南山大学

 

International Student Admissions

Studying at Nanzan for International Students

As a Catholic institution established by overseas missionaries, Nanzan has been internationally oriented since its inception and this is reflected not only in the high proportion of international members of staff and Japanese members of staff who have studied or carried out research abroad but in the prominence given to the study of foreign languages across the undergraduate curriculum. Nanzan has long boasted one of the highest ratios of international students, who are studying here in increasingly larger numbers, and the University is constantly looking to expand its international exchange programs with prestigious universities around the world.

Coordination of the University's exchange programs and various links with overseas institutions is overseen by the Center for International Education, which was set up in 1999 to replace the Office of International Education with a wider mission. The Center for International Education also administers the Center for Japanese Studies, which for some thirty years has led the way in Japanese language and culture programs for international students in Japan and today welcomes students from every continent. Competition for entry into the highly reputed Center for Japanese Studies program is very keen, but the Center for International Education, in conjunction with the Center for Japanese Studies (or CJS, as it is generally known), seeks to give students every possible encouragement through a range of scholarships and through a caring system of support tailored to the needs of the individual student. Those interested in participating in the program should visit the Center for Japanese Studies page, from which you can access the CJS Online Site and peruse the Center's online brochure and syllabus for more details. You may also request an application form by filling in the online request form provided.

Nanzan is admitting more and more international students into its undergraduate program and offers special incentives for international students to study here, including reduced fees and a number of scholarships. It is also possible for those who excel in the Center for Japanese Studies program to gain recommendation for entry to the undergraduate progam. For graduate students, there is an increasing number of opportunities opening for international students as the University expands its graduate school program, with the restructuring and reorganization of Nanzan's Graduate School having come into operation in April 2004. The restructuring has seen the addition of a law school and graduate schools for Policy Studies as well as Mathematical Sciences and Information Engineering. Existing graduate schools have also been revamped, and further information is available via the Graduate School pages. If you are interested in learning more about admission to our graduate or indeed our undergraduate programs, then either visit Nanzan's Japanese-language pages or contact us directly for the latest information. For a guide to Nanzan and an outline of its history and its aims, please browse through our online brochure.

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