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.
Students typically take 16 credits of classes (equivalent to 4 Hendrix credits). Japanese language and culture courses are available at all levels.
Japanese language skills are not required for enrollment.
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.
Students will pay normal Hendrix tuition. Room, board, health insurance, books, local transportation and personal expenses are estimated at approximately $8,000 per semester. Each student is also responsible for travel to Japan and visa costs.
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.
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.
Most students live in the "I-House" (International House), 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 a private bath and shared kitchen. Breakfast and dinner are available at the on-site cafeteria.
The fall semester at AGU runs from early September to late January. The spring semester is from late March to early August. Students can only attend spring semester or full year.
Applications for Spring 2023 or the 2022-23 academic year are due Monday, November 8, 2021.