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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Economics, Environmental Studies, Japanese, Literature, Religious Studies, Social Sciences
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:
University Profile
Chuo University was founded as Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (the English Law School) in 1885 and has since carried on a strong tradition of providing practical education based on British empiricism and rationalism, as well as maintaining the founding spirit of nurturing human resources in a dynamic and supportive atmosphere. Through its Faculty Linkage Program, which links and spans diverse academic fields, the University carries on its endeavors to help students acquire a broad spectrum of knowledge and cultivate their problem-solving capabilities.

Academic Notes

Faculties (Undergraduate Level)
• Law
• Economics
• Commerce
• Science and Engineering
• Letters
• Policy Studies

Graduate Schools
• Law
• Economics
• Commerce
• Science and Engineering
• Letters
• Policy Studies
• Public Policy

Professional Graduate Schools
• Accounting School
• Law School
• Business School

Note: SDSU students may study at Chuo University for either one semester or a full academic year. Students that wish to study for only one semester may only study during the spring semester of that year.

* If you are a Japanese major or minor, you must contact Dr. Yoshiko Higarashi Education Business Administration (EBA) 323, before the application process.

Language Notes
Chuo University does not request an official language proficiency score, but students should be able to take courses taught in either English or Japanese.

A Japanese Language Proficiency Test score of 3 is preferable.

Program Dates
Semester: early April - late July 
Academic Year: Mid-September - late July

Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses

Housing and Meals
There are two types of accommodation: 
1) International Shared House (dormitory: off-campus)
2) Apartment (off-campus)

To learn more about housing options at Chuo University visit the Accomodations webpage. 

Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.

For information about visa requirements visit the Japanese Consulate website.

For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA