Services for International Students

Services for International Students

Students

Meiji University strives to create an academic environment that promotes diversity, acceptance and unity. Meiji University has created the following programs to facilitate interaction between Japanese and international students and promote international awareness.

International Student's Guidebook 2014

International Student Offices (Surugadai, Izumi, Ikuta, Nakano)

The International Student Office (Surugadai)The International Student Office (Surugadai) has been moved to the Global Front as of March 2013.

The International Student Center maintains branch offices in Izumi, Ikuta and Nakano campuses that are staffed as indicated below. Study abroad information and consultation as well as services and information for international students are available. Students are encouraged to visit often.

Office Hours:
Campus Opening Hours
Surugadai Campus
(2F of Global Front)
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Closed 11:30am-12:30pm)
Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm
Izumi Campus
(1F of University Building 1)
Monday-Fridan: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Closed 11:30am-12:30pm)
Ikuta Campus
(1F of Main Building)
Monday-Fridan: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Closed 11:30am-12:30pm)
Nakano Campus
(3F of Low-Rise Wing )
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
(Closed 11:30am-12:30pm)
Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm

International Lounges (Surugadai, Izumi, Ikuta, Nakano)

Internatioal Lounge(Surugadai Campus)Internatioal Lounge(Surugadai Campus)

International Lounge (Ikuta Campus)International Lounge (Ikuta Campus)

The International Lounge is open for international students, exchange students and also students wishing to study abroad or make friends from other countries. The lounges are stocked with a wide variety of useful sources of information such as newspapers, magazines, and pamphlets for international students. It is also a place to relax and get to know other students.
Here, Teaching Assistants (TA) offer Japanese language study support for international students.
Based on the lounge, students also take the lead in “Campus Mate” activities, in which international students and Japanese students interact.
Notices about scholarship applications and events are posted on dedicated bulletin boards at the International Student Centers on each campus.

Opening Hours
Campus Opening Hours
Surugadai Campus
(2F of Global Front)
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm
(Subject to Change)
Izumi Campus
(1F of Building 3)
Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Ikuta Campus
(3F of Central Building)
Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Nakano Campus
(1F of High-Rise Wing )
Monday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: closed

Japanese Language Program for Beginners

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.

Student Consultation Room

Student Consultation Room in Izumi CampusStudent Consultation Room in Izumi Campus

The Student Consultation Room is staffed with professors from each school, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, and in-takers (administrative staff who conduct the initial consultation). They provide consultations to students about various issues they encounter in their student life, including school work, career paths and finding employment, concerns regarding their personalities, mental health, human relationships, economic and monetary issues, and legal issues, to help them find the best solutions.

Campus Harassment Prevention Committee

At Meiji University, we respect students, faculty members, and other involved as a unique individual. We believe that it is critical to provide an environment where every person involved in the University can study, teach, conduct research, and work without stress over any form of harassment or other violation of their human rights and gender discrimination. To prevent all forms of harassment, the Campus Harassment Consultation Office is dealing with incidents of harassment on our campus. 

* Currently this service is only available in Japanese.

Activities/Events

Students

There are many events organized to encourage interaction between international and Japanese students. Information regarding these events can be found on the bulletin boards near the International Offices at each campus. All students are welcome to participate.

The following is just some examples of the events:

President Fukumiya, the hosts of the contest, and the contestantsPresident Fukumiya, the hosts of the contest, and the contestants

Housing Service

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Teaching Assistants (TAs) help international students with their Japanese-language studies including checking reports and assistance with understanding written materials, textbooks. TAs also receive inquiries on future career path, employment and anything that is unclear in daily conversation. TAs are on call at the international lounges at each campus. The TA schedules are posted on the University website and the International Student Office Bulletin Boards and website.

Campus Mate

Those who wish to get to know students from other countries are encouraged to register as a campus mate. Campus Mate is an international exchange group officially supported by the International Student Center in which you can make friends from around the world by attending a variety of international activities and events or supporting international students in their campus life. You are expected to enhance mutual understanding through cross-cultural experiences and may be able to make lifelong friends.

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