Hitotsubashi University


Location: Tokyo
Type of institution: National coed
Contact: International Affairs Office TEL 042-580-8163
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo 186-8601
TEL: +81-42-580-8163         FAX: +81-42-580-8167
Mail: int-so.g@dm.hit-u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.hit-u.ac.jp
Profile
Hitotsubashi University began in 1875 as a private entity named the Institute for Business Training. This then became the Tokyo Commercial School, which was later renamed and developed as the Tokyo Higher Commercial School. In 1920 the school's status was raised and the Tokyo University of Commerce was established. As a comprehensive university of the social sciences the university continued its development and expanded its research and educational areas beyond commerce to economics and law, and then to philosophy, literature, history and more, offering a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

After the Second World War, Hitotsubashi University established the current four faculties: Commerce and Management, Economics, Law and Social Science. In 1953 each faculty established a graduate school. The Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy was added in 1995, and the Graduate School of Language and Society in 1996. To address the current needs of society a Law School was established in 2004 within the Graduate School of Law, and the School of International and Public Policy was set up in 2005.

Hitotsubashi University's main campus is located in Kunitachi, a suburb of Tokyo. Kunitachi is designated as a Special District for Education, and strict regulations apply to safeguard a favorable environment for education and living. The university campus is picturesque with rich natural surroundings, and the solemn Romanesque-style architecture befits the university's role as a leading institute of higher learning.

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 209/0
No. of Foreign Teachers (full-time/part-time): 1/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 46
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 4444
No. of International Undergraduate Degree Students: 178
No. of Graduate Degree Students: 2006
No. of International Graduate Degree Students: 385
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 84/0
No. of International Students (Degree/Non-Degree): 563/60
No. of Exchange Agreements: 53
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 20
No. of Exchange Students (Receiving): 13
No. of Exchange Students (Sending): 45

Undergraduate Programs
Business and Management
Accounting
Business Management
Business and Economics
Finance
Industrial Administration
Marketing
Economics
Contemporary Economics
Economic History
Economic Information
Economic Policy
Economic Theory
Public Economics
Regional Economics
Social and Economic System
Law
Civil Law
Comparative Law
Criminal Law
International Law
Law and Administration
Sociology
Global Community Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Sciences
Social and Cultural Studies
Sociology
Sociology and Comparative Culture
Graduate Programs
Business and Management
Accounting (M,D)
Business Management (M,D)
Business and Economics (M,D)
Finance (M,D)
Industrial Administration (M,D)
Marketing (M,D)
Economics
Contemporary Economics (M,D)
Economic History (M,D)
Economic Information (M,D)
Economic Policy (M,D)
Economic Theory (M,D)
Public Economics (M,D)
Regional Economics (M,D)
Social and Economic System (M,D)
Law
Civil Law (M,D)
Comparative Law (M,D)
Criminal Law (M,D)
International Law (M,D)
Law and Administration (M,D)
Sociology
Global Community Studies (M,D)
Social Anthropology (M,D)
Social Sciences (M,D)
Social and Cultural Studies (M,D)
Sociology (M,D)
Sociology and Comparative Culture (M,D)

Special Programs for International Students
Asian Public Policy Program (IPP)
Service for International Students
Scholarships
Japanese Government Scholarships as advertised by Japanese embassies abroad and scholarships offered by overseas governments can be applied for before entering the university. There are no scholarships offered by private foundations that can be applied for through Hitotsubashi University before entering, but there are some private foundation scholarships that you can apply for directly. Please note that most of the scholarships listed are intended for full-time international students only.
After enrolling at the university it is possible to apply for the Hitotsubashi University Foundation's "Josuikai Scholarship" provided by the university's alumni association, the Josuikai, and for the 'Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students' offered by the Japan Student Services Organization; the latter scholarship provides monthly financial support of 48,000 JPY for undergraduate students and 65,000 JPY for graduate students. Most other scholarships for privately-financed students are for the following academic year, and as the numbers are limited the competition is high. Please make sound financial arrangements to enjoy studying in Japan.
Tuition Exemption
Students with an excellent academic record in need of financial support can apply to the university to have their tuition fees exempted in full or by half. Funding is limited, so it may not be possible to accept all applications.
Comments & Latest Information
Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program (HGP)
HGP offers interdisciplinary courses in English, designed for both international and Japanese students. Students can choose from a variety of courses in the Social Sciences. The program provides in-depth learning opportunities in the fields of Business, Economics, Law, Sociology, IT and others. The program also includes courses specifically designed for exchange students studying one or two semesters ranging from Japanese Language, Japanese Affairs, and Seminars (courses with a limited number of students) all conducted in English.