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COOL JAPAN in English -- English-based degree program in School of Global Japanese Studies --

This program features a curriculum that concentrates on traditional and modern Japanese culture, as well as Japanese society in the global community, all of which are currently attracting worldwide attention.

School of Global Japanese Studies

The School of Global Japanese Studies focuses on Japanese studies, not only from a traditional perspective but also from a global perspective. The School provides educational and research opportunities related to contemporary Japanese culture, which is currently receiving attention from around the world. The School focuses on educational research of Japanese culture and social systems, based on information extracted from aspects of business, industry and society in Japan, making up the foundation for Japanese culture today.

Online Application

Application guidelines for 2018 enrollments will be available from the below periods.

Spring Admission: around June 2018

Fall Admission: around October 2018

General information for 2018 Admission
April Admission September Admission September Admission (TRANSFER)
Enrollment Capacity 10 students in total 10 students in total A limited number of students
Year of Enrollment 1st year 2nd year OR 3rd year
Application Eligibility (1) Completion of high school (12th year) or equivalent (1) Non-Japanese nationality (dual nationality with Japanese nationality is acceptable)
(2) TOEFL iBT® 80, IELTS™(Academic) 6.0 or above, or Cambridge ESOL Exam(Overall score) 169 or above

* The tests must be taken within 2 years before the day when each application period starts.

* Applicants who cannot submit (2) should meet either one of the following criteria: Scored 500 or above on the Critical Reading AND Writing sections of the Old SAT (both scores must be from the same test day) taken before February 2016, scored 27 or above on the Reading Test AND 28 or above on the Writing and Language Test of the New SAT (both scores must be from the same test day) taken after March 2016, scored 18 or above on the English section of ACT, or have received their primary and secondary education (12 years in principle) in English and are able to provide documentary evidence.

(2) After having completed a 12-year school education in a non-Japanese educational system,

<Applying for 2nd year>
(1) Completed or are expected to complete at least 1st year education at a university (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) by Wednesday, September 19, 2018, or
(2) graduated or are expected to graduate from a college (Associate degree or equivalent) by Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
<Applying for 3rd year>
(1) Completed or are expected to complete at least 2nd year education at an university (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) by Wednesday, September 19, 2018, or
(2) graduated or are expected to graduate from a college (Associate degree or equivalent) by Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

(3) Official standardized test results (SAT, ACT, IB, or EJU)

* New SAT: The Essay Section is optional but it is recommended to be taken.

* EJU: Examination language option: English

Subject: Japan and the World
Only applicants who have non-Japanese nationality (dual nationality with Japanese nationality is acceptable) can submit EJU scores.

* Please note that these are the only accepted official standardized tests (SAT, ACT, IB or EJU).

* Applicants who cannot submit (3) official standardized test results, but are attending or had attended a higher education institution (college: Associate degree or equivalent, or university: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent), please contact the School of Global Japanese Studies Office prior to the application.

(3) TOEFL iBT® 80, IELTS™ (Academic) 6.0 or above, or Cambridge ESOL Exam (Overall score) 169 or above

* The tests must be taken within 2 years before the day when each application period starts.

* Applicants who cannot submit (3) should meet either one of the following criteria: Scored 500 or above on the Critical Reading AND Writing sections of the Old SAT (both scores must be from the same test day) taken before February 2016, scored 27 or above on the Reading Test AND 28 or above on the Writing and Language Test of the New SAT (both scores must be from the same test day) taken after March 2016, scored 18 or above on the English section of ACT, or have received their primary and secondary education (12 years in principle) in English and are able to provide documentary evidence.

(4) Official standardized test results (SAT, ACT, IB, or EJU)

* New SAT: The Essay Section is optional but it is recommended to be taken.

* EJU: Examination language option: English

Subject: Japan and the World
Only applicants who have non-Japanese citizenship can submit EJU scores.

* Please note that these are the only accepted official standardized tests (SAT, ACT, IB or EJU).

* Applicants who cannot submit (4) Official standardized test results, but meet the other requirements, please contact the School of Global Japanese Studies Office prior to application.

(5) Hold the following numbers of transferable credits (under Meiji’s accreditation)

<Applying for 2nd year> 30 credits or more
<Applying for 3rd year> 62 credits or more

* The number of transferable credits will be calculated under Meiji's accreditation policy. Please note that all credits may NOT be transferable.

* If applicants for for 3rd year does not meet the credit requirement upon application, they may be placed in 2nd year.

Admission Schedule Application Period

(1) Tuesday, September 12, 2017
- Wednesday, October 11, 2017

(1) Thursday, February 1, 2018
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

(2) Wednesday, November 1, 2017
- Wednesday, November 29, 2017

(2) Friday, April 13, 2018
- Friday, May 11, 2018

Announcement of the Admission Decision (1) Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (1) Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

(2) Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (2) Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Application Procedure Online application
Admission Selection Method Documents Screening

The entrance examination schedule of Type Ⅱ for the School of Business Administration of 2018 is decided (it is constructed only with Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)).

Application period 18th July 2017 (Friday)~21st July 2017 (Friday)
Recruitment number 40 (Sum of TypeⅠ,Ⅱ)
The kind of exam Type Ⅱ(Only EJU)
Application charge 15,000 Yen
Exam at the university No execution
Exams of EJU to be used Subjects Japanese language and ”Japan and the World (by Japanese or English language)”
Exam One of them below
・The first exam of 2016
・The second exam of 2016
・The first exam of 2017
Certificate of English language Exam which is necessary to submit Necessary certificate TOEFL
Valid period of taking Exam 1st June 2015~31st May 2017
Necessary point No setting
Time and place of the announcement of results 10:00 at 24th October 2017 (Tuesday)Surugadai Campus and the Website

Application guidelines for 2018 enrollments are here.

Check here for information on grants here.


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