Nagoya University

Location
Nagoya, Japan

Website
e.nufs.ac.jp

Availability
Available university-wide


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    Although Nagoya University was formally established in 1939, the institution’s roots dates back to almost 150 years.  Nagoya University started as a medical school in 1871 and through several education reformation, today the University boasts 9 undergraduate schools, 13 graduate schools, 3 research institutes and 18 interdepartmental research and education centres; standing strong and proud as one of the country's core "comprehensive" universities. 

    The Nagoya University Program for Academic Exchange (NUPACE) aims to forge friendships that extend beyond borders, internationalise through education, and motivate overseas students to pursue more extensive studies about Japan. NUPACE offers a unique and flexible curriculum consisting of English and Japanese language instruction, Japan area/intercultural studies and a wide range of courses in the student’s major field of study.  

    There are 3 campuses across Nagoya; Higashiyama (main campus), Daiko and Tsurumai campus. The Nagoya University Festival (Meidai-Sai) is held in early June every year and is organized by the Nagoya University Festival Committee. It is one of the largest university festivals in the Tokai region and attracts about 80,000 visitors every year. There are a wide variety of activities, including approximately 100 events and activities organized by extracurricular societies and clubs, laboratory tours and presentations. By separating trash and taking other measures, these activities also strive to be eco-friendly and barrier-free. 

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    Nisshin Aichi is located at the centre of Honshu, the main island of Japan. Its central location places it less than two hours from Tokyo, 50 minutes from Osaka, and 35 minutes from Kyoto, via Japan's convenient bullet train system. It is home to Toyota, Yamaha, and Mitsubishi, and the Port of Nagoya is Japan’s busiest trading port. Head into Sakae to shop for the world’s leading brands or get lost in Osu Kannon for an eclectic array of boutiques, cafes, thrift shops, markets, and izakaya dining.”

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    • Nagoya Castle 
    • Gifu Castle 
    • Atsuta Shrine 
    • Nagoya City Science Museum 
    • Noritake Garden 
    • Legoland Japan 
    • Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium 
    • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens 
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    Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of the Asian continent. It is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, OECD, G7, G8 and G20.

    Approximately 97% of Japan's 126 million people live on the four largest islands and the capital city of Tokyo is the largest city in the world at 37 million people – a third of Japan's total population. More than 99% of the population speaks Japanese as their first language, but younger Japanese are usually familiar with English, particularly in tourist-heavy areas such as Tokyo.

    Japan has a very high standard of living, with the population enjoying one of the highest life expectancies in the world. It has the third-largest economy in the world and is the world's fourth-largest exporter and importer. It’s little surprise that Japan is very popular with tourists. The country is very safe, clean, beautiful, modern and easy to navigate. You're likely already aware of some of the more popular attractions such as Mt. Fuji, bamboo forests, cherry blossom season, as well as the cuisine that includes favourites such as ramen, sushi and tempura.

    Japan seems to have a reputation for being expensive, however it's more budget friendly for tourists than many think. Despite having the largest city in the world, two thirds of Japan is actually covered by forests and mountains. You could visit various animal islands and parks to get up close with deer, foxes, and cats. During the winter season, try skiing in the mountains, with the enticing option of a hot spring to relax in after a day on the slopes. If you're into anime, J-pop, gaming, or fashion, Japan is a must-visit location to see the cutting edge of these trends. Alternatively, you could visit a traditional shrine, participate in an ancient festival, stop by a country town or wander through old castles and estates, and get a taste for the other side of Japan.

    Did you know?

    Japanese trains are among the world’s most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds! There is even a train that “floats” above the tracks by magnetism. In 2015, this train hit a record-breaking top speed of 603 kph (374mph) on an experimental track. Geisha means “person of the arts” and the first geisha, who appeared around the year 1730, were actually male!

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Nagoya University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Semester 1 (SP2)
April to July

Semester 2 (SP5)
September to December


Nagoya University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 3°c to 11°c  
Spring/Summer: 13°c to 28°c  

Currency
¥ Yen   

Local language/s
Japanese  


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    Nagoya University does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Central Japan International Airport (Centr'air).

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    NUPACE will apply for housing on the student’s behalf. Student dormitories (private single rooms) are available at Nagoya University, these may be located on-campus or within walking distance to campus. 

    More information on accommodation can be found here. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees Nagoya University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1600 
    Health Insurance  $30 per month
    Accommodation  (inc. utilities) $380 to $690 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $310 to $460 per month 
    Transportation  $85 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $400 to $500 per month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

    Where possible, Nagoya University will nominate high achieving students for the JASSO Scholarship (JASSO), a Student Exchange Support Program which offers successful applicants a monthly stipend of ¥80,000.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    Exchange students are required to subscribe for the National Health Insurance System (NHI) and personal liability insurance during their exchange (Approximately 2,000 yen per month). More information will be provided by NUPACE when you apply.

Nagoya University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Japan is available here.  
  
Japan embassy website can be found here.  
 
Nagoya University student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Nagoya University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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Nagoya university short-term program 

The Nagoya University Short-Term Japanese Language Program (NUSTEP) offers two weeks of intensive Japanese classes. Participants will join specialized lectures by faculty and visit some of the laboratories on campus. We aim to promote a greater understanding of Japanese culture and society. 
The program also provides various on and off-campus activities such as cultural excursions, field trips, exchanges and discussions with Nagoya University students. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program. 

NUSTEP Japanese Language Program
Location:
Nagoya, Japan
UniSA application deadline:
TBA 
Program dates:

Winter session: 6th to 20th February 2020 
Summer session: 11th to 25th July 2019 

Credit: 
TBA 
 Duration: 
2 weeks 
Eligibility:
All students must meet short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
Credit notes:
7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units 
Other Information:
This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. The programme is available for undergraduate students only. 
Program brochure:
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