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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Program Category: Study abroad
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (alone) Areas of Study: Business, Communications, History, Japanese Studies, Management
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMass Boston  Nagoya, Japan - Chukyo University

   Nagoya map

Chukyo University, a well known private university in Aichi, Japan, has two distinct campuses: the Nagoya Campus and the Toyota Campus. The Nagoya Campus, located in the city of Nagoya, is a large and attractive industrial city on the Pacific coast, midway between Tokyo and Osaka. The city is Japan's third largest city and a vital center of industry, commerce, and culture. Most international students study at Nagoya Campus. The city campus has a high concentration of students and is distinguished by its grand scale in a hilly area in the eastern part of Nagoya. The university offers undergraduate courses in Schools of Economics, Business, Psychology, Management, Law, Letters (the equivalent of Humanities), and Engineering.  

To apply for the Exchange Program:

  1. Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. This program is designed for Japanese Language studies. You must have completed at least 1 semester of Japanese prior to applying. Most courses are worth 2 US credits. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact so you know what you can expect in aid for the program. 
  2. Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom). 
  3. Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to Chukyo. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through Chukyo directly:

For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf

UMass Boston undergraduates take Japanese language courses along with courses taught in English in liberal arts and management. More than 20 courses are regularly offered, from beginner to advanced level. This exchange student program is particularly well-suited for Communications, Political Science, History, Japanese language and Asian studies students. Please scroll down to "Course Transfers Reference Table" to see how courses from Chukyo University transferred to UMB. 

Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer toward your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office. 

Spring semester: March - late July.
Fall semester: early September - late December

University of Massachusetts Boston students only. Undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students are required to have taken one semester of college-level Japanese language at their home university prior to the beginning of the program at Chukyo.

Required documents for application/admission from the host university (to be picked up at UMass Boston Study Abroad Office)Application form:
1. Academic reference form
2. Japanese language proficiency report (UMass Boston students are required to have taken one semester if college-level Japanese language prior to the beginning of their exchange).
3. Statement of purpose
4. Financial statement with bank statement
5. Student self-assessment medical form
6. The latest official transcript
7. Passport copy

See budget sheet

Information on the Bridging and Morgan Stanley scholarships to study in Japan and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ's Web site:

Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here

The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website:

Off-campus housing. Single occupancy furnished studio apartments near Nagoya campus.  It takes about 5 min. by metro or 20 min. on foot from the apartment to Nagoya Campus. Students are responsible for paying for rent 40,000 yen and the electricity fee, which costs approximately 5,000 yen per month. No meal plan is available, but studio include mini-kitchen with an electric stove, refrigerator, and microwave, and there are cafeterias on the campus.



You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. 

Students are required to obtain a visa prior to arrival in Japan. For more information on student visas, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website. To apply for a student visa, visit the Consulate General of Japan in Boston website. Some visas can take several weeks to obtain. Make sure you understand the requirements for your specific visa. 

Japan Country Information and Visas.pdf 

Course Transfers Reference Table:
Course Title Credits abroad Course Transfer # Credits Transferred to UMB
Cross Cultural Communication I 2 COMSTU9000 2
Media Literacy I 2 COMSTU9000 2
Seminar: World English/ Business 2 ENGL 9000 2
British Social History 2 HIST 9000 2
Introduction to Studies in the English Speaking World 2 HUMAN 9000 2
Comparative Cultural Studies I 2 HUMAN 9000 2
Current Topics I 2 HUMAN 9000 2
British and American Culture 2 HUMAN 9000 2
Japanese Culture and Society 2 JAPAN 9000 2


Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions.
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.