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Student Life

Nagoya University Facilities

Cafeteria & Shops

NU Cafeterias offer a variety of menus including Japanese, Western, vegetarian and halal dishes. In addition, Nagoya University is surrounded by restaurants and small coffee shops.
On campus, there are co-op shops, bookstores, travel agencies, convenience stores, ATMs and a post office.
With its own subway train station called "Nagoya Daigaku", NU is very accessible by public transportation.



The University Library is composed of the Central Library, the Medical Library, and departmental libraries. The library collection holds about 3,000,000 volumes of books and more than 3,000 journals, as well as a large amount of electronic collections available through remote access.
Bilingual access, internet (LAN and WiFi) and study cubicals provide a comfortable study atmosphere.
Sports Grounds

Sports Grounds

NU offers various sports facilities including: sports complex, badminton court, basketball court, table tennis, indoor swimming pool, soccer field, track and field facility, baseball field and tennis courts, which NU students can use freely or with their clubs and circles.

International Student Support


HouscingG30 International Programs students are housed in the Ishida Memorial International Residence Myoken for the first year. The "Advising Offices for Housing" provides consultation to students searching for new accommodation and organizes “Moving Out” workshops twice a year. Rent for off-campus, single-room apartments usually falls within 30,000 to 50,000 Yen per month.
Housing information is also available at on-campus places like the Nagoya University Co-op or bulletin boards at the international student center.

Dormitories for International Students

Academic Advising

International Student Advisor and Academic Advisor

Studying overseas is exciting and challenging. International student advisors at each school provide international students with support and guidance in every aspect of life here at NU. From orientation to career counseling, the international student advisors provide a one-stop service for adjustment, academic and personal issues. In addition, G30 students have an assigned professor, who supports them as one of their school’s academic advisor.


Academic Calendar

Health and Medical Care

Nagoya University takes good care of its students’ health. Apart from free mandatory annual physical checkups for all students, the Health Administration Office provides health advice, first-aid and mental health support.

Study Abroad

  Nagoya University Study Abroad Office

We support students considering studying abroad to do their own planning and complete the necessary processes. If you start thinking about studying abroad, please make a reservation for individual consultation by Email.
For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office directly.

Office Hours Mon.-Fri. 8:30-17:00
Tel: +81- (0) 52-789-4594
Email:  abroad* (replace * with @)

Clubs & Recreation

Nagoya University Festival (Meidaisai / 名大祭)

Nagoya University Festival (Meidaisai / 名大祭)June is an exciting month at NU, not only for students but for everyone in town. The biggest university festival in Central Japan is held at NU, attracting over 50,000 visitors every year. You are sure to enjoy live performances, open lectures, various entertainments and many food booths organized by the students at this colorful and exciting event. In addition, the event focuses on environmental efforts.

Nagoya University Festival


ClubsNagoya University offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities that provide all kinds of opportunities to meet students sharing similar interests. From cultural to vocational and from athletics to academics, there are more than 100 students’ clubs and societies waiting to enrich your campus life. Some also provide the opportunity to experience captivating aspects of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Valuing history and tradition, NU encourages many uniquely Japanese sports and activities such as traditional martial arts or Japanese tea ceremony.

List of Clubs and Circles

Future and Career

Post Graduate Studies and Research
Nagoya University aims to foster world-class intellectual achievement through creative and challenging activities in research and education. With research experience being included in undergraduate studies, a remarkably high percentage of NU students continue on to postgraduate studies and embark on a search for scientific truths and advanced knowledge.
Due to NU’s world-wide recognition, NU graduates moreover have the chance to further their studies at Nagoya University, in Japanese and English taught graduate programs, or at any renowned overseas university. Furthermore, NU has more than 400 international agreements, which provides NU graduate students with research exchange and overseas experiences.


Nagoya University Career Services Office (CSO)
University education aims to open up more doors for students after they graduate. The Career Services Office designed for students provides various support mechanisms to students, helping them to pave the way for high achieving careers in Japan or beyond. Feel free to visit the CSO and let us help you in designing a successful career path, exploring options, and making effective career decisions.

Career Service Office

Global Human Resource Program

   -One-on-one career guidance/counseling
   -Career Workshops
Career counselors and coordinators designated to G30 students are available on campus. Whether you seek career consulting, resume reviewing, or job-opening information gathering, the CSO is the place to be.

Internship Programs

Students can gain real work experiences and knowledge of industry expectations through various internship programs. Some companies are offering internship opportunities especially for foreign students.

Corporate Information Sessions

Some of companies visit the CSO to ask for information on recruiting talented individuals per year. We offer those companies to hold information sessions on campus. Students will have various chances to speak with representatives of highly regarded companies in person.

Corporate-Student Mixers

Once a year, the CSO holds a “Corporate-Student Mixer.” We invite representatives from various industry-leading companies. The G30 students present their unique backgrounds and future visions, as corporate representatives present their companies’ responsibilities and visions. The mixer includes a small discussion period for participants to exchange opinions and to ask each other questions. The G30 students are given opportunities to take a head start in developing awareness towards their careers after graduation.

On-Campus Job Fairs

On-campus job fairs for international students, Japanese students who have been studied abroad, and Japanese returnee students (kikoku-shijo) are held every year. Companies in various industries interested especially in Nagoya University students with international backgrounds gather in one place to give students presentations and to interview students.

For Parents

Career Path of Alumni

As graduates from the research intensive programs, NU students have the chance to further their studies at Nagoya University, in Japanese and English taught graduate programs, or at any renowned university overseas. Furthermore, NU has more than 400 international agreements worldwide which provides students with research exchange opportunities and overseas experience.

Universities that alumni chose for Graduate programs are:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
- Oxford University, UK
- Imperial College London, UK
- University of Chicago, US
- Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Switzerland
- University of Pennsylvania, US
- Duke University, US
- University of Michigan, US
- University of California, Berkeley, US
- University of Toronto, Canada
- Carnegie Mellon University, US
- University of Tokyo, Japan
- University of Kyoto, Japan
- University of Melbourne, Australia
- Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- University of Heidelberg, Germany
- University of Nagoya, Japan
- University of Wollongong, Australia

Visiting Campus

Everyone is welcome to visit our campus and some public facilities which are open for public.
If you would like to talk to an Admissions Coordinator, please check this link to book your appointment and get detailed information about the access:
When visiting our campus, it is advised to come by public transportation as parking space within the campus area is limited. 

Staying Around Campus Area
Nagoya University has its own station inside the campus, making it easy to commute from the city center so visitors can also opt to stay in city center.
Please note that students’ dormitory cannot host guests including family and relatives.There are several family friendly hotels around the campus.

Daily Life

G30 International Programs students are housed in the Ishida Memorial International Residence Myoken for the first year of their studies. The dormitory is a single occupancy room and fully furnished with a bathroom and kitchenette. Each floor is equipped with a laundry room and separate floors are designated for boys and girls respectively.
The dormitory is about 15 minutes walking distance from the main campus and 2 minutes by subway station.
Cafes, restaurants, convenience stores and supermarkets are available around the campus area. 
The dormitory is guaranteed for freshmen from overseas to support their first year living in Japan. There are many residents and apartments around the campus for students when they need to move out. There is a housing seminar conducted twice a year for students to get more information about getting housing in Japan.
NU Graduate students are assigned as tutors to help out the residents should there be any problems related to dorm life. The dormitory staff are also present in the building during the day for assistance. 

Mobile Phones and Contracts in Japan
In order to make a contract with a cell service provider company, students need to be at least 20 years old.
There are several types of subscriptions that students can take: pre-paid, post paid, short-term and long-term contract.
Read more here.

Living in Nagoya City
Nagoya is the 4th largest city in Japan with approximately 2.3 million residents. Located in the center of Japan, Nagoya is easily accessible; 1.5 hours from Tokyo and approx. 30 minutes from Kyoto by the bullet train. 
Chubu Centrair International Airport is located about 1 hour from the city center and easily accessible by train, buses and private cars.

Maintaining a certain diet is something not easy but possible in Japan. Nagoya University cafeterias offer halal and vegetarian menus. There are also vegan and halal restaurants, bakeries and shops around the campus and in Nagoya city. 
Read up some of our students’ experiences here.

Japan National Health Insurance
International students are required to subscribe to the Japan National Health Insurance. 
Subscribers to this program will pay 30% of medical and dental fees when they get treatments under the insurance.
For more detailed information, please check the Handbook for International Students here.

Graduation Ceremony
Nagoya University Fall Graduation Ceremony is held at the end of September. G30 program students will attend the ceremony along with other graduating students. Parents are welcomed to attend the ceremony. Public transportation is recommended as cars will not be allowed to enter the campus due to limited space. 

G30 International Undergraduate Programs are full-degree programs taught in English which take four years to complete. All applicants are required to choose their intended majors at the time of application. If your child is not sure which program to apply for, you can encourage them to go over each program curriculum and syllabus on our homepage. 

Exchange Program
Nagoya University has over 400 agreements with international institutions worldwide. The NU Study Abroad Office supports students who consider studying abroad with their planning and application processes. Any student can request an individual consultation from the office. For more information, please take a look at the NU Study Abroad Office homepage.

School schedule 
Each academic year consists of two semesters; fall and spring. Fall semester is from October 1st to March 31st and spring semester is from April 1st to September 30th. Dates of the summer and winter breaks are announced each year along with the Academic Calendar
Class time for standard courses is 90 minutes. Some courses, such as laboratory courses, might be longer. Daily schedule looks like this:
8:45 - 10:00 Break 10:30 - 12:00 Lunch Break 13:00-14:30 Break 14:45 - 16:00 Break 16:30-18:00
1st Period   2nd Period   3rd Period   4th Period   5th Period

Tutor system
All G30 students are assigned student tutors when they start their studies at NU for a minimum of six months to help them get accustomed to life in Japan. Tutors help the students in a variety of activities ranging from course registry to house hunting.

Finance and Financial Aid

Part-time Work
International students who wish to work part time are required to apply for a part-time work permit to the Immigration Bureau beforehand. The permitted maximum working hours is 28 hours per week. However, this is limited to 8 hours per day during long holidays such as spring vacation or summer vacation.
For more information, please check here.

Tuition Fee Exemptions
Independently-financed degree-seeking students, who demonstrate excellent academic records and are in need of financial assistance, are eligible to be considered for half or full exemption.
Students should contact the office of their school for further information after enrollment in Nagoya University. Read more here.


National Disaster Mitigation
University-wide earthquake drills are annually conducted to withstand disasters that may happen. The Nagoya University Safety Confirmation System is an important tool for confirming the safety of all students and staff after a disaster. For more details, please check here:
Handbook for International Students

Crime Rate
According to the OECD data, crime rate in Japan is comparatively low. Contact information for emergencies can be found in the Handbook for International Students. 
Read more here

Whom to contact – Emergency and concerns
Each student has a unique reaction to university life. If you know that your child is having a hard time, please encourage them to seek help from the professionals on campus. You can see a list here: 
Advising and Counseling Services 
Center for Student Counseling 
NU respects privacy of student’s status and personal information. If you believe there is an emergency situation concerning your child, please refer to the one of the contacts here.


Returnee (帰国子女)

Japanese passport holders and permanent residents of Japan need to fulfill the same admission requirements as international applicants. Please read the admission requirements and feel free to contact Admission Office if you have any questions. 


Student Voice

Student Blog

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