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Global Japanese Studies (English Track), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The School of Global Japanese Studies started its English Track program in 2011. In this program, all the subjects are taught in English and students can obttain a Bachelor of Global Japanese Studies degree in four years. This program features a curriculum that focuses on contemporary Japanese studies. It contains three areas of concetration: Culture and Art, Business and Society, and Globalization.


The English Track program of the School of Global Japanese Studies enables students to engage with contemporary Japan regardless of their previous experience. Those with limited or no Japanese language proficiency are welcome. All courses are taught in English and our program provides various levels of Japanese language classes alongside the core curriculum.

For all students, the four-year degree program begins with broad-based General studies courses, including an introductory course on Global Japanese Studies, which are grouped in three areas of concentration: Culture and Art, Business and Society, and Globalization. As their Japanese language skills improve, students can also take courses taught in Japanese. In addition to the formal curriculum, student club activities, field trips, and internships ensure that students develop a lasting interpersonal network and a broader view on life and work in Japan. By graduation, students are able to improve their language skills and expand their knowledge of Japan.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in Japanese
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Culture and Art
  • Manga Culture
  • Animation Culture
  • Gender & Representation 
  • Introduction To Visual Culture 
  • Japanese Fine Arts From A Global Perspective 
  • Religion And Philosophy 
  • Comparative Religious Studies
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Modern Japanese Literary Arts 
  • Cultural History Of Fashion (Japanese Martial Arts) 
  • Japanese Representational Arts 
  • Japanese Cinema 
  • Japanese Religion 
  • Language And Culture 
  • Applied Linguistics 
  • English Linguistics 
                              Business And Society
                              • Japanese Social Systems 
                              • Introduction To Mass Communications
                              • Tourism Management 
                              • Business Culture In Contemporary Japan
                              • Japanese Manufacturing Management 
                              • Mass Media In Japan 
                              • Japanese Behavioral Models 
                              • Asia Pacific Political Economy 
                                          • Globalization And Financial Services 
                                          • International Relations 
                                          • Peace Studies
                                          • Issues In Intercultural Communities
                                          • Intercultural Education 
                                          • Introduction To Study Abroad
                                          • Issues In Immigration Policy
                                          • Japan In International Perspectives

                                          English Language Requirements

                                          You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                          • Minimum required score:


                                            The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                          • Minimum required score:


                                            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                          Academic Requirements

                                          Applicants must submit the original certificate of one of the following official standardized tests:

                                          • SAT (SAT Reasoning Test)
                                          • ACT
                                          • International Baccalaureate (IB)
                                          • Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)

                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International

                                            11837 EUR/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 11837 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                          • National

                                            11837 EUR/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 11837 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                          1,390,500 YEN


                                          Because the cost of living in Tokyo area is quite high, you should carefully prepare a financial plan before applying to Meiji University. In order to reduce the financial burden on our international students and support them to have a fruitful college life, Meiji University offers the following main financial aids for international students:

                                          • Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students;
                                          • Meiji University Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (Type 1);
                                          • Tuition Assistance (Reducion) Program for Privately Financed International students (in this program, the tuition assistance rate is based on students’ academic performance).

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