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)
  • Type of the Entrance Examination: AO (Type B)
  • Type of the Entrance Examination: The General Entrance Exam (in Japanese)
  • Type of the Entrance Examination: Transfer Student Admissions
  • 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 2025 Approx. 5
    September 2025 Approx. total of 5 from 1st and 2nd periods

    Schedule

    April admission
    September admission 1st period
    September admission 2nd period
    Application Period September 16 to September 20, 2024 March 10 to March 19, 2025
    Notification of Stage One Results October 15, 2024 April 10, 2025
    Interview Dates (on Zoom) October 19 to October 20, 2024 April 12 to April 13, 2025
    Announcement of Examination Results December 6, 2024 April 22, 2025
    Deadline for Enrollment Procedures January 9, 2025 June 13, 2025

    Guidelines and Prescribed Form

    This is for applicants who will enroll in April or September 2024.

    The one for applicants entering in April or September 2025 will be available in early July.


    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 2025 Approx. 10
    September 2025 a few students

    Schedule

    April admission/September admission
    Application Period September 20 to September 27, 2024
    Application Period for Stage Two
    (This period is for those who passed Stage One.)
    October 24 to October 30, 2024
    Date of Exam and Interview November 17, 2024
    Announcement of Examination Results December 6, 2024
    Deadline for Enrollment Procedures December 13, 2024

    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 2025 a few students
    September 2025 a few students

    Schedule

    April admission
    September admission 1st period
    September admission 2nd period
    Application Period September 16 to September 20, 2024 March 10 to March 19, 2025
    Notification of Stage One Results October 15, 2024 April 10, 2025
    Interview Dates (on Zoom) October 19 to October 20, 2024 April 12 to April 13, 2025
    Announcement of Examination Results December 6, 2024 April 22, 2025
    Deadline for Enrollment Procedures January 9, 2025 June 13, 2025

    Guidelines and Prescribed Form

    This is for applicants who will enroll in April or September 2024.

    The one for applicants entering in April or September 2025 will be available in early July.