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BA in International Studies

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A world-class campus full of global talent

An organization's success and competitiveness depends upon its ability to embrace diversity and realize the benefits. Therefore to be a real asset, being able to work well in diverse groups whilst also having overseas experiences will make you stand out from the crowd.

In 2020, NUCB ranked the best university in Central Japan by Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) based on metrics for "Internationality". This category helps students to determine whether they will find themselves in a supportive and inclusive university environment full of global talent.

NUCB also has an abundance of overseas programs that will not only build your confidence and expand your future possibilities but it will be a life-changing experience. By experiencing different countries, different languages and different cultures, you will be able to gain a broad perspective and a diverse set of values.

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Degree: Bachelor in International Studies
  • Language of Instruction: English・Japanese (JLPT N2 or equivalent required for admission)



The Faculty of International Studies consists of two departments; Global Studies and the English Studies department, both designed to enhance your global talent through our various overseas programs, including study abroad, internships, and volunteer work. After graduation from the Faculty of International Studies, it is possible to advance to our world-class graduate school, ranked first in Asian MBA rankings.

Department of Int'l Studies

As globalization makes the world ever more connected, there’s a growing need for people who can play an active role on the world stage. This department focuses on English language proficiency and liberal arts, whilst providing opportunities for learning in the real world with endless possibilities for overseas experiences that include study abroad, internships, volunteer work, gap year programs and so on. Our goal is to create leaders rather than followers, to nurture young persons who think creatively and independently and to give students the skills and qualities they will need to become pioneers of the future.

Department of English Studies

In the present globalized environment, English has become an indispensable language especially as a language of business. Approximately 375 million people speak English around the world and there are more than 50 English speaking countries, where English is either the official or the primary language. Our classes are instructed by native teachers to enable sufficient English proficiency by the time of graduation.

  • International Programs

    NUCB has established a strong global network with prestigious business schools around the world, forming a so-called 'Global Campus'.


  • University Ranking

    NUCB was ranked the best university in Central Japan and in the field of internationality by Times Higher Education 2020.


  • Accreditation

    NUCB is one of only four schools in Japan accredited by AACSB placing us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.


We will train students to have a global view of society through our various study abroad programs. Students with international exposure come to understand the value of dialogue between people from different cultures and between people with different points of view, one of the most sought-after skills in today's diverse world.

  1. Abundant support for studying abroad tailored to your needs

    We are ranked the No 1 university in Japan for international volunteering and we were the first university in Japan to offer scholarships for a gap year.


  2. Gain valuable experience with our overseas internships

    NUCB and Japanese affiliated companies have established an opportunity for students to experience an overseas internship in ASEAN countries.



"The university really helps you prepare for your international volunteer project and you are very prepared before departing Japan."

Suruga General High School, Shizuoka Prefecture

"Learning from native teachers really improves your language ability and there are many international students on campus where you can learn about different cultures and ways of doing business."

Ohige High School, Aichi Prefecture

"Through daily interactions with international students from various countries, I was able to gain a better view of the world. Based on my experience at NUCB I was able to land a job at JAL. "

JAL Sky Co., Ltd. Toyama Izumi High School, Toyama Prefecture

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