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明治大学 | Meiji University

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Empowering the Individual

Meiji University was founded in January 1881 as the Meiji Law School by a group of young lawyers barely in their 30's: Tatsuo Kishimoto, Kozo Miyagi, and Misao Yashiro.
Currently there are 10 undergraduate Schools and 12 Graduate Schools, as well as the Law School and professional schools for the development of highly-specialized workers. The University also includes Meiji University Junior High School and Meiji University High School. These programs comprise one of Japan's most outstanding comprehensive university systems. With over 500,000 graduates sent out into society, Meiji University has played a major role in Japan's development.
Meiji University, in the spirit of empowering individuals, aims to make dramatic advances onto the world stage as the top urban university in Japan.

Graduate school of Political Science and Economics

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 101-8301
Address 1-1 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Department to contact Graduate School Office
Phone 03-3296-4150
Fax 03-3296-4352
Type of research department Researcher development., Development of experts in their fields of specialization.
Program Master's program
Major Political Science, Economics
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level)
Availability of previous examination papers Available for reference
Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Approval from an academic advisor is not required.
Applicants who have not fulfilled 16 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Number of international students in 2016 46
Number of privately financed students 45
Number of exchange international students 1
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 200,000 yen
Tuition per year 480,000 yen
Other expenses 62,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 742,500 yen
Entry April, 2017
Application category First intake
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 28, 2016
Starting date for application submission July 8, 2016
Deadline of application July 13, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination September 12, 2016 , September 13, 2016
Notification of examination result September 15, 2016
Examination/screening methods Language of examination, Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category Second intake
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 28, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 1, 2016
Deadline of application December 5, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination February 22, 2017 , February 23, 2017
Notification of examination result February 25, 2017
Examination/screening methods Language of examination, Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview
Program Doctoral program
Major Political Science, Economics
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available for reference
Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Approval from an academic advisor is not required.
Applicants who have not fulfilled 18 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Others(Thesis will be judged at the first screening.)
Number of international students in 2016 3
Number of privately financed students 3
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 200,000 yen
Tuition per year 520,000 yen
Other expenses 2,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 722,500 yen
Entry April, 2017
Application category Second intake
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 28, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 1, 2016
Deadline of application December 5, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination February 22, 2017 , February 23, 2017
Notification of examination result February 25, 2017
Examination/screening methods Language of examination, Interview

Last update: Jun. 01, 2016


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