If you wish, Yoshihiko Kadoya can help you to get scholarships including the MEXT Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship) and the JDS Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship).
As of 2020, all PhD students at Kadoya Lab have won HU’s Excellent Student Scholarship and many
of them have won the MEXT/ JDS Scholarship. See Student Achievement for the details.
For the admission, the applicants must have
a master degree or its equivalent
a good command of the English language
passion for empirical research
a good command of stata (not mandatory but preferable)
*Make sure to contact Yoshihiko Kadoya via email prior to making the application
HU is consistently ranked 10th – 15th out of over 700 universities in Japan
HU is surrounded by many national (research) institutions such as AIST, RIKEN, and JICA
The tuition of HU is very affordable for research university (annual tuition fee is only 535,800 JPY [approx. 5,000 USD/year]) Click here for the details (see page 7)
The living expenses of the HU main campus (Higashi-Hiroshima) area are particularly affordable, compared to those of most other cities among the OECD member countries (click here for the details) and the campus life would probably be very convenient for you: if you live in the dormitory or apartments located in the university town like Shitami area, almost all you need for your daily life like shopping mall, electric store, DIY shop, banks, convenience stores, post office, cafes, and restaurants, are within walking distance.
The HU area is very safe! (Japan is one the world’s safest countries)
The location of HU main campus (Higashi-Hiroshima) is reasonably accessible everywhere: a) the campus is directly connected to the city of Hiroshima (A-bomb dome area) by highway bus (about 1 hour ride); b) Shinkansen station, the local line of the Japan Railway (JR) local line, Highway, and Hiroshima International Airport are nearby. Click here for the details