Meiji Gakuin Japan Study Program
-Seminar on Japanese Cultural and Social Issues, 2017-
Program Information
Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

“Meiji Gakuin Japan Study Program” is organized and run by the International Center (IC) at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
IC offers this program for undergraduate and graduate students from overseas institutions.


Program Schedule 2017(Tentative) (PDF / 99.4KB)


May 9th - May 27th 2017


Shirokane Campus, Meiji Gakuin University
1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-8636


*All courses are conducted in English

  • -Lecture of Japanese culture, social issues, business and history
    ex. COOL JAPAN, Some remarks on Japanese anime, Social security in Japan, Japanese Language Studies etc. *Please see “schedule 2017(Tentative)”.
  • -Study Tour
    "KABUKI" (traditional Japanese form of theater) tour
    Visit to "Kamakura (ancient city in Kanagawa Prefecture)”
    Shirokane Elementary School Visit, enjoy activities with kids and school lunch.
  • -Experiencing Japanese Culture
    Flower arrangements, WAGASHI(Cooking of Japanese traditional sweets), Robots(enjoy with Robots at Shibaura Technology University, our partner college).
  • -Home Stay (Conditional option because of limited number of host-family)

Content is subject to change


  • *Apporoximately 10 min train and 17 min walk from Meiji Gakuin University
  • *Single room
  • *Shared kichen, showers and restrooms are located on each floor and not in the room
  • *Free WiFi
  • *Coin laundry is available

Program Fees

JPN 50,000YEN
Costs for tuition are included but costs for participant’s airfares, meals, daily expenses, travel insurance and all transport fees are NOT included.

Accommodation Fees

JPN 68,000YEN
We will book a shared house for you in center of Tokyo.(Participants MUST stay in the designated accommodation during the program period.)

  • *In addition to the above amount, you need to pay 10,000YEN as a deposit
    Deposit: a one off payment valid for the duration of the student’s stay – to be returned upon checkout in cash minus any fees needed for repair/cleaning above those considered normal “wear and tear”.
  • *Check in dates is May 9(Tue), Check out date is May 27(Sat), 2017 (18 nights in total)
  • *The payment of the accommodation fee should be made to the SAKURA HOUSE directly.
  • *Please contact the shared house directly if you wish to extend your stay before or after the above period.


No scholarship plan is yet available for year 2017.

Travel Accident Insurance / Health Insurance

Overseas travel accident insurance is required for applicants, and the applicants have to submit its copy of the evidence after acceptance.

Required Application Materials

1. Application Form
2. A copy of passport (the page of passport number, expiration date, and photo)
3. Digital photo

Application Form (PDF / 127KB)

Application Deadline

Wednesday, 8 March. 2017

Application Procedures

Fill in the application forms and please submit them by email with the attached files.
Email to:
We will notify the result of your application and the next steps in the application process to email of the accepted students by March 15th.


Applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate Visa if necessary.
MGU International Center has NO responsibility for applicant’s visa matters.

Payment of Fees

The applicants will receive notification email with guidelines for payment once accepted. Follow the guidelines and pay the required fees in one payment by the deadline.
The fees will not be returned for any reason once paid.

MGU Buddy Program

The MGU Buddy Program is a volunteer-based program to assist incoming students during their stay in Japan. Your designated MGU student “Buddies” will help you through the initial transition phase, and are also ready to extend their support in your studies and life in general. We hope that this program will help facilitate friends making process, not to mention promotion of cultural exchange between you and your buddy MGU students.


Please contact IC (International Center) if you have any questions on this program.
Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: 81-3-5421-5423