Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Opportunities to Study at Tokyo NODAI

Visiting (Exchange) Students

Tokyo University of Agriculture has more than 40 partner universities worldwide and accepts overseas students based on terms of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with their Home Institutions.

Tokyo University of Agriculture has more than 40 partner universities worldwide and receives overseas students based on Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Partner universities

The program enables visiting (exchange) graduate & undergraduate students to, belonging to a laboratory, register regular courses, and earn credits at any department for a period of one (1) or two (2) semesters (one year). Visiting (Exchange) students will be responsible for their flight ticket to Japan, accommodation and living expenses in Japan.

Students from non-partner universities can be accepted under certain conditions. For more details, please refer to the “Guidelines” (PDF) below.

International Research Students

Our special program conducted in English

What is the special program conducted in English?

This program provides an opportunity for both Japanese and international students at Tokyo NODAI, as well as visiting (exchange) students from our global partner universities to learn about food, agriculture and environment in Japan and Asia.
Integrated learning of agriculture, food and environmental issues is expected to guide students into making a greater contribution in solving major problems faced by mankind in the 21st century

What can be learned from this program?

o This is a program built upon an integrated approach to agriculture, food and environment, focusing mostly on Japan and Asia.
o Food problem generally refers to problems of food production, distribution and consumption.
o Food production is achieved through agriculture and food processing industry, thus closely related to natural environment, and agricultural and food processing technologies.
o Distribution of food is determined by political and economic mechanisms, but improved storage and distribution technologies have been widening the scope of marketing.
o Food consumption reflects not only the level of income, but also the culture and customs related to food.
o The increased food production in relation to population growth in recent decades has been a significant achievement of modern agricultural science. However, problems such as environmental destruction and endangered food safety have also emerged.
o The urgent necessity of environmental conservation and safe food supply is now recognized in the world.

Therefore, this program is offered for the study of food and environment in the broader field of agricultural sciences

Who can enroll?

This is an open program in which all interested students of Tokyo NODAI may enroll in, taking into account all dedicated courses.

How much does it cost us?

For Tokyo NODAI regular students and visiting students from global partner universities.

No additional payment is required for enrolling in most of the courses offered in this program. However, as the following four courses involve fieldtrips and experiments, the students are required to pay for their expenses.

●" Environment and Landscape of Japan "
●" Comparative Food Processing Technologies "
●" Environment Conservation in Asia "
●" Field Study of Food and Environment "

Credit system and Examination

○ Courses consist of a series of weekly lectures, except for some experiment and fieldtrip courses; Each course carrying two credits.
○ Credits earned in this program, up to a maximum of 30 credits, can be counted as part of graduation requirements under the inter-faculty enrollment system, or be transferable to Home Institution for exchange students.
Examinations are conducted during the lecture period. No supplementary examination will be provided.

First Semester

Second Semester


Courses Campus
Farmers and Consumers in Japan

(Intensive)1week in September

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