Live in Nagoya, Japan's third-largest city, a bustling technological and industrial force. Study at Nagoya University, one of Japan's "National Seven" universities.
|Term||Academic Year, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Nagoya University is located in the nerve center of the Chubu Industrial Zone, a region where traditional and modern industries meet. The area has played a central role in Japan's history as the home of Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, the three military leaders who unified Japan over four hundred years ago, bringing an end to the Period of Warring States.
Nagoya University offers a wide range of coursework taught in English, and is an ideal university for students with limited Japanese language background.
For more information on the University of Minnesota's other Japanese exchange partner schools, view the at a glance comparison page.
You will be housed in dormitories with other international students. Bedrooms are fully furnished and kitchens are shared.
For meals, you may prepare your own food or eat at local restaurants.
Nagoya University has a wide range of cultural and sports clubs, which provide an excellent opportunity to meet Japanese students. There are also a number of volunteer groups involved with international students.
Students having participated in a bilateral exchange program will:
On-site support is provided by Nagoya University's Education Center for International Students and International Affairs Division. Staff are available to provide you with academic advising as well as support adjusting to a new educational system and integrating into campus life.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Upper and lower division coursework available.|
15 credits per semester
Bilateral exchange program. Instruction is in English and Japanese alongside other international students.
You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
You will participate in Nagoya University's Program for Academic Exchange (NUPACE)and choose from the following types of courses:
Choose from one of two language programs. The standard program offers beginning to advanced Japanese language and meets once per day for five days a week. The intensive program offers beginning to intermediate Japanese language and meets twice per day for five days a week.
Choose from English-taught courses designed for international students. Areas include Japanese life and culture, agricultural science, chemistry, economics, education, engineering, environmental studies, information science, international development, languages and cultures, law, math, and medicine.
Aimed at students who have intermediate to advanced Japanese language skills. You must take a Japanese Language Proficiency test to place into these courses.
If you have advanced Japanese skills, you may be able to take regular Nagoya University courses.
Independent research (Guided Independent Study-GIS)
After consulting and obtaining permission from your academic advisers, you could pursue independent research in your major field of study during the second semester.
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
* All spots for the Spring 2021 semester at Nagoya University have been filled.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Academic Year 2020/21||Late September—Early August*||Feb 1, 2020|
|Spring 2021||Late March—Early August*||Sep 11, 2020|
Because Exchange in Japan spots are limited each year, applicants are encouraged to have a backup program in mind.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
|Academic Year 2020-21||TBD||TBD|
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||Exchange in Nagoya|
|Track Name||Nagoya University|
Upon submitting the online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:
Advising appointment with the Exchange Coordinator
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
Exchange programs can be competitive. We are typically not able to place all students who apply. After the application deadline, a Learning Abroad Center selection committee will review applications and make endorsements. If an applicant is not selected for his/her first choice Japanese university, we will place students at second and third choice schools. Having flexibility is recommended, as well as having investigated other options abroad.
If nominated, you will also be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program.
If at any point you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the Education Abroad application system and submit a cancellation request.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toCathy Huber or call at 612.624.9016.
We don't currently have any past particpants that can be contacted.