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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 2011(94)
Number and Location of Students in Programs with Partner Institutions Total: 58 (one-year)
North America:9
Number and Location of Students Abroad at Institutions Other Than Partner Institutions
Total: 36: Asia (11), Oceania (0), Europe (6), North America(19)
Some of non-partner institutions:
Tsinghua University
The University of Malaya
Silliman University
Flinders University
California State University, Chico
University of California, Irvine
The University of Utah
University of Oregon
University of Washington
Sierra Nevada College
Royal Holloway, University of London
Goldsmith, University of London
The University of Edinguburgh
University of Westminster
University of Sussex
University of Kent
Loughborough University
University of Munster
Tallinn University
Number and Location of Students in Short-Term Program
Total: 115
Boston University (USA): 16
Carleton College (USA): 33
The University of Sheffield (U.K.): 29
The University of Tubingen (Germany): 14
Universite Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille :France:23

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.

From June to July, a Chuo University Summer Program lasting about six weeks is offered to introduce the Japanese culture and society to students, and the program conducted in Japanese and English is available to students from the institutions with which Chuo University has partnership agreements. International students who studied at the University are active in various fields around the globe.

Click here for more details on the number of exchange students:

Number of International Students (as of May 2017)
China   554
Korea   97
Hong Kong   23
Taiwan   22
Malaysia   15
France   13
Others Vietnam(11),  Australia(9), Germany(8),  Indonesia(7) and other  19 nations and regions(47) 79
Grand Total   806

Intercultural Programs

The International Center provides a range of programs and support designed to encourage international and intercultural exchange. Every summer, an annual Peace Seminar camp is attended by nearly 30 students of International and Japanese students. This provides an excellent opportunity for students from many nations to study issues focusing on peace and to interact with the local community. To date, camps have been held in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa, Hokkaido, and Korea (Seoul).

Throughout the year seminars and excursion are provided for students to learn about Japanese society and culture. In addition, the International Center supports the activities of the Chuo University International Students Association and a student volunteer organization called “Sputnik”, that provides opportunities for students to cross cultural and national barriers, deepen friendships, and enrich their lives at Chuo.

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; dispatching teachers 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 dispatched from Chuo each year on overseas study and business trips.