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International Center

Study-Abroad Programs for Chuo University students:

  1. The University’s own study abroad programs (exchange programs with partner institutions, study abroad at institutions other than partner institutions, and short-term programs);
  2. The use of holiday time or leaves of absence to study abroad.


The University’s study-abroad programs offer places overseas for more than 200 students a year. For students who undertake a one-year exchange or study-abroad programs, every consideration is given to help them complete coursework and receive credits for subjects studied abroad, and financial support is offered by the University in the form of scholarships and reduction of, or exemption from, academic fees. When students return from studying abroad, their experiences can be put to great use, whether in their professions or graduate studies.

Number of Students Abroad in Academic Year 2019
Number of Students in Short-Term Program
Total: 282
[2019 summer]
University of California, Davis (USA): 19
The University of Winnipeg (Canada) : 30
The University of Sheffield (UK): 30
Swinburne University of Technology, Swinburne College (Australia): 29
The University of Tübingen (Germany): 15
Aix-Marseille University (France): 13
Dankook University (South Korea): 18
Sookmyung Women's University (South Korea): 8
Kyung Hee University (South Korea): 6

[2020 Spring]
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (USA)
*School of Pacific and Asia Studies : 17
*New Intensive Course in English: 29
The University of Auckland (New Zealand): 16
Monash University, Monash College (Australia): 23
Swinburne University of Technology, Swinburne College (Australia): 29

Acceptance of International students

Students from countries all over the world are accepted into degree programs through entrance exams for international students, and short-term (one year) non-degree exchange students are also accepted under partnership agreements.
Number of International Students (as of May 2021)
  Undergraduate Master Program Doctoral Program Professional Graduate Program Total
regular non-regular regular non-regular regular non-regular regular
Law 46 5 12 2 15 0 - 80
Economics 151 0 25 1 2 0 - 179
Commerce 90 1 14 1 1 0 - 107
Science & Engineering 82 1 38 6 8 0 - 135
Letters 34 3 20 1 15 0 - 73
Policy Studies 8 0 7 0 2 0 - 17
Global Management 78 0 - - - - - 78
Global Informatics 4 0 - - - - - 4
Strategic Management - - - - - - 0 0
Chuo Law School - - - - - - 4 4
Total 493 10 116 11 43 0 4 677
1. Figures indicate the number of students with valid(*) student status of residence confirmed by the International Center, excluding students on temporary leave (*excluding students who have not yet obtained student status of residence, students whose status of residence expired during outside Japan, or students who could not enter Japan with valid special re-entry permit due to restrictions on entry to Japan in response to coronavirus).
2. Faculty of Global Management and Faculty of Global Informatics were established in 2019.
3. Ref. total number of international students: 860 (as of Oct 01, 2019)
Number of International Students by nations and regions
(as of May 2021)
China 527
South Korea 88
Hong Kong 12
Malaysia 10
France 8
Taiwan 8
Vietnam 5
Indonesia 4
Mongolia 4
Thailand 3
Myanmar 2
Gabon 1
Italy 1
Russia 1
Serbia 1
Sweden 1
Uzbekistan 1
Grand Total 677

Exchange of Researchers

Chuo University continually exchanges researchers with faculties, undergraduate schools and institutions. The International Center supports a wide range of activities and programs: accepting international researchers and international guest researchers; sending faculty members to partnership institutions and international academic conferences; and, holding international academic conferences and international joint research programs. Over 100 researchers are accepted at the university annually and more than 300 faculty members are sent abroad each year.