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Why study in Hiroshima University?

July 10, 2017 3:27 am | Jellyfish Education Consultancy

Hiroshima University

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


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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

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.


Living Expenses

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.