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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019
Rolling Admission 09/14/2019 07/31/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Minimum GPA: 3 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
Term: Academic Year, Spring Language Courses Offered: Japanese
Housing Options: On Campus Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky
Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

Meiji University

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Tokyo is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities and home to approximately 12 million people. It is an attractive combination of ultramodern architecture and numerous parks and gardens, and a leading center of finance, culture, commerce and the arts. Tokyo’s public transport makes it very easy to get around the city as well as out to the Tokyo suburbs and beyond.

Surugadai Campus is located right in the heart of Tokyo, an exciting city, which charms people from all over the world, and surrounded by historic and impressive sites, such as ancient shrines, museums, and Akihabara which is famous as the mecca of subcultures. 

Meiji University ranks solidly among the best universities in Japan, currently consisting of 10 schools: the Schools Law, Commerce, Political Science and Economics, Business Administration, Arts and Letters, Information and Communication, Global Japanese Studies, Science and Technology, Agriculture, and Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences.  More than 1,100 foreign students are studying at Meiji University and they have more than 220 universities as their partner universities all over the world.

Of the 13,000 class sessions offered at Meiji University, only 1,000 are offered in English. For this reason, Meiji University recommends that University at Buffalo students choose between two options for studying at Meiji University:  (1) taking courses taught in English or (2) participating in the Japanese Language Program.

(1) The schools at Meiji that have courses available in English include:
(2) For students who wish to participate in the Japanese Language Program at Meiji, language levels range from beginners, to intermediate, to advanced.  A placement test will be held after students' arrival in Japan to decide which level is most suitable to their abilities.  One year of college level Japanese is required to participate on this program.

More course information can be found on the Meiji University website.
There are several housing facilities for exchange students at Meiji University. The university determines the housing assignments for international students based on which campus the student is studying on. Information about Izumi International House, Komae International House, the Tokyo Female Student Dormitory, DK House, and Uni E’meal Meidaimae Global House, may be found in pages 4-19 of the Fact Sheet for 2019 Academic Year. 

Izumi International House is divided into nine units (separated by gender), with each unit housing 6–8 students. Each unit has individual dorm rooms for each student and a shared dining area and laundry room.  Komae International House, built in March 2011, is a dorm exclusively for Meiji University students and is managed by a private company called Kyoritsu Maintenance. This dorm houses Japanese students as well as international students attending the university.
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Due to the academic calendar, students may apply for the academic year or spring semester only.  Fall semester is not available.
Fall Semester:  Early September-Mid February
Spring Semester:
  Mid March-Late July

Academic Year:  February 15
Spring Semester:  September 15

No late applications will be accepted.

Visit the Meiji University website.

Also, please review the Meiji 2019 Exchange Fact Sheet.


This program is currently not accepting applications.