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Nagoya University EXC
Nagoya, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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English, Japanese
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Exchange Semester/Year
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Nagoya University

Location: Nagoya
Year Established: 1871
Student Population: 16,500

Nagoya University is the last Imperial University in Japan and part of the “National Seven” universities. It has produced six Nobel Prize winners in Science, placing it third behind Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.

Nagoya University has a reputation for being one of the top research universities in Japan. Internationally it is rated particularly highly in physics, biology and biochemistry. It has nine faculties and 15 graduate schools. The University’s research Centre for Seismology, Volcanology and Disaster Mitigation is represented on Japan’s national Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction.

Unique Characteristics
Nagoya University has one of the highest ratios of international students in Japan as a result of its almost 200 academic exchange agreements with overseas institutions including the University of Sydney.

Nagoya is the birthplace of Toyota and the pinball-style game pachinko, and is a manufacturing powerhouse. But despite its industrial core, it also has some fantastic museums and temples, parks and green spaces. Guidebooks say the city’s residents take pride in Nagoya’s unpretentious nature. 

Japan - Nagoya U - Campus

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences






Visual Arts

Health Sciences


Social Work



Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms

Autumn Semester: October-February
Spring Semester: April-August

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


15 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
S – 90-100
A – 80-89
B – 70-79
C – 60-69
F – Fail 0-59

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Japanese and English. Japanese language classes are available. 
Language Requirement
The host university requires exchange students to be proficient in either English OR Japanese. Students intending to take regular university courses instructed in Japanese must have passed the N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or the equivalent.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. Please note that exchange students do not pay tuition fees to Nagoya University.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Nagoya University applies for Certificates of Eligibility (CoEs) on behalf of prospective students. After delivery, students should take these CoEs to the nearest Japanese diplomatic mission, along with their Letters of Admission, and apply for a student visa.
Information from the Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney.

Student Experiences

Ivan Tan
Bachelor of International and Global Studies, Bachelor of Laws, Semester 2, 2016
Host City Highlights
Nagoya castle is world-renowned and one of the best sightseeing spots in Japan.
Uni Life
The social culture is very strong and existent, with majority of students involved in a club or a sports team, and dormitory events will be held nearly every week. Local students are extremely friendly and helpful; the amount of university events will allow exchange students to meet lots of local students.
Classes are rather small, with most of the English-taught class with average of around 15 people. Classes are mostly tutorials with few exceptions; assessments usually focus on presentations or simple précis due every week. Minimum contact hours per week are 12 hours but it could be more than such.
Food is awesome in Nagoya. Must try dishes include miso-katsu, Hitsumabushi and Tebasaki all very traditional but awesome Japanese dishes. If you do miss the taste of Australia, a few Australian diners also brings great authentic Australian food.
Housing was not chosen by the student but assigned to us. All exchange students live in dormitories and they are rather clean, but very affordable.
Money Matters
I approximately prepared 500,000 yen for the one semester and it was pretty enough
Getting Around
Transport system heavily relies on subway and trains, while they are extremely convenient, transport prices are rather quite expensive.
Best time to go would be during autumn with all the maple leaves, it is simply stunning. If you are on a tight budget, travelling around by overnight buses would be a much more affordable option.
Top Tips
Please be active when meeting Japanese students, they are rather pretty shy so it's up to you to make the first move!

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