Opportunity to Study Abroad in Hiroshima for Three Years with a World Class Curriculum for an International Baccalaureate Diploma

The U.S.-Japan Council, under a partnership agreement with the Hiroshima Prefecture Board of Education, is supporting 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. 

Rising 9th grade students can take an examination this fall and enroll in HiGA for 10th grade in August 2022. They will 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. USJC plans to recommend six American students to HiGA, after which HiGA will select successful candidates. 

Key dates for examination / enrollment (all in Japan time)

  • Registration:  August 1-31, 2021 
  • Application due: September 3, 2021
  • Online entrance interview by HiGA: October 9 (Sat) or 10 (Sun), 2021 
  • Announcement of selection: October 19 (Tue), 2021
  • Student admitted will enroll by the end of August 2022

Online Admission Explanation Session
July 20, 2021 (U.S. time)
7:30-8:30 pm (ET) / 6:30-7:30 pm (CT) / 4:30-6:30 pm (PT)


  • Introduction and overview of HiGA
  •  Explanation of entrance examination for 2022 enrollment
  •  Q&A

This session will be held in English. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to attend this session. 

Please visit the below links to learn more: 
Hiroshima Global Academy (HiGA) website
School brochure
Promotion leaflet
Admission Guidelines via USJC

To Apply

For inquiries and requests for application forms, please contact [email protected] at the U.S.-Japan Council.