Information for Incoming Exchange Students

About the Faculty and Graduate School

UNP Fact Sheet 1


Name University of Niigata Prefecture
Address 471 Ebigase, Higashi-ku, Niigata City, Niigata 950-8680 Japan
Distance from city / airport 6km from Niigata Station/5km from Niigata Airport
University website
Exchange website
Contact person Office of International Exchange
(Mr. Kazuya Matsuda)
Contact number & email Tel: +81-25-368-8373


Semester dates (exams) Spring: Apr – Sep (Aug) / Fall: Oct – Mar (Feb)
Academic Calendar 2024 Academic calendar 
UNP Academic Calendar 2024-2025
Language of instruction Japanese (Some courses are conducted in English)
Language level expected Japanese classes:
JLPT*: passed N5
Classes in Japanese:
JLPT*: passed N2
Classes in English:
TOEIC: 600 / TOEFL(ibt): 60 / TOEFL(pbt): 500 / IELTS: 5.5
*JLPT: Japanese-Language Proficiency Test

Minimum and Maximum load per semester None at the university end, but at least seven 90-minute class registration per week required for a visa application purpose


Application deadline Spring: Oct 15 (TBA) / Fall: April 15 (TBA)
Application procedure Send in the application form and other documents

UNP Fact Sheet 2


Arrival date Spring: Apr 3(TBA) / Fall: Sep 25(TBA)
Orientation week Spring: Apr 4-6(TBA) / Fall: Sep 26-28(TBA)


On campus dormitory? No
Off campus options Yes. 2-bedroom apartment unit within walking distance from school. Each unit is shared by 2 or 3 students.
Application procedures & fees Send in the Application for Residency form:
Single-occupancy bedroom / 260,000 JPY per semester
Double-occupancy bedroom / 200,000 JPY per semester


Visa/ Study Permit application requirements At least seven 90-minute class registration plus class preparation and assignments/review required.


Mandatory insurance plan for exchange students? Yes.
Gakkensai & Inbound Insurance
(9,400 yen for 1 semester / 12,840 yen for 1 academic year)
National Health Insurance
(About 10,000 yen for 6 months / 20,000 yen for 1 year)


Expenses per month 30,000 – 50,000 yen excluding accommodation


Availability No

Campus Guide

Library Yes Weekday (8:30~19:50)
Computer Room Yes Weekday (7:30~20:30)
Self-Study Room Yes Weekday (7:30~19:50)
University Cooperative Yes Weekday (8:30~17:00 (Cafeteria 11:30~13:30))
The cooperative sells publications, stationery, and food items.


Unique features of university which are relevant/attractive for exchange students
  • Many opportunities to interact with local community as well as enjoy rich dietary culture
  • May take any courses in Japanese/English without additional tuition fees
  • For your Japanese language study, our students act as Japanese tutors to help you learn Japanese(conversation practice, sentence correction, etc). And in your daily life, our international student supporters will help you with procedures at the municipal office, opening a bank account, and accompany you to the hospital, shopping, etc.


Exchange students are accommodated in a nearby furnished apartment.
Each 2-bedroom apartment is shared by 2 or 3 students.
(The apartment unit has the following –For each student:
a bed and a desk. In the kitchen: a fridge, a cooking stove, a microwave, an electric kettle, and a rice cooker. In the living room: a TV, a sofa, and a dining table set. In the bathroom: a washing machine.
Each room is equipped with an air-conditioner.) Rent for one semester is 200,000 yen (double occupancy)/260,000 yen (single occupancy) including utility charges and internet.
Additional fees may be charged to students if utility fees exceeds above the normal range, or there is any damage to the appliances/facility.
Additional cleaning fees may also be charged if needed.
UNP may not be able to accommodate each students according to his/her wish regarding room assignment.


1.Does the dormitory rent include utility charges?

Yes. the dormitory rent(single-occupancy bedroom 260,000 yen per semester, double-occupancy bedroom 200,000 yen per semester) includes electricity, gas, water, public broadcasting bills, and internet usage fees.
However, if you use more than a certain amount, we will charge you separately.

2.Are the Japanese and English levels listed in the “ACADEMIC INFORMATION” above required?

No. we expect incoming exchange students to have this language level, but it is not required.

3.Can I receive a transcript after completing my studies at your university?

Yes. Our university will issue a transcript with course titles, credits, and grades, which will be passed to you through the study abroad department at your university.

4.Can you provide some information about cafeteria in the university?

It is open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
You can eat noodle, curry and rice, rice bowls, buffet meals, lunch boxe, etc. for about 400 Yen. Besides cafeteria, there are many restaurants near the university.