Niigata University

Niigata University was established in 1949 in Niigata City as the center for higher education and research in the areas along the Sea of Japan. The University has ten faculties, five graduate schools and Medical and Dental Hospitals, where about 12,300 students receive undergraduate and graduate education and about 3,000 research staff and officers work. Its two campuses are located in the center and the west side of the City. You can go to Niigata City by Shinkansen Bullet Train from Tokyo in two and half hours. Niigata City commands Japan Sea and, in its behind, there spreads Echigo Plain, the biggest plain in Japan. Everyone who visits our university for the first time is surprised to know that there exists the intellectual community surrounded by beautiful nature within two hours reach from Tokyo. All the people who have ever lived in Niigata are impressed with the high amenity of the city and the traditional Japanese food still firmly rooted in the daily life. Niigata University offers a wide range of programs for international students who have interests in the various kinds of research field.