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UVA Exchange: Hitotsubashi University
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 15-SEP-2017
20-SEP-2017 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by September 25. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.7
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Art, Asian Studies, Commerce, Cultural Studies, Economics, Foreign Affairs, History, Japanese, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Sociology
Program Description:


Founded in 1875, Hitotsubashi University is an academic institution that focuses primarily on the social sciences and the study of civil society. Ever since its foundation the University's goal has been to produce cultured individuals with a solid background in the social sciences and a civil-minded and international sensibility, people who will be able to play leadership roles in the political and economic world and in the industrial world as "Captains of Industry."

In the western suburbs of Tokyo, Kunitachi is a beautiful city modeled on the academic cities of Europe, and is also home to many schools aside from Hitotsubashi University. The campus is situated in a forest-like setting with Romanesque architecture inspiring an academic atmosphere. At present there are more than 600 international students from over 50 different countries enrolled at the University, accounting for about 10 per cent of the total student body.

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.


International Student Homepage
International student information

Hitotsubashi Fact Sheet 2018

Hitotsubashi University emphasizes small-group class education, and one of the prominent characteristics is the seminar style approach. The seminar style approach keeps class sizes small and focuses on intense student-faculty interaction providing rich course content. English-taught courses are available in the Global Education Program. Course offerings from past years can be found on their Course List page. Hitotsubashi also offers a wide variety of Japanese Language Courses ranging from introductory to advanced levels. There are also courses taught in Japanese, for which students must possess minimum language proficiency in Japanese (JLPT Level 2 or N2).


Year: September - July
Fall Semester: September - January
Spring Semester: April - July

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees at UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare and for researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

This program is currently not accepting applications.