If the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) below do not answer your questions, you may contact us through our Contact page.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS FAQ
What courses are available in English at NUCB?
You will be able to gain a 4-year Global Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) accredited by AACSB under the Faculty of Management. No Japanese language is required but is built into the curriculum.
Is NUCB internationally recognized?
Since 2006, NUCB has been part of only a select group of universities worldwide to hold the prestigious AACSB accreditation.
There are 845 business institutions in 56 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. That means that less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation.
What are the education requirements for application?
For most applicants, this means you must have graduated or be scheduled from a 12-year standard education curriculum. For further information please refer here.
How do I apply to NUCB?
Please follow the steps below. For uploading digital copies of application material, please refer here.
Confirm your eligibility in the application guide, then complete the online application.
Please pay the application fee within 3 days after applying online and before the application deadline.
※If payment is not confirmed by the last day of application, we will cancel your application.
Send your Documents
Send your documents required via registered mail as described in the application guide to our Nisshin/Nagakute Campus. Documents must arrive at the admissions office by the application deadline (Those who want to bring their application documents directly to the reception of the admissions office of Nisshin Nagakute campus may do so after contacting us in advance).
Issuing Examination Information
Upon completion of STEP 3, we will send you information regarding the next steps for the interview/exam.
Notification will be sent via both email and express post to all applicants.
Can I pay the application fee via Bank Transfer?
We prefer that students pay via the credit card system, however, applicants are welcome to pay the 20,000 JPY fee via Bank Transfer. Overseas payment will incur extra charges so please ensure to check with your local bank.
|Bank Name||San ju San Bank, Ltd 三十三銀行|
|Branch||Nisshin Branch 日進支店|
|Account||Ordinary Account 普通預金|
|SWIFT||MIEBJPJT (IBAN code not used in Japan)|
|Bank Address||470-0012. 236 Korokuda. Fujieda-cho. Nisshin-shi. Aichi-ken|
|Beneficiary Name||Gakko Hojin Kurimoto Gakuen 学校法人栗本学園|
|School Address||470-0193 4-4 Sagamine. Komenoki-cho. Nisshin-shi. Aichi-ken|
I am currently in my last year of high school. When should I submit my application?
If you are currently in your last year of high school, you may apply at any time during the application period as long as you will graduate before enrolling. If you apply to NUCB before graduating from high school, you will be required to submit your most recent official transcripts with your application. If you are accepted to NUCB and decide to enroll, you will need to submit proof of high school graduation (such as a high school diploma or graduation certificate) before enrollment.
I have Japanese citizenship, am I eligible to apply?
Yes, all nationalities are welcome to apply to our Global BBA program.
When and where will the interview be held?
An interview is required of all applicants. Domestic applicants (residents of Japan) must come to one of NUCB’s campuses (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Nisshin Nagakute) to take an interview examination.
For residents outside of Japan, we will conduct an interview using Skype, Zoom, or Google Meets.
What prior knowledge is required for the online written exam?
The online exam is essay-style. This exam allows us to test your writing ability under pressure to write university-level reports. The exam is 30 minutes in length and all required details will be provided before starting.
I see NUCB has multiple rounds for application. Can I apply multiple times a year?
Yes, you can, but you cannot apply twice within the same stage.
I have never been to Japan and I do not speak Japanese. Can I still study at NUCB?
Yes. Many of our international students have never visited Japan or studied Japanese before studying at NUCB. it is highly encouraged for you to start learning basic Japanese on your own before coming to NUCB. This will ensure you have a smooth start to life in Japan. We also have Japanese built into the curriculum through to varying difficulty levels.
Is Japanese required for graduation?
There is no requirement to attain a Japanese Proficiency level in order to graduate, for example, JLPT N2. However, NUCB encourages students to continue their Japanese studies beyond the minimum requirement as Japanese language skills greatly benefit students when interacting with the local community and when applying for jobs.
Is English proficiency required to all applicants?
An official score such as TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC is required of all non-native speakers unless the language of instruction at high school was 100% in English. We also accept Duolingo English Test as well as TOEFL Home Edition. Please check here for the required scores.
Can I submit an official English test score slightly after the deadline?
Submitting documents past the deadline may be possible depending on the circumstances. Please contact the admissions team in advance.
Can I re-use my application documents for another application stage?
No, we will discard all application documents once all admission rounds are over.
Is an IB score, SAT or ACT required to apply?
NUCB conducts a holistic overview of applicants and there are no requirements for SAT or ACT. However, if you have SAT or ACT and would like to include it to strengthen your application, please submit it along with your application.
Is "Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)" required for English-medium Undergraduate Programs?
No. International students are not required to submit EJU scores for application to English-medium Undergraduate Programs.
I cannot pay the application fee using a credit card, what should I do?
There are two methods of payment; credit card payment and bank transfer. If you have any difficulties, please contact the admissions team.
How many letters of recommendation do I need to submit?
One letter of recommendation is usually sufficient. It should be written by an individual qualified to write about your potential for success in a business program from the applicant's most recent educational institution.
I only have one set of original certificates. Do I have to submit the original?
An official high school transcript must be submitted. Please have your high school issue a certified copy. School transcripts must also be certified by a school official. If the high school will not issue a certified copy, you will be required to submit the original documents, which can be returned upon prior written request.
Can I still apply if I have less than 12 years of education?
You may apply to the university if you have completed more than 11-years of education at an educational institution designated by Japan’s Ministry of Education (MEXT), even though your country's standard length of education is 11 years. If your education system only requires 10 or 11 years to finish high school then you will need to attend pre-university courses or the equivalent until you fulfill the 12-year education requirement. For more details, please contact the Admissions team before applying.
Am I required to send original documents with my application? Is it possible to send a photocopy instead?
Applicants must submit either original certificates or certified documents. (A certified document is one that has been marked as being equivalent to the original with a stamp or seal by the issuing institution (preferred) or a notary public).
"The Original” means a paper-based document issued and hand-stamped/hand-signed by an institute and/or a
individual with authority to issue and verify such document
May I submit my application materials online?
NUCB Undergraduate School can accept digital copies for application to the Global BBA Program. Please upload documents here.
For documents not written in English or Japanese, please also upload an official translation that includes the translator's name, address, contact details, and signature or official seal.
After being accepted to NUCB, enrolling students must submit original documents or certified documents* for the uploaded application documents to NUCB Nisshin Campus by post. If the original or certified documents* submitted after acceptance differ from the digital copies uploaded with the online application, or if enrolling students are not able to submit original or certified documents*, acceptance to NUCB will be revoked. Please be sure to keep the original versions of the documents you upload with your online application.
*A certified document is one that has been marked as being equivalent to the original with a stamp or seal by the issuing institution (preferred) or a notary public.
What happens if an application is submitted without an application fee?
NUCB will not screen applications without confirming the payment of the application fee. In principle, NUCB will not contact applicants regarding unpaid application fees.
How long does it take until I receive my admission result?
After completing your interview, your application will be screened and you will receive your notification as stated in the application guide. Results are mailed out by post for domestic applicants on the scheduled result notification day and by both email and post for overseas residents. We will not respond to inquiries by email or phone.
TRANSFER ADMISSIONS FAQ
Do you accept transfer admissions?
NUCB accepts transfer students from students residing in Japan and outside of Japan to transfer into the second or third year of a four year program.
How many credits can I transfer?
Students at NUCB must complete a total of 124 credits (minimum 28 Liberal Arts & minimum 72 Specialized Subjects) to graduate. Accepted students will be notified about the allowed number of transfer credits in the notification of acceptance and which year they transfer to. The maximum number of credits students can transfer is up to 62.
How do I apply as a transfer student?
Please follow as instructed in the "Application Guideline" under our download page. Please note that it is not possible to know how many credits can be transferred before a formal application as our educational affairs team need to evaluate your credentials.
Do all applicants have an interview?
Yes, all applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted by two GBBA professors lasting approximately 30 minutes.
What transcripts are required?
You must include your high school academic transcripts AND your academic transcripts from the higher education institutions you enrolled in since graduating from high school.
Please include a syllabus for each course you have taken or are currently taking that you wish to have approved for credit transfer.
Please include information that shows the subject name, course type, number of credits, course duration, class length, the total number of classes, total class time, and language of instruction. Please also include the entire curriculum for your program.
If the documents are not in English or Japanese, please submit the officially translated translation together with the original syllabus. Only translations from the organization issuing the syllabus, a translation company, or a qualified individual translator will be accepted.
What are the requirements for transfer?
Applicants must satisfy either 1. or 2. below:
- Completed at least one or two years of study in a university bachelor's degree program outside of Japan.
- Have completed 13 or 14 years of study in a university bachelor's degree program.
- Have acquired at least one fourth or half of the credits needed to graduate from their current university's bachelor's degree program.
- Applicants who have completed at least one / two year(s) of study in a university bachelor's degree program within Japan and acquired at least 30 or 60-course credits by the time of enrollment to NUCB.
What English proficiency is required?
- TOEFL iBT 79
- IELTS 6.0
- TOEIC L&R 780
- Eiken Grade 1
- PTE Academic 50
- Cambridge English Language Assessment FCE Grade B
If you have other scores for proficiency please contact the admissions team in advance. Please note that a decision on whether you can transfer credits can only be made after a formal application.
Will there be an exam for transfer students?
Students will be invited to take an online case exam lasting 60 minutes.
COVID-19 ADMISSIONS FAQ
NUCB understands that the logistics of sending documents will be delayed due to COVID-19 with extra security checks for international post and this will be taken into consideration for your application.
Understandably students are becoming very worried with regards to missing so much valuable time in preparation for their exams and the opportunity of actually sitting for exams and tests. We would like to advise you that we will be applying flexibility with regards to deadlines and where possible, grades achieved should the need arise, due to the considerable disruption being caused.
If after reading through this FAQ, you are still uncertain or still have questions, please contact the Admissions team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The language proficiency exam that I was planning to take has been canceled. What should I do?
You can submit scores from the following online exams to prove your English proficiency.
• IELTS Indicator
• iBT® Special Home Edition
• Duolingo English Test
I can’t obtain official academic transcripts. Can I still apply?
Yes, we can accept temporary replacements. For example, PDF from your school counselor, even if it does not have an official stamp, we will accept photographs of grade reports or screenshots of grades that have been released online
However, once you have been admitted to NUCB, you need to send us your official copies before entering.
My final exams have been canceled/school is closed/school is changing its grading system. How will this affect my application/admission?
We know that many of you are concerned because your high school is closed, exams have been canceled, or your high school has changed its grading scheme. Please don’t worry! A change in your school’s grading process will not negatively impact your offer of admission. We will accept the adjusted assessment methods as determined by your educational jurisdiction in order to meet our admission conditions.
My school-leaving exams/standardized tests (including the IB Diploma and GCE A-Level) have been canceled. Can I still apply?
Even if you cannot take your school-leaving exams/standardized tests, you will be able to apply as long as you have completed or are expected to complete a 12-year standard education curriculum in the country/region of your residence.
I can’t obtain a certificate of graduation/certificate of expected graduation. Can I still apply?
If you have already graduated from your school, please send us a copy until you can get an original or ask your school to get in touch with us directly.
If you have yet to graduate, we are welcome to receive an email from your school or a letter can be submitted at a later date.
How should I ask my teachers to write the Letter of Recommendation?
Please refer to the application guidelines. The letter of recommendation has very specific questions that must be answered. You can ask your teacher to send it from an official email account or send it separately to us via post. If you want to combine it with your documents, the letter must be sealed so you have no access to the document.
How can I know if I can go to Japan?
Due to the current pandemic situation, there are certain restrictions to enter Japanese territory. To be informed of the restriction applied to your country, please call the Japanese Embassy/Consulate of your country and check information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on its website: https://www.mofa.go.jp/
Do I need to do a quarantine when arriving in Japan?
Depending on the information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, you may be subject to a quarantine of 2 weeks during which you will not have the right to leave your accommodation (except for urgent travel) or to take public transport. For more information, please check the MOFA website regularly: https://www.mofa.go.jp/
ENROLLMENT & STUDENT VISA FAQ
When am I supposed to arrive in Japan?
NUCB will advise you on the dates that you should arrive on campus. You should not arrive on campus earlier than the specified dates as there will be no available rooms in the dormitory, and you will have to look for your own accommodation.
I cannot afford to pay the amount listed in the Enrollment Procedure all at once. Can I pay in installments or after I arrive in Japan?
No. In order to begin your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) application process, NUCB must be able to confirm that you are financially able to support the cost of studying in Japan. For this reason, we must receive all fee payments before beginning the COE process. For more information regarding the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), please see the About Student Visa section below.
What assistance does NUCB provide to help me when I first arrive?
We hold several orientation sessions for new students before classes start. We have lots of friendly staff and current students to help you adjust to your new life in Japan.
What is a student visa?
A student visa is issued by your local Japanese embassy/consulate and grants you permission to enter Japan for an extended period of time and undertake university-level studies. However, before you can apply for a student visa, you must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
What is a Certificate of Eligibility (COE)?
A Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is a document that is required to obtain a visa and is issued by the Immigration Bureau of Japan. If you are accepted and plan to enroll at NUCB, NUCB will apply for the COE on your behalf once you complete all enrollment procedures.
When the Immigration Bureau of Japan issues your COE, NUCB will send it to you by registered mail. You must then apply at your local Japanese Embassy/Consulate for your student visa. Be sure to inquire the Japanese Embassy/Consulate in advance about what documents are necessary to apply for a student visa and have them ready.
How can I apply for Student Visa?
International students need to follow the procedure below to apply for a student visa:
1. Complete "Certificate of Eligibility" (COE) form with application guide and send to NUCB
2. If accepted to NUCB and paid all required fees - Receive COE and "Letter of Admission" (LOA) from NUCB
3. Apply for a Student Visa to the nearest Japanese diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) by submitting both COE and LOA
NUCB works very closely with every applicant and the Immigration Bureau to make sure applicants are able to receive their COE and student visa. You must submit all required documents (original copies only) with correct information to be able to receive your visa on time. Please be advised that the Immigration Bureau of Japan and your local Japanese embassy/consulate make all final decisions.
4-4 Sagamine, Komenoki-cho, Nisshin, Aichi, 470-0193, Japan
NUCB Undergraduate School Admissions Office, International Division