Japanese Universities: Studying in Nagoya : Nagoya, the lesser known area of Japan that is a haven for both locals and foreigners alike.

Nagoya (名古屋): The lesser known giant

Nagoya is the capital of Aichi prefecture and is considered to be one of Japan’s major ports. Being quite close to Osaka and Kyoto, Nagoya is a lesser known tourist destination in Japan. Even though this is the case, Nagoya has a multitude of beautiful international praise deserving places. Some of the most popular are Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical gardens, Nagoya Castle, The port of Nagoya, Meiji Village and the Atsuta Shrine. Tourists usually go for popular places and usually miss out on the beauty (and food!) of Nagoya. 

Unbeknownst to most tourists, Nagoya is actually the third biggest city in Japan after Tokyo and Osaka. Its located smack in the middle of Japan and is considered to be a well developed hub for transport, production,the automotive industry, ceramics, electronics, and is also known for how living here is very low cost compared to Tokyo. This in turn has attracted many foreign nationals to reside here long term due to its employment opportunities and low cost of living. 

Vocational Schools in Nagoya

Nagoya University 

 Founded in 1871 as a temporary hospital and medical school, it was finally recognized as a formal University in 1939. It has grown to be one of the Top Universities in the world and has been known for it’s free and vibrant school culture. Their school aims to help create a better society by educating their students to be smart, innovative, curious and brave. They boast a 95% rate of students receiving job offers prior to graduation and has since been home to more than 2000 international students.

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (undergraduate)535,800 Yen per year (as of 2011)
Degree-Seeking Student (graduate)535,800 Yen per year (as of 2011)
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
English-taught Course AvailabilityYes (Open this link for online catalog)
Language RequirementsFluent English for English-taught courses/ N2 Japanese or higher for Japanese-taught courses
Other requirementsHigh School Degree or equivalentFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationality
Websitehttp://ieec.iee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/index.shtml

Nagoya City University 

 It was originally divided into two universities mainly Nagoya City Women’s Medical College and Nagoya Pharmaceutical College and was eventually merged in 1950. Currently, Nagoya City University is ranked as one of the top public universities in Japan and is considered as the center of medical and pharmaceutical activity in the city of Nagoya. They have slowly been opening their doors to many international students and has 129 international students as of May 2019.

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (undergraduate)267,900 Yen per term
Degree-Seeking Student (graduate)267,900 Yen per term
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
English-taught Course AvailabilityYes (Open this link for courses)
Language RequirementsJapanese(N2 or higher)/ English level appropriate for studying (JLPT and/or TOEIC scores need to be submitted before it’s expiration)
Other requirementsHigh School Degree or equivalentFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationality
Contactshingaku@adm.nagoya-cu.ac.jp
Websitehttp://www.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/

Nagoya University of Commerce and Business

Nagoya University of Commerce is an international university that accepts diverse international students. Currently, they have 102 partner schools in 47 countries. This exposes its students to different people, opening their students minds to different cultures and possibilities. Their international students study in the Global BBA program, one of the largest English taught programs in Japan, while being taught Japanese as well with Japanese language courses available for their students each year. 

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (on average)1st year: 879,000 Yen2nd year: 594,500 Yen3rd year: 594,500 Yen4th year: 598,500 Yen
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
English-taught Course AvailabilityYes  (Open this link for courses)
Language RequirementsJapanese(N2 or higher)/ English level appropriate for studying 
Other requirementsHigh School Degree or equivalentFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationalityPassing the entrance examination for the school
Contactnyushi@nucba.ac.jp
Websitehttps://www.nucba.ac.jp/international-student/

Nagoya College of Music 

It was established as a full fledged private university in 1976 and is part of Doho University. The students of Nagoya College of Music are passionate and very serious about music, making it’s teachers and staff provide lessons with much more gusto and enthusiasm. This is a type of school that teach for the purpose of passion and art and they wish for their students to be the same.

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (graduate and undergraduate)Detailed tuition information found on this link
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
English-taught Course AvailabilityNo  (Open this link for courses)
Language RequirementsJapanese(N2 or higher) level appropriate for studying 
Other requirementsHigh School Degree or equivalentFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationalityPassing the entrance examination for the school
Contactkouho_on@meion.ac.jp
Websitehttp://www.meion.ac.jp

Nagoya Keizai University 

It was established in 1965 and was officially called Nagoya Keizai University in 1983. The founding spirit of Nagoya Keizai University is based on the words “I am a person” and how the most important thing in Japan is it’s people as stated in the book “Yabutsubaki” by Yoshiki Ichibuchi. They aim to educate their students not just by teaching them skills necessary for employment, but minds and hearts that can help Japan’s modern society in the future.

2019-2020 School Information

Degree-Seeking Student (Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Business, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Human Life Sciences, Department of Education and Childcare)1st year: 1,259,010 Yen
Degree-Seeking Student (Department of Management Nutrition, Faculty of Human Life Sciences)1st year: 1,339,010 Yen
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
English-taught Course AvailabilityNo (graduate and undergraduate courses)
Language RequirementsJapanese(JLPT N2 or higher) level appropriate for studying 
Other requirements90% attendance at a Japanese language schoolHigh School Degree or equivalentFinancial capability proofAll legal docs proving nationalityPassing the entrance examination for the school
Contactnyushi@nagoya-ku.ac.jp
Websitehttp://www.nagoya-ku.ac.jp

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