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  • Locations: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 01/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Japanese Program Type: Exchange
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Japanese, Language & Culture
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Katrena Henderson
Program Description:
Program Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
Program Dates | Financial Details | More Information

Program Description

 The University

The Three University Consortium in Western Japan (TUCWJ) is comprised of three distinguished institutions – Osaka Kyoiku University, Hiroshima University, and Naruto University of Education – that offer first class facilities, top-notch professors and a blossoming international student exchange program.

The Surrounding Area
Located on the Seto Inland Sea, the Hiroshima Region, which includes the city of Higashihiroshima, is a hub of Japanese culture and economy. Picturesque mountains surround this metropolis that is home to a variety of museums, gardens and parks.

Location............................................................. Hiroshima Univ.
City Population.............................................................. 178,000
Campus Enrollment......................................................... 16,500

Student Life
Institutions in the TUCWJ provide students access to state-of-the-art amenities including libraries, health clinics and international student centers (ISC). An integral part of the exchange experience, ISC works closely with international students to offer guidance in the areas of Japanese language education and living matters. ISC also hosts a variety of international student events.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Minimum of one year of college level Japanese required
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.75+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange program with the TUCWJ will receive credit toward their degree requirement for some majors. A sample of class offerings includes the following:
  • Japanese language (grammar, writing, and conversation)
  • Japanese society and culture; Japanese community and culture
  • Japanese thought and philosophy
  • Extracurricular (Pottery, Calligraphy, Kendo)
It is recommended that students have taken at least one year of college level Japanese language. Students may also opt to take regular Japanese language courses in his/her specialization, depending on level of language ability.


Students will stay in either on or off-campus dormitory-style housing. Typically, all housing comes fully furnished, with air conditioning and an internet connection. Please note: At certain locations, on-campus housing is limited and not guaranteed. However, all students will be placed in housing conveniently located in relation to the university.

Program Dates

Academic Year Dates
Mid-October to Early August

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as an Exchange: 

  • Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.

There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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