International Academic Exchange
The Faculty of Agriculture has been promoting the exchange of students and academic scholars among overseas universities to develop joint educational programs and researches.
The student exchange programs include the following: short-term study / training programs (1-3 weeks), mid-term study/research programs (1-12 months), and long-term study programs (double degree programs).
The academic scholar exchange programs include the following: visiting lectures, joint seminars/ symposia, and joint researches.
The Faculty of Agriculture actively accepts international students from all over the world. These exchange students can enjoy the study life at the Faculty of Agriculture, surrounded by the beautiful environment of the Ina Valley, and pursue higher education and conduct research in their fields.
The international students can benefit from staying at the Ina Campus with a reasonable cost of living, which includes accommodation and food, as compared to the other urban areas in Japan. In addition, international student can enjoy free Japanese classes and cultural exchanges with their instructors, students, and local people, through both on- and off- campus activities.
Please visit the "Information for International Students" by the Global Education Center to obtain detailed information about study programs, admission, and campus life.
・Guide to study: "Handbook for international students"
・Life at Shinshu University:
Exchange Agreements with Overseas Universities
|Name of Universities (Countries)|
|Agricultural University of Hebei (China)|
|Chiang Mai University (Thailand)|
|Pelita Harapan University (Indonesia)|
|Kasetsart University (Thailand)|
|Henan Agricultural University (China)|
|Sangji University (Korea)|
|University of Dalat (Vietnam)|
|Mongolian University of Life Sciences (Mongolia)|
|Sejong University (Korea)|
|Bangladesh Agricultural University (Bangladesh)|
|Beijing Forest University (China)|
|Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong (Bangladesh)|
|China Agricultural University (China)|
|Nepal Agricultural Research Council (Republic of Nepal)|
|Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (China)|
|Federal Resarch and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (Austria)
Forestry Department, Nagano Prefectual Government (Nagano pref.)
|School of Life Science and Technology, Dalian University (China)
Institute of Modern Agricultural Research, Dalian University (China)
|Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University (Thailand)|
|College of Agriculture & Life sciences, Seoul National University (Korea)|
|School of Agro-Industry, Mae Fah Luang University (Thailand)|
|Institute of Agricultural Technology, Suranaree University of Technology (Thailand)|
|Marpha Village, Nepal (Republic of Nepal)|
|Faculty of Animal Sciences, University of Jambi (Indonesia)|
|Royal University of Agriculture (Cambodia)|
|School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, National University of Mongolia (Mongolia)|
|Maejo University (Thailand)|
International Center for Agricultural Education and Research
ICAER is promoting academic exchanges among partner universities in the world.
International Program in Japan
Field Practice at Univ. Farm (AFC)
Summer Training Program in Thailand
Field Study in Nepal
Double Degree Program Agreement
Exchange Program in U.S.A. and Europe
Lecture and Joint Symposium
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Useful Information for International Students
Location of Nagano Prefecture
"Shinshu" is the old name of Nagano Prefecture where the University is located, and the name attracts visitors so that Shinshu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan for its rich nature and culture.
By Car - approx. 3 hours drive from Tokyo, 2.5 hours from Nagoya, and 4 hours from Osaka
By Train (JR Iida Line) - approx. 4 hours from Tokyo (Shinjuku) and 3 hours from Nagoya and Osaka
By Bus (Chuo Highway Bus) - approx. 3 hours from Tokyo (Shinjuku) and Nagoya, and 5 hours from Osaka
Dormitory (Chugen Ryo on the Ina Campus, Faculty of Agriculture)
- Share with Japanese students
- Shared kitchen and bathrooms
- Room rent: 700 yen / month
- Utility costs: approx. 9,000 yen / month
- Meals can be served with each student's request in advance.
- Close to supermarkets and bus stops
Apartments (Private Rental)
- Rent: approx. 20,000 yen ~ / month exc. food or utility costs
- Several apartments are available near the Faculty
Each international student studying at the Shinshu University is allocated a tutor, tasked with assisting the student in both academic and non-academic matters. We recommend that you take advantage of this system to assist you in becoming accustomed to Japanese life as soon as possible and to facilitate the progression of your studies. In principle, the purpose of the tutor system is to support undergraduate students during their first two years and graduates and research students during their first year in Japan.
Two types of scholarships are available for privately financed students. One entails applying though the Shinshu University, whereas the other involves applying directly to the scholarships providing organizations. Please read the application guidebooks carefully. These scholarship programs have different application requirements, and all are highly competitive. You can obtain information regarding the scholarship programs through notice boards at the Faculty and on the University websites.
If a student who has graduated from our partner university wishes to pursue their postgraduate study at Shinshu University, they can prepare for it as a research student without examination, entrance, and tuition fees, for up to one year.
For further information, please check Shinshu University Global Education Center (GEC) website (http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/institution/gec/cheer/english/inbound/admissions-information/research-student-admissions.php).