Hitotsubashi University 一橋大学

  • Tokyo, Japan 東京都

Hitotsubashi University accepts several categories of foreign students, including exchange students and privately funded students. For exchange students, there is no Japanese language requirement. Privately funded students may encounter courses that are offered only in Japanese, and so may need prior experience with the language.

Hitotsubashi University has the distinction of being the only Japanese university to specialize exclusively in the humanities and social sciences. They are also one of the universities that offer not just the option to apply for scholarships, but tuition exemption if a student has need.

Hitotsubashi University is located in Kunitachi, which is a city in greater Tokyo. It is not in the more central part of the sprawling metropolis, which gives Kunitachi a more relaxed and scenic feeling but still fairly easy access to all the famous neighborhoods such as the shopping districts of Ginza or the “electric town” of Akihabara.


試験手数料 Examination Fee: ¥17,000

入学金 Matriculation Fee: ¥282,000

学費 Tuition: ¥535,800 per year

  • Commerce and Management
  • Economics
  • Law

Social Science

  • Studies of Social Structure and Socio-Cultural Transformation
  • Humanities and Philosophy
  • Human Practice
  • Reshaping Society, Advancing Human Development
  • Policy Management Studies
  • Studies in Social History


  1. EJU Result
    1. Japanese as a foreign language
    2. Japan and the World
    3. Mathematics
  2. TOEFL (IBT) Result 
  3. Entrance Examination
    1. Written examination 

Living Cost

In addition to matriculation fee and tuition fee, average living expenses including accommodation, foods, entertainment, phone bill, and study materials are approximately ¥100,000 per month.

International students are allowed to work up to 28 hours per week only. According to the recent survey, the minimum wage is ¥958 per hour in Tokyo Prefecture.


Kunitachi Campus, 2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo, 186-8601, Japan

Kodaira International Campus

Chiyoda Campus, National Center of Sciences, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439, Japan


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