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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Since October 2011, Nagoya University has been offering the G30 International Programs which are full-degree programs taught in English. This is for students with international education backgrounds, aiming to foster international academic exchange and offering students the opportunities to receive education from Nagoya University’s renowned academic programs


Academic Year & Curriculum

One academic year is composed of two semesters (Fall and Spring) 
- Fall Semester: Oct 1st to March 31st
- Spring Semester: April 1st to September 30th

The Global 30 International Programs is a four-year degree program. In the first year, in addition to the Japanese language classes, students are required to take Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses. From the second year onwards, students take major courses and in the fourth year they work on their graduation research and thesis.

  • If you would like to know more details, the syllabi of some courses are available at the links below.
    You may also find the English-taught course catalog.
Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses Fall Semester Spring Semester
Basic Courses Basic General Education Courses First Year Seminar Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Language and Culture Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Health and Sports Science Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Basic Courses in Humanities and Social Sciences Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Basic Courses in Natural Sciences Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Liberal Education Courses Liberal Education Courses in Humanities and Social Sciences Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Liberal Education Courses in Natural Sciences Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Liberal Education Courses in Interdisciplinary Fields Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Open Courses Fall 2019 Spring 2020

The syllabi of specialized courses are available on each program’s page.

Japanese Language Education
Intensive Japanese classes are provided to improve students' Japanese proficiencies to business level. Based on an internal placement test, students take classes according to their proficiency level ranging from beginner to advanced level to academic Japanese. Students are also assigned a Japanese language partner to help them improve outside the classroom.  
Pre-College Mathematics (Class Materials)
This course is a companion course to Calculus I. It aims to help students with little or no precalculus knowledge to master the basic calculus material in preparation for the more advanced course of Calculus I. This is done by reviewing high school mathematics.

NU OCW Pre-College Mathematics

Admissions statistics

Admission Rate for the 2015-2020 Admissions
Program 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Automotive Engineering (Mechanical) 12% 10% 6% <5% 6% 10%
Automotive Engineering (Electrical, Electronic/Information) 23% 10% 5% 7% <5% 5%
Physics (School of Science) 23% 25% 26% 15% 13% 13%
Chemistry (School of Science) 37% 19% 32% 8% 21% 19%
Chemistry (School of Engineering) 26% 7% 6% 9% 5% 11%
Biology (School of Science) 17% 11% 10% 10% 9% 10%
Biology (School of Agriculture) 32% 41% 31% 19% 13% 20%
Social Sciences (School of Law) 34% 29% 28% 29% 27% 29%
Social Sciences (School of Economics) 12% 13% 9% 13% 13% 9%
Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies 32% 25% 21% 15% 13% 27%
 Note: The rate is calculated based on the number of applicants who were admitted to their first program choice.
Standardized test: Highest/Lowest Score of Admitted Students for 2015-2020 Admissions
Please note that not all tests are mandatory and taken by all applicants.

Standardized Test 2015-2020