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Nihon University

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Spring Semester & Academic Year


The university was initially established as Nihon Law School, founded in 1889. Since then, Nihon University has continued to lead education and research with a consistently global perspective and progressive spirit (Source: NU- JLSP 2017). Today, Nihon University offers a wide variety of academic fields of study, spanning 91 departments, 19 graduate schools, 12 colleges and 4 schools, a junior college with five departments, research institutes, special training schools, and a distance learning division. They are a multi-disciplinary educational institution, globally recognized for its research across multiple fields.

The University has 15 individual campuses in Tokyo, with each of the colleges and schools having its own campus with an ideal study environment, consisting of a full range of software and hardware systems. The strength of each college and school is maximized for a unique approach to education and research, while the scale of the university is fully taken advantage of, leading to the formation of a world-class research base built up of the ties and collaboration between each college and school.

Tokyo, as Japan’s capital city and the world’s most populated metropolis offers never ending entertainment and activities for students. Students will find endless for shopping, dining, culture, sightseeing, and more. The city has an abundance of museums, historic sites, gardens, parks, and more. Nihon also features a thriving campus life and excellent facilities on each campus such as libraries and sports facilities. The University is home to 34 sport bodies and greatly encourages its students to become active in sporting activities. Students fro Nihon have gone on to participate in the Olympics and other world-class athletic events.

(Source: Nihon University) 

Academic Details:

College of Economics, Chiyoda Campus: Consisting of 3 departments, the College of Economics lies right in the center of Tokyo where students can experience the dynamic of Japan’s economy first hand. Students can study courses across 3 subjects, Economics, Industrial Management, and Finance and Public Economics. The seminar-based small classes are aligned with the college philosophy that “seminars are the true foundation of education.” There are approximately 90 different seminars, including specialized seminars in economics and management, and a broad range of general subjects across the borders of specialist fields.

College of Humanities and Sciences, Setagaya Campus: Consisting of 18 departments in the realms of humanities, socials sciences, and natural sciences, the College of Humanities and Sciences covers a very wide range of subjects. These departments are: Philosophy, History, Japanese Language and Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, German Literature, Sociology, Social Welfare, Education, Physical Education, Psychology, Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Information Science, Physics, Biosciences, and Chemistry.

Japanese Language and Studies Program (JLSP): International exchange program students undergo a short-term intensive Japanese language and cultural/social program. The program offers 3 subjects: Japanese Language (Comprehensive Japanese/Elective Japanese), Japan Studies (taught in English), and Intercultural Experience (participate with Japanese-speaking volunteers). The program takes place during a two-and-a-half-month period, consisting of 150 hours over 50 days. Students are divided into courses according to their Japanese language proficiency across five levels. In the Japan Studies Subject, students will be taught in English about Japanese economy, art, modern societal issues, and behavioral patterns. Students will also get to visit the Life and Safety Center, go on a historical study tour, and attend a Kabuki performance.

Housing Details:

Nihon University provides different accommodations for their different colleges, so students should check where they can stay according to their area of study. The university has a number of private houses available to students, to choose from that will suit their individual budgets and lifestyles. The College of Economics at Nihon University provides free accommodation to incoming exchange students who plan to study at the College of Economics. For more details, please contact a MIX Advisor.


  • Sophomore standing
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

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