Nagasaki University in Japan
Located at the western tip of Japan, Nagasaki City faces the Asian continent across the East China Sea and has served as Japan’s gateway to the west since 1542. Nagasaki University’s history reaches back over 150 years, making it one of the oldest national universities in Japan. Nagasaki University has been long committed to achieving international standards of excellence. A tradition that continues into the 21st century with its commitment to inspire social, cultural, and educational growth. Nagasaki University offers an extensive support system to assist students in every aspect of life while at the university. With its more than 400-year history of international exchange, Nagasaki is a wonderful place for students to live and study.
All students participating in exchange programs are eligible to apply for a grant from the Office of International Affairs of up to $1,000 toward airfare costs.
The Nagasaki University exchange is particularly well-suited for the following majors: Business, Communication Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Education, and Political Science. More information about course offerings can be obtained by visiting Nagasaki University webpage.
Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
This exchange program is open to all majors. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Courses are offered in English. Students wishing to take courses in Japanese must prove competency.
Students will stay in university dormitories. Nagasaki University currently has two international dormitories, Nishimachi International House and Sakamoto International House, with a combined capacity of approximately 160 international students and researchers. The Nishimachi International House is located about 10~15 minutes on foot from the Bunkyo Campus and is conveniently situated close to the Sumiyoshi and Coco-walk shopping areas.
Students on exchange programs pay regular Longwood tuition and fees for the semester they will be abroad. Additional costs include airfare, room and board, passport, any required visas, books, and personal expenses.
Longwood students also pay a $250 non-refundable study abroad administrative fee upon acceptance.
The Office of International Affairs offers two scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
The Department of State keeps up-to-date information about visa requirements for Japan. Students are responsible for their own visa applications;and any related expenses. Contact Dr. Emily Kane to get started.