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Course Overview

With over 800 courses taught in English, (and many more in Japanese), students participating in NUPACE have a variety of study options open to them. Provided that they meet the academic and linguistic requirements of the classes in question, they may devise individual semester/year-based course loads, choosing units from 1) The Global 30 (G30) international programmes, 2) Non-G30 English-taught courses, including those taught by the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS), and 3) Japanese language courses, and 4) regular courses taught in Japanese.


Nagoya University offers ten undergraduate and eleven graduate degree programmes taught entirely in English, known as the “Nagoya University Global 30 International Programmes”, or simply “G30 Programmes”. Courses comprising the G30 programmes are, in principle, open to exchange students.

NB. Irrespective of whether they wish to register for G30 courses, applicants to NUPACE should apply directly to the NUPACE Office, following procedures laid down in this prospectus and on the programme website, viewable at G30 programme admission requirements and procedures do NOT apply to exchange students.

Undergraduate Programmes

Information on G30 undergraduate programmes:

Access the URLs of individual programmes to see course lists and syllabi.

Automotive Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering
Biological Sciences
- Biological Science
- Applied Biosciences
- Chemistry*
- Chemical and Biological Engineering

- Physics*
Social Sciences
- Law and Political Science
- Economics
Cultural Studies
- Modern Literature/Cinema and Visual Culture/Cultural History
*Due to the limited duration of their exchange and subsequent safety concerns, NUPACE Special Undergraduate Students and Special Graduate Students are generally not permitted to enrol in G30 courses with laboratory content. This applies, in particular, to the disciplines of Chemistry and Physics, as taught by the School of Science, and Chemistry, as taught by the School of Engineering.

Graduate Programmes

Detailed information on graduate G30 programmes:

Access the URLs of individual programmes to see course lists and syllabi.
Graduate School of Engineering/
Graduate School of Environmental studies
- Automotive Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Engineering Physics
Graduate School of Science/ Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sc.
- Biological and Bioagricultural Sciences
Graduate School of Science/Graduate School of Engineering
- Chemistry*
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
Graduate School of Humanities

- Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies
- Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of Economics
- Economics and Business Administration
Graduate School of Medicine

- Medical Science
Graduate School of Science/ Graduate School of Mathematics

- Physics* and Mathematics
*Due to the limited duration of their exchange and subsequent safety concerns, NUPACE Special Undergraduate Students and Special Graduate Students are generally not permitted to enrol in G30 courses with laboratory content. This applies, in particular, to the disciplines of Chemistry and Physics, as taught by the School of Science, and Chemistry, as taught by the School of Engineering.


Refer to the NUPACE website for details and syllabi of the courses listed below:
NUPACE website syllabi

Courses in the Student's Major (English Language Programme)

Generally 2 credits each
Global Engagement Centre
Immigration in Japan: Law, policy, and society (A)
Introduction to Intercultural Competence (A)
Culture and Psychology (A)
Intercultural Communication in Education (A)
Intercultural Training Methods (S)
Lecture on Higher Education (A/Intensive)
Environmental Studies
Advanced Architectural and Urban Planning Workshop 2 <G> (S)
Field Seminar on Environmental Studies (S)
Planning and Design Studio for Historical Environment <G> (A)
Studio Workshop of Architecture Design <G> (A)
Formal Languages and Automata Theory <G>(A)
Information Physics <G>(A)
International Development
Global Governance (A)
International Co-operation Law (S)
International Politics (S)
Introduction to International Development <G>(S)
Japan's Development Experience <G>(A)
Law of the United Nations (A)
Comparative Studies in Constitutional Law: Outline of the modern constitution (S)
Comparative Studies in Criminal Law: Development of national criminal law (S/Intensive)
Comparative Studies on Public Administration (A/Intensive)
Professional Studies in International Economic Law II: Problems of int'l economic law (A)
Special Lecture and Seminar: Studies in comparative private law (S)
Special Lecture and Seminar: Case study of international commercial arbitration (A)
Special Lecture and Seminar: Japanese law and society (A)

Graduate students majoring in law may also refer to the list of syllabi available at
university-wide syllabi

Perspectives in Mathematical Sciences I/III(S),II/IV(A)
Clinical Practice (Clerkships) (A/S)
  Refer to
Liberal Arts and Sciences courses
  Refer to
Guided Independent Study (GIS) (A/S)

<G>=Graduate Students Only (A)=Offered in Autumn (S)=Offered in Spring


Japanese Language Programme

NUPACE Japanese (2~10 credits)
Elementary ~ Advanced Japanese (6 levels) (A/S)
À La Carte Courses
(2 credits each)
Kanji I~II (A/S)
Grammar for Report Writing (S)
Presentation Skills (A)
Academic Japanese 3, 5 (A), 2, 4, 5 (S)
Business Japanese 1, 3 (A), 2, 4 (S)

Introductory Courses Taught in Japanese

2 credits each Japanese Language and Communication I, II <J>(A/S)
Japanese Linguistics <J> (S)
Japanese Literature I, II <J> (A/S) Multiculturalism I, II <J> (A/S)

<J>=Taught in Japanese (A)=Offered in Autumn (S)=Offered in Spring


Provided that they have a suitable academic background and possess level N1 (or 1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), students participating in NUPACE are eligible to register for regular courses taught in Japanese. Access to online information on individual schools and departments is available at:

The following is a list of Nagoya University's schools and corresponding departments. Access for course syllabi.

Undergraduate Programmes

Agricultural Sciences
Applied Biosciences; Bioenvironmental Sciences; Bioresource Sciences
Theoretical Economics; Applied Economics; Corporate Management;
Information Accounting
Human Developmental Sciences; School Education and Information Science;
International Education and Culture; Human Psychology; Counselling and Psychotherapy

Chemical and Biological Engineering; Civil Engineering and Architecture;
Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering;
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Physical Science and Engineering
Literature and Linguistics, Philosophy and Ethics;
History and Anthropological Studies; Environmental and Behavioural Science
Informatics Natural Informatics (Mathematical Informatics, Complex System Science);
Computer Science (Computing and Software Systems, Intelligent Systems);
Human and Social and Informatics (Social Informatics, Cognitive and Psychological Science)
Fundamental Positive Law; Fundamental Political Science;
Contemporary Legal Disciplines; Dispute Settlement Law;
Business Economics Law; Public Policy;
International Relations; Legal and Administrative Informatics
Health Sciences (Medical Technology; Nursing; Occupational Therapy;
Physical Therapy; Radiological Technology);

Biological Science; Chemistry; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Mathematics;

Graduate Programmes

Bioagricultural Sciences
Applied Molecular Biosciences; Bioengineering Sciences; Biological Mechanisms and Functions; Biosphere Resources Science
Analysis of Markets and Institutions; Socio-economic Analysis;
Analysis of the System of Policy Making; Socio-Environmental System; Corporate System;
Management Innovation; Creation of Information
Education and Human Development:
Lifelong Education and Development; School Education and Information Sciences; Foundations of Education and Human Development;
Higher Education; Sports and Exercise Science; Psychological Sciences;
Human Development and Clinical Psychology; Sports Behavioural Sciences

Aerospace Engineering; Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; Civil Engineering; Computational Science and Engineering; Crystalline Materials Science; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Energy Engineering and Science; Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering; Mechanical Science and Engineering; Micro-Nano Systems Engineering; Molecular Design and Engineering; Quantum Engineering
Environmental Studies Earth and Environmental Sciences; Environmental Engineering and Architecture; Social and Human Environment
Humanities Historical and Cultural Studies (Japanese History, Asian History, Western History, Aesthetics and Art History; Archaeology; Cultural Anthropology; Cinema and Visual Culture; Japanese Culture; Cultural Studies, Gender Studies) Linguistics and Cultural Studies (Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Literature, English Language, English Literature, German Language/Literature, French Language/ Literature, Chinese Language/Literature, Japanese Language Education, English Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Philosophy, Western Classics, Chinese Philosophy, Indian Philosophy)
Informatics Mathematical Informatics; Complex Systems Science; Social Informatics, Cognitive and Psychological Science, Computing and Software Systems; Intelligent Systems
International Development
International Co-operation Studies; International Development
Core Law and Political Science; Contemporary legal Systems;
International Comparative and Political Science;
Asian Law and Political Science
Fundamental Mathematics; Natural Mathematics; Social Mathematics;
Computational Mathematics; Advanced Topology
Cell Information Medicine; Function Construction Medicine;
Health and Community Medicine; Integrated Molecular Medicine;
Medical Science/Medical Administration; Nursing; Radiological and Medical Laboratory Sciences; Physical and Occupational Therapy
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Basic Medicinal Sciences Organic Chemistry; Bioscience; Structural Biology

Biological Science; Material Science; Particle and Astrophysical Science

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