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Overseas Exchange Universities

Overseas Student Exchange Program

Since its founding, HitotsubashiUniversity has striven to provide an internationally minded education through student exchange programs. To further attract exceptional students to the university, Hitotsubashi alumni association Josuikai established the ‘Josuikai Overseas Student Exchange Scholarship’ for enrolled students in 1987.

At a time when no other national university alumni association offered exchange programs, the Josiukai scholarship received wide media coverage with a photograph and headline reading ‘Student fees, travel and living expenses paid … students pampered’ (translation) on the front page of the July 18, 1987 Nikkei society section. The Mainichi and Yomiuri newspapers also ran headlines on the story.

In 1988 with the backing of Meiji Sangyo, founded by the late Hitotsubashi graduate Sadayoshi Shimamura (grad ‘ 27) , the program merged with the ‘Meiji Sangyo Overseas Student Exchange Scholarship’ to become the ‘Hitotsubashi overseas student dispatch program’. So far, nearly 800 students have benefitted from this scholarship.

Since its inception, dispatched students have sent ‘study abroad scholarship reports’ which are published in the Josuikai newsletter. The reports have become widely renowned for their fresh and detailed insight into life overseas, with sharp analysis of each country and at times impartial insight into unique Japanese qualities.

List of partner universities with dispatched students (29th)

Destination Country University Number
U.S.A University of California 1
  University of Pennsylvania 2
  University of Minnesota 3
  University of Michigan 2
  University of South Carolina 2
Canada McGill University 1
  University of British Columbia 2
  York University 2
Australia Australian National University 2
  University of Queensland 2
  Monash University 2
China University of Hong Kong 2
  Peking University 1
  Chinese University of Hong Kong 2
  Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 2
  Tsinghua University 1
Taiwan National Chengchi University 2
  National Taiwan University 2
  National Taiwan University 2
Korea Seoul National University 2
  Yonsei University 1
Singapore Singapore Management University 2
Thailand Thammasat University 3
U.K. University of Birmingham 2
  SOAS, University of London 4
  Newcastle University 2
  University of Manchester 2
  University of Glasgow 2
  University College London, 3
Sweden Stockholm School of Economics 1
  Lund University 1
Finland Aalto University 2
Denmark Copenhagen Business School 2
Holland Erasmus University Graduate School of Management 2
Germany University of Mannheim 2
  University of Cologne 3
  Heidelberg University 2
  Humboldt University of Berlin 2
  University of Osnabrück 2
  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen 2
Austria Vienna University 1
France HEC Graduate School of Management 1
  Paris Institute of Political Studies 4
  Pantheon-Sorbonne University 2
Italy University of Trento 2
  Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi 1
Belgium Ghent University 2
  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 2
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