The University of Niigata Prefecture accepts overseas undergraduate students, overseas graduate students, as well as international exchange students from overseas affiliated schools.
For international students wishing to enroll in the Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development or the Faculty of Human Life Studies, “Special Selection for International Students” has been established separately from the general entrance examination.
For details about admission requirements, application period and method of selection, please download the “Requirements for Special Selection for International Students and Returnees,” which can be found on the “Entrance Examination” page of the university’s website.
Entrance Examination Page
For international students wishing to enroll in the Graduate School of International Studies and Regional Development (Master’s Program), “Special Selection for International Students” has been established separately from the general entrance examination.
For details about admission requirements, application period and method of selection, please refer to the section on “Special Selection for International Students” detailed in the “Application Information” page of the graduate school website.
Graduate School Application Information
The University of Niigata Prefecture accepts overseas students from partner universities with which exchange agreements have been concluded for a period of between six months (one semester) and one year (2 semesters). International exchange students become “Special Auditing Students” at the University of Niigata Prefecture and can receive credit for classes attended, subject to assessment and evaluation.
The number of international exchange students accepted each year is stipulated in the individual agreements with partner universities and tuition and entrance fees are waived for these students. In addition, accommodation for international exchange students is available close to the university (rented private sector apartments), which can be used only for the duration of study.
Students wishing to study at the University of Niigata Prefecture as international exchange students should consult with the international exchange division at their own universities and seek a recommendation.
|Japanese||Ａ．Regular classes||Ｂ．Japanese classes|
|English||Ｃ．EMS (English Medium Studies) classes||Ｄ．ACE (Academic Communicative English) classes|
|Ａ．Regular classes||JLPT*: passed N2 / J-CAT**: above 201|
|Ｂ．Japanese classes||JLPT*: passed N5 / J-CAT**: above 121|
(English Medium Studies classes)
|TOEIC 600/TOEFL(ibt)60/TOEFL (pbt)500/IELTS 5.5/CASEC 625 and above|
(Academic Communicative English classes)
|Please ask the instructor for the requirement of each class.|
|Ｅ．Chinese, Korean, Russian classes||Please ask the instructor for the requirement of each class|
|231-300||Advanced||Business Japanese I/II||1 class/wk|
|171-200||Intermediate||Japanese Special Exercise||3 classes/wk|
|121-170||Upper-Beginner||Japanese Special Exercise||5 classes/wk|
Overseas undergraduate students and international exchange students are each assigned an academic advisor.
Overseas undergraduate students meet with their academic advisor at the beginning of April and October to discuss and decide what classes they will take for the semester.
The academic advisor is always available to provide advice about classes or academic matters in general.
The Office of International Exchange responds to all inquiries relating to international students, including status of residence, official procedures such as resident registration, and scholarship-related matters. Any overseas student with questions or problems concerning academic matters or daily life can get advice from the Office of International Exchange as well as from his or her academic advisor.