» Study Abroad

As globalization proceeds, it becomes essential to have in-depth specialized knowledge and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent communication skills in English in order to play an active role in the international arena. In particular, it is important to possess the ability to efficiently exchange views with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, seek solutions to issues and engage in consensus building when trying to come up with new systems or problem-solving measures. Studying abroad will help you develop such skills and capabilities required for a global leader.


Hitotsubashi University has vigorously supported students with their overseas learning endeavors for many years. We provide opportunities for one-year study abroad at leading overseas universities to students selected via a special examination. Our program targets students in their third or fourth year, but we encourage prospective applicants to begin preparation at least one year in advance.


Long-term (six months – one-year) Programs Offered by Hitotsubashi University


Hitotsubashi University Study Abroad Scholarship (information available in Japanese)

We have established partnerships with 78 institutions in 24 countries and one region at both the university and faculty levels, and are currently further expanding our coverage. The Global Leaders Class students at the Faculty of Economics and the Shibusawa Scholar students at the Faculty of Commerce and Management will be given priority over other applicants in being nominated as exchange students at our partner institutions with which we have Faculty agreements. (As for the university marked with an asterisk, only the Global Leaders Class students at the Faculty of Economics will be given priority.)


Faculty Student Exchange Agreements with:

   Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University

 Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

 Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

 Department of Economics, University of Washington*

 School of Management and Business, King’s College London

 Faculty of Economics and Business, KU Leuven 

 Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, UniversitéLibre de Bruxelles

 School of Business, Aalto University

 ESSEC Business School

 Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen

 School of Economics and Management, Lund University

 Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), University of Lausanne


Hitotsubashi University Global Leader Development Program (information available in Japanese)

This program will give students an opportunity to study at Harvard University, Cambridge University, Oxford University, or the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


For students who want to study abroad