Hitotsubashi University

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Language of instruction 💬

Eligible faculty 🎓

Tokyo, Japan Japanese, English Open to all Faculties


Hitotsubashi University is a national university, and is the only university in Japan to specialize exclusively in the humanities and social sciences. Since its foundation as the oldest business school in modern Japan in 1875, Hitotsubashi has been at the forefront of Japan’s innovation. It has been a powerhouse for generations of Japan’s globally active business leaders as well as a research hub producing cutting-edge research in the global academic network of the social sciences.

Important information

  • Students who have been nominated as exchange students can apply to study at Hitotsubashi University for one of four term options.

  • Mandatory orientation: Semester 1 - Between end of August and start of September; Semester 2 - Between end of March to start of April 

Term dates 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Quarter 1: August to October
Quarter 2: November to January
Quarter 3: March to May 
Quarter 4: June to July 

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm. 

Contact information

Incoming Student Exchange Coordinators

KOBAYASHI Mikaho (Ms.)
SUDA Sayaka (Ms.)
IWAGUCHI Momoko (Ms.)
E-mail: edu-gs.g2 [at] ad.hit-u.ac.jp
Phone: +81-42-580-8162



The information on this page is drawn from either the institution's fact sheet or their website as linked above.

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