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Niigata University

Term To Study: Spring 2023
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2022
Program Starts: Jan 05, 2023
Program Ends: May 01, 2023
Major 1: Criminology & Forensics
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Major 2: Geography
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Major 3: History
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Major 4: Political Science & Government
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Major 5: Area / Ethnic Studies: Asian
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Major 6: Undeclared / Undecided
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Major 7: Foreign Language / Literature Japanese
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Major 8: Humanities
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: Niigata University Exchange Website
Program Locations: Niigata
Contact Phone: 7076642582
Contact Name: Hope Ortiz
Contact Email:
What is not Included: Monthly Living Expenses:

Rent: $210 (single room) - $350 (family room)
Utilities (electricity, water, and gas): approx. $145
National health insurance: approx. $20
Food: approx. $240 yen if you cook yourself
(meals at the university cafeteria range from $4-$6)
In addition, you will need to pay for the phone and other daily necessities.
Estimated Costs: Students will pay SSU tuition while on the exchange program. Out of pocket expenses will include food, housing, books and supplies, and other personal expenses while studying abroad.
Program Description

Spend a semester or year studying at Niigata University in Northern Japan! This is an SSU Exchange Program location.

Niigata University has a long institutional history, with origins going back some 150 years. Since our inauguration as a national university in 1949 under the new university system, we have played an important role in higher education and research in Japan. Over the years, we have grown into a large-scale comprehensive university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs under ten faculties and five graduate schools in a wide range of disciplines spanning the humanities, education, law, economics, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, health sciences, and dentistry. We have a student body of approximately 12,000 and 3,000 academic and administrative staff members. As a research-oriented university, we boast several world-leading research institutes, including the Brain Research Institute and the Research Institute for Natural Hazards and Disaster Recovery as well as a university hospital providing high-level medical care as an advanced treatment hospital for the region.

With "Autonomy and Creativity" as its philosophy, Niigata University strives to function as a repository of knowledge committed to development both locally and internationally through education, research, and contribution to society. Our education is designed to equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to address unforeseen future issues. In addition to promoting state-of-the-art research in conventional research fields, Niigata University promotes the creation of an interdisciplinary research environment open to society. Located in Niigata City, facing the Sea of Japan, Niigata University acts as a gateway to the world with its base in Asia, and we will continue to elevate our presence to be world-leading and world-changing.

Quick Facts

Population: 127368088
Capital: Tokyo
Per-capita GDP: $ 35200
Size: 377915 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 09:00 hours) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

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