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School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University Exchange Student Application Guidelines

1. Basic Information

(1)Overview of the School of Political Science and Economics(SPSE)

Introduction https://www.meiji.ac.jp/cip/english/undergraduate/economics/longtermspse.html
University locations Surugadai Campus: 1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Izumi Campus: 1-9-1 Eifuku, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Ikuta Campus: 1-1-1 Higashi-Mita, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
Nakano Campus: 4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
(The Office of School of Political Science and Economics(SPSE))
Liberty Tower 4F, Meiji University, 1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL (+81)3-3296-4177
FAX (+81)3-3296-4348
E-mail address spse-long-exch@meiji.ac.jp
Academic calendar PDF
Syllabus https://oh-o2.meiji.ac.jp/portal/index ※ Guest login ⇒ Search for classes
※ PDF (How to search our courses)
Curriculum https://www.meiji.ac.jp/cip/english/undergraduate/economics/curriculum.html
List of faculty members https://www.meiji.ac.jp/cip/english/undergraduate/economics/faculty.html
Exams and grades PDF

(2)Japanese Language Education For Exchange Students

Exchange students can take Japanese Language Courses (Japanese Language Program for International Students) at Meiji University.
To participate in Japanese Language Program for International Students, exchange students must take an online Japanese placement test before arriving in Japan.

Japanese Language
How to take the online
Japanese placement test
Staff at the Japanese Language Education Center will inform the international students of the details of the test around 2-3 months before their arrival.

(3)Housing for Exchange Students and Living Expenses

Housing for Exchange Students Please refer to Housing for Exchange Students for 2023 for information on available dormitories.
Living expenses PDF

2. How to Apply

【Application Requirements】
1. Be a student at one of the partner universities of the School of Political Science and Economics (SPSE) of Meiji University.
   (Participants of the Exchange Student Program of the SPSE must be enrolled to their home institution until they finish the Program. Those who will graduate from their home institution before the Program starts or during the Program are not allowed to apply.)
2. You must have finished studying at your home university at least for one year before starting the exchange program. 
3. Language Requirements (Japanese or English)
 ・If you take courses in English;
      TOEFL iBT 61 or above, TOEIC 600 or above, IELTS 5.0 or above, or its equivalent level
 ・If you take courses in Japanese;
     Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 or above, or its equivalent level
    * If there are requirements about language proficiency on the MOU between your home institution and the SPSE, priority is given to that of the MOU.
    * The language proficiency test must be taken within 2 years before the day when you submit your application materials (except for Japanese Proficiency Level Test certificate of N1).
4. GPA: no requirement.
5. Nationality: no restriction.

【Nomination and Application Period】
Semester you apply for Application starting date Deadline
(1)Nomination by home institution
(2)Submission of the online application form
(3)Submission of the application materials at the group page on
Oh-o! Meiji System
Exchange program starting from
April, 2023

15th August, 2022
(Japan Time)

15th September, 2022
(Japan Time)
1st October, 2022
(Japan Time)
Exchange program starting from
September, 2023
15th January, 2023
(Japan Time)
15th February, 2023
(Japan Time)
1st March, 2023
(Japan Time)
*When the starting date of application is approaching, the SPSE Office, Meiji University will send the information on the exchange program application procedures to the partner universities by e-mail.

【Nomination and Application Procedures】

(1)Nomination by home institution
Coordinators at our partner universities need to nominate students to the SPSE Office, Meiji University first.
・ Please use a designated “Students List” when you nominate students. “Student List” will be e-mailed to the partner universities before the starting date of application period.
・ Please wait for a confirmation e-mail form the SPSE Office, Meiji University. After receiving the confirmation e-mail from the SPSE Office, please inform the nominated students of this application procedures.

Students at the partner universities of the SPSE:
Before proceeding with the application procedures, please make sure that the coordinators at your home institution have submitted a "Student List" to the SPSE Office of Meiji University.

(2)Submission of the online application form

Each applicant needs to submit the online application form themselves by the deadline from the following link.

“Online Application Form for the Exchange Student Program of the School of Political Science and Economics (The SPSE) , Meiji University”

(3)Submission of the application materials via “Oh-o!Meiji System”

After the SPSE receives a nomination list (Student List) from a partner university and a nominated student submits an online application form successfully, the SPSE will invite the nominated student to our web portal “Oh-o!Meiji System”. Students will be informed an ID and a password to login Oh-o! Meiji System. Please log in Oh-o!Meiji System with the ID and the password to submit application materials on a designated Oh-o!Meiji Group for the nominated students.

・Each applicant needs to prepare and submit all the following application materials by the deadline.
・Please read through the “Check List for Application Materials” carefully first.
・Please submit each material in a designated format (PDF, Excel and JPEG/PNG).
・Please sign in handwriting the part of signatures in each documents.
・We do not accept any application materials after the deadline

No. Name of the document Download Format
1 Check List for Application Materials 【Standard form】 PDF
2 Signature of the Applicant and the Exchange Student Program Coordinator 【Standard form】 PDF
3 Nomination Letter (from Dean of your home department to Dean of the SPSE) - PDF
4 Study Plan 【Standard form】 PDF
5 A copy of your English Language Proficiency Test Certificate or Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Certificate - PDF
6 The latest Academic Transcript which is written in English - PDF
7 Housing Form

*Please make sure to read "Housing for Exchange Students for 2023"
【Standard form】

Housing for Exchange Students for 2023
8 Certificate of Health 【Standard form】 PDF
9 A copy of your passport - PDF
10 ID photo - JPEG/PNG
11 Application for the Certificate of Eligibility 【Standard form】
12 Statement of Financial Responsibility 【Standard form】
13 Documentation which shows the proof of the payment amount indicated on the “10. Application for Certificate of Eligibility” - PDF

*From Spring 2023 application, we do not require our partners/ students to send original hard copies of the application materials.

3. Expected Schedule for the Exchange Student Program of the School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University

Application Period
Exchange program starting from April (Spring Semester) From August 15th to October 1st in the year before of the desired exchange program
Exchange program starting from September (Fall Semester) From January 15th to March 1st in the same year of the desired exchange program
Acceptance decision is made in Exchange program starting from April (Spring Semester) November to December in the year before of exchange (tentative)
Exchange program starting from September (Fall Semester) April to June in the same year of exchange (tentative)

Exchange program will end and an academic transcript will be issued by Meiji University*
Exchange program ending in July (Spring Semester) At the end of September or later (tentative)
Exchange program ending in February (Fall Semester) At the beginning of April or later(tentative)
*If you expect to graduate from your home institution as soon as you go back to your home institution, please confirm the last column ”Expected Schedule for the Exchange Student Program", before the application.