Niigata University of Health and Welfare

Admission Guide - Undergraduate Programs

Basic qualifications

Applicants must meet either qualification 1 or 2 below.

  1. Those who have completed or are scheduled to complete a course of education, (in the event of the last school attended being outside of Japan, it must be the equivalent of Japan’s 12-years course of school education,) or those deemed to hold an equivalent status by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  2. Those who are designated by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:

Enrollment Test

To be admitted to Niigata University of Health and Welfare’s undergraduate programs, international applicants need to pass one of the tests listed below.

Type of Exam Exam Format Exam Period
Written Interview
Comprehensive Selection Test
Examination for working people Essay November
General Entrance Examination Test - February

Please note that most undergraduate classes are conducted in Japanese, including those intended for international students. Accordingly, applicants are expected to have a sufficient mastery of the Japanese language before enrolling.


Department Admission Fee Annual Tuition Fee and facility charge First year Total
PT, OT, ST, AT, CT, CO, EM, HN ¥350,000 ¥1,500,000 ¥1,850,000
RT, NR ¥300,000 ¥1,650,000 ¥1,950,000
HS ¥250,000 ¥1,250,000 ¥1,500,000
SW ¥250,000 ¥1,150,000 ¥1,400,000
HI ¥280,000 ¥1,050,000 ¥1,330,000

Examination Fee: ¥35,000
PT / Physical Therapy, OT / Occupational Therapy, ST/ Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, AT / Prosthetics &Orthotics and Assistive Technology, CT/ Clinical Engineering and Medical Technology, CO/ Orthoptics and Visual Sciences,EM/ Emergency Medical Sciences, HN / Health and Nutrition, RT/ Radiological Technology, NR / Nursing, HS / Health and Sports, SW / Social Welfare,HI / Health Informatics

Tuition exemption for self-supporting (privately financed) international students

Self-supporting (privately financed) international students can be exempted from tuition fees (not including the facility charge), other than mentioned below;

Admission-related inquiries (international students)

Niigata University of Health and Welfare : International Center
1398 Shimami-cho, Kita-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata 950-3198, Japan
Tel: +81-25-257-4500