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Niigata University

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Founded in 1922, the Niigata University (Niigata Daigaku) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Niigata (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Niigata University (NU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Japanese higher education institution. Niigata University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 102-year-old Japanese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this Japanese higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NU 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.

University Snapshot


Niigata University's Control Typepublic


Niigata University's Entity Typenon-profit


Niigata University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Niigata University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) 新潟大学
Name (English) Niigata Daigaku
Acronym NU
Founded 1922 Origins date back to 1870
Motto Autonomy and Creation
Colours Green
Video Presentation

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University Location

Address 8050 Ikarashininocho, Nishi-ku
950-2181 Niigata
Niigata University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Niigata University Phone Number +81 (25) 223 6161
Niigata University Fax Number +81 (25) 262 7519

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Niigata University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Niigata University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Niigata University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Niigata University.

Niigata University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Niigata University's admission information.

Niigata University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Niigata University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Niigata University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Niigata University's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Niigata University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Niigata University has more than 300 international students.

Niigata University's Admission Office Admission Office

8050, Ikarashi 2-nocho
Niigata 950-2181
(25) 262 7628

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Niigata University.

Niigata University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Niigata University has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Niigata University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Niigata University's Control Type Control Type

Niigata University is a public higher education institution.

Niigata University's Entity Type Entity Type

Niigata University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Niigata University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Niigata University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Niigata University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Niigata University's main facilities:

Niigata University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Niigata University's Library

Niigata University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Niigata University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Niigata University's main services:

Niigata University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Niigata University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Niigata University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Niigata University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Niigata University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Niigata University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Niigata University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Niigata University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Niigata University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Japan Association of National Universities

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Niigata University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Niigata University's Facebook page Niigata University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Niigata University's X (formerly Twitter) page Niigata University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Niigata University's YouTube channel Niigata University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Niigata University's Instagram page Niigata University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Niigata University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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