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Sat., 25 March - Tue., 28 March 2023

Spring School 2023

A 4-day unique Spring learning experience in Japan

NIC invites aspiring young leaders to join its inaugural Spring School. The programme which will be taught from Saturday, 25 March to Tuesday, 28 March (4 days/3 nights) will allow participants to experience NIC's leadership education and boarding environment through this residential programme.

In addition, case method classes, group-works and extra-curricular activities are all conducted in English, so in addition to improving the language skills of the participants, the programme is designed to draw out their curiosity and leadership skills. This short programme is highly recommended to those who are considering enrolling at our high school and those who wish to experience the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and boarding school studies.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Programme highlights

1. Leadership

Discover your leadership potential. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills via different group projects including special focus on societal topics where you will take the lead in a field study and then present your ideas.

2. Collaboration

Challenge yourself as you learn how to collaborate with others in small groups. You will participate in authentic, problem-solving and creative projects using such approaches as Case Method direct from Harvard Business School and theatre-sports during which you will improvise and act out scenarios in teams.

3. Life Skills

Develop real skills for real situations. You will develop your self-management, reflection, design thinking and communication skills via a variety of interesting activities under the guidance of NIC teachers and NUCB student mentors.


Nagoya, Japan’s third-biggest metro region, offers a combination of vibrant urban life and tradition. NIC is housed within Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB), where students can reside in a safe, spacious, comfortable environment with access to learning and sporting facilities. For more information about the boarding facilities, follow the link here

Application period

Applications opens on Friday, 6 January 2023 and the closing date for applications is Friday, 3 March 2022. Results will be announced by email* within a few days of submitting your application.* If the self-introduction video does not sufficiently confirm your English language skills, an online interview will be conducted.


1st and 2nd year students in Japanese junior high schools who will advance to the 2nd or 3rd year in April 2023, or students in international school, etc. aged 13~15 years old at the time of the programme, with at least conversational English proficiency.

Maximum number of participants



You will need to create a self-introduction video in English and create a share link. The content should include your self-introduction, your motivation for participating in the Spring School, and the appeal of our school. Please use Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, YouTube, etc. for the shared link. If you have any questions about sharing a link, please contact us at

Participation Fee

¥88,000 (Japanese Yen)

This is the total cost covering tuition, accommodation, food, use of facilities, excursions, etc. The entrance examination fee for NUCB International College (¥20,000) will be waived for Spring School participants. Fees are non-refundable except for cancellation due to illness, accident or other unforeseen circumstances, in which case participation fees will be partially refunded. A notice must be given no less than 14 days before the start of the programme.

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Boarding environment

Steps from Application to Participation

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    Step 1: Online application

    Follow the link below to complete the online application form*, and provide a link to your around 3 mins English self-introduction video. Link available from Monday, 9 January

  • Step 2: Offer

    You will be contacted with the result of your application via email, within a few days.

  • Step 3: Fee payment

    We will invoice you the amount of the programme fee; your place will be reserved once payment is received

  • Step 4: Additional information

    Please send a copy of your ID document (passport for international students). Japanese-domicile students should send a copy of their health insurance card. If you are coming from overseas, a copy of travel insurance valid for the whole duration of your stay is required.