*The Japanese version of the admission requirements can be downloaded here.
Please refer to the admissions statistics for more details of acceptance rates and standardized test results.
Timeline for 2019 Admissions (in Japan Time)
1. All application documents submitted cannot be returned under any circumstances. Thus, if the original document can be issued only once, please submit a certified true copy. The certified true copy can be issued by your school, the Japanese embassy or a notary office. For more information about the supporting documents, please click here for the admission requirements.
2. Applicants who do not submit the originals by the designated deadline will be excluded from the secondary screening stage (interview).
Admissions Office, International Program, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 Japan
*We recommend that you send your documents by registered express mail or an equivalent air courier.
(e.g., Federal Express, DHL, UPS, etc.)
Guidelines for Country Specific Required Documents
You can download all the admissions related documents here.
Nagoya University International Programs for Academic Year 2019 Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Students (October Admission)
Certificate of Prospective Graduation Form
Confidential Academic Reference Form
Nagoya University Global 30 Undergraduate Scholarship Application
(Graduate School of Medicine only)
Please use the template below for the undergraduate summary thesis
Undergraduate Summary Thesis Form
Summary of Master Degree Thesis Form
Form for Eligibility Review
Statement of Reasons for Application
Summary of Master’s Thesis Form
Nagoya University serves as a cradle for future leaders in different areas. With the support of the government, NU provides various kinds of resources for students while setting the tuition fee and other expenses at a very affordable level, so as to make sure bright talents will be placed in the best environment for developing their future.
As a national university, Nagoya University is heavily funded by the government. Tuition fee, regardless the nationality of students, is JPY535,800 per academic year – 3 to 4 times less expensive than at comparable institutions in many other countries, and this is the same as the one for local Japanese students. Although some areas of Japan have been noted for their high cost of living, Nagoya benefits from the rich natural resources of the neighboring area and remains a comfortable and affordable place to live.
*Living expenses vary depending on students’ lifestyle and spending patterns. The amount suggested above is for reference only.
International students are required to apply to the nearest Japanese diplomatic missions (embassy or consulate) for a College Students visa, which is usually issued after the embassy / consulate obtains the students’ "Certificate of Eligibility for Status of Residence". To apply for the "Certificate of Eligibility", students are asked to submit two ID photos, a copy of their passport, and a bank statement which verifies that their financial supporter has funds equivalent to JPY 1,000,000 or more. The bank account may be held in the name of students or their financial supporter. Students who receive the Nagoya University Global 30 Undergraduate Scholarship also need to submit a bank statement which verifies that their financial supporter has funds equivalent to JPY500,000 or more. Detailed information will be sent to admitted students.
With the generous support of our government, donors and corporate partners, there are several scholarship opportunities available in Nagoya University. To recognize the outstanding achievements of students and support those who have financial needs, most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial needs and some also on other non-academic achievements. The following admission scholarships are available especially for students in the international programs:
For Undergraduate students
Nagoya University Global 30 Undergraduate Scholarship
Nagoya University-Japan University Graduates Association of Singapore Scholarships (For Singaporean students)
Nagoya University-Japan Graduates Association of Malaysia Scholarships (For Malaysian students)
For Graduate students
Please contact the graduate school of your intended programs directly in order to know about the financial support available for international students.
Apart from the scholarships, Nagoya University waives tuition fee for students who have financial difficulties, under certain conditions. During the orientation for new students in the international programs, the application process and conditions will be explained.
Applicants must satisfy all the requirements below to be eligible to apply for the scholarship:
*The application fee will not be covered by the scholarship. Therefore, all applicants need to pay the application fee by the respective deadline.
Applicants must satisfy both requirements below to receive the scholarship:
In principle, the scholarship will cover the four years of the recipient’s undergraduate study at Nagoya University. However, continuation each year will be contingent on the recipient maintaining the "Responsibilities" – as stipulated below. Scholarships can be terminated at any time if it is found that the "Responsibilities" are not being met or the recipient has not abided by the rules and regulations of Nagoya University and Japan.
1) Must maintain good academic standing.
2) Is committed to being an ethical leader and role model on campus and the general community.
3) Will represent Nagoya University as a "student ambassador".
Academic and non-academic criteria and extra-curricular activities will be evaluated together with financial need.
Please submit the scholarship application form together with your program application documents via the online admissions system. Please see the instructions below and submit the scholarship application form by the respective application deadline: