Welcome to Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University

Welcome to Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University

About us

About us

Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University is run by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a Catholic religious congregation founded in Nagasaki in 1934 with the aim of promoting women's education. Located amid tranquil surroundings in the hills of Nagasaki, it offers a number of taught degree courses from Bachelor to Doctoral level. Although its student base is predominantly female, it welcomes applications from both male and female international students who are interested in applying for one of the study programs listed below.

Campus Introduction

Campus Introduction

The university sits on a spacious campus with a beautiful view looking out to sea. Campus facilities include a cafeteria, a convenience store, a coffee machine, tennis courts, a sports hall, a library, computer rooms and a museum.

Next door to the university, the Sisters run a nursing home for atomic bomb victims. In 1981, it received a visit from Pope John Paul II.


Study abroad with us

Campus Introduction

Nagasaki is a unique place to learn about Japan. Located within a picturesque bay and surrounded by luscious green mountains, the city offers a stunning backdrop in which to study abroad. Historically Nagasaki is one of Japan's most important cities, owing in large part to its fascinating 450 year long history of cultural exchange. Several of Nagasaki's historical locations set to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2018.


2017 Summer School
1. Brief Introduction

Through an engaging combination of daily Japanese lessons, special lectures (in English) and fieldwork trips, students will be given a unique window into Japan. The sites they visit will include a remote area of mountainous countryside where Japan's Hidden Christians secretly kept their faith (set to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2018) and a nursing home for atomic bomb survivors. Throughout the summer school, an emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural exchange, and it is hoped that by the end of their time with us, students will have made new friends from both Japan and across the world!

You can find some pictures in last year's Summer School.
Click the URL: http://www.n-junshin.ac.jp/univ/information/news/post_364.html

2. Duration

The course will be run for 1 week between July 7th and July 13th 2017.

3. Course contents
  • Daily Japanese Language classes
    Participants will be offered daily Japanese language classes.
  • Academic Lectures
    Various special lectures will be provided in English and Topics will include Peace Studies and the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Nagasaki's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Japanese History (with a focus on Nagasaki's role in the Meiji restoration) and Japan's Hidden Christians.
  • Cultural Activities
    Participants will be invited to experience various aspects of Japanese culture during their stay in Nagasaki. Japanese undergraduates will also attend these events, allowing participants the chance to interact with Japanese students and make new friends.
  • Fieldwork
    Participants will be taken to many places tourists do not usually see, including to the Japanese countryside. They will also be given a guided tour of some of Nagasaki's UNESCO World Heritage Sites and will have the very unique opportunity to visit a nursing home for atomic bomb survivors.
4. Housing

Each participant will be offered the change to stay with a Japanese host family during their stay in Nagasaki. It is hoped that this experience will allow them to immerse themselves in Japanese culture during their stay. Two meals (breakfast and supper) will be provided each day.

5. Enrolment requirements

The summer school will be conducted in English. In the event that English is not their first language, participants are expected to be able to understand, read and discuss a range of academic content in English. They should therefore possess an advanced level of English.

6. Cost

The proposed cost of the home stay is 15,000 yen. The proposed cost of the 1 week summer school is 20,000 yen. Participants are also advised to bring a small amount of money to cover daily expenses. The cost of traveling between Nagasaki and their home country will be met by the participant.

7. Academic Credits

We envisage that successful completion of the summer school will result in each student gaining an appropriate number of academic credits at their home institution. In the Japanese system, successful completion of the summer school is worth 2 academic credits.

8. How to apply

Those wishing to apply are asked to submit a short personal statement in English explaining their desire to enroll in the 2017 Summer School. As the summer school is limited to 10 places, the personal statements we receive will be a key deciding factor in the event of surplus of applicants. Please email us to request an application form: international@n-junshin.ac.jp

MEXT scholars and independent researchers

Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University welcomes enquiries from MEXT scholars and independent researchers, and is willing to consider acting as their host institution. For further information, please email us.

Contact us

Please submit all enquiries to international@n-junshin.ac.jp. We look forward to hearing from you!

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