Niigata University


Location: Niigata
Type of institution: National coed
Contact: International Affairs Division: +81-25-262-7332
8050 Ikarashi 2-no-cho, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 950-2181, Japan
TEL: +81-25-262-7332         FAX: +81-25-262-7519
Mail: kokusai@adm.niigata-u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.niigata-u.ac.jp/
Profile
Niigata University is located in Niigata city, which is in the middle of the Sea of Japan coast and at the mouth of the longest river of Japan called Shinano-gawa. Niigata University was founded by merger of various, much older universities and colleges in 1949 under a new national university system. At present, it consists of nine undergraduate Faculties, three integrated, inter- and multidisciplinary Graduate Schools for Master's and Doctor's in almost all academic disciplines, two professional Degree Graduate Schools, and two mid-career Graduate Schools for Master's. It has also one research laboratory and an integrated medical and dental hospital. Niigata University aims at contributing broadly to the human society and its environment for healthy, safe, and peaceful human life.

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 360/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 31
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 10371
No. of International Undergraduate Degree Students: 259
No. of Graduate Degree Students: 1471
No. of International Graduate Degree Students: 201
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 388/0
No. of International Students (Degree/Non-Degree): 259/109
No. of Exchange Agreements: 188
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 27
No. of Exchange Students (Receiving): 60
No. of Exchange Students (Sending): 29

Undergraduate Programs
Agricultural Sciences
Agrobiology
Applied Biological Chemistry
Production and Environment Science
Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Dentistry
Dentistry
Education (Teacher Training)
School Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geology
Geology
Home Science
Living Sciences and Human Environment
Law
Law
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Production Engineering
Medicine
Medicine
Music
Music
Nursing
Nursing
Philosophy
Philosophy and Behavioral Science
Physical Education
Health and Sports Sciences
Physics
Physics
Political Science
Legal and Political Communications
Graduate Programs
Agricultural Sciences
Plant and Animal Science (M,D)
Biology
Biology (M,D)
Chemistry
Chemistry (M,D)
Dentistry
Dentistry (D)
Economics
Economics, Management and Information Science (D)
Education (Teacher Training)
School Education (M)
School Subjects (M)
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering (M,D)
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Management Science (D)
Science of Environmental Systems (M)
Geology
Geo and Biosphere Science (M)
International Studies
International Social and Cultural Science (D)
Law
Law (D)
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(General)
Western Culture and Civilization (M)
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(Japanese)
Japanese Social and Cultural Science (D)
Japanese and Oriental Culture and Civilization (M,D)
Mathematics
Mathematical Sciences (M,D)
Medicine
Medicine (M,D)
Music
Music (M)
Nursing
Nursing (M,D)
Philosophy
Philosophy and Behavioral Science (M)
Physics
Physics (M,D)
Political Science
Legal and Political Communications (M)

Special Programs for International Students
Special Admissions for Foreign Students at most of the Faculties and Graduate Schools, and a Student Exchange Program for credits at both undergraduate and Master's levels under student exchange agreements with foreign universities.
Service for International Students
Support for various procedures at government offices, scholarships, non-credit introductory Japanese language classes, counseling, dormitory, homestay programs mostly in collaboration with citizens' groups, welcome and farewell parties, etc.
Comments & Latest Information
The exchange students are getting more and more diverse coming from more different academic fields and from more universities and countries. In addition to regular classes, there are 72 classes given in Non-Japanese languages for those exchange students who are not good at Japanese.