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This program is not accepting applications for Spring 2021.
Nagoya University was founded in 1871, chartered in 1939 and was the last Imperial University in Japan, and one of the National Seven Universities. NU currently has over 16,000 students enrolled throughout its 9 undergraduate schools and 14 graduate schools. The institution is one of the top research universities in Japan, especially with regard to physics, chemistry, and biology and biochemistry. In addition to Japanese language and culture courses, the university offers a comprehensive STEM curriculum caught in English.
NU is located in Nagoya, the capital of the Chubu region and in the geographical heart of Japan. The third largest city in Japan with a population of 2.3 million people, it offers all the conveniences of a major urban center. Easily accessible to and from other areas in Japan, it is approximately three hours to Tokyo and just over an hour to Kyoto via Shinkansen high speed rail. The NU campus has its own metro stop and just an easy 10 minutes from central Nagoya.
The Nagoya University Program for Academic Exchange (NUPACE) offers a comprehensive curriculum consisting of Japanese language instruction, area/cultural studies, and over 1,000 major courses taught in English. Additionally, the global G30 program offers six undergraduate and eight graduate degree programs taught entirely in English, and regularly enroll international degree-seeking students. The undergraduate programs include: Automotive Engineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Fundamental and Applied Physics, Social Sciences, and Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies. For our exchange students, they would be able to select courses from the NUPACE and G30 curricula. For those with sufficient demonstrated proficiency in Japanese, students also have access to major courses taught in Japanese. Additionally, students who participate in a year-long exchange program can opt to take advantage of the Guided Independent Study (GIS) system in their second semester, after consulting and obtaining permission from their academic advisors. The GIS permits students to undertake independent research in their major field of study with the cooperation of a research supervisor.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
- You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
- You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
- These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Nagoya University has several dormitory facilities for international and exchange students. There are three dormitories used exclusively by international students and contain 244 rooms for single students. NU also operates a mixed Japanese/international student dormitory that houses 60 international students. These facilities are either on-campus or within a ten-minute walk from Nagoya’s Higashiyama campus.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
Follow these steps to apply for this program:
- Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
- The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
- Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access