Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Tokyo, Japan
- Program Terms: Semester 1, Semester 2
- Restrictions: ANU applicants only
Year in Asia is the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s (CAP) flagship program for overseas study, providing students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of their chosen country for up to 12 months.
Year in Asia requires students to focus at least 50% of their coursework on the language of their host country but also allows students the flexibility to build their own experience. Year in Asia aims to prepare students for a career engaged with Asia. Students should expect to return from their experience with a high level of language proficiency and a deeper understanding of the cultures and societies they have been living in.
About Hitotsubashi University
Hitotsubashi University, first established in 1875 as the Institute for Business Training, is the only university in Japan to specialise in the humanities and social sciences.
Hitotsubashi’s continuing mission is to create intellectual and cultural property which will contribute to the building of free and peaceful political and economic societies in Japan and the world, and to train those who will assume positions of leadership.
Hitotsubashi University offers a range of courses taught in English through the HGP (Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program). The HGP is designed for both international and Japanese students, so exchange students will have opportunities to learn alongside Japanese and international students. Subject areas include: Japanese Affairs, Business, Economics, Law, International Relations, Social Sciences and Sociology.Students with sufficient Japanese language skills can choose to study courses taught in Japanese. For a full list of courses taught in either Japanese or English, refer to the HGP page of the Hitotsubashi University website.
English and Japanese.
The equivalent of 24 units of credit at ANU is 14 credits at Hitotsubashi. A study plan must be approved by ANU before students commence the program.
Year in Asia students undertake a total of 48 ANU units over two semesters.
Hitotsubashi University has two residence halls for exchange students: Residence Hall Kunitachi on the Kunitachi campus and Residence Hall Ikkyo-Ryo on the Kodaira campus. Exchange students are given priority to reside in a single room in one of the residence halls as well as access to a common area shared with other residents on the same floor. Please note, not all exchange students are guaranteed a room due to limited availability.
More information about on-campus accommodation at Hitotsubashi University, including the application process, can be found on the Accommodation page of the Hitotsubashi University website.
CAP has secured New Colombo Plan mobility grants for this program. Students who meet the New Colombo Plan eligibility guidelines will be provided with a $7,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant, provided by the Australian Government. To be eligible you must:
More information on the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan and the full eligibility requirements can be found here.
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students studying in Asia and the Pacific as part of their degree. Successful applicants that do not receive an NCP grant will receive $3000 of funding support through the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s Engage Asia Travel Guarantee.
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities - they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.