Explanation of the Entrance Examination System
Department of Global and Transcultural Studies(GTS),
Faculty of International Studies

The Department of Global and Transcultural Studies (GTS) offers several application methods.
You should select the format and test timeframe that allows you to best display your academic abilities and potential for intellectual development.


Type of the Entrance Examination: AO (Type A)

There are no restrictions on the applicant's country of origin, citizenship, or country of residence.
Applicants are selected in two stages.

Stage One (Document Screening)
We will evaluate and screen all the applications. Evaluation heavily weighs the applicant's level of academic preparation; the quality of their essay; and the strength of the recommendations.
Stage Two (Online Interview)
We will interview via Zoom the applicants who pass the Stage One. We will conduct the interview in English.

Semester of Admission and Number of Students to be Admitted

Semester of Admission Number of Students to be Admitted
April 2023 Approx. 6
September 2023 Approx. total of 6 from 1st and 2nd periods

Schedule

April admission
September admission 1st period
September admission 2nd period
Application Period September 19 to September 26, 2022 March 13 to March 23, 2023
Notification of Stage One Results October 18, 2022 April 13, 2023
Interview Dates (on Zoom) October 22 to October 23, 2022 April 15 to April 16, 2023
Announcement of Examination Results December 9, 2022 April 24, 2023
Deadline for Enrollment Procedures January 13, 2023 June 30, 2023

Guidelines and Prescribed Form


Notes

  • The applicants may not simultaneously apply for the AO (Type B) examination.
  • There is no system for provisional enrollment.

Type of the Entrance Examination: AO (Type B)

There are no restrictions on the applicant’s country of origin or citizenship and there is no requirement that the applicants should be resident in Japan at the time of application.
The applicants must be able to take the examination in Tokyo on the day of the examination and the application procedures must be completed in Japan, either by applicants themselves, or by a person acting for them.
Applicants are selected in two stages.

Stage One (Document Screening)
The application contains Japanese forms. We will evaluate and screen all the applications.
Stage Two (Written Exam and Interview)
The applicants who pass the Stage One have the written exam and the interview on Meiji Gakuin University’s Shirokane Campus in November. The written exam and interview may be done in English, but the directions at the test-site are given in Japanese.

Semester of Admission and Number of Students to be Admitted

Semester of Admission Number of Students to be Admitted
April 2023 Approx. 10
September 2023 Approx. 2

Schedule

April admission/September admission
Application Period September 26 to September 30, 2022
Application Period for Stage Two
(This period is for those who passed Stage One.)
October 27 to November 2, 2022
Date of Exam and Interview November 20, 2022
Announcement of Examination Results December 9, 2022
Deadline for Enrollment Procedures December 16, 2022

Guidelines

You must order the guidelines, which contain the prescribed forms for the application. The guidelines are in Japanese only and can be ordered through the University's website.
You need to order the guidelines for your application, but the contents can be found at the link below.


Notes

  • The applicants may not simultaneously apply for the AO (Type A) examination.
  • There is no system for provisional enrollment.

Type of the Entrance Examination: The General Entrance Exam (in Japanese)

Applicants take a series of examinations on Meiji Gakuin University’s Shirokane Campus in February.
For details, please refer to the link below.


Type of the Entrance Examination: Transfer Student Admissions

There are no restrictions on the applicant's country of origin, citizenship, or country of residence.
Applicants are selected in two stages.

Stage One (Document Screening)
We will evaluate and screen all the applications. Evaluation heavily weighs the applicant's level of academic preparation; the quality of their essay.
Stage Two (Online Interview)
We will interview via Zoom the applicants who pass the Stage One. We will conduct the interview in English.

Semester of Admission and Number of Students to be Admitted

Semester of Admission Number of Students to be Admitted
April 2023 a few students
September 2023 a few students

Schedule

April admission
September admission 1st period
September admission 2nd period
Application Period September 19 to September 26, 2022 March 13 to March 23, 2023
Notification of Stage One Results October 18, 2022 April 13, 2023
Interview Dates (on Zoom) October 22 to October 23, 2022 April 15 to April 16, 2023
Announcement of Examination Results December 9, 2022 April 24, 2023
Deadline for Enrollment Procedures January 13, 2023 June 30, 2023

Guidelines and Prescribed Form