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A Message from the President


A university is a place where you look for a purpose in life and for a teacher under whom you will study for a lifetime. You can gain broad knowledge and enjoy discussions with friends and professors. NiAS is a small technical college with a history of 78 years. About 230 students join our undergraduate and graduate programs every year. We have eight courses covering almost every area of engineering and technology, and each course has an ideal number of faculty members and administrative staff to take close care of each student. Our faculty members are unanimously committed to this proud tradition and to the continuing cultivation of human resources. Excellent professors are waiting for you.I sincerely hope that you will become a technically educated person with a deep sense of humanity, through lectures and exercises of fundamental theories and through friendship. You can apply yourself diligently to your studies, and learn from individual personalities and diversity. You can learn the meaning of leadership, self-control and respect for others. The participation of many students from many countries, I believe, accelerates these educational efforts. We look forward to welcoming you to NIAS and to seeing you enjoy your university life!

池上 国広(Ikegami Kunihiro)

Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science

Since its foundation 78 years ago, our university has consistently pursued an educational style featuring small classes and support for campus life, learning and employment. We have maintained a high level of “hands-on” education and helped students to gain practical skills useful after graduation. Students can also participate in a short-term overseas program (partially funded by the university) to improve their English proficiency. In the Engineering Faculty, we promote small student-number education emphasizing experiments and learning through hands-on exercises. Students in all courses of the Faculty of Applied Information Technology learn the rudiments of information collection, analysis and applications indispensable to IT engineers and develop the ability to create new values. Additionaly in the Human and Computer Intelligence Course, they can put these abilities to practical use in various national robot competitions.

Japanese Language Course

This course is designed to provide the basic language skills needed to proceed to higher learning at a Japanese university. Students finishing the course are recommended for admission to one of the courses at NiAS, and can receive a tuition reduction of 200,000 yen.

Undergraduate School

Faculty of Engineering/Department of Engineering

Faculty of Applied Information Technology/Department of Applied Information Technology

Post Graduate School Engineering

Doctoral Program

Master’s Program

Japanese Language Course

About the Japanese Language Course


This course is for international students hoping to enter the Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science (NiAS) or other universities in Japan. The course is designed to enhance the academic abilities necessary to complete Japanese undergraduate or graduate school programs.


  1. Spring Enrollment (April):1 year
  2. Fall Enrollment (September):1 year and 6 months




Grades are given based on daily in-class performance, as well as examination results.Examinations are conducted in July and January. A certificate is issued upon completion of the required credits.

  1. A minimum of 30 credits(Spring Enrollment), 45 credits(Fall Enrollment) is required for graduation.
  2. Graduation will be approved based on grades earned and class attendance during enrollment period.
  3. Students may be expelled if absences from any single class exceeded 20% of the required class hours of each semester. Regular class attendance is expected of all students.


We have a special NiAS undergraduate examination for candidates recommended by the Japanese Language Course.

  1. Those who are successfully admitted to NiAS can have exemption of Admission Fee and Tuition Fee.(Total Amount of Exemption: 300,000 yen)
  2. Those who have completed undergraduate studies can take an entrance exam to the Graduate School of NiAS or transfer to an upper year of undergraduate studies.
  3. Those who enroll at NiAS can receive a 40% reduction of tuition fees through the University Tuition Fees Reduction Scheme.


Students are eligible to apply for the following scholarship:“Japan Students Service Organization Honors Scholarship for Self-Financing Overseas Students”

  1. Number of applicants: Limited to a few students (subject to change)
  2. Application: Scheduled for April
  3. Stipend: 48,000 yen monthly for a one year period (subject to change)

ACADEMIC YEAR SCHEDULE ( subject to change )

  1. Spring Enrollment:1 year Course
  2. Spring Enrollment:1 year Course
  3. Fall Enrollment:1 year and 6 month Course
  4. Fall Enrollment:1 year and 6 month Course

WEEKLY TIME TABLE ( subject to change)

  1. Spring Enrollment:1 year Course
  2. Spring Enrollment:1 year Course
  3. Fall Enrollment:1 year and 6 month Course
  4. Fall Enrollment:1 year and 6 month Course<





Students who are foreign nationals, and meet the following two requirements:

  1. Those who have completed 12-years curriculum of schooling in their home country or expect to complete their education before entering the Japanese Language Course(Bekka), or those who are of an eligible age and have been deemed to have an equivalent educational background or higher than requirements stipulated above (e.g., person who has a “Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates in Japan”)
    ※Contact Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, if your home country has an 11-year education system. Studentes who are from such a system can apply for the course when the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) acknowledges it as having an equivalent level of Education.
  2. Those who have studied Japanese language for more than a year (more than 300hours) or have Japanese Language Proficiency equivalent to Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 level at the time of Application for the course.

※ In principle, those who have studied for more than a year at an educational institution in Japan at the time of entry into this course are not allowed to apply.


  1. The application fee and all the required documents have to arrive at the NiAS Japanese Language Course office BEFORE the deadline. All applications should be directed to the following address.
  2. Japanese Language Course, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science
    536 Aba-Machi, Nagasaki, 851-0193, Japan

    LIST OF DOCUMENTS(Files Download)
    Application for Admission to Japanese Language Course of Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science(Files Download)

  3. Application Periods
  4. Application Periods
  5. Application Fee: JPY20,000
  6. Please note that only full payment will be accepted.Fees are not refundable.

    (Bank Account)
    Name of Bank:The Eighteenth Bank, Ltd. Himi Branch
    Address of Bank:40-1 Syuku-machi, Nagasaki, 851-0121
    Swift Code of Bank: EITNJPJT
    Account Type: Ordinary
    Account No. 10777
    Account Holder: Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science
    Holder’s Address: 536 Aba-machi, Nagasaki, 851-0193, Japan

Important Information for the Application

  1. When the documents are written in a language other than Japanese, it is the applicant’s responsibility to attach a Japanese translation with an official seal certified by a government, a notary public, or an educational institution.
  2. All application documents should be sent in one package.
  3. Fill out the application forms with a black ink pen or a ballpoint pen.
    ※Erasable pens are not acceptable.
  4. The applicants will be deprived of the qualifications for candidacy, if any false statements on the application documents are found.
  5. Submit the original copies of certification for application except in specified cases. Submitting any copies of documents on request, make sure that they have been copied clearly.
  6. Applicants may be requested to submit additional documents if Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science considers it as necessary.
  7. The documents submitted will not be returned.
  8. Keep a copy of the application documents in case the documents are needed for a visa application.


After a review of application documents and an online interview, applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection.


  • Spring Enrollment:1 year Course
  • Applications received during the first period: Early October
    Applications received during the second period: Late November
    Applications received during the third period: As admitted

  • Fall Enrollment:1 year and 6 month Course
  • Late June


  • Tuition (Admission of 2021 Academic Year)

Tuition (Admission of 2021 Academic Year)


(1)The applicant must complete the registration process by the deadline in order to enter the course. No late registration will be accepted.
(2)The Admission fee will not be refunded for any reason once it has been received.
(3)Those applicants who decline to register in the course for unavoidable reasons must tender a cancellation of registration by the deadline in order to receive refund of the Tuition. More details will be included in the registration package sent to successful applicants.

  • Application Flowchat


  • LIST OF DOCUMENTS Use the official form from our web site.



Daily Life


Average living expenses in Nagasaki are lower than those in most major Japanese cities. The average monthly Nagasaki living costs for NiAS students are estimated as follows:

Housing ¥25,000~¥35,000
Meals ¥30,000~¥40,000
Miscellaneous ¥10,000~¥20,000
Total ¥65,000~¥95,000

Note:There are many available different apartment types . Apartments in Japan are almost completely unfurnished.


  1. NiAS Dormitory -“WASHIN-RYO”-for International Students
  2. Newly admitted overseas students have priority to live in this dormitory. All rooms are double rooms, which consist of two rooms, a combination dining-kitchen, a bath room and a toilet. Monthly rent is 25,000 Japanese yen and the monthly fee for common facilities is 1,000 Japanese yen. Double rooms are furnished with two beds, two desks and two chairs and daily electrical appliances (an air-conditioner, a refrigerator, a washing machine and so on). Wi-Fi is also available for a fee of about 1,500 Japanese yen/month. It takes 30 minutes from the main campus on foot and 10 minutes by bicycles. There are a shopping mall, supermarkets and convenience stores in the vicinity. Smoking is not allowed at any time except in the designated area.

  3. Accommodations for International Students introduced by NiAS (subject to change)
  4. NiAS will help first year international students to find accommodations.The monthly rent is around ¥25,000 -¥35,000(gas, electricity, and water rates are not included).An additional fee (key money) is required: the annual rate is ¥30,000.The university equips each accommodation with a desk, chair, Japanese-style bedding, a refrigerator, a washing machine and so on.Students have to pay for their own mattress and blankets: one set is ¥10,000.

  5. Privately owned apartments:
  6. Students can rent a privately owned apartment or house instead of accommodations recommended by the university. In this case, Japanese custom usually requires renters to pay a one-time lump-sum in addition to monthly rent, which is called Shikikin and Rekin. Shikikin is a damage security deposit and may be refunded upon vacating. Reikin is a nonrefundable fee paid to the landlord. Shikikin and Reikin combined usually totals 1-4 months monthly rent.

*NiAS overseas students are required to enroll in the “Comprehensive Renters Insurance for ForeignStudents”(the annual premium is ¥4,000).


  1. National Health Insurance (compulsory)
  2. The insurance generally covers 70% of all medical expenses, which means that patients pay only the remaining 30% at a hospital, clinic or dental office. Applications are accepted at Nagasaki City Hall when students apply for resident card. The annual premium is ¥17,800.

  3. Student Accident and Injury Insurance (compulsory)
  4. All students must apply for this insurance covering medical treatment of injuries sustained in class or during extracurricular activities. The annual premium is ¥800.

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For further information

Japanese Language Course, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science
536 Aba-Machi, Nagasaki, 851-0193, Japan