University introduction: http://en.nagoya-u.ac.jp/about_nu/history_data/history/index.html
Website of University: http://en.nagoya-u.ac.jp/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://nupace.ecis.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/
Credit Load Minimum 15 (30 ECTS) credits per semester, or 30 (60 ECTS) per academic year
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1. NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS
Depends on provisions laid down in the SEM
Autumn/1st Semester March 15
Spring/2nd Semester November 1
1) Students MUST be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate degree programmes at overseas universities that have concluded an academic exchange agreement with Nagoya University. Refer to Partner Institutions. They should not be engaged in full-time employment.
2) Students MUST meet the application requirements of the “Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)” as provided by the Ministry of Education, Japan, and administered by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). Refer JASSO Scholarship.
3) Students MUST have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) or better on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
4) NUPACE requires exchange students to be proficient in either English OR Japanese. Unless they attend universities where English is the language of instruction, non-native English speakers who wish to participate in the NUPACE English-language curriculum should possess a TOEFL score of 550 <CBT = 213; iBT = 79>, an IELTS overall band score of 6.0, a TOEIC score of 780, or the equivalent. Students intending to take regular university courses instructed in Japanese must possess level one of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), or the equivalent. NUPACE will also consider applications from students having scored well in the Japanese language section of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). Please contact the NUPACE Office in advance if you have taken this examination.
5) Students Participating in the Programme on a Self-financed Basis, NUPACE requires all self-financed students to provide the Office with documentary proof that they are able to financially maintain themselves for the duration of their exchange in Japan. Prior to their arrival in Japan, self-financed students must send a bank statement (their own, or that of a close family member) to this Office, giving evidence that they possess funding as follows:
a) In the event of a one-semester exchange: The equivalent of 500,000 yen.
b) In the event of a one-year exchange: The equivalent of 1,000,000 yen.
NUPACE requires exchange students to be proficient in either English OR Japanese. Unless they attend universities where English is the language of instruction, non-native English speakers who wish to participate in the NUPACE English-language curriculum should possess at least an iBT TOEFL score of 79, IELTS overall band score of 6.0, TOEIC score of 780, CEFR level of B2, or CET-6 score of 480.
Students intending to take regular university courses instructed in Japanese must possess level one (N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), or the equivalent.
4. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
All NUPACE students are required to join the Japan National Health Insurance (JNHI) programme. For a monthly fee of approximately ï½¥1,700, JNHI policyholders are entitled to a 70% discount on most medical and dental fees incurred. We are aware that many incoming students are covered by private/home university insurance schemes. However, considering 1) that medical expenses in Japan are relatively high, 2) that Japanese medical facilities do not accept foreign insurance policies in lieu of payment and, 3) that students will, therefore, have to wait a minimum of two months to be reimbursed by their home insurance policies, NUPACE policy is to require Japan National Health Insurance subscription from all students.
All successful applicants are housed.
Single rooms in student dormitories, located either on-campus or close to the university.
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
Health and personal liability insurance: Approximately 2,000 yen per month.
Food Approximately 20,000-30,000 yen per month
Public Transport N/A
Fees of on-campus/off-campus housing :Approximately 20,000-35,000 yen per month, including utilities.
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
Foreign students intending to pursue studies in Japan must be in possession of a valid passport issued by their country of citizenship. Prior to embarking for Japan, they are also required to apply to the nearest Japanese diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) for a “college student visa”. In the case of NUPACE students, a “college student visa” is usually issued after the embassy/consulate obtains the applicant’s “Certificate of Eligibility for Status and Residence”.
Nagoya University applies for these “Certificates of Eligibility” on behalf of prospective NUPACE students. And then, once applications have been processed, sends the “Certificates” directly to the students or their home institutions. It is imperative that when applying for a “college student visa”, students take their “Certificate of Eligibility”, passport, and letter of admission to Nagoya University to the Japanese Embassy or Consulate. Students are also required to bring the “Certificate” with them when they enter Japan to submit to the airport authorities.
Qualified students will be nominated for the Student Exchange Support Program (JASSO) scholarship.