What can be learned from this program?

This project aims to foster next-generation leaders who will contribute to improve food and nutrition in Africa.
With strengthened cooperation between Tokyo NODAI and its African partner universities,
the bidirectional student exchanges will enrich both Japanese
and African students' practical learning opportunities and knowledges
on the latest agricultural and nutritional sciences in Japan.

Online Exchanges

The online exchange sessions make it possible for students in Africa and Japan to remotely interact with each other.
In this sessions, students can deepen cross-cultural understandings,
study each other's languages, and discuss global issues.
The starting time of the sessions may vary, but it will be after 9:00 AM in Kenya and Tanzania time.

 Program Leaflet

Short-term program
Collaborative Learning Program (CLP)

Our short-term program includes "Collaborative Learning Program" (see below) besides its special
contents exclusively designed for the participants from African countries. The special program will cover
diversified subjects which polish your insight, awareness, knowledge and skills. These experiences may be
applicable upon tackling the issues on food, agriculture and nutrition in your own environment.

Collaborative Learning Program (CLP)

The Collaborative Learning Program (CLP) consists of two short-term programs: the International Students Summit on Food, Agriculture and Environment (ISS), and the Comprehensive International Education Program (CIEP). Participating in the ISS and CIEP, students will acquire communication skills and make connections with students from different backgrounds through sharing their knowledges and experiences. CLP is the core of the short-term program, and students in the long-term program will also be encouraged to participate in CLP. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded credits (2 credits for ISS, 4 credits for CIEP) along with the certificates. At the ISS, representative students selected from each university will make presentations on initiatives related to food, agriculture, and the environment that can only be undertaken by university students from their unique perspective. The CIEP is a one-week program, which includes classroom lectures, hands-on agricultural trainings, workshops and group presentations in English.

Standard schedule for CIEP
Day1 Orientation / Practical Experience
Day2 Practical Experience
Day3 Practical Experience
Day4 Field Trip
Day5 Lectures, Group Work
Day6 Lectures, Group Work
Day7 Workshops, Presentation
Day8 Student-Exchange
Standard Schedule for ISS
Day1 Field Trip
Day2 Orientation / Advisor Lectures
Day3 Parallel sessions / Group discussion
Day4 Parallel sessions / Group discussion
Day5 Preparation day for Overall session
Day6 AM: Rehearsal / PM: Overall session followed by networking reception
Day7 Student-Exchange


Due to the impact of the new coronavirus infection,
details for FY2021 have not yet been determined.
Information will be posted as soon as it is determined.

Program Leaflet

Long-term exchange program
Collaborative Learning Program (CLP)

Tokyo NODAI offers a Long-term exchange program in which international students with high academic motivation can take specialized courses in English and belong to a laboratory to gain practical experience. Over the course of six months to one year, students can acquire new knowledge related to their study and improve their Japanese language skills. The ultimate goal of this program is to foster future global leaders who can act as a bridge between Japan and their respective countries. See the list of our special program conducted in English here.

The students participating under this program will - be offered a round-trip international air ticket, waived school and tuition fees, and free-of-charge student dormitory. - be beneficiary of the "Student Exchange Support Program" scholarship of the "Japan Students Support Organization (JASSO)," if the students meet the designated criteria. (Monthly stipend: 80,000 JPY)

Student Exchange Support Program, JASSO

About Tokyo NODAI

Tokyo University of Agriculture

Tokyo University of Agriculture

(Tokyo NODAI)

Brief Statement Description Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI) was founded in 1891 from the Tokugawa Ikueiko School, as its forerunner, which was devoted exclusively to agriculture. Based upon our educational principle of “ returning man to the farm” and fostering human resources for entry into the business community in addition to the universityʼs core field of “Agriculture” with its 129-year history, the institution has now evolved into a comprehensive agricultural university perfectly positioned to solve a wide range of issues related to food, environment, health and biomass energy. These issues are addressed through our three graduate schools of Agriculture, Applied Bioscience and Bioindustry constituting 23 departments on our three campuses which cover a vast geographical region extending from subtropical (South) to temperate (North) climate conditions. Thus, Tokyo NODAI offers a unique education and research environment to address humankind problems both locally and globally. Our Miyako subtropical, Fuji, Isehara and Abashiri farms and Okutama Practice Forest and Marine Research are meant to fulfill our mission. In addition to the above statement, Tokyo NODAI closely works with more than 40 universities from 30 countries distributed on all continents to address global issues through partnerships.
Mission Statement Tokyo NODAI continues to challenge the new "Practical Science" for sustainable development of mankind and the earth through research and education on Food, Environment, Health and Natural Resources and Energy. Tokyo NODAI mission breaks down as follows:
●Taking over the fundamental principle, we challenge the cutting-edge in scientific fields, such as high technology, microbes and mystery of animate life by the new "Practical Science".
●Creation of well-balanced sustainable society based on the symbiosis of nature, environment and region.
●Fostering all-round individuals through integration of inductive approach (emphasis on experiment) and deductive approach (emphasis on creativity - using one's own brain).

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