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Study Abroad destinations

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies was founded in 1988 and has grown steadily ever since.

It is a small university, but it has international students from all around the world.

Nisshin is located in the Aichi-prefecture area of Japan on the main island on Honshu. It is less than 4 hours by rail to Tokyo, and is at the edge of Nagoya, Japan’s fourth largest city, and one of the top 50 largest urban areas in the world.

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year
Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules:

  • 12 to 16 Japanese credits per semester
  • 24 to 32 Japanese credits per year.

Please see the Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Module catalogue for more information.

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: 1 Early October to Late March 
  • Semester 2: Early April to early August 

See the Nagoya University of Foreign Studies website for a full list of academic dates.


Accommodation abroad

All international students live in Nagoya University dormitories. For more information please visit Nagoya University of Foreign Studies housing page.

Costs and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.

Students are required to pay into:

  • Japanese National Insurance - approximately 20,000 JPY per year
  • Gakkensai (personal accident insurance) - approximately 1,000 JPY per year
  • Futai-Gakuso (comprehensive insurance) - approximately 1,860 JPY per year


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa.

Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. So if you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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