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".
Meiji University ranks solidly among the best universities in Japan. In addition to the Surugadai Campus, Meiji University also comprises the Izumi Campus, Ikuta Campus, and the Nakano Campus newly opened in April, 2013. Along with excellent teaching staff, all of these campuses are linked with other institutions and facilities for education and research and feature the latest facilities, equipment and so on for extracurricular activities. Providing steady education and research opportunities, the Surugadai Campus in particular features the latest IT infrastructure and the Liberty Tower, with 23 stories above ground and three below. On top of this, the construction of "Global Front", a cutting edge center of excellence in the age of globalization has been completed in January, 2013.
Meiji University aims to make dramatic advances into the world as the top 21st-century urban university in Japan.
Meiji University is located in Tokyo. Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and largest city of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kanto region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. August is the hottest month in Tokyo with an average temperature of 26°C (79°F) and the coldest is January at 5°C (41°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 6 in December. The wettest month is June with an average of 181mm of rain
Note: SDSU students may study at Meiji University for either one semester or a full academic year. Students that wish to study for only one semester may only study during the spring semester of that year.
* If you are a Japanese major or minor, you must contact Dr. Yoshiko Higarashi Education Business Administration (EBA) 323, firstname.lastname@example.org before beginning the application process.
Most courses are taught in Japanese, however some courses are taught in English as well. If you wish to take courses in Japanese, you must pass a language proficiency test prior to the host institution application deadline.
Academic Year: Late March - Early February
Semester 1 (SDSU Spring Semester): Late March - Late July
Semester 2 (SDSU Fall Semester): Early September - Early February
Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
Undergraduate Schools Which Offer Courses in English:
School of Global Japanese Studies
? The classes on the curriculum chart with " * " are offered in Japanese only.
? The classes on the curriculum chart are not all offered for the English Track students. The Curriculum Chart includes classes offered in Japanese only.
? Exchange students cannot take ENGLISH as Foreign Languages in the Curriculum Chart.
? Japanese-language classes offered at the School of Global Japanese Studies are for students who have not learned Japanese or with level N5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and for those with Japanese language proficiency equivalent to level N1 of the JLPT.
School of Political Science and Economics
Click "Guest Login" and enter "guest" as the ID and "guest" as the password.
How to search: Oh-o! Meiji ? Search ? Department: School of Political Science and Economics ? Academic Year : 2015 Academic Year ? Term: Spring Semester and Fall Semester ? Language: English
School of Business Administration
Housing and Meals
Meiji University arranges 3 dormitories for incoming exchange students. One of them is for female students only and the others are for both female students and male students. Considering which campus each student belongs to and the characteristics of each residence, Meiji University will decide the housing assignment for each exchange student. All residence halls are equipped with shared dining areas, complete with kitchens for preparing meals. Students are responsible for purchasing their own food.
It is mandatory that any SDSU student studying at Meiji University purchase the Repatriation and Medical Evacuation supplementary insurance. Students will also be required to purchase the national host insurance offered by Japan upon arrival. The national insurance provides medical coverage during your stay in and within Japan, but it does not apply if you leave Japan.
For more information about visa requirement, visit Japanese Embassy