Term Dates. Hitotsubashi has four terms:
Application deadlines (once allocated a place by DU):
Course and Program Information:
Online Syllabus Service: Web syllabus (Catalogue of all courses offered at Hitotsubashi)
HGP (Hitotsubashi University Global Program)
JLE (Japanese Language Education Program)
In every term, exchange students shall register for courses with a total of at least six 105 minute slots of class time per week. Typically, two-credit courses meet once a week for a 105 minute lecture over a 14 week long for semester courses or meet twice a week for a 105 minute lecture over a 7 week long for quarter courses.
Workload hours: In accordance with the Standards for Establishment of Universities, all Japanese universities have the same benchmark for the workload hours. Calculations of workload hours for credit course is; 1 credit = 45 hours of workload; 2 credits = 90 hours of workload.
To apply, Exchange Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Courses/Seminar Conducted in Japanese: Both graduate and undergraduate courses in Japanese are available. Students must possess minimum language proficiency in Japanese (JLPT Level 2 or N2).
Courses Conducted in English: Both graduate and undergraduate courses in English are available; however, most courses conducted in English are undergraduate-level courses, and only a limited number of graduate-level courses are available in English.
Hitotsubashi University has two residence halls for exchange students; Residence Hall Kunitachi on Kunitachi campus and Residence Hall Ikkyo-Ryo on Kodaira campus. Exchange students are given priority to reside in a single room of either one of the residence halls with a common area to be shared with residents on the same floor. However, not all exchange students are guaranteed a room due to limited availability. Personal preference of which residence hall to be assigned is not considered.
HU have a Student Support Centre including:
The following scholarships might be available for exchange students. The application details are not yet determined, and will be informed via email once confirmed.
There are currently no Summer School opportunities at Hitotsubaishi, here is a list of other Summer School opportunities (internal link).
Did you know that Hitotsubashi University is only a few stops away from the Ghibli Museum? Best known for its animated feature films like My Neighbour Totoro, Studio Ghibli's films are among the highest-grossing anime feature films made in Japan, including Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke.