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Meiji Gakuin University

Undergraduate Programs Information


Programs Class Commence
Department of Global and Transcultural Studies (GTS) April 2021 / September 2021

Faculty of International Studies
Department of Global and Transcultural Studies (GTS)

The GTS Department brings together students with diverse backgrounds into an international learning environment. The program trains students to acquire the following qualities and abilities: strong multi-cultural communication skills based on their ability to use English; multi-disciplinary perspectives for a better understanding of modern social issues; and practical skills required for taking an active role in resolving modern problems.

【All Courses Taught Entirely in English】
Even thought a student’s first language may not be English, the Academic English Program (AEP) gives all students the skills they need for their academic training. They can then choose from an expanding range of courses in English as they progress through the program.

【A Thorough Implementation of Small-group Instruction Methods】
The GTS Department stresses small-group methods of instruction. Not only do the faculty and students study issues in depth, they are also able to utilize interactive teaching styles in a truly international environment. From the first year, this focus on the small-group format lays the foundation for interactive communication between teachers and students.

【An Emphasis on Career Development】
The GTS Department assigns academic advisers who help students to tailor a systematic and effective study program that meets their interests and needs. In addition, in the “Life and Career Design” course that is available in the first year, students are given ample opportunity to consider future career paths and goals.

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- History
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor Degree in International Studies
Major International Studies
Classes Commence April 2021 / September 2021
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 996,000 yen (fee for first year students upon entry in April 2020)
Other Expenses 304,400 yen (fee for first year students upon entry in April 2020)
Location Meiji Gakuin University Yokohama Campus
1518 Kamikurata-cho, Totsuka-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa 244-8539
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started April, 2011
No. of Students 242
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 35
Additional Information In addition to Meiji Gakuin’s extensive program of exchange partnerships open all students, the Faculty of International Studies offers its students a several unique study abroad opportunities.

- The Double Degree Program with San Francisco State University (SFSU) gives Meiji Gakuin students the chance to earn two undergraduate degrees.
- The Hospitality & Tourism Management Certificate Program combines a term of study at the University of California Riverside and a practicum at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Florida.
- Another program with SFSU combines classroom-based studies and practical experience working with NPOs and educational organizations within San Francisco.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 55
Application Period AO (A) 1st Application period: September 29 to October 6, 2020
AO (A) 2nd Application period: March 15 to March 31, 2021
Examination Date AO (A) 1st Application Interview date: November 25 to November 27, 2020 (on Skype)
AO (A) 2nd Application Interview date: April 18 to April 20, 2021 (on Skype)
Results Announced AO (A) 1st Application Announcement of Results: December 4, 2020
AO (A) 2nd Application Announcement of Results: April 23, 2021
Enrollment Procedure Period AO (A) 1st Application Deadline for Entrance Procedures: January 15, 2021
AO (A) 2nd Application Deadline for Entrance Procedures: July 1, 2021
Eligibility 1. You should be 18 years of age or older by April 1st, 2020 (for September admission, by September 1st, 2020) . You should have already graduated from high school or expect to graduate by March 2020 (for September admission, by August 2020) . This requirement can be met in one of three ways:
a. You have graduated from high school.
b. You are considered to have completed twelve years of a regular school curriculum.
c. You are considered to have attained an educational ability equal or superior to high-school graduates.

2. This department should be your first choice for further education. You are able to make a definite commitment to enter the department.
3. You can demonstrate a satisfactory ability in English by one of the following: (For English proficiency exams, only the exam results taken within 2 years from the last day of the application period are valid. You may not combine scores from different exam dates, except for the TOEIC®. See below.)
a. You have received a TOEFL iBT® score of 72 points or higher. (TOEFL PBT® or TOEFL ITP® is not acceptable)(Only accepts TOEFL iBT® scores from a single test date, not MyBest™ scores.)(DI code:0437)
b. You have received an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher (Academic Module only) .
c. You have received a TOEIC®(L&R+S&W) score of 1560 points or higher.(The TOEIC® score is obtained by adding 2.5 times the S&W to the L&R score. In this case, the test dates of L&R and S&W may be different) (TOEIC® IP is not acceptable)
d. English is your primary language of communication.
Application Process US/UK style application package: information forms; student essay; two letters of recommendation; English language test scores, or evidence of very strong English language academic skills are required. Evaluation heavily weighs the applicant’s level of academic preparation; the quality of their essay; and the strength of the recommendations. We will evaluate and screen all the applications (Stage One).We will then interview via Skype those applicants who pass the document screening (Stage Two). We will conduct the interview in English.
* AO(A) applicants may not simultaneously apply for the AO(B) examination.
Screening Process For detailed explanation of screening process, see our site:
Admission Fee AO (A):
Overseas - Non-Japanese: 22,500 yen
Overseas - Japanese: 37,500 yen
Japan - Regardless of nationality: 35,000 yen
Contact Addressee: Meiji Gakuin University, Admissions Center

As of August 11, 2020


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