Office of International Programs

Hendrix-in-Tokyo (Japan)

Located in one of Tokyo's central hubs, AGU offers the unique experience of a classical 19th century campus with quiet, green parks - right in the middle of a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. 

Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) is a private institution of higher education located in Shibuya, the heart of Tokyo. AGU has a student body of approximately 17,000 students with a second campus in the Tokyo suburb of Sagamihara. For more information: web.iec.aoyama.ac.jp/foreigner/exchange/overview.

Courses

Students typically take 14 credits of AGU classes (equivalent to 4 Hendrix credits). Japanese language and culture courses are available at all levels. 

Language Skills

Japanese language skills are not required for enrollment.

Grades/Credits

Students must earn the equivalent of a "C" or better to be awarded transfer credit. Grades do not appear on the Hendrix transcript and do not configure into students' cumulative GPA. 

Costs

Students will pay normal Hendrix tuition. Currently, room, board, health insurance, books, local transportation, and miscellaneous expenses are estimated at 775,000 JPY per semester. Each student is also responsible for airfare to Japan, visa costs, and personal spending money.

Financial Aid

Normally, all financial aid applies to tuition, including Hendrix scholarships. Students will be required to pay room and board to AGU. Students are encouraged to verify their situation through the Hendrix Financial Aid Office.

Visas

Students are required to secure a Japanese student visa to study in Japan. This can be issued though the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville: https://www.nashville.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/visa.html.

Lodging/Food

Most students live in the “Dormy SoshigayaOkura” residence hall, located 30 minutes by train from the Shibuya campus. Students live with exchange students and Japanese students of AGU (approximately 50% of each group). Students have a single room with private bath and shared kitchen. Breakfast and dinner are available at the on-site cafeteria. 

Academic Calendar

The fall semester at AGU runs from early September to early February The spring semester is from late March to early August. Students can only attend spring semester or full year. 

Applications for the 2023-24 academic year or spring 2024 abroad are due November 7, 2022.

There is a second application deadline on February 1, 2023 for spring 2024 programs.