Chiba University - Exchange

City: Chiba Country: Japan

Chiba University Website


What Chiba has to offer:

  • One of the largest universities in Japan
  • Conveniently located in the Tokyo metropolitan area, near the Boso Peninsula and Tokyo Bay - offering both the excitement and convenience of a major metropolitan city and the calm beauty and nature of the suburbs
  • Famous for the Chiba Urban Monorail, the longest suspended monorail in the world!
  • Nearby popular destinations include: Kasori Shellmound, the largest shell-mound in the world, Inage Beach, the first artificial beach in the nation which forms part of the longest artificial beach in Japan, and the Chiba City Zoological Park, home of the red panda Futa
  • Check out the Chiba University promotional video
  • Yuichi Kurimoto Award for Japan Business Students: Bachelor of Commerce students may be eligible for a fully funded experience. Award value will be dependent on the length of the program and program costs.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Fall term equivalent: September - February

Winter term equivalent: April - August

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

Undergraduate students can only participate in this exchange during their 3rd or higher year of a UAlberta program.

Students can take courses offered by Chiba Faculties (that accept exchange students; not all of them do) or via the J-PAC program in either the Liberal Arts Program or the Japanese Studies Program.

Participation in J-PAC's Liberal Arts or Japanese Studies programs requires that one of the following language criteria be met:

1) Have sufficient English proficiency to take classes offered in English, equivalent to CEFR B2, TOEFL iBT 72 or IELTS 5.5 or over, and have studied Japanese language for at least 50 hours.

2) Have sufficient Japanese proficiency to take classes offered in Japanese, equivalent to passing JLPT N2 or over.

Students wanting to participate in the Japanese Studies Program must also major in East Asian Studies.

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: English, Japanese

Field of Study: All with the exception of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing for the J-PAC undergraduate exchange program

Chiba University English-taught Course Information

Chiba University Japanese Language Course Information

Chiba University Credit Information


Chiba University Accommodation

Program Contact

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,400-$2,000 in funding.

Over 80% of students who apply get funding.

Education Abroad Awards