The University of Tokyo PEAK (Programs in English at Komaba)

Programs in English at Komaba (PEAK) at the University of Tokyo, our first undergraduate degree program conducted in a language other than Japanese, was established in October 2012.  Currently, there are two different courses of study available, which are “The International Program on Japan in East Asia” and “The International Program on Environmental Sciences”. Both of these programs are interdisciplinary degree programs consisting of two years of liberal arts study in the Junior Division and two years of specialization in the Senior Division. In this program, all of the courses available as part of these programs are delivered entirely in English by PEAK faculty members who are making great efforts to broaden and enrich their approaches to both teaching and content for PEAK classes. They strive to instill in PEAK students not only the long fostered UTokyo’s liberal arts education to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the world’s complex reality, but also the global communication abilities and the imagination necessary to comprehend fully the many problems facing human society across the globe. There is no Japanese language requirement to join either of the programs, but studying Japanese is an important part of the program and Japanese language classes are mandatory during the junior division for both programs. While PEAK is a small program that selects only a few new excellent students each year, we believe it is undoubtedly one of UTokyo’s most important endeavors.  

Japan in East Asia Environmental Sciences
University of Hyogo (Global Business Course)

The Global Business Course (GBC) was established as a part of the University of Hyogo’s School of Economics and Management in 2019. It is a 4-year undergraduate program taught entirely in English that accepts both Japanese and Foreign students. The GBC provides students opportunities to study both economics and management from the basics to advanced levels in English. In addition, there are exciting fieldwork and internship opportunities. The University of Hyogo enjoys unique connections with major enterprises in Kobe and elsewhere in Hyogo Prefecture. These connections allow GBC students to join internship programs and have opportunities for actual experience to deepen their understanding of Japanese enterprises. GBC international students take Japanese language classes as well as classes to learn about and experience Japan. They begin with intensive language courses suitable to their level of Japanese, from beginner to advanced, in order to make their new lives in Japan easier. After this, they continue to study Japanese systematically as well as take classes to increase their understanding of Japanese culture, economics and management. All GBC students are required to live in Global House, the on-campus international dormitory, for their first year. Three or four students share a unit which includes a kitchen, living room, bathroom and a private bedroom for each student. The University of Hyogo provides GBC students with support in looking for housing when it is time for them to move out of Global House. All international students are granted a 50% reduction in application, admission and tuition fees. Also, from the 2nd to the 4th year, students with grades in the top 30% are exempted from paying tuition. Additionally, students can apply for financial aid in the form of the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT Scholarship), JASSO Scholarships and other private scholarships.

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