Hiroshima University (HUSA)


Hiroshima University

Short Info

Hiroshima University is a national institution founded in 1949, incorporating many different institutions of higher education. The University has been growing ever since; adding new faculties, research institutes, and centers. Today it is counted among the national universities and consists of 11 faculties, 11 graduate schools, a research institute, research facilities, and affiliated hospitals. The University has approximately 11,000 undergraduate students and 4,200 graduate students currently enrolled, as well as around 1,000 international students from approximately 60 different countries.


Faculty Department (Cluster, Course)
Integrated Arts and Sciences Integrated Arts and Sciences
Letters Humanities
Education Cluster 1: School Education

Cluster 2: Science, Technology and Society Education

Cluster 3: Language and Culture Education

Cluster 4: Life-long Activities Education

Cluster 5: Fundamentals for Education and Human Development

Law Law
Economics Economics
Science Mathematics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Biological Science, Earth and Planetary Systems Science
Medicine Medicine, Health Sciences
Dentistry Dentistry, Oral Health Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal Sciences
Engineering Cluster 1: Mechanical System Engineering

Cluster 2: Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Cluster 3: Chemistry, Biotechnology and Process Engineering

Cluster 4: Social and Environmental Engineering

Applied Biological Science Applied Biological Science


Application Requirement

International students who meet the following conditions are eligible to apply for the HUSA Program:

  1. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at their university during their stay in Hiroshima.
    2. They must be a student of a university with which Hiroshima University has established a formal short-term student exchange agreement.
    3. Students must have a good academic record.
    4. Students must show a clear interest in Japanese culture and society.
    5. Students must have sufficient English OR Japanese language proficiency to be able to comprehend classes, give presentations, write reports and take examinations. Attending HUSA without sufficient language ability can cause difficulties in academic achievement.

Language Proficiency Requirement :

1.Criteria for English: Equivalent to
* TOEFL (iBT) : above 61
* TOEFL (CBT): above 173
* TOEFL (PBT): above 500
* IELTS (Academic) : above 5.0


2.Criteria for Japanese: Equivalent to
* Japanese Language Proficiency Test 2nd Grade [Nihongo Noryoku Shiken ??????? ??]


Semester Period

Spring : April – July

Fall: October – February


Application Deadline

  • Nomination deadline

Please send an email to huhusa@hiroshima-u.ac.jp(link sends e-mail)   to let us know the nominated students’ information, 1) name, 2) gender and 3) HUSA Program participation period (A. 2016 Fall semester only or B. 2016 Fall & 2017 Spring semster.)

Estimated Living Cost

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses


Room 4,800-15,000 yen
Cleaning fee & Utilities     10,000 yen
Meals (3 per day, 7 days a week) 40,000 yen
Cell Phone & Internet     10,000 yen
National Health Insurance Tax 2000 yen
Total   66,800-77,000 yen


Words from alumnus of HUSA


Hello, i am Nadia Putri Laksmi from IR UNPAR 2010. I received a chance to participate on Hiroshima University Study Abroad (HUSA) Program from September 2013 to August 2014. By participating in HUSA, i learned so many things about life which very useful and precious. Not only learning language, it help me to improve my cross cultural understanding. In the program, there are about 40 students from 13 countries. HUSA program has a lot of interesting events. Around November, i participated on Shobara homestay from HUSA program. Through this program, i have a new family, Japanese family who are very kind and introduced me to many Japanese cultures, for instance how Japanese people’s role in their family, Japanese’s culture on spending New Year’s Eve and infinite family relations.

HUSA offered many courses/classes in every semester from Politics, Economic, to Japanese Culture and Art. One of my favorite classes is Japanese Peace and Culture Class in Spring Semester. It answered almost all of my wonders about Japan and its people’s habit and gives life lesson about peace and that we need to survive then living better life even after having bad experience from Hiroshima, where the city and the people experienced atomic bomb. All aspect and value of life that i learned and experienced while i am in Japan as part of HUSA program’s students give me huge benefit for my future. I experienced by myself how to handle cultural differences and other people’s perspective and make me become an open minded person, ready, and brave enough to face global working environment. Living in Japan remind me about appreciate every single things in life, I become more thankful to everything that i have and easily i can get when i am in Indonesia. Living and working habit in Japan also contribute a lot to my regular living way’s improvement.