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Overview

Nara Institute of Science and Technology

University/Junior College

University

Co-ed/Women Only

Co-ed

Year of Foundation

1991

History
Vision and Mission
Official Website
English
Link
Features
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) is a leading Japanese national university focused on advanced research and education in information, biological, and materials sciences, and the interdisciplinary developments at the forefronts of these fields. Concentrating solely on graduate school education, NAIST continues to gain worldwide recognition for its pioneering approaches to education and research. The faculty’s efforts have led to high levels of governmental (Top Global University Project (MEXT), Program for Promoting the Improvement of Research Universities (MEXT), etc.) and private funding, and revenue for research support. Since its foundation in 1991, NAIST achieved impressive results and has been highly recognized in research, education and community engagement, and in 2018, NAIST underwent a structural transformation merging the graduate schools to create the Graduate School of Science and Technology. This single-graduate school structure allows NAIST to actively pursue the frontiers of science and flexibly respond to the ever-changing needs of society.

NAIST is conveniently located near the commercial and cultural centers of Nara, Kyoto, and Osaka, and is a part of Kansai Science City, a hub of industrial, government, and academic research centers. With one third of its students traveling abroad for research and education and 22% of the student population from overseas (34 countries/regions), NAIST is actively developing its global education and research network. (108 partner institutions globally) International students are exposed to Japan and its culture while pursuing degrees in English, and Japanese students are able to experience a globally-focused, multi-cultural environment while achieving their educational goals.
With the strong support of NAIST’s world-leading faculty members, NAIST students develop into qualified and highly specialized researchers and engineers who will make significant contributions to humanity in the 21st century.
Link
TEL
81-743-72-5111
Email
Contact Info (for International Students)
International Student Affairs Section
ryugaku@ad.naist.jp

Schools

As of May 1, 2019

Graduate School of Science and Technology
Graduate School of Information Science(Admissions suspended)
Graduate School of Biological Sciences(Admissions suspended)
Graduate School of Materials Science(Admissions suspended)

International Networks

Membership of International University Associations
Partnerships with Overseas Institutions
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Student Exchange
107
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Research
99
Office for Concluding Partnerships

Division for Global Education Institute for Educational Initiatives E-mail:kokusai@ad.naist.jp

Data Collection

As of May 1, 2019

Overall Income
8,434,770,263 yen
Gift, Grant and Contract Income
1,750,493,963 yen
Competitive External Research Funds
2,273,841,180 yen
Number of Full-time Academic Staff/Faculty Members
196

1038
students

Total Enrollment

0
students

Undergraduate Enrollment

1038
students

Graduate Enrollment

Third-party Quality Assurance

Institutional Accreditation
  • NIAD-QE (2016)
Program Accreditation

Campus Location

Main Campus

8916-5 Takayama-cho, Ikoma,630-0192, Nara Google Map

Schools:

Graduate School of Science and Technology

Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Halal food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (certified Halal)
  • Muslim-friendly food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (not certified Halal)
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Academic Support

Academic Support
  • Assignment of a tutor; Support from educational support staff members, TAs, RAs, etc.
  • Programs and support to strengthen language (Japanese) abilities
  • Support by fellow students (peer support/buddy system)
  • Support in English or an international student’s native language
  • Other support for international students
Cultural Experience Opportunities

Dormitories/School-supported Housing

Halls of Residence/Dormitories provided
Provided
Monthly Fees in Yen: 5,900
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 11,900
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members
Monthly Fees in Yen: 14,200
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members
Monthly Fees in Yen: 42,500
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members

Accommodation Support

Other Housing and Accommodation
Information on Housing Available
Link
Accommodation Support for International Academic Staff
Academic Staff Housing Provided

Employment Opportunities on Campus

Employment Opportunities
  • Part-time jobs on campus; TAs and RAs

Health Care

Physical and Mental Health Support (for International Students)
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Japanese
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Foreign Languages
  • Health Check
  • Limited Medical Assistance
Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Halal food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (certified Halal)
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
  • Muslim-friendly food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (not certified Halal)
Disability Support Services
  • Consultation service (in Japanese)

Libraries

Libraries
Library Link

Centers and Institutes

Web Pages of Centers and Institutes
Published Academic Articles and Citations
Campus Publication