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武蔵野大学 | Musashino University

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92 Years of History and Tradition

Musashino University, founded in 1924 by the internationally known Buddhist scholar Dr. Junjiro Takakusu, is an institution rich in both history and tradition. With its roots in Buddhist-based human education, Musashino has evolved into a comprehensive university boasting 9 Graduate Programs and 16 Departments within 9 Undergraduate Faculties, including literature, science, medicine and the Faculty of Global Studies, which opened in April 2016.

■University Brand Statement
“Creating Peace & Happiness for the World”
In striving to create peace and happiness for the world Musashino University has restructured its research and education and aspires to become an institution of global acclaim. In order to achieve this goal Musashino University encourages students, faculty members, and all other persons involved in the university to strengthen their sensitivity, their wisdom, and their ability to resonate and create together.

Programs offered in English
School of Global Studies, Department of Global Business

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English https://youtu.be/EmnUeNbLfBI
Chinese https://youtu.be/8-bFFg-vW0A

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Global Studies

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This faculty aims to nurture students who can use English, Chinese and Japanese to be successful on an international stage.

This faculty aims to nurture students who use multiple languages to deepen their multicultural awareness and have the capabilities to be successful on the international stage in various academic and business fields.

 Content Based Learning
Through this learning approach students acquire the skills to think about and express their thoughts on a topic of interest in a foreign language, all the while keeping their eyes fixed firmly on their future career path.

 Global Project
In this course Japanese students and international students form teams and work together at analyzing global issues and presenting a plan that works towards a resolution. Students will become more multiculturally aware and adaptive, while also acquiring sound problem solving skills and the basic skills necessary to succeed out in the working world.

What makes the Faculty of Global Studies stand out?

 Department of Global Business – studying about business in English
Japanese and international students alike use English to study the ins and outs of business and management, acquiring the practical skills, problem identifying and resolution skills and adaptability required for global business. This course aims to foster students who can work successfully in a broad range of fields on an international scale.

 Nurturing Japanese teachers who can spread Japanese culture throughout the international community
Fostering strong multicultural communication skills, a broad base of knowledge about Japan and the ability to use Japanese accurately to teach learners of Japanese in an easy-to-understand manner.
Students on this course will obtain a Japanese teacher training program certificate of completion.

Global Leader Scholarship

■Our Faculty of Global Studies has a newly formed unique scholarship system that offers students a 30% to 100% tuition reduction for a maximum of four years.

■Different levels of tuition reduction scholarships on offer
Level No. Details
Global-S 10 100% tuition reduction plus coverage of amenities (3.748 million yen)
Global-A 20 100% tuition reduction (2.8 million yen)
Global-B 25 50% tuition reduction (1.4 million yen)
Global-C 25 30% tuition reduction (840 thousand yen)

■Selection Process
Document screening (scholarship application form, certification of language ability, high school academic transcript (report))

■Language Scores Required for Application
English language examinations
TOEFL iBT® At least 61 points
IELTS 5.5 or above
TOEIC® At least 700 points

Japanese language examinations
Kanji using countries (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea)
EJU At least 300 points
JLPT At least 115 points at N1 level
Musashino University Exam At least 80 points

Non-Kanji using countries (Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Russia, America etc)
EJU At least 200 points
JLPT At least 115 points at N1 level
Musashino University Exam At least 80 points

Japanese students and international students from the 3 departments in the Faculty of Global Studies form teams to carry out a ‘Global Project’.

Japanese students and international students from the 3 departments in the Faculty of Global Studies form teams to carry out a ‘Global Project’.

Each campus has communal spaces where international students and Japanese students can interact freely.

Each campus has communal spaces where international students and Japanese students can interact freely.

International students from around the globe can socialize and talk with Japanese students, together strengthening their language skills and deepening their multicultural awareness and understanding.

International students from around the globe can socialize and talk with Japanese students, together strengthening their language skills and deepening their multicultural awareness and understanding.

Registered international students (by year)

2015
China
Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Philippines
Malaysia
Cambodia
Nepal
United States of America
Russia
Department of Global Business
Nurturing students who can use their strong specialist business knowledge to contribute to the international community.

In the Department of Global Business, Japanese and international students study together in the predominantly English-run courses. The Department even offers a course in which students can graduate entirely in English. By studying business and management related knowledge in English students acquire a practical business ability, as well as the adaptability, and problem identifying and resolution skills required in global business and in becoming successful on the global business stage. Students will also acquire a beginner level in Japanese.

 Future Vision
Global businesses involved with commerce, finance and manufacturing etc.
International operations at both Japanese and international companies
International organizations etc.

Department of Japanese Communication
Fostering global communication skills and an enriched view into the Japanese language and culture

In the Department of Japanese Communication international students study alongside Japanese students in Japanese, learning about Japanese culture, subcultures, and of course the Japanese language, acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to become Japanese language teachers. This course aims to foster students with the high level of business Japanese demanded by Japanese firms, and the ability to succeed and be active both within Japan and abroad.

 Future Vision
Japanese language teacher
Becoming a bridge between Japan and abroad in fields such as commerce, sub-culture, the service industry and manufacturing.

Department of Global Communication
Honing the global mindset, knowledge, skills and worldview needed to thrive in a multilingual and multicultural society

Students in the Department of Global Communication will study in both Japanese and English (or Chinese), acquiring an international education, strong practical language skills and enhanced multicultural awareness and understanding. Through a content-based-learning approach students will use communication skills in their foreign language to acquire language and culture-heavy knowledge and skills.

 Future Vision
International operations at both Japanese and foreign firms
Employment in industries such as travel, tourism, transport and mass communications



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