Global Initiative

at Hiroshima University


The Thunderbird School of Global Management-Arizona State University-Hiroshima University Global Initiative offers an undergraduate degree program on the campus of Hiroshima University, a leading national comprehensive research university in Japan.

At Thunderbird/ASU-HU Global Initiative, students study towards a bachelor’s degree in global management or international trade. Upon successful completion of all the requirements, a Thunderbird bachelor’s degree is conferred by Arizona State University, whose main campus is located at the heart of the City of Tempe in the State of Arizona.

An intensive pre-admission English as a second language program prepares non-native English speaking students to study in English, and through the rigorous four-year Thunderbird curriculum, students will be equipped with specialized skills, knowledge, and global perspectives to play a leading role in global and complex environments.

Three years of Optional Practical Training (OPT) will be granted to students who have completed Bachelor of Science in international Trade (BSIT).

Start Date August 2022
Program 4 years Bachelor Degree Program
Bachelor of Global Management (BGM) or Bachelor of Science in Intl Trade (BSIT)
* All four years of academic instruction in the Global Initiative is provided in English.
Degree Bachelor Degree (by Arizona State University)
Location Hiroshima University campus in Japan


Period Per
year (US$)
year (JPY*)
Bachelor of Global Management (BGM) 4 years $32,000 ¥3,360,000
Bachelor of Science in International Trade (BSIT) 4 years $32,000 ¥3,360,000

As of March, 2021

  • *Tuition will be paid in US dollars.
    (The above figures have been translated into Japanese yen using the U.S. dollar exchange rate of ¥105 as a reference.)
  • *An application fee of $115 will be charged.
  • *A deposit of $500 is required at the time of admission. The deposit will be deducted from the tuition.
  • *Please note that the application fee and deposit will not be refunded regardless of enrollment.
  • *We have a scholarship system for all students. We will inform successful applicants of scholarship procedure.
  • *Textbook fee is not included.


Application form
can be completed though email and online

Fill in the Thunderbird application form and send to below email address.

Counseling session scheduled
within 7 days from the reception of application

Global Initiative will inform you of the date and time for a counseling session – either in person or on Skype – via email.

either in person or on Skype

At the counseling, we will advise you on your major, how to prepare for application, and the flow of the application procedure.

Required documents
see required documents on the front page

Submit all required documents to Global Initiative.
( PDF files can be submitted via email. )

with which you can log into the ASU portal site

My ASU ID, with which you can log into the ASU portal site and find out your application results, will be issued after all the required documents are submitted.

will be posted in sequence by early June

Log into the ASU portal site with My ASU ID to check your application result.

student dormitory and other accommodations available

Proceed with the admission procedure according to the guidance,
which will be sent once application has been accepted.


Application form

PDF Download

Please send an application form to


ASU/Thunderbird Global Initiative Japan office