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Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

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The Japanese Language Institute (JLI) offers two non-degree programs to international students who would like to deepen their knowledge of the language and the culture of Japan. One is the Japanese Language and Japanese Studies Program (JLJSP); the other is the Contemporary Japan Program in Nagoya (CJPN). The participants of these programs are either exchange students from our partner institutions or independent (non-exchange) students.

  • Location
  • Student Population
  • Tuition Fees
  • Accommodations
  • Projected Budget
  • Qualifications
  • Courses Taught in English
  • Courses Previously Approved
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How to Apply

Location: The University is located in Nisshin, a suburb of Nagoya. 

Student Population: More than 3,600 students

Tuition Fees: $4,895 (2012-2013 In-State Tuition Rate)

Accommodations and Fees: NUFS International House (I-House) is an on-campus dormitory with single room available.  Monthly fees are set at 26,000 yen or $325 per student plus a non-refundable deposit of 10,000 yen or $125.  Proxy Friends Nisshin is a privately-run apartment house located within walking distance of the university.  Monthly rental fees (excluding electricity charges) are fixed at 31,000 yen or $400 per student plus a non-refundable deposit of 10,000 yen or $125.  See Student Housing for more information.

Projected Budget: click NUFS Budget

Qualifications: minimum of 3.0 GPA will be required for admission

Courses Taught in English: http://www-e.nufs.ac.jp/jli/jljsp/coursecontents.htm

Courses Previously Approved:


Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost to study abroad for a semester?
For estimated cost of attendance click NUFS Exchange Program Budget

Upon arrival in country, are students met at the airport or do students need to find their way to campus?
Students are responsible for getting to campus.  The pre-departure packet provides information on how to get to campus from various arrival destinations.

Once at the university, what can students expect in the way of an orientation?
In an effort to facilitate student's acclimatization to life in Japan, the Office of International Studies and Exchange staff will hold an orientation session.  Assistance will be provided in obtaining an Aliena Registration Card, local bank account, etc.

Once on campus, do students need to register for their courses or are they automatically enrolled in the courses previously submitted on their initial application?  If students need to register themselves, what must they do?
Students are expected to register themselves for the courses, but the Office of International Studies and Exchange will assist with the process.

How to Apply

Applications for September 2013 entry should reach us before April 15, 2013; applications for March 2013 entry should reach us before October 15, 2013.  Any applications received after these dates may be considered at the University's discretion.  To begin application, click Exchange Application.  Once completed, submit application to the Office of International Programs and Services, SNGL 119, and pay the $175 application fee.