International Exchange

International Affairs Center

International Affairs Center has been established in 2009. The role of International Affairs Center is to progress and develop an international exchange and cooperation with overseas educational institules including universities, in both academic collaboration and student exchange. International Affairs Center also performs a support to international students. We provide an opportunity to learn and understand a cross cultural communication to Japanese students through study abroad every year. International Affairs Center is cooperating with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and regional communities such as Niigata prefecture, Nagaoka city international affairs,the NNCT engineers association and some volunteering organizations.

International Students

National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College has been accepting international students since 1985, and has graduated more than 120 international students. Up to the present, we have had international students from Malaysia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Gabon, etc.

Most of our international students are grantees of the Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT) Scholarship and Malaysian students granted by their government. NIT, Nagaoka College also has been accepting privately funded international students since 2004. Grantees of the Japanese Government Scholarship are required to learn the Japanese language and other subjects such as mathematics, Japanese affairs, etc. at a preparatory school, which is designated by MEXT, in Japan for one year. These students will be enrolled into a third-year class within a college of technology and receive specialized education for three years.

Breakdown of Students’ Tuition — YEAR 2015 —

Items School Year
3rd 4th 5th Advanced Course
1st 2nd
Entrance Fee
Basic Tuition 115,800 234,600 234,600 234,600 234,600
Student Council Membership 9,000 9,000 9,000
Disaster mutual aid payment 1,520 1,520 1,520 1,520 1,520
Textbooks and Other Materials 26,000 28,000 23,000 20,000 5,000


Academic Exchange

National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College has an academic exchange program with Neusoft Institute of Information Technology, Nankai in China, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology in Thailand, University of Guanajuato in Mexico and ADTEC Melaka in Malaysia. This program provides opportunities for students and teachers to do an exchange. NIT, Nagaoka College also has done an overseas study program for students since 2005. In recent years, each group of selecled students visited Malaysia, Australia, Vitenam and Singapore about for a week.

Exchange Program between Nagaoka Kosen and TNI

Chikyu-Lab.(Room:Library 1st Floor)

National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College began a student support project for campus internationalization in 2007. It was created to develop internationalization programs from an early grade and within an engineering education. The purpose of this project is to give our students an opportunity to join intercultural understanding through communicating with international students and volunteering in various activities. They can learn about the cultural differences that exist between the many countries on this earth. NIT, Nagaoka College has established an area the Chikyu-Lab, where both Japanese and international students can work or share activities together anytime. The Chikyu-Lab is also cooperating with the International Affairs Center of Nagaoka City Office “Chikyu Hiroba”. It is related associations and companies around Nagaoka in this endeavor.