Overview

Hitotsubashi University

City: Kunitachi-city (a suburb of Tokyo)
Language of instruction: English, Japanese
  • University of social sciences with 4 faculties: Commerce, Economics, Law and Social Sciences
  • Established in 1875
  • 7,000 students
  • In May 1996, the Center for Student Exchange was established - provides prepatory six-month intensive Japanese language education for Japanese government scholarship students

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)Land and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Students who have Japanese proficiency JLPT Level 2, N2 or equivalent may take Japanese-taught courses

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students may take coursework in most areas of study
  • Recommended to Asia Studies Students
  • Please research applicable course restrictions on the exchange website

Term dates

  • Winter Semester: October - March (UBC Fall Term)
  • Summer Semester: April - August (UBC Spring Term)

Timing

  • When applying to Go Global, please select the UBC term(s) that you wish to be abroad
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 12 Hitotsubashi credits = 15 UBC credits

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Hitotsubashi Global Education Program offers courses in English
  • Japanese Language Program also offered with courses for all levels of Japanese -Students take a placement test to determine which courses match their current ability
  • Students must search for courses in Hitotsubashi's various faculties (note: some faculties are joint undergraduate and graduate faculties)
  • Please see directly the university's website for updates

Full course load information

  • 12-Hitotsubashi credits (15 UBC credits) per semester is typical

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Topics in Global Studies II A : THE DARK SIDE OF DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH ASIA
Partner course code: S80 4th
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-21
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Issues of International Student Exchanges
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Special Topics in Social Sciences D
Partner course code: CGE
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Media and Business(HGP)
Partner course code: CGE
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Seminar on Global Issues: CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA
Partner course code: SS
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Topics of Modern and Contemporary History
Partner course code: SS 46
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Themes in Global History I: The history of globalisation from earliest times to 1900
Partner course code: SS
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japanese Speaking 2
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japanese Reading
Partner course code: N/A 1GE24001
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2019-06-01
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Advanced Japanese Speaking 1
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-06
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Advanced Japanese Writing 1
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-06
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Intermediate Japanese in Economics
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Advanced Japanese Grammar
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Special Seminar on Japanese Language and Culture 1
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Intermediate Japanese 2
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Intermediate Japanese Kanji & Vocabulary 2
Partner course code: GE
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Special Seminar on Japanese Language and Culture 2
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Advanced Japanese Reading 1
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-06
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Special Topics in Social Sciences 8(International Relations: Current Affairs)
Partner course code: HGP
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: SOCI 200
Title: Topics in Social Sciences III: Japan from Comparative Perspectives
Partner course code: SS
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: SOCI 352
Title: New Perspectives for Labour Union
Partner course code: Z 80
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Online Media Studies
Partner course code: P 80
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Basic Subject of Sports Sociology
Partner course code: S 81
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Work and Gender
Partner course code: Z 81
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: SOCI 461
Title: International Justice Theory
Partner course code: P 82
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Interactive Course on Business Basics(Marketing)
Partner course code: CM 45
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Japanese Business Culture
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Special Lecture: Comparison of US and Japanese automobile industries
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Consumer Behaviour 1
Partner course code: C
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Special Topics in Commerce and Management G
Partner course code: CM
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Special Topics in Social Sciences 4(Global Business and Persons)
Partner course code: HGP
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Japanese Corporate Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Global Business and Japan
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Special Topics in Social Sciences 9(International Business)
Partner course code: HGP
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Advanced Course in Marketing
Partner course code: CM 47
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Tourism management theory (Lecture donation by the Japan Tourism Promotion Association)
Partner course code: CM 52
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Advanced Topics in Commerce and Management 1: Environmental Management and Strategy
Partner course code: P53 CM295
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

On-campus

Housing notes

  • International House (on campus) - single rooms have shared kitchen and shower (monthly rent approx 19,300 yen), rooms for married students and families also available
  • Josui Guest House - accomodates visiting scholars from abroad for periods of several months or more, fully furnished apartments
  • International Village (located in Kodaira-shi) - about 30 minutes from campus
  • Please see International Student Handbook for more information

Information on Accommodation

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