The NUCB Graduate School ensures that exchange students from our partner schools have an unforgettable study abroad experience in Japan.

At our campus set in the heart of the vibrant city of Nagoya's central business district, international exchange students study on our fully English taught Global Leader Program (GLP), which is designed to train our students to become global leaders.
With our 4-term flexible schedule, students can experience the many faces of modern Japan while gaining a first-class education at one of the country’s leading business schools.

Greater Nagoya

A global business power-region, the area known as ‘Greater Nagoya’ is clean, safe and technologically cutting-edge. Home to front-running companies such as Toyota, Greater Nagoya produces nearly 1% of world GDP annually. Centrally located, Greater Nagoya functions as the transportation hub of Japan making travel to other destinations fast and easy.

GDP of Nagoya

Los Angeles
3,950 (billion US dollars)
New York
4,450 (billion US dollars)
4,480 (billion US dollars)

Downtown Campus

Located in downtown Nagoya, NUCB New Nagoya Campus has excellent access to the centre of both business and culture. As a financial district of Nagoya, world-recognized companies are based at Marunouchi. The neighboring district of Sakae is the centre of culture as well as commerce and shopping which is only a 10-15 minute walk from Marunouchi. Moreover, Nagoya Campus is just a few minutes from the subway station and only a 15 minute walk from Nagoya Central Station. The easy access from the workplace encourages our MBA students to keep working while they study.


Exchange students are automatically allocated a comfortable, single-occupancy room in one of the NUCB Graduate School's international student residences, allowing them to settle quickly and focus on their studies from the very first day of their stay.

The residences are fully furnished, with each student room having electronic pass-key locking, bed and bedding, closet, desk and chair, desk lamp, toilet, bath and shower, book shelves, AC/heater, TV, refrigerator and freezer, washing machine, balcony and free LAN internet access.

The Global Centre accommodates 44 students, and is highly regarded for its multiple functionality and sophisticated Japanese-style design. It also contains a gym and a cinema room.

The Chiyoda Residence is located within a few stops by subway from the Nagoya campus and provides accommodation for 94 students.

Trips and Activities

Field trips and excursions are essential components of the learning experience we provide. The NUCB Graduate School International Affairs team arranges a comprehensive program of cultural and business-related trips and activities for our incoming international exchange students. These are often entirely or substantially subsidised by the university. Trips and activities vary by semester but include: a visit to the Toyota manufacturing plant, visits to World Heritage sites in Takayama and Shirakawa-go, a visit to Kyoto, Japanese tea ceremony and ikebana flower arranging, and many more.

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A truly international experience

Our students represent a wide range of academic disiplines, professional experience and cultural backgrounds. By studying at the NUCB Graduate School you will join over 80 other students, some studying while working in Japan, and some of whom we receive each year from our partner schools in 46 countries around the world. You will gain a unique insight into other cultures, learn with your fellow students, and form friendships which will last far beyond your time in Japan.

Friendly support

The NUCB Graduate School is committed to supporting its incoming exchange students not only in their academic activities but also in their day-to-day lives. Our English-speaking International Affairs team provides friendly care and advice to all of our students on an individual basis, ensuring that they enjoy and benefit from their time with us to the fullest possible extent.

Financial Support

The NUCB Graduate School offers various kinds of financial support for exchange students. A limited number of Japanese government scholarships (JASSO) are available, as well as NUCB housing scholarships. Students are not required to apply for either of these, they are automatically considered upon application to NUCB. Please note that many factors are taken into consideration when deciding upon scholarship allocation – your GPA score, your Letter of Motivation, and your resume (all documents you will need to provide for your application). We cannot guarantee all students will receive a scholarship.

Residence rent and scholarship (as of 2016 July)

Housing Scholarship JPY 25,000 or JPY 35,000 /mon.
The Global Centre Rent JPY 86,750/mon.
NUCB Residence Hall CHIYODA Rent JPY 71,750/mon.

Academic program

Graduate international exchange students study on our Global Leader Program (GLP). The GLP is one of the few fully English-taught Masters degree programs in Japan, comprising over 30 different business courses. The program covers various fields required to become a global leader, and Asian business perspectives are also reflected in all aspects of the curriculum.

Professors are well-equipped with business experience, and make great use of the case-study method to facilitate the exchange of diverse student backgrounds and perspectives in the analysis of management challenges in the classroom.

For more details on the GLP and to view course syllabi, please click here.

Academic Calendar

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Spring Semester April and May June and July  
Fall Semester September and October November and December January and February **

* Note that dates are approximate only and vary slightly each year.  

** In term 3, we have some classes for Double Degree students and the intermediate level of Japanese language courses for all exchange students.

Japanese language course

We are offering two levels of semester-long elementary Japanese language courses at the Nagoya campus. Higher levels of Japanese language courses are available at Nisshin campus for those who would like to pursue more advanced language study.

How to apply

Students must first be nominated by their home universities. Upon receipt of
your nomination, the NUCB Graduate School International Team will help you with your application documents, arranging your student visa, giving you pre-arrival advice and everything else you need for your preparation to come to Japan.


To see the frequently asked questions, please go to "FAQ".

Contact details

If you have any questions about NUCB’s exchange program, please contact:

Mr. Leiser LEONARD
International Affairs