Education for Life and Leadership

Over the last 90 years, NUCB has developed young leaders to become pioneers.



NUCB International College is a world-class, co-educational boarding high school that nurtures the next generation of leaders. The school accepts a wide range of students from Japan and abroad and implements leadership education from an early age in a highly diverse environment. NIC is the only boarding school in central Japan accredited by the Ministry and Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT) to offer two qualifications: the Japanese high school diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). All subjects apart from language classes are taught in English, and all our students have the opportunity to be awarded the Bilingual IBDP Diploma.

Excellence in Education

The case method, first developed at Harvard Business School in 1922 and now commonly used in elite academic institutions worldwide, is incorporated into the teaching approaches for leadership education at NIC. Small classes enable personalized supervision by multinational faculty members with master's or doctoral degrees and faculty from affiliated top business schools. In addition, the Summer School for prospective students is offered in July, and a preparatory course (the Bridging Programme) for September admission is offered in April.

Safe Boarding Environment

The school provides a safe and secure co-educational boarding environment with reference to international boarding standards. 'House Supervisors,' who are well-versed in psychological and health management, provide daily life support and regular individual counseling to ensure optimal support and guidance for each student. Through living with peers from different cultures and experiences, students develop the qualities required of the next generation of leaders.


Campus Life




  • Case Method Learning

    Case discussions bring energy to the classroom and students are able to engage in the case rather than watch or read about how it is done by others.


  • Pastoral Support

    Depending on the student's situation, we plan and provide guidance to building long term productive and respectful relationships, stress management, self-management and exam preparation.