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Nagoya University

Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan, and is the capital city of Aichi Prefecture. Its university has roots tracing back to 1871 and is one of the largest and highest ranked universities in Japan.
Find out more at Nagoya University's webpage
Nagoya University

Number of places available: 2 full year places (MLAC students only)


Term Dates: 

  • April to August and October to February

Nomination dates (by DU when a GO place has been awarded).

  • Autumn / Semester 1: 1 March
  • Spring / Semester 2: 15 October

Application dates (by the student once allocated a GO place)

  • Autumn / Semester 1: March 15
  • Spring / Semester 2: November 1

Programme Information

  • Students must have a GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Provided that students have the requisite academic background and language ability, there are no limitations for course selection

Study Load

Minimum 15 (30 ECTS) credits per semester, or 30 (60 ECTS) per academic year. For more information, please see Nagoya Factsheet 2023-2024.

Language Requirements

Students have the option to take classes in both English and Japanese, provided they meet the language requirements. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be asked to provide evidence of language ability.


Students have the option to live either in University accommodation or private accommodation. There are multiple dormitories students can be assigned to, some are purely International whilst others have a mix of Japanese and International students. All accommodation is self-catered.

Type of accommodation offered: 

  • Single rooms in student dormitories, located either on-campus or close to the university.

Fees of on-campus/off-campus housing:

  • Approximately 25,000-45,000 yen per month, including utilities.

Maximum beds offered to every partner school?

  • Currently, all successful applicants are housed.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Description of academic interests
  • Official transcript of academic records
  • Health certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • Statement of bank account balance or scholarship


Student Support

Nagoya provide information, advice and support for students which can be accessed from the links below

Nagoya Advising & Counselling (ACS) webpage Nagoya Student Support Services

Other Information

Japanese law stipulates that all university students based in Japan must enroll in the country's National Health Insurance (NHI) program, which costs around 2,000 yen (£13) per month.

Most information can be found in the International Student Handbook

Summer Opportunities

All opportunities offered over vacation times can be found on the Summer and Winter School webpage (internal link).


Discover more

Located in Chubu (Central Japan), Nagoya is on the main Shinkansen (Bullet Train) railway line that runs east-west along the Pacific Ocean. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima are all within easy reach but with the Meidai-Sai festival, student clubs and events, Nagoya itself has a lot to offer.

Discover more about campus life at Nagoya

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