Global Common Project

Global Common Project

Our Global Common Project is to establish an "Intellectual Global Common," where people from all over the world can gather to advance research and education. We will form a foundation for transmitting Japanese culture, technology and intellectual property to the world. Under the educational policy of "strengthening the individual," we will develop our students’ ability to play an active role in international society, in multinational environments. Through these efforts, we will contribute to the sustainable growth and prosperity of the world. Under this scheme, we aim to accept 4,000 students from abroad and send 1,500 students into the world by the academic year 2020. Taking advantage of this project, Meiji University will move forward to become more internationalized and further improve its quality of research and education to become one of the world’s top universities.

1. Degree Programs in English

We plan to set up four degree programs in English;

1) The Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)
2) The Graduate School of Governance Studies
3) The Graduate School of Business Administration
4) The School of Global Japanese Studies

On the basis of excellent research, MIMS qualified as a COE program and it will focus on drawing on researchers and graduate students from around the world. Governance Studies will draw government officials from emerging countries to help establish a solid system of governance in their countries and educate their societies.

We will raise the ratio of English native lecturers who have excellent research achievements, from the current 5.2% to 10.0% by the academic year 2020.

Japanese Language Education Center offers a non-credit Japanese Language Program for international students who study in English (eg. students enrolled in the MIMS PhD program) and wish to learn survival Japanese for their daily life.

Those who would like to participate in this program are asked to contact Japanese Language Education Center at the beginning of each semester.

2. Cool Japan Program

The School of Global Japanese Studies has set up the "Cool Japan Program," which covers subjects related to Japan's culture, technology and social system. We will provide this program to international students on our short-term program. In order to improve the Japanese language ability of these students, we will promote their Japanese language acquisition through the courses.

3. Law in Japan Program

The School of Law has set up the "Law in Japan Program," an intensive two-week English Summer Course arranged for foreign students who would like to learn about Japanese law in its social and cultural context. This program is designed to introduce the "essence and spirit" of Japanese law to foreign students. We therefore welcome students who major not only in Law but also in fields such as Social Science and Humanities.

For more information, please check the official website:

4. Total Solution System

We will offer a total solution system, which provides care from entry to completion to our international students. We will provide full high-quality support for them through collaboration with business partners; an online application system; conducting TV interviews at our overseas offices; admitting international applicants directly from their countries; housing; counseling; and internships. We will extend job placement support via the global career development council, which includes Meiji University Alumni members.

An Expanding Academic network
Through the international academic network, Meiji University is already playing a key role as chair of the Franco-Japanese College Doctoral program and the Japan-Canada Strategic Exchange Student Program. We will proceed on working to enhance closer cooperation with prominent overseas universities, through participation in networks such as the Erasmus Mundus program.

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