International Exchange

MEXT Scholarship(Teacher Training Students)

University Overview

Characteristics and History

In 1949, Hiroshima University was founded with our hope of reborn and peace after an atomic bomb which completely destroyed Hiroshima City. And now, setting a long-term vision as "realizing a free and peaceful international society that fosters diversity", we aim to contribute for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We have a reputation as a leading university among education universities in Western Japan, as well as being prominent among all the universities of Japan for its large number of students.

Hiroshima University consists of 12 schools and 4 graduate schools, and is performing the education and research activities corresponding to various demands in our society under globalizations, informatization, lifelong learning, and international cooperation. Aside from the undergraduate and graduate programs, Hiroshima University offers a variety of unique research centers including the Research Institute for Higher Education, the Center for Peace, the Morito Institute of Global Higher education, and the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine.

Separated from the bustling city and surrounded by abundance of nature, the vast Higashi-Hiroshima Campus provides the perfect study environment.

International Exchange

・Number of International Students: 1,650(2021), 1,750(2020), 1,899(2019)

・Number of Teacher Training Students: 8(2021), 5(2020), 5(2019)

Outline and the characteristics of the Course for Teacher Training Students

Characteristics of the Program

The Division of Educational Sciences in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences aims to contribute for educational research practices, and human resource development in the levels from early childhood to higher education towards the construction of a sustainable and peaceful world. The School of Education and the former Graduate School of Education are prestigious institutes in the area of education in Japan and the world. We have nurtured a great number of leading teachers, teacher educators and educational researchers on preschools, primary schools, junior and senior high schools, and special needs schools. The former Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation(IDEC) has widely contributed for the human resources development in Asian and African countries.

We have accepted a total number of 118 teacher training students from different countries since this program started. We will educate those who will create new educational values and knowledge to realize sustainable development and peace for human beings and societies!

Number of students: 30

Outline of the Course

Japanese language education:

A six-month intensive Japanese language course at the elementary level is offered in the Morito Institute of Global Higher Education (about 30 hours of instruction per week). 

As long as main supervisor accepts, they could be admitted directly into academic training (if necessary, with the intermediate or advanced Japanese Language/Japanese Affairs course) for one and a half year without the above-mentioned intensive language course.

Specialized training:
We provide for individual academic tutoring by main supervisors and conduct in-depth research on respective training themes during one-year academic training. At the end of the course, teacher training students are required to submit their final report as a part of their course work.

Practical training, participatory subjects such as field trips and regional exchanges:
Extra-curricular activities and cultural programs with Japanese students will be organized by university such as school visits, exchange programs, and tours to historical places in Hiroshima.

Follow-up for Graduates

Main supervisor will conduct follow-up activities for graduates rather than institutional activities. All the graduates are actively working in their own country as leading teachers with high expertise.


During the half-year of Japanese language education period, the International House (University Dorm for International Students) is available. During the specialized training period, there are options of off-campus housing, such as recommended apartments by the University, public housings, and regular private apartments. Applications for accommodation will be accepted by online form or E-mail before arriving in Japan (around July). 

In order to cover living expenses and set-up costs until the time of the first scholarship payment, it is suggested that students bring a minimum of 100,000yen with them to Japan.

On Campus Housing for International Students during the Japanese language education period

[International House]: Room size 13㎡ , Rent Fee ¥5,900/month and Common House Expenses ¥2,500/month; 20min on foot or 10 min by bicycle to School of Education

Off-campus Housing by University Co-op

[Recommended Apartment by Hiroshima University]: Room size 18-30㎡ , Rent (incl. common house expenses) ¥15,000~31,000/month; 10-30min by bicycle to school of Education.

Accommodation Information (HU Co-op Website)


Student Support Office for the fields of Education, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University
Address: 1-1-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi- Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 739-8524, Japan
Phone : +81-82-424-6720
Fax : +81-82-424-7108
E-mail: kyoiku-in(AT) (Please replace (AT) with @.)