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Office and Administration (International Exchange Center)
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*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese national holidays.

資料請求 University of NIIGATA

Acceptance of Overseas Students

The University of Niigata Prefecture accepts overseas undergraduate students, overseas graduate students, as well as international exchange students from overseas affiliated schools.

Types of Overseas Students

Overseas undergraduate students

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

Overseas graduate students

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

International exchange students, etc.

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.

Class for the exchange students

Ⅰ.The classes available to the exchange students

At UNP, the most of the credit classes offered to regular students are also available to the exchange students. Placements are based on the Japanese/English placement test results. The classes are categorized into the following 5 groups from A to E:
Language used
Regular lectures*
Foreign language classes**
Japanese A.Regular classes B.Japanese classes
English C.EMS (English Medium Studies) classes D.ACE (Academic Communicative English) classes
Others E.Chinese/Korean/Russian classes
*Classes to gain knowledge and understanding of the contents of the lectures
**Classes to acquire knowledge of the foreign language and to improve its application


For the details of each class, please refer to the online syllabus.The syllabus is available only in Japanese except for the courses that are offered in English.
http://penguin.unii.ac.jp/Syllabus/
Please note that not all classes are available each semester.

Ⅱ.Required numbers of class registrations


The Immigration Office states that under the exchange student status, a student must be registered in more than 10.5 hours (630 minutes) worth of classes per week. One class is 90 minutes, thus a student must have at least 7 classes per week.





Ⅲ.Language proficiency standards

Language proficiency level for each category is as shown. The scores are only the expected level, not the requirements.
Class
Expected level
A.Regular classes JLPT*: passed N2 / J-CAT**: above 201
B.Japanese classes JLPT*: passed N5 / J-CAT**: above 121
C.EMS classes
(English Medium Studies classes)
TOEIC 600/TOEFL(ibt)60/TOEFL (pbt)500/IELTS 5.5/CASEC 625 and above
D.ACE classes
(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
*JLPT: Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
**J-CAT: Japanese Computerized Adaptive Test
http://www.j-cat.org/
Please refer to IV below for the standard for the Japanese classes.

Ⅳ.Japanese classes

Each exchange student is placed in 3 to 5 Japanese classes per week. Additional class registration is required in order to maintain the minimum of 7 classes per week, the requirement set by the Immigration Office. Please note that not all classes are available each semester.
Japanese Proficiency
Japanese Classes
JLPT
J-CAT
Level
Passed N1
231-300 Advanced Business Japanese I/II 1 class/wk
Advanced Japanese
(Listening/Speaking) A/B
1 class/wk
Advanced Japanese
(Reading/Writing) A/B
1 class/wk
Passed N2
201-230 Upper-Intermediate Upper-Intermediate Japanese
(Comprehensive) A/B
2 classes/wk
Upper-Intermediate Japanese
(Listening/Speaking) A/B
1 class/wk
Upper-Intermediate Japanese
(Reading/Writing) A/B
1 class/wk
Passed N4
171-200 Intermediate Japanese Special Exercise 3 classes/wk
Passed N5
121-170 Upper-Beginner Japanese Special Exercise 5 classes/wk
Please note that we do not offer the complete beginner/lower-level beginner classes.

Support for Overseas Students

Academic advisor

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.

Student supporters

Overseas undergraduate students and international exchange students are also supported by a group of student supporters, who will provide academic support in classes and also provide help with day-to-day university life in consultation with the academic advisor and class instructors and professors.

Office of International Exchange

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.