Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1 or 2, 2018 to Japan.

Hitotsubashi University
City: Tokyo
International exchange student webpage

Approximate semester dates:

Summer Semester: (Orientation: end of March) April - early August
Winter Semester: September - early February

Academic Calendar 2017/18

Language of instruction:

English, Japanese

Full time load equivalent: 12 credits per semester
Fields of Study Available:

Program options: 

1. Japanese Language Program

  • For students who want to learn Japanese (Beginner - Intermediate): Intensive Japanese Language Class available from J1 to J5 levels focusing on four language skills. 
  • For students who want to learn Japanese (Intermediate - Advanced): Japanese Language Skills Class
  • Click here to view the Japanese Language course combinations to assist course selection

2. Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program (HGP) is a program that offers both interdisciplinary courses taught in English and language courses taught in Japanese. Students can select from the following topics: 

  • Japanese Language courses at Basic and Intermediate levels
  • Japanese Affairs
  • Business
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Click here to access the 2017-18 course list. Avoid postgraduate courses marked with a △. 
  • Download course profiles from the Mercas Campus System. Leave "User ID" and "Password" blank and simply click Login. Then click on the English icon and the "Syllabus etc" tab on top to search courses. 

3. For students with advanced Japanese language proficiency (JLPT N2 or above) and want to study undergraduate mainstream courses taught in Japanese: Undergraduate Programs in Commerce, Management, Economics and Social Sciences 


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study: Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, School of International and Public Policy and MBA courses offered by Graduate School of Commerce and Management are not available to exchange students.
Approximate living expenses:

Yen 100,000-120,000 per month
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Refer to the Study in Japan Guide for cost of living breakdown

Accommodation: HU has two residence halls for exchange students: Residence Hall Kunitachi on Kunitachi campus and Residence Hall Ikkyo-Ryo on Kodaira campus

Additional information:

Hitotsubahi University Information Sheet 2017/18

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above on a 4-point grading scale (which is interpreted as at least 5.5 on the UQ 7-point grading scale) is required to be eligible for exchange to Hitotsubashi.

Undergraduate applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of study before you commence your study at Hitotsubashi. Please apply to UQ  Abroad in the third or later semester of your degree.


  • Hitotsubashi University was founded in 1875 as the oldest business school in modern Japan. 

If you want to learn more about Hitotsubashi University, watch a video here


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