Niigata University

Niigata University

2-8050 Ikarashi, Nishi-ku, Niigata-shi, JAPAN 950-2181

"Featuring nine faculties, five graduate schools, two professional schools, two research institutes and a university hospital, Niigata University is a large-scale university covering a comprehensive range of  academic fields-including humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, medical and dental sciences and much more. Niigata University endeavors to promote distinctive, world-class research within each of these various fields."

Sugata Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D.


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Exchange students have priority in using accommodation at International House or apartments leased by Niigata University. The accommodation offered by Niigata University does not come furnished with futon (Japanese-style bedding) or bedclothes. You may make your own arrangements after your arrival or request the university to arrange bedclothes at your expense prior to your arrival. The bedding items the university can arrange include: pillows, quilts, futon, and covers for each, for the total price of approximately 9,000 yen (to be paid upon your arrival).

Cost: Low
External Funding Available: Yes
Availability: 5
Academic Dates: Fall semester: October - March
Spring semester: April - August
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Program Type: Exchange , Language school
Language: English
Available Subjects: biology , business and entrepreneurship , chemistry , geology , health sciences , law , physics , political science
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External funding may be available, see the Government of Japan scholarships.


Ikem Okoboshi, BBA.ECON 2014, on exchange in Fall 2013

"The easiest thing for me when I got Japan was finding my exit out of the airport because the signs are also in English. You will also find airport staff who speaks English. The  teaching method was very different from what I was used to. There is not a lot of interaction between teacher and students. There was a lot of social activities going on around campus which was a good distraction from the numerous classes students attend over there. Spending time on a short home stay program with a Japanese family was my most memorable time in Japan."