Institution name

Chuo University


Tokyo, Japan

Semester dates

Semester 1 (Spring Semester): April - July

Semester 2 (Fall Semester): September - January

Discipline area
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Global management and informatics
  • Japanese language
  • Law
  • Policy studies
  • Science
Important notes to consider

Chuo is a competitive destination with limited places. As such, please put careful consideration into choosing your second and third preference as back-up options.

Students applying to Chuo need to meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least 1 year of study at Swinburne (in their current degree) at the time of application;
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (very strict requirement)

Please note that most of the courses are taught in Japanese at Chuo University, with limited courses taught in English. Students planning on studying at Chuo should have flexibility with their units.

It is strongly recommended that students have an equivalence of at least N3 on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) for courses in Law / Economics / Letters / Policy Studies / Global Management.

Courses available for exchange students

Please note that the Faculty of Commerce, Science and Engineering and Global Informatics does not offer English taught courses. So, students who apply for these faculties are reuiqired to submit JLPT N2 certificate. The Faculty of Global Management and the Faculty of Global Informatics are very competitive or take few exchange students.

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Credit equivalence

50 CP = 16 credits
37.5 CP = 12 credits

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Guaranteed University accommodation will be offered if exchange students reserve the accommodation by online survey. Chuo University will try to provide accommodation (dormitory) to all the exchange students. However, if room spaces are limited, we may not guarantee for all the exchange students. Visit the accommodation page for more information. 

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Check out the Chuo University website for more information.