Nagoya University: Statistics



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#202 of 14,131 In the World
#25 of 5,830 In Asia
#8 of 719 In Japan
#1 of 20 In Nagoya
#19 of 2,235 For Pharmacy
Top100 For 44 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate14%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school or recognized equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarApril to March (April - September; October-March)

We've calculated the 14% acceptance rate for Nagoya University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Nagoya University is a world-class research university with 168,288 scientific papers published and 3,321,594 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, Medicine, Environmental Science, Materials Science, and Biochemistry.


Nagoya University majors

by publication & citation count

113,934 / 2,536,492
105,440 / 2,445,003
100,778 / 1,854,067
97,515 / 1,697,213
Quantum and Particle physics
74,129 / 1,342,079
Organic Chemistry
65,931 / 1,468,326
63,566 / 1,367,118
Environmental Science
63,323 / 1,184,863
Materials Science
61,993 / 1,086,259
59,785 / 1,712,407
54,027 / 1,476,414
Computer Science
53,776 / 919,484
36,339 / 697,225
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
34,658 / 544,343
Optical Engineering
33,573 / 595,772
27,609 / 608,996
27,239 / 524,052
Geography and Cartography
25,607 / 424,986
Metallurgical Engineering
25,323 / 494,031
Nuclear Physics
22,582 / 430,774
Electrical Engineering
22,207 / 306,477
20,848 / 434,029
20,266 / 353,099
20,155 / 425,419
19,643 / 309,345
Astrophysics and Astronomy
18,129 / 391,233
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
17,583 / 177,499
17,200 / 232,820
16,834 / 307,236
16,654 / 275,932
Physical chemistry
15,151 / 309,117
Chemical Engineering
14,929 / 300,293
14,874 / 392,251
14,833 / 340,302
Mechanical Engineering
14,673 / 187,816
Condensed Matter Physics
14,277 / 292,210
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
14,263 / 254,012
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
14,238 / 230,427
13,957 / 270,852
Anatomy and Physiology
12,947 / 253,629

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2036 15485
1992 2031 16746
1993 2160 17177
1994 2279 19364
1995 2295 20794
1996 2572 23042
1997 2638 26201
1998 2818 30125
1999 2976 33754
2000 3173 36810
2001 3272 42176
2002 4148 48420
2003 3904 53012
2004 3876 57499
2005 4065 65890
2006 4427 72852
2007 4374 80690
2008 4303 85000
2009 4392 94194
2010 4462 101782
2011 4681 113988
2012 4943 122083
2013 5309 131386
2014 5324 136842
2015 5439 142432
2016 5327 147256
2017 5746 152660
2018 5872 166466
2019 6027 177440
2020 6396 204803
2021 6186 231790
2022 5887 233616
2023 5769 229962
Academic rankings


Local studetns Tuition 267,900 per semester (JPY)

Nagoya University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Nagoya University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business No Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Gakushi Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Continuing Education, Economics, Education, Information Sciences, International Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Psychotherapy
Shushi Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Comparative Law, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Government, Health Administration, Human Resources, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Modern Languages, Nursing, Physics, Psychology, Regional Planning, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Rural Planning
Hakase Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Community Health, Comparative Law, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology

Nagoya University alumni

  1. Shōichirō Toyoda

    Shōichirō Toyoda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1925-2023 (aged 98)
    Enrolled in Nagoya University
    Studied in 1944-1947

    Shoichiro Toyoda was a Japanese business executive who served as chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation from 1992 to 1999, as well as chairman of the influential Japan Business Federation (日本経済団体連合会, Nippon Keidanren) from 1994 to 1998. Under Toyoda's leadership, Toyota started manufacturing vehicles overseas and undertook the development of the Lexus brand. He was the grandson of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works founder Sakichi Toyoda and the son of the Toyota Motor founder Kiichiro Toyoda.

  2. Gotō Shinpei

    Gotō Shinpei
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1857-1929 (aged 72)

    Count Gotō Shinpei was a Japanese politician, physician and cabinet minister of the Taishō and early Shōwa period Empire of Japan. He served as the head of civilian affairs of Taiwan under Japanese rule, the first director of the South Manchuria Railway, the seventh mayor of Tokyo City, the first Chief Scout of Japan, the first Director-General of NHK, the third principal of Takushoku University, and in a number of cabinet posts. Gotō was one of the most important politicians and administrators in Japanese national government during a time of modernization and reform in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

  3. Shuji Nakamura

    Shuji Nakamura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1954-.. (age 70)

    Shuji Nakamura is a Japanese-American electronic engineer and inventor of the blue LED, a major breakthrough in lighting technology. Nakamura specializes in the field of semiconductor technology, and he is a professor of materials science at the College of Engineering of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

  4. Osamu Shimomura

    Osamu Shimomura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1928-2018 (aged 90)
    marine biologistbiochemistchemistprofessororganic chemist

    Osamu Shimomura was a Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist, and professor emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein (GFP) with two American scientists: Martin Chalfie of Columbia University and Roger Tsien of the University of California-San Diego.

All 30 notable alumni

Nagoya University faculties and divisions

Centre : Asian Legal Exchange Law, Political Sciences
Centre : Bioscience and Biotechnology Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology
Centre : Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Child Care and Development, Clinical Psychology
Centre : Education for International Students Cultural Studies, Japanese
Centre : Gene Research Genetics
Centre : Health, Physical Fitness and Sports Health Education, Health Sciences, Sports
Centre : Hydrospheric Atmospheric Biochemistry, Environmental Studies, Geophysics, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Waste Management, Water Science
Centre : Information Technology Information Technology
Centre : International Cooperation in Agricultural Education Agriculture
Centre : Materials Science Materials Engineering
Centre : Radioisotope Research Radiology
Centre : Studies of Higher Education Higher Education
Graduate School : Bioagricultural Sciences Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences
Graduate School : Economics Economics, Industrial Management
Graduate School : Education and Human Development Adult Education, Behavioural Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Development Studies, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Higher Education, Information Sciences, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports
Graduate School : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Telecommunications Engineering
Graduate School : Environmental Studies Architecture, Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Social Studies
Graduate School : Information Science Computer Science
Graduate School : Information Science and Technology Computer Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Media Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Graduate School : International Development Communication Studies, International Studies
Graduate School : Languages and Cultures American Studies, Applied Linguistics, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, English, European Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Gender Studies, Japanese
Graduate School : Law Comparative Law, Law, Political Sciences
Graduate School : Letters Aesthetics, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, History, Linguistics, Philosophy
Graduate School : Mathematics Mathematics
Graduate School : Medicine Cell Biology, Community Health, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Medical Technology, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology
Graduate School : Science Astrophysics, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
Institute : Advanced Research Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences
Institute : Environmental Medicine Neurosciences
Institute : Liberal Arts and Science Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences
Institute : Origin of Particles and the Universe Astrophysics
Institute : Solar-Terrestrial Environment Astronomy and Space Science
Research Division : Disaster Mitigation Safety Engineering
Research Division : Green Mobility Collaborative Studies Environmental Studies
Research Division : Synchrotron Radiation Physics
School : Agricultural Science Agriculture, Biological and Life Sciences, Environmental Studies
School : Economics Business Administration, Economic and Finance Policy, Economic History, Economics
School : Education Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Education, Information Sciences, International Studies, Psychology, Psychotherapy
School : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Architecture, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
School : Informatics and Science Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
School : Law Comparative Law, Law, Political Sciences
School : Letters Aesthetics, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Cultural Studies, English, French, German, History, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
School : Medicine Health Sciences, Medicine
School : Science Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics

General information

Alternative names 名古屋大学
Founded 1939
Accreditation Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Motto Courageous Intellectual
Colors green

Location and contacts

Address Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 464-8601
City population 2,327,000

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