July 10, 2017 3:27 am | Jellyfish Education Consultancy
Rising from the past and moving forward to the future, Hiroshima has been reborn as the industrial
center for Chugoku-Shikoku region. The city’s large portion of general machinery and equipment export
has involved innovative companies; some of them hold the top market share in their industry, to engage
in research and the development of new technologies. . In addition, the city’s commuting time rank
among the shortest in Japan.
Why study in Hiroshima University?
Innovative students that would like to widen their horizon and understand global issues with an
integrative perspective to pursue world peace, applying in Hiroshima University would be your first step
in achieving that goal. Hiroshima University has been selected as one of the institutions that were
designated under the MEXT’s (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) program
of promoting the enhancement of research universities. This put focus on the institution-wide function
of academic research. The program aims to further develop the research capability of each institution
and contribute to the strengthening of Japanese universities that are engaged in world-class research
Furthermore, the university is also part of the 13 Type A universities under the FY2014 Top Global
University Project, the type A being the top rank that is handed for world-class universities that have the
potential to join the ranks of the world’s top 100 universities.
It specializes in producing students who are globally competent, open minded and knowledgeable about
the world’s economic status while able to correlate the linguistic, cultural, and religious differences.
Likewise, the various interdisciplinary arts and science courses offered in the university aims to develop
a variety of options when solving problems and to think beyond the borders. Lastly, it prepares students
to be equipped and work-ready whether in Japan or abroad, reaching new heights and for a brighter
Source links: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/igs
《News》Department of Integrated Global Studies is Expected To Be Opened in the School of Integrated Arts and Sciences is…
Department of Integrated Global Studies
To extend its commitment to become a research university that joins the rank of the world’s top 100
universities within the next 10 years, Hiroshima University promotes thorough “university reform” and
globalization; with that comes the newly established school of informatics and data science, and the
Department of Integrated Global Studies at the School of Integrated Arts and Sciences.
The Department of Integrated Global Studies aims to provide a style of education that is integrated
wherein the Arts and Sciences are both taught, with a view to clarify and find solutions to issues and
problems that the international communities face. It intends to cultivate global-minded individuals who
are team players by enhancing their communicative abilities and debating skills.
IGS Scholarship is a 600,000 JPY worth of scholarship which approximately amount to a one full year of
tuition. Successful applicants who have Ryugaku student visas, including those who have initiated the
application process are eligible for the first-year IGS Scholarship. Then from 2 nd year onward, the
recipient and the amount of the scholarship will be determined based on the student’s academic record
and financial circumstances.
What is a Ryugaku student visa?
Ryugaku Visa is a Japanese Visa that is intended for the use of the international students who plans to
study in Japan for higher educational purposes such as an undergraduate, graduate and even a
doctorate degree. This type of visa allows the student to study in Japan in four academic years.
Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Is- A-Ryugaku- Visa?&id=6069392
Successful applicants of the IGS Scholarship are eligible to stay at Ikenoue Student Dormitory for their
first two years of study in the promotion of mutual understanding and international exchange between
the Japanese and International students. Its rent ranges from from 4,700 JPY to 15,000 JPY per month.
Upon the student’s third year of study, he or she will be assisted to move to private apartments, whose
most rooms include a kitchen, bath and bathroom with rent ranges from 20,000 JPY to 50,000 JPY per
month, depending of the room size.
The average monthly living expenses of the International students with the exclusion of the school
expenses would approximate to 74,000 JPY. Furthermore, living expenses around the vicinity of the
university are cheaper compared to that of the other large cities in Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto,
or Fukuoka with the national average of 88,000 JPY.
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