HU / Hiroshima University
Higashi-Hiroshima Japan
Program A/B
2020 Fall (1st,2nd Cycle)
GPA 76.7%

General Information

Host Institution

   Hiroshima University is one of the main academic centers in Western Japan and attracts students from all over Japan. Beside the 12 faculties and schools, there are 11 graduate schools that offer master’s and doctoral degree courses: Letters, Education, Social Sciences, Biomedical & Health Sciences, Science, Advanced Sciences of Matter, Engineering, Biosphere Science, International Development and Cooperation, Integrated Arts and Sciences, and Law.

   As higher education in Japan is currently undergoing far-reaching reforms, Hiroshima University is striving hard to secure its place among the top universities in Japan and pursue its five guiding principles: - the pursuit of peace, the creating of new forms of knowledge, nurturing well-rounded human beings, collaborate with the local, regional and international community and continuous self-development.

   Hiroshima University is selected as one of Japan’s 13 Top Global Universities in December 14, 2014 and has been working to become the globally competitive university in research and education.

Mailing Address
2F Student Plaza, Hiroshima University, 1-7-1 Kagamiyama , Higashi-Hiroshima , Hiroshima

Study Abroad Year
Fall Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:06/Jan/2020
2nd cycle: 16/Mar/2020
Contact information

Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

0students / Semester

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒

Update date 13/Apr/2020 06:16:46
Outline ID 377

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Established in 1996, the Hiroshima University Study Abroad Program, or HUSA, is an exciting and eye-opening international exchange program. Designed specifically for university students who are interested in Japanese culture and society or students who want to deepen and broaden their studies with a period of study abroad, HUSA offers an unparalleled cultural experience for either 1 semester (6 months) or for a full academic year.

HUSA students are eligible to take most of the undergraduate courses.
Courses can be mainly categorized as follows according to the language proficiency (English and Japanese).
(1) Japanese Language Courses (Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced :
5 levels are offered.)
(2) Courses Taught in English
(3) Other Courses (Offered for regular students in Japanese)

Based on the language proficiency level of English and Japanese, HUSA students can quite flexibly take various kinds of courses offered on campus.
For the list of courses offered, please refer to the Hiroshima University Syllabus homepage below.
*Please be notified, in the field of medicine, law, practicum for pedagogy, and laboratory training for science and engineering courses, there are courses that HUSA students are not eligible to take. (Japanese) (English)
Teaching Language Japanese or English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 01/Oct/2020 To: 31/Mar/2021
2nd Semester
From: 01/Apr/2021 To: 31/Aug/2021
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
TOEFL iBT: 57 - 71, IELTS: 5 - 5.5 or
Japanese Language Proficiency Test: N2

1.Criteria for English: Equivalent to * TOEFL (iBT) : above 61 * TOEFL (CBT): above 173 * TOEFL (PBT): above 500 * IELTS (Academic) : above 5.0 OR 2.Criteria for Japanese: Equivalent to * Japanese Language Proficiency Test 2nd Grade [Nihongo Noryoku Shiken 日本語能力試験 2級] or above

Academic Field

Students must have a good academic record.

2.3 / 3 (76.7%)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Scholarship information
We will provide scholarship information with HUSA students as needed.
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) has awarded scholarships in the past years. Please be notified that it has been very competitive to be awarded the JASSO Scholarships since the number of scholarships is very limited, and they conduct a very strict screening.
Housing Type
  • Dormitory
  • Off Campus accommodation

Housing charge
Local currency
  • JPY
Off Campus accommodation
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 500 - 600 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Students have to apply for the “Student” visa themselves with the certificate of admittance, which will be issued and sent by Hiroshima University around June of 2020 before their travel to Japan in late September (fall semester is starting from October). It will take about 1 or 2 months to obtain your visa after submitting your application to the Japanese Consulate or Embassy.

Students must enroll in at least 10 hours of class contact hours per week in order to fulfill the immigration requirements. Minimum requirement for credits will vary between 14 credits by their course registration.

International students participating in the HUSA program are required to join the National Health Insurance System by the regulation of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The monthly fee is approximately 2,000 yen. Students who join this system are entitled to a 70% discount on all medical and dental fees

The housing charge varies with room types.

The dates are subject to change.

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.

Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:02/Oct/2020To:30/Nov/2020(2 months)
Second Semester
From:01/Dec/2020To:08/Feb/2021(2 months)
Third Semester
From:08/Apr/2021To:08/Jun/2021(2 months)
Fourth Semester
From:09/Jun/2021To:09/Aug/2021(2 months)
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

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