Nagasaki University is located in Nagasaki City which is one of the most historically significant cities in Japan with its international background. The University consists of nine faculties and schools, six graduate schools, two research institutes, and a number of educational and research facilities. 9,350 students, including international students, are currently enrolled. Nagasaki University has research centers abroad, and is vigorously promoting personnel and academic exchange with 143 overseas universities and research institutes. Campuses are separated into three different locations: Bunkyo Campus, Katafuchi Campus, and Sakamoto Campus. Most of the faculties, graduate schools, and research facilities are concentrated on the Bunkyo Campus. Liaison Center for International Education is also situated on the Bunkyo Campus where many international students from various countries are learning Japanese language and culture.
Katafuchi Campus contains the Faculty of Economics, Graduate School of Economics, and the Research Institute of Southeast Asia, while Sakamoto Campus contains School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, and University Hospital. Dr. Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is a Nagasaki University graduate. Nagasaki University always works to contribute to the world’s leading research and continues to develop as a “Center for the transmission of intellectual information,” which is indispensable for the world.
Nagasaki Prefecture is located at the western end of the Japanese archipelago on the island of Kyushu. It is attractively situated on the west coast of the Island at the lower end of Nagasaki Bay. With a population of approximately 450,000, Nagasaki City is the prefectural capital and fifth largest city in Kyushu. Because of its close proximity, Nagasaki has over centuries served as Japan's gateway to China and other Southeast Asian nations. Furthermore, Nagasaki has also long served as a window to the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. Due to its geographical location and its unique history, Nagasaki is blessed with historic vestiges, cultural assets, folk arts and festivals that combine Eastern and Western cultures. With it magnificent natural beauty and its storied past, Nagasaki is on the the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.
IUP students can take Japanese language courses and courses taught in English as well. Nagasaki University offers courses in English in the following areas:
Survey Research, International Fieldwork Seminar, International Organization, Peace and Disarmament, International Law, International Politics, International Business, International Development, International Human Rights, Global Demographics, Asian Economics, Multicultural Marketing, Intercultural Education, Contemporary African Studies, Ecological Humanities, Media and Culture, Cross-Cultural Communication, among others. The information about the courses taught in English can be found on their website.
Dates: The academic calendar can be found on this website. Spring term is the best fit with IUP's schedule, see dates below:
|Early September to Mid February
||Early April to Mid August
Nagasaki University has two international houses, Nishimachi International House and Sakamoto International House, with combined capacity of about 160 international students and researchers. Nishimachi International House is 15 minutes on foot from Bunkyo Campus (main campus) whereas Sakamoto International House is 10 minutes on foot from Sakamoto Campus (medical sschool and related institutes) Both are located in a very convenient area with shopping centers nearby. The international houses are equipped with most daily necessities. Students can start their new life with ease from the very first day they arrive in Nagasaki.
More information about the housing options can be found on their website.
If students are taking courses in English, there is no language requirement. For students who are enrolled in the Japanese language courses, there will be a placement test to determine the appropriate level of courses to take.
A student visa is required for Japan for anyone staying longer that 90 days. More information about the entry requirements can be found on the studentsabroad.state.gov website.