HIROSAKI UNIVERSITY Summer Program 2020 

※It is canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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(1) Participants must be currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate/graduate students in our partner universities/colleges.

(2) The culture classes in this program will be conducted mainly in English. Participants are expected to have adequate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.0, TOEFL-iBT61 or TOEFL-PBT 500.



June 22, 2020 (Mon.) – July 6, 2020 (Mon.) (15 days)

  • Arrival/Check-in: June 22 (Mon.)
  • Program: June 23 (Tue.) – June 3 (Fri.)
  • Departure/Check-out: July 6 (Mon.)


Program Content

Japanese Language (basic level) and Japanese Culture


Credit and Certification

Participants who successfully complete the program will earn 2 credits in the following combined course.

Japanese Language and Culture: 2 credits

Successful participants will also be issued a certificate.


Total Number of Participants

The maximum number of participants to be accepted is 10 in total. Those who are accepted will receive official notification through their home university.



Participants will stay at the International House. -The International House is a facility managed by the university for international students. -We offer participants one- bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. -Each apartment will be shared by 2 or 3 participants. Each unit has a living room, bedroom, bathroom, and toilet. -Additionally, there are beds, gas burner, refrigerator, desk, desk lamp, bookcase, vacuum cleaner, and washing machine.

Address (International House)-: 2-20-17 Kikyono, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8227 Japan

*Since there are no towels, laundry detergent, toiletries, and toilet papers at the international house, please bring your own or purchase such items after arriving in Hirosaki.

*Depending on the number of participants, the accommodations may change.


Program Fees

(1) Application fees and tuition fees are waived.

(2) Participants are required to pay for their own:

(i)   Air ticket
(ii)  Travel expenses to and from Hirosaki
(iii) Travel insurance (mandatory)
(iv) Accommodation (including bedding, cleaning and utilities such as electricity, water, and gas): approximate estimate: 20,000JPY
(v) Cultural Activities: approximate estimate: 10,000JPY
(vi) Food: approximate estimate: 23,000JPY

*Please note there is a school cafeteria and a convenience store on campus, but not at the International House. We have no meal plan available through the school cafeteria for short courses. There are convenience stores and grocery stores nearby the International House so that students can cook their own meals or buy prepared food.

(vii) Other personal expenses
Other expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

*While credit cards are widely accepted at convenience stores and supermarkets, all of the money paid to the university for accommodations, cultural activities, etc. must be done so in cash, so you must arrange to have Japanese Yen cash with you at the time of payment.


Application Procedure

The following documents to apply to the HIROSAKI UNIVERSITY Summer Program application should be submitted via email (to d-iec@hirosaki-u.ac.jp) by the application deadline. However, applications must be submitted by the coordinators of the partner universities.



(3) PLEDGE(Form3)


Application Deadline

March 2nd, 2020



All participants are required to purchase travel insurance in their home country before departing for Japan, and to e-mail a copy of the insurance policy with the English or Japanese translation (when it is not in English or Japanese) to Hirosaki University.


Contact Detail

e-mail: d-iec@hirosaki-u.ac.jp

Department of International Education & Collaboration
Hirosaki University
1 Bunkyo-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8560 Japan
Website: http://www.kokusai.hirosaki-u.ac.jp/en/