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Primary Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 3. Junior
UW Study Abroad Program Manager: renesm
Program Information:
Location Nagoya, Japan
Academic Term Summer A-Term
Credits 5-6 UW credits per quarter
Eligibility Senior standing or above by the time of departure; min. 2.75 GPA
Language Instruction in English; no Japanese language experience required
Program Manager Mike Engh |
Priority Application Deadline January 31
General This summer program gives you an opportunity to learn about many aspects of automotive design and engineering as well as the Japanese automotive industry. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to improve your Japanese language skills and to explore Japanese culture.
This interdisciplinary summer program gives students a rare opportunity to explore the latest trends and current trends in automotive engineering in the heart of the Japanese automobile industry. Students learn from Nagoya University faculty and automotive engineers on topics including vehicle dynamics, energy saving technology, safety engineering, and embedded computing systems. 

Courses are accompanied by visits to factories and meetings with local professionals from Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and other industry leading manufacturers. The program also offers Japanese language courses at all levels of proficiency and cultural excursions to Kyoto, Nara, and Tokyo.

For more information, please visit the NUSIP program page
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Nagoya is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan and and is the fourth most populous city in the world. The city is home to make famous attractions like the Nagoya Castle, the Sky-Boat Ferris wheel, many museums, and more.



Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this exchange program must be of senior standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 5 - 6 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here


The engineering course is taught in 15 sections led by Nagoya University faculty and industry professionals. Sections cover the Japanese automotive industry, the automotive development process, driving behavior, auto materials, control engineering, crash safety engineering, wireless technologies, computer-aided engineering, energy saving technologies, automated driving, traffic flow characteristics, cars and roads in urban transportation, and concerns for elderly drivers. The final evaluation is a research project conducted jointly with Nagoya University students, and culminates in a report and presentation of this project.
You will also take Japanese language course throughout the program. Options are available for beginning and intermediate/advanced language learners.
You can expect to receive 5-6 UW credits for the program: undergraduates can receive 4 credits for ME 498 and 2 credits for JAPAN 145. Graduate students can receive 3 credits for ME 598 and 2 credits for JAPAN 145.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.



Accommodations are available in student dormitories at Nagoya University. Lunch and dinner are available at the campus cafeteria as well as nearby restaurants.



The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 


Program Expenses

You will pay a program fee of USD $2,500 directly to Nagoya University. This fee covers the cost of engineering and Japanese courses, orientation, accommodations, cultural events, and social activities. Additional expenses include meals, airfare, local transportation fees, international health insurance, and personal expenses. The UW Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.


  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

Application Process

To apply to a College of Engineering partner program:

1) Submit a UW Study Abroad application. This application includes a set of electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad.

Under the list of questionnaires is a link labeled “Partner Program Application.” For College of Engineering partner programs, this step is not necessary because students will receive instructions on how to submit their applications to the program provider after submitting the UW Study Abroad application. In order to ensure that your UW Study Abroad application is considered complete, click on the link labeled “Partner Program Application,” select, and click Submit. Contact if you have any questions. 

2) Submit the College of Engineering Summer Study Abroad Partner Program Supplemental Application. This application requires you to submit a personal statement and unofficial transcript. For competitive programs in which more applications are received than available spots, the personal statement will be the primary means for selection. Personal statements will be assessed based on how well the student's personal interests and goals match with the program. This application should be submitted by the UW application deadline. 

3) After the UW application deadline, selected students will be notified of their nomination to the partner program and will receive instructions to submit the partner program application directly to the program coordinators. Students should receive confirmation from the program coordinators regarding acceptance into the program. Notification dates will vary by program. 


To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.