Frequently asked Questions

How much is the approximate living expense per month in Nagoya?

The average cost that the exchange students spend per month is 60,000 - 90,000 JPY excluding the accommodation fee.

Are there any activities outside of the classes?



Yes! We offer two company visits per semester, including Toyota company and a short trip. We went to Takayama, which has a World Heritage site village last summer and Kyoto last Autumn. We also hold parties and events to experience Japanese culture.

Are there any items recommended to bring from home?

According to the international students' questionnaire, it is mainly recommended to bring "an adapter", "medicines", "an umbrella" and "curiosity". However, most students find almost everything they need in Japan.

Can students choose their residences?

Students are automatically allocated to one of NUCB students' residences, we are unable to accept personal requests.

Do students need to submit an application form for NUCB scholarship?

Exchange students staying at NUCB residences automatically become a candidate for NUCB residence scholarship and thus do not need to submit any application forms. The scholarship recipients are selected based on their transcript and other documents submitted upon their nominations.

Is there a holiday break during the academic year?

The GLP follows a western schedule by ending classes before Christmas in December with summer vacation during the month of August. You will have time to travel or complete a long-term internship.

Which months are classes held?

The classes are held from April to late July, September to late December (or to late February).

Is a Japanese language course offered?

Yes, we offer beginner's level Japanese language courses for international students to survive in Japan every semester. If students wish to take higher level of Japanese language courses, it would be still possible to take them at the undergraduate campus or at some language centers at cheap cost.

How many courses can students register per semester?

Exchange students can register up to 18 credits (approximately 9 courses) per semester. If the home institution require students to take more credits during their exchange period, please consult us the NUCB staff.

How many credits does each course have?

Each course has 2 NUCB credits which is equivalent to 3 ECTS credits
with 1400 minutes of class hours (100min. x 14 class meetings and examination). There are some intensive courses which has 1 NUCB credit with 700 minutes of class hours.

Do students need to pay for class materials?

Students need to purchase the textbooks and other materials themselves.
Most courses are conducted by using e-casebooks which provided in data and students must pay for them in cash at the office. The e-case fees differ from each course, but approximately 2,000 - 4,000 JPY per a course.


My work experience is less than 3 years. Am I eligible to apply?


If you want to apply for the 2 year MSc course, you are not required to have previous work experience.

However, if you wish to be considered for the 1/2-year MBA course, you need minimum of 3 years work experience at the point of application. Applicants without 3 years work experience who wish to apply for MBA are required to go through a preliminary screening prior to admission.
For a preliminary screening, please email us (mba@nucba.ac.jp) your recent CV/ Resume and a scanned PDF of a transcript from your educational institution.

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Is there a holiday break during the academic year?

The GLP follows a western schedule by ending classes before Christmas in December with summer vacation during the month of August. You will have time to travel or complete a long-term internship.

Is there any financial aid?

Yes! 90% of our international students receive some kind of scholarship; some from NUCB, and some from the government or external organizations.

We offer NUCB scholarships and Housing Scholarships for qualified students. Japanese government (MEXT) also provides financial aid for international students.

See Tuition & Scholarship for further information.

What are the required application materials? When is the application deadline?

Details are on the following webpage.

Also check the Application Form before applying.

I am interested in studying outside Japan.

NUCB has more than 90 partner schools from all over the world. You have options to study abroad in various countries as well as duration ranging from 1 week to 1 year. Credits can be transferred as NUCB credits up to 10 credits.

Is a TOEIC score required?

If English is your primary language or if you graduated from a university in an English speaking country, you are not required to submit a TOEIC score.

Do I need a GMAT score? Is there a minimum GMAT score required?

The GMAT score may be waived based on work experience and undergraduate GPA. Please contact us for further information. NUCB does not require a minimum GMAT score.

When can I start the programme?

You can either start from April or September.

I live overseas. Can I arrange a Skype interview?

Skype interview can be arranged upon request. Domestic residents are required to be interviewed face-to-face at the Nagoya Fushimi Campus.

Which months are classes held?

The classes are held from April to late July, September to late December (or to late February).

Is a Japanese language course offered?

Yes, we offer beginner's level Japanese language courses for international students to survive in Japan every semester. If students wish to take higher level of Japanese language courses, it would be still possible to take it at the undergraduate campus or at some language centers at cheap cost.

Are there any items recommended to bring from home?

According to the international students' questionnaire, it is mainly recommended to bring "an adapter", "medicine", "an umbrella" and "curiosity". However, most students find almost everything they need in Japan.

Can students choose their residences?

Students are automatically allocated to one of NUCB students' residences, we are unable to accept personal requests.

How much is the approximate living expense per month in Nagoya?

The average cost that the exchange students spend per month is 60,000 - 90,000 JPY excluding the accommodation fee.