Helping International Students Find English-Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs at Japanese Universities

Meiji Gakuin University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1949 11,982

Founded in 1863 by James Curtis Hepburn, Meiji Gakuin is one of Japan’s oldest universities. “Do for Others”, its motto, encapsulates the school’s ideal of educating students who have a strong sense of social and personal responsibility. At present, the university has two campuses, six Faculties, and a graduate school. The curriculum centers on the liberal arts, and offers degrees in economics, sociology, the humanities, law, psychology and international studies. The Department of Global and Transcultural Studies, the newest program, is located in the Faculty of International Studies on the Yokohama Campus.
Over the years, Meigaku graduates have pursued careers in business, higher education, media, and NPO-NGO work.

Substantial amount of teaching staff
Small class size
Location Meiji Gakuin University, 1-2-37 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8636
Religion Christian
No. of Undergraduate Students 11,823
No. of Graduate Students 159
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 302
No. of International Students 201
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country United States of America, Republic of Indonesia, Commonwealth of Australia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kingdom of Thailand, Philippines, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Malaysia, Union of Myanmar, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, South Korea, People's Republic of China, Republic of China (Taiwan)
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 80
Individual University Scholarships Full-time Foreign Student Tuition Remission.
International Scholarship for Academic Excellence (for students in the Department of Global and Transcultural Studies).
Other funding support for non-GTS students.
International Student Dormitories Meiji Gakuin International Student House (MISH). Facilities include laundry-room, personal mailbox, bicycle parking spaces, and auto-lock front entrance for safety. The apartment manager and Resident Assistants resides on site. (in Japanese)
Japanese Language Education Services Students coming into the program with a non-Japanese educational background will be able to take Japanese classes offered by the International Studies Department in the Faculty of International Studies. Those with strong Japanese and English skills can choose from a range of other languages including French, Spanish, and Chinese.
Consultation Room The International Center (IC).
Students also have academic advisors.
International Student Associations <Meiji Gakuin University Foreign Students Association>

<The "Buddy Program" for Supporting International Students>
The Buddy Program provides support for international students at Meiji Gakuin University for their studies and with life on campus. Through the Buddy System, international students can receive advice if they face troubles during their life in Japan, and better enjoy their time at the university.
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: IC 1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-8636
Phone: 81-3-5421-5152

As of August 5, 2020


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.