In 2015, Shizuoka University, a leading Japanese national university, launched a unique industry-academia collaborative program called Asia Bridge Program (ABP).
ABP offers a bachelor's program and a master's program for international students from Asian countries to develop academically, professionally, and personally.
The ABP bachelor's program is offered in Japanese, and the master’s program is offered in English.
Working closely with Shizuoka-based global corporations, ABP is designed to educate future global leaders for business and society.
The curriculums emphasize a well-rounded interdisciplinary education with a focus on a combination of technical expertise, business sense, scientific thinking, and interpersonal skills through which students grow as liaisons between Shizuoka and their home countries.
For your convenience, ABP admissions screening takes place in your countries as well as in Japan, so you do not need to travel for long distance at any point during the application process.
|Application Fee||Enrollement Fee||Tuition|
|ABP Financial Aid||Waived||Waived||1st year
(50% or 100%)
|Full Amount||17,000 JPY||282,000 JPY||535,800 JPY / year|
|ABP Financial Aid||Full Amount|
|Application Fee||Waived||17,000 JPY|
|Enrollement Fee||Waived||282,000 JPY|
|535,800 JPY / year|
(50% or 100%)
* The table shows the tuition and other fees from 2016. The exact amounts are subject to change without notice.
ABP provides all students with financial aid. In addition to exemption from the application and the enrollment fees, it is guaranteed that the first year’s tuition is fully waived. Assistance for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years will cover 50% or 100% of tuition and fees based on an annual assessment of individual academic performance during the previous year. There is also the ABP monthly stipend for all the first-year students as well as other governmental and corporate-sponsored funding opportunities.
* Information about the application procedure is available at the ABP undergraduate admissions page.
ABP is a 4-year program that starts in October with a semester of intensive language training.