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Meiji University



Meiji University History

Meiji University is a Japanese private university located in the capital city of Tokyo. The university was established by Miyagi Kozo, Yashiro Misao, and Kishimoto Tatsuo in the year 1881. The university currently enrolls over 33,000 students across its three campuses in Tokyo and Kawasaki.

Meiji University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Meiji University offers a number of undergraduate programs in subjects like Law, Commerce, Political Science, Regional Administration, Letters, Literature, History, Geography, Social Psychology, Sciences and Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture, Precision Engineering, and Architecture.

Meiji University is also home to 11 graduate schools offering masters and doctoral programs in Law, Commerce, Political Science and Economics, Business Administration, Arts and Letters, Science and Technology, Agriculture, Governance Studies, Global Business, Professional Accountancy, and Advanced Mathematical Sciences.

Meiji University Campuses

Meiji University has one of the largest campuses in Japan and based in Tamaki in Kawasaki and Chiyoda and Suginami-Ku in Tokyo. The university also comprises of a museum specifically dedicated to manga and anime genres. The university offers all basic amenities right on campus.

Meiji University offers great sports infrastructure bundled with many university teams who actively compete with other universities in the region. The campus is home to a number of food and dining services, shops, leisure options, health centre, and counseling services in addition to wide-open spaces and places to relax and unwind.

Meiji University Achievements

Meiji University is one of the universities which form the part of Global 30 Project Universities under the Super Global Universities program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

Meiji University was ranked 19th in Japan by the Truly Strong Universities Rankings. The university has also filed a number of patents and ranks 62nd in the country for the same.

Meiji University USP

Meiji University has an acceptance rate of just 24.9% which makes it a highly selective institution. The admissions are based on past academic records or entrance examinations. The tuition fee and living costs are higher than other regional universities in the country.

Meiji University also offers a number of exchange programs and study abroad options through its bilateral agreements with a number of higher educational institutions abroad.

Meiji University Notable Alumni

Takeo Miki, Tomiichi Murayama, and Zhou Enlai (Former Prime Ministers of Japan), and Ben Nighthorse Campbell (US Senator).

Meiji University Application Requirements


Meiji University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: JPY 861,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Meiji University Deadlines

Bachelors: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Masters: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Meiji University Rankings


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