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 undergraduate and 5 graduate schools, performing the education and research activities to meet 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: 1,726(2023), 1,638(2022), 1,650(2021)

・Number of Teacher Training Students: 12(2023), 8(2022), 7(2021)

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 Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program and the Educational Studies Program 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  early childhood education, primary  and secondary education, special needs education, and higher education. The International Education Development Program has widely contributed for the human resources development in Asian, African and Latin American countries.

We have accepted a total number of 125 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 to be Accepted: 30                                                     Period of Scholarship: October2024-March2026

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, Fieldwork, and 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

Hiroshima University has 23 overseas bases in 15 countries and regions. And, Overseas Alumni Association have been organized in 9 countries and regions for networking those who have graduated or completed their studies including teacher training students. We will soon make a new platform for the collaboration of overseas bases, alumni association, companies, and related organizations. as the first model, the Hiroshima University Alumni Association Indonesia Chapter was established in 2022.

Even after completing their studies, teacher training students keep in touch with their main supervisors and actively devote themselves with high expertise to the educational development in their home countries.

※Overseas Bases: China(Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Changchun, Qinhuangdao), Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia(Jakarta, Bandung), Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Russia, Germany(Munster, Saarland), Lithuania, Mexico(Mesico City, Guanajuanto), Brazil, Kenya, Egypt(Cairo, Galala)

※Overseas Alumni Associations: China(Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian), Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia(Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Makassar), Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brazil




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 apartments managed by Hiroshima University Coop, public housings, and 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 100,000 yen with them to Japan.

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

[International House(Single Room)]: 〇Number of Accomodations: 60 rooms , Accommodation Fee ¥5,900/month and Common House Expenses ¥2,500/month 〇Facility and Equipment: Study desk, chair, bed, wordrobe, refrigerator, and unit bath 〇Commuting Time:  20 min walk or 10 min bicycle to School of Education:, 10 min walk or 5 min by bicycle to the Bldg of International Education Development Program

※There is no fee to pay in advance. After movin in, open an accont at Japan Post Bank and pay the rent fees and utilities by bank transfer.

Off-campus Housing by Hiroshia University Coop

Apartment (Single Room) recommended by the University Coop

〇Number of accommocations: 31 facilities 〇Accommodation fee, Rent¥17,000~31,000/month (common facilities charges included)  <Costs required shen moving in>・Rent for the month you move in: Calculated on a daily basis (Payment exempted for move-in months after the 20th) ・Gratuity fee: 1 month's rent (will not be refunded when moving out) ・Deposit: 20,000yen (When moving our, the balance will be refunded after paying compensation if necessary) ・Indoor cleaning fee: 10,000yen ・Insurance fee: 7,940yen (one-year insurance) ・Coop fee: 2,000yen (full refund upon completion) 〇Facility and equipment: Lighting equipment, gas stove included (Some come with a refrigerator, washing machine, bed, microwave) 〇Commuting time: 10-30 min by bicycle to School of Education or the Blidg. of International Education Development Program 

※Pay the coop fee and insufance fee in cash at the move-in briefing session, and pay other expenses by bank transfer after opening a Hiroshima Bank account.

※Various expenses such as brokerage fees, admnistrative fees, gurantee fees, management fees, contract renewal fees, etc. are not required.  


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 @.)