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Meiji University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1881 32,810 (as of May 1, 2020)

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. It was an era characterized by Japan's urgent need to develop as a modern independent nation. The three founded the Meiji Law School in their fervent hope to "foster bright capable youths who would lead a modern civil society in Japan".

Although confronted with countless obstacles and hardships along the way, Meiji University was born as a site for learning and education. Continuing its growth without ever ceasing to ring the chimes of liberty, Meiji University has expanded as one of the prominent private universities of Japan, celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2011. With Rights, Liberty, Independence and Self-government as its guiding principles, Meiji University is committed to fostering students who satisfy the requirements of "austerity and sturdiness", "creation of new intellect" and "needs of the times". Having sent out about half a million graduates into the world to date, it has contributed vastly to the progress of society. The achievements of the university's numerous alumni actively engaged in key roles in various walks of life are highly reputed.

New facilities
Various scholarship options
Location 1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8301, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 30,462 (as of May 1, 2020)
No. of Graduate Students 2,348 (as of May 1, 2020)
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 1,091 (as of May 1, 2020)
No. of International Students 1,710 (as of May 1, 2020)
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country China: 934
Korea: 512
Malaysia: 44
Taiwan: 36
Hong Kong: 29
USA: 21
Vietnam: 20
France: 12
Thailand: 12
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 55 (as of May, 2020)
Individual University Scholarships - Meiji University Scholarship for Privately Funded International Students
- Meiji University International Students Incentive Scholarship
International Student Dormitories
Japanese Language Education Services
Consultation Room [Student Counseling Room]
International Student Associations [Korean Student Association]
[Chinese Student Association]
[Taiwanese Student Association]
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: International Student Office
Phone: +81-3-3296-4144
Fax: +81-3-3296-4360

As of August 27, 2020


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