Nanzan University

country rank  68
world rank  1759

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University Overview

Established in 1949, Nanzan University is a private higher-education institution located in the metropolis of Nagoya (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Aichi. This institution also has a branch campus in Seto. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Nanzan University is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Nanzan University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 73 years old Japanese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Japanese higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Nanzan University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name 南山大学
Founded 1949
Motto Hominis Dignitati
For human dignity

University Location

Address 18 Yamazato-cho Showa-ku
466-8673 Aichi
Tel +81 (52) 832 3111
Fax +81 (52) 833 6985
Other locations Seto

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 18 Yamazato-cho Showa-ku
Nagoya 466-8673
(52) 832 3119

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Nanzan University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 11 August 2022