Hiroshima Global Academy Program

Study Abroad in Hiroshima for Three Years at High School and Graduate with an IB Diploma!

The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC), under the partnership agreement with Hiroshima Prefecture Board of Education, supports the recruitment of American students to study abroad at Hiroshima Global Academy (HiGA) for three years of high school education.

HiGA is a 6-year full boarding public school. It is a holistic learning community that fosters global leaders who create “a better future” in their communities.  HiGA provides a diverse environment that prepares students for acceptance into top global universities.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below can take an examination in summer-fall 2023 and enroll in HiGA for 10th grade in August 2024. They study there for three years to acquire an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at the time of graduation. 

Approximately 20 international students will be accepted from the 10th grade to join around 40 Japanese students who entered HiGA in 7th grade. Under the partnership, USJC will select two American students to recommend to HiGA, after which HiGA will confirm successful candidates. Those who are not recommended by USJC, can take an examination with HiGA directly.   

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students who were born between April 2, 2007, and December 31, 2009, and have completed an amount of courses equivalent to nine years of schooling or will have by August 2024.
  • Passionate, diligent, and willing to learn Japanese language and culture, and to represent the United States and connect with Hiroshima as a young global leader.

Key dates for selection by USJC:

  • Registration: July – August, 2023
  • Application submission: July – Early September, 2023
  • Selection of the recommended candidates from USJC to HiGA: Mid September, 2023
  • On-line interview by HiGA: Mid October, 2023
  • Confirmation of admission: Late October, 2023
  • Students admitted will enroll by the end of August, 2024

Tuition and other fees:

Entrance examination fee2,200 JPY
Annual tuition118,800 JPY*
Annual dormitory fee~505,000 JPY
Annual miscellaneous fees~206,000 JPY
Insurances~20,000 JPY
Others~385,000 JPY
IB exam fees~1,000 SGD (one-time payment)
*Annual tuition will be exempted for international students.


For inquiries, please contact [email protected] at the U.S.-Japan Council.