Chuo University

Chuo University
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearApr 1stMid SeptemberEarly AugustBudget
SpringOct 15thEarly AprilEarly AugustBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Japanese
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Chuo University offers students a semester or year-long exchange option in the outskirts of Tokyo.  With a strong Japanese language program as well as other offerings in English, Chuo offers an immersion experience for students seeking a slower location with easy access to the heart of Tokyo.  


Chuo University offers a variety of programs of study. Students with a high level of Japanese language proficiency can take regular Chuo classes in the subjects of Law, Economics, Commerce, Science and Engineering, Letters, and Policy Studies. Students with a limited level of Japanese proficiency can take Japanese language and Japanese studies classes specifically designed for international exchange students. A mixture of these two options is also available.  PLEASE NOTE:  Japanese Studies courses are not for credit at Chuo.

There are at present no specific requirements for Japanese language proficiency for non-degree students. However, Chuo University strongly advises that students whose Japanese language proficiency is equivalent to at least N3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test will be best situated to fully benefit from their studies at Chuo University. Students who wish to study at the Faculty of Science and Engineering are strongly recommended to have their Japanese language proficiency of at least JLPT N3 level, as there are no English-taught courses offered in these Faculties. 



Chuo University lies on the eastern coast of Japan in the Tokyo area and consists of three main campuses. The Tama campus for the arts, the Korakuen campus for the sciences and the Ichigaya for law. Each Campus provides different resources for students. In the cities of Hahcioji-shi and Bunkyo-ku there are several museums and historical buildings that mark the history of Tokyo. This region welcomes all four seasons from the hot days of summer to the cool brisk nights of winter. Public transportation in the area is excellent, allowing exchange students to easily travel to and from campus, and among other destinations.


Chuo University opened its International Residence in Hino, Tokyo in 2011, as part of the University’s efforts to promote internationalization. Not only new students but also already-enrolled students, privately funded international students, and international exchange students live together in an international residence with a total of 64 private rooms and communal living spaces, where they communicate with one another and develop international perspectives. In addition, an international exchange residence with 94 all-in-one private rooms was opened in 2012. Both residences are designed for students to cook for themselves, and enable students to support each other, enrich their knowledge and broaden their perspectives (both have a resident house manager on call).

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