in most cases, collaboration with industrial researchers from Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi and others.
  • Unlike many study opportunities abroad, the NUSIP program is led exclusively by faculty, ensuring the same quality education that students encounter on their own campus.


Nagoya, Japan

Academic Programs in English

The Automotive Engineering course will be taught in English


  • Applicants MUST be currently enrolled at Southern Illinois University in either Automotive Technology or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Applicants MUST be of senior undergraduate or graduate status during the NUSIP period (including junior undergraduates who are completing their junior year).
  • Applicants MUST enclose a resume and brief statement of purpose with the program application materials. Application may be downloaded. NUSIP Application Form
  • Applicants who are non-native speakers of English should possess a TOEFL score of 550 <CBT =213; iBT=79>, TOEIC score of 730, an IELTS overall band score of 5.5, or the equivalent, and should attach a copy of the official score record to the application. Those studying full time at a university where the medium of instruction is the English language are exempt from this requirement.
  • SIU minimum 2.75 GPA
  • The SIU Automotive Technology department will have the final selection for nominations to Nagoya.

Number of Participants

There will be a maximum of two selected participants from SIU. The program will consist of 30 overseas students and 10 Nagoya University students.


University dormitory (single room)
Lunch and dinner are available at the campus cafeteria at a reasonable price.


Students are responsible for their transportation to and from Nagoya, Japan and local transportation. Transportation for cultural excursions is included.

Program Charge - What is included

US $2,180 for SIU students. The fee covers your Nagoya University instruction, SIU study abroad health insurance, SIU application and administration, accommodation in Nagoya, Japanese language course, orientation, cultural excursions and factory visits organized by Nagoya University, and social activities.

Other Costs - What is not included

The program fee does not include meals, round trip airfare, SIU tuition for one credit, passport or personal spending, and miscellaneous goods.

Bills for electricity and water are included in the fee. However, if the bills exceed a certain amount, you will have to pay the difference.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applies, and applicants should also consider applying for the Salukis Abroad Scholarship for the summer.

Additional Information

Those who need a visa to enter Japan are responsible for getting a temporary visitor (tourist) visa.

Useful Links:


The first step is to create an SIU advising application by clicking on the Apply Now button near the top of the page. Nagoya has instituted a n new on-line application process. We will update this as more information becomes available. In the meantime, the following elements were required for the previous paper application and we anticipate that the on-line application will have similar requirements:
  • NUSIP Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Health Certificate
  • Homestay application Form
  • (Non-native English Speaker) Supporting Documents of English Proficiency (i.e, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or the equivalent)
  • Three identical photographs (3.0 cm x 4.0 cm), signed on the reverse side, one of which should be attached to the 'NUSIP Application Form'.
  • A copy of the passport page which shows the applicant's name, date of birth and nationality. (Applicants who do not posses a passport at the time of application must send a copy by facsimile or e-mail as soon as they obtain one.)
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Application Deadline

The SIU campus deadline is February 7.

The results of document screening, conducted by Nagoya University, will be made available to applicants by the end of March.

Contact Information

Study Abroad Programs
Woody Hall D
425 Clocktower Drive


Please follow the application instructions in the brochure below.

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