NUCB receives full-time international students who can complete a Bachelor's degree programme in 4 years. Admission is held twice a year in April and September. Information on entry requirements and application processes are provided below.

Overview: 4-Year Bachelor Program

Global Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration

Language: English

Campus: Nisshin 

Enrolment: Spring (April) & Autumn (September)

Japanese Language: Not required


The following qualifications represent the minimum criteria for admission. Meeting the qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Applicants must satisfy one of the conditions below:

  • Completed, or are expected to complete, 12 years or more of formal education
  • Those who hold, or are expected to hold, the university admission qualification examination (International Baccalaureate, A-levels, Abitur, etc.)
  • Others who have at least the equivalent qualifications as points 1 or 2 above (Please contact the admissions team in advance)

※Those that have completed a 12-year (or more) school curriculum in less than 12 years because of appropriate reasons (e.g., skipping grades), will be regarded as having met the above requirements. In order to prove eligibility, the applicant is required to submit an official document explaining the reason(s) for the early completion. ※Those who have passed an examination demonstrating academic ability equivalent to 12 years of formal education, such as the GED (General Educational Development) test or another high school equivalency exam are eligible to apply.

English Ability

An official score of TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC is required of all non-native speakers unless the language of instruction at high school was 100% in English:

  • TOEFL iBT®: 61
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEIC®: 700
  • Eiken: Grade pre-1
  • SAT evidence-based reading and writing 540 (DI: 7963)

※These tests must be taken within 2 years of the date of application.

In order to complete your application we need to receive the original report sent directly by ETS. The institution code of NUCB is B407. If you provide your IELTS TRF number you do not need to submit an original test version.

Interviews & Exams

An interview and written exam are required of all applicants. Domestic applicants (residents of Japan) must come to one of NUCB's campuses. For residents outside of Japan, we will use online conference software.


NUCB conducts a holistic overview of a candidate in respect to admissions. Therefore, there are no minimum requirements or specific courses to be taken. Those that have taken university admissions qualifications such as IB, SAT, AP etc, will be used alongside other exam results and credentials, to evaluate applicants in our university admissions process.

SAT/AP Code: 7963


Stage Application Period
1 2018 Oct 26 ~ Nov 1
2 2019 Jan 8 ~ Jan 15
3 2019 Feb 8 ~ Feb 15
4 2019 Mar 1 ~ Mar 8 
5 2019 Apr 8 ~ Apr 12
6 2019 May 7 ~ May 13
7 2019 May 31 ~ June 6
8 2019 Jun 7 ~ Jun 14*

* Domestic Only

Interview dates are within 3 weeks after all application documents have been received.

Tuition payment will be required within 3 weeks after the admission announcement.


Stage Application Period
1 2019 Jun 7 ~ Jun 14
2 2019 Jul 12 ~ Jul 19
3 2019 Sep 13 ~ Sep 20
4 2019 Oct 11 ~ Oct 18
5 2019 Nov 8 ~ Nov 15
6 2020 Jan 10 ~ Jan 17*

* Domestic Only

Interview dates are within 3 weeks after all application documents have been received.

Tuition payment will be required within 3 weeks after the admission announcement.


Stage Application Period
1 2019 Oct 28 ~ Nov 11
2 2020 Jan 6 ~ Jan 20
3 2020 Feb 10 ~ Feb 24
4 2020 Mar 2 ~ Mar 16
5 2020 Apr 6 ~ Apr 20
6 2020 May 11 ~ June 1
7* 2020 Jun 8 ~ June 15

* Domestic Only

Interview dates are within 3 weeks after all application documents have been received.

Tuition payment will be required within 3 weeks after the admission announcement.

How to Apply

1. Please check your eligibility above
2. Please fill out the online application here
3. Pay the application fee here
4. Send your documents required via registered mail as described in the application guide here
Complete the online Written Exam. Details to be sent via e-mail.
5. Those in Japan must attend an interview in either Tokyo, Osaka or Nagoya. Overseas applicants can use video conference software such as Skype.
6. Receive notification of application result.

Please check the application guidelines and brochure here

Undergraduate Admission Policy

NUCBʼs mission is to educate innovative and ethical leaders who possess a ʻFrontier Spiritʼ and to create knowledge that advances business and society. Our students will have the ability to bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world. In order to train business leaders and entrepreneurs who can contribute to the business world of tomorrow, we offer an advanced education and research environment throughout our educational institutes. Our university selects entrants who have the ability to excel in an active learning environment. We evaluate students to strict standards to ensure a high-quality education.

In particular, we will seek for the following for admission:

  • Those who have completed a high school educational curriculum and acquired the required logical thinking and communication skills necessary for university study
  • Those who can solve problems through the ability of sound judgment and reasoning
  • Those who have a broad perspective and respect for others with a willingness to learn in a diverse international community

One-on-One Skype Consultation

A member of the NUCB staff is available for one-on-one Skype conversations and consultations to answer any questions you may have on our programs, admission requirements and procedures, housing options and student life in Nagoya and in Japan, etc. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Mailing Address/ Contact

Admission Office, International Division
4-4 Sagamine Komenoki-cho Nisshin, Aichi 4700193 Japan
TEL: 0561-73-3006
FAX: 0561-73-1202