History of program, number and countries of origin of students

History of program, number and countries of origin of students

Program history

The International Education Development Program was newly established in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences in accordance with the reorganization of graduate schools at Hiroshima University. It was based on an educational development course in the Education and Culture Program at the former Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation.

After the establishment of the former Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation in April 1994, the Education and Culture Program, a predecessor of this program, was created in April of the following year. Since 2002, the “Hiroshima University/JICA Collaborative JOCV Zambia Education Program” has been offered in the graduate school curriculum for a practical education in which students conduct overseas volunteer activities as Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV).

Student enrollment and international student enrollment

The following tables show the trends in the number of students, including international students, enrolled and admitted over the past five years (AY2016–2020). The figures listed below from before AY2019 are for the Educational and Culture Program.

Trends in the number of students

Academic year Master’s course Doctoral course
Total International students Total International students
2016 73 46 27 17
2017 79 51 38 27
2018 100 71 49 31
2019 112 79 50 34
2020 103 73 51 30

(NB) The number of students enrolled in each academic year is as of May 1.

Trends in the number of new entrants

Academic year Master’s course Doctoral course
Total International students Total International students
2016 33 24 9 7
2017 54 39 17 12
2018 52 41 15 10
2019 51 39 16 8
2020 34 22 10 8

(NB) The number of new entrants in each academic year is the sum of April and October arrivals.

Until the end of AY2020, the number of graduates of the master course, including those of the Education and Development Program, was 775 (447 of whom were international students). The number of graduates of the doctoral course, including those of the Education and Development Program, was 148 (112 of whom were international students).

The countries of origin of international students (Education and Culture Course) in the past five years (AY2014–2019) are shown below. These international students also include those invited as part of JICA’s programs like “The Project for Human Resources Development Scholarship” (JDS), “SDGs Global Leaders,” the “African Business Education Initiative for Youth” (ABE Initiative), and “Children’s Learning Improvement.

Region Country
Asia Afghanistan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Thailand, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Mongolia, Laos
Africa Ghana, Cameroon, Zambia, Sudan, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Lesotho
Middle East Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Europe Italy, Poland
North and South America United States, Jamaica
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