Japan

  • Capital City: Tokyo
  • Population: 127 million
  • Official Language: Japanese
  • Currency: Japanese Yen
  • HPU has exchange six partner schools in Japan in the cities of Hakodate, Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo
  • CIEE also offers programs in Tokyo
  • Students are encouraged to apply for the Bridgings and Freeman Asia Scholarships in addition to other Scholarship Opportunities if they choose to Study in Japan. 

Partner Schools in Japan

ABOUT
Aoyama Gakuin University was first established in 1874 by missionaries. The university today has two campuses and over twenty thousand students are currently enrolled. This university offers facilities such as computer center, library, and several language laboratories. In addition to offering facilities, AGU offers school clubs to help immerse the student in Japanese culture. Student will gain insight to Japanese culture through courses and daily experience in Japan. Students who want to learn more on Aoyama Gakuin University can find more information at the official university website. There are two campuses- Aoyama Campus which is the main campus at the heart of Tokyo, and Sagamihara Campus in Kanagawa Prefecture.

AoYama GAkuin WEBSITE

Aoyama Gakuin Fact Sheet: Please see"A guide for Exchange Students" on the website


Academics and Classes
Areas Of Study: Literature, Education, Psychology and Human Studies, Economics, Law, Business, International Politics, Communication, Cultural and Creative Studies, Science and Engineering, Global Studies.
Course Search
Credits: Full time = 18-20 credits

Program Dates
Fall Term (2nd Semester): Unavailable for one semester students as the Aoyama fall term ends after HPU's spring term begins. However, students interested in a full year can do fall and spring. 
Spring Term(1st Semester): March- August
Academic Calendar

Application Deadlines and Processes:
You must complete the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for the host university or program.
HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines
Aoyama Application- Deadline: Fall Term: April 30; Spring Term: November 15


Housing

Visa

Cost
This is an exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition directly to HPU using and financial aid, scholarships, or VA Education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately

 

ABOUT
Located in Osaka, Kindai University was founded in 1949, now it is one of Japan's largest universities which is comprised of 14 faculties with 48 departments, 11 graduate schools, a graduate law school, 20 research facilities, two junior colleges, 18 associated primary and secondary schools and 3 teaching hospitals.

Kindai University WEBSITE

Kindai University Exchange Guide


Academics and Classes
Areas Of Study: Law, Economics, Business Administration, Literature, Arts and Cultural Studies, Applied Sociology, International Studies,Communication, TESOL, Asian studies, History, Translation and Interpretation,
Course Search

Credits: Full time = minimum of 7 courses
Requirement: 1 year of college level Japanese or placing out of JPE 1200

Program Dates
Fall Term (2nd Semester): Unavailable for one semester students as the Aoyama fall term ends after HPU's spring term begins. However, students interested in a full year can do fall and spring. 
Spring Term(1st Semester): March- July
Academic Calendar

Application Deadlines and Processes:
You must complete the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for the host university or program.
HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines
You can download all application documents/references from here.

Kindai Application Documents- Deadline: Spring Term: October 31

Housing- See exchange Guide

Visa- See exchange Guide

Cost
This is an exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition directly to HPU using and financial aid, scholarships, or VA Education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately

About
The predecessor of Momoyama Gakuin University (MGU) was established in 1869 by the Church Missionary Society of England and therefore has St. Andrew's University as its English name. The modern university was founded in 1959 and in 1995 moved to its new campus in Izumi, in the Osaka suburbs.

MOMOYAMA Website


Academics and Classes
Areas of Study: Japanese, Japanese Studies, Economics, Sociology, Business Administration, International Relations, Liberal Arts
Course Search
Credits: Full time= 18-20 credits

Program Dates
Fall Term: Unavailable for one semester students as the Momoyama fall term ends after HPU's spring term begins. However, students interested in a full year can do fall and spring. 
Spring Term: April- August
Academic Calendar: See Course Book on the Momoyama website

Application Deadlines and Processes:
You must complete the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for the host university or program.
HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines
Momoyama Application Deadline: Fall Term: Early April; Spring Term: Late October

Housing:
Please see Website

Visa
:
Please see Website

COST
This is an exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition directly to HPU using and financial aid, scholarships, or VA Education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately
 

About
Located in Nerima Ward, Tokyo, Musashi University (MU) was established in 1949 as private institutes moving forward with the principle of cultivating individuals by harmonizing eastern and western cultures. Today MU is one of only thirty, four year private universities in Japan to offers a study abroad program in English. If you are fluent in Japanese or just know basics Japanese, MU offers a variety of courses taught in both Japanese and English. In addition MU has over four thousands students, one hundred ten faculty members, and eight different undergraduate departments. The campus offers an array of facilities and services that caterer to students such as athletic facilities, health center, counseling services, foreign language center, computer center and foreign book plaza to name a few. Also, MU helps students be evolve in the university in a program called Campus Mates; where they help foreign students in adjusting to the campus life in MU. Such socialization is beneficial to create long lasting friendships in your time aboard. Once at the campus you are in presence of such breathtaking views such as Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Mt. Fuji.


Musashi University Website


musashi University Guide


Academics and Classes
Areas Of Study: East Asian Studies, Japanese, Economics, Business, International Relations, History
Course Search
Credits: Full time = 4-5 courses per term

Program Dates
Fall Term: Unavailable for one semester students as the Musashi fall term ends after HPU's spring term begins. However, students interested in a full year can do fall and spring. 
Spring Term (Semester I): April to July
Academic Calendar

Application Deadlines and Processes:
You must complete the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for the host university or program.
HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines
Musashi Application Deadline: Fall Term: March 1st; Spring Term: November 1st

Housing

Visa

Cost

This is an exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition directly to HPU using and financial aid, scholarships, or VA Education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately

 

About
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, located in Nisshin-city, was founded in 1988 and has been growing steadily since its establishment. Starting with only the School of Foreign Languages, NUFS doubled its offerings by establishing the School of Global Business and Economics in 1994.

NUFS Website

Academics and Classes
Areas Of Study:  Japanese Language and Culture, TESOL. There are also a variety of courses taught in Japanese
Course Search:  Japanese Language and Culture (Global Studies Japan Program) Courses. The TESOL is a language teaching practicum program.
Credits: Full time = 18-20 credits

Program Dates
Fall Term:  August to December (TESOL program goes in to January)
Spring Term: March to July
Academic Calendar

Application Deadlines and Processes:
You must complete the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for the host university or program.
HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines
NUFS Application- Deadline: Fall Term: April 30th; Spring Term: October 31st

Housing

Visa

Cost
This is an exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition directly to HPU using and financial aid, scholarships, or VA Education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately

Program Specific Scholarships

About
Located in the suburbs of Tokyo, Obirin University derives its name from "beautiful cherry orchard," highlighting the cherry blossoms that bloom on campus each spring. The name also shows it historical link with Oberlin College in Ohio, the alma mater of the school's founder.

Obirin Website- Please note that the program is described as the Reconnaissance Japan program.

Obirin FACt Sheet

Academics and Classes
Areas Of Study: Japanese Language and Culture, Global Studies Courses 
Course Search
Credits: Full time = 14-16 credits

Program Dates
Fall Term: Unavailable for one semester students as the Obirin fall term ends after HPU's spring term begins. However, students interested in a full year can do fall and spring.  
Spring Term: March to August
Academic Calendar


Application Deadlines and Processes:
You must complete the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for the host university or program.
HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines
Obirin Application- Deadline: Fall Term:May 1st; Spring Term: November 1st.

Housing

Visa

COST
This is an exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition directly to HPU using and financial aid, scholarships, or VA Education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately

About
Located in Tokyo, Toyo University offers cultural lectures and academic exhibitions of artistic contents. For international exchange students, Toyo University offers intensive Japanese language and culture course called NEST Program. With individualized attention and boundless opportunities for authentic communication in and out of the classroom, students quickly make progress in their Japanese acquisition.
Boasting 130 years of academic distinction, it is famous in Japan for its excellence in education and research, which is carried out in 46 academic sections housed in 14 faculties across 5 campuses, and for our outstanding achievements in sports, such as sumo wrestling, baseball and soccer. Bunkyo-ku, site of Hakusan Campus and the Japanese language and culture program for exchange students such as a homestay, tea ceremony and wearing a traditional Japanese clothing (kimono), is highly regarded among locals for its many academic institutions and popular urban traditions.  

Toyo University Website

TOYO UNIVERSITY Fact Sheet

Academics and Classes
Areas Of Study: Japanese Language and Culture, Literature, Economics, Business Administration, Law, Sociology, Regional Development Studies, Global and Regional Studies, International Tourism Management
Course Search: Japanese Language and Culture Classes, other courses offered in English
Credits: Full time = 18-20 credits

Program Dates
Fall Term: Unavailable for one semester students as the Toyo University fall term ends after HPU's spring term begins. However, students interested in a full year can do fall and spring.  
Spring Term: April to August
Academic Calendar


Application Deadlines and Processes:
You must complete the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for the host university or program.
HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines
Toyo University Application- Deadline: Full Year Term: Mid March; Spring Term: Late October 

Housing

Visa: See Factsheet

COST
This is an exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition directly to HPU using and financial aid, scholarships, or VA Education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately.

Program Specific Scholarships

Students are eligible for the JASSO Scholarship; however, it is very competitive. You can find more information on the application page.

Affiliated Programs in Japan

Student Experiences in Japan

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