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Study Abroad destinations

Meiji University

Tokyo, Japan

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year
Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules: 

  • 12 to 16 Japanese credits per semester
  • 24 to 32 Japanese credits per year. 

You can see module options on the Meiji university website. 

Academic calendar

The term is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: Early September until early February (approximate dates) 
  • Semester 2: Late March until early August (approximate dates) 

Visit the Meiji University website for a full list of academic dates.  


Accommodation abroad

Meiji University arranges 5 dormitories for incoming exchange students. One of them is for female students only, and the others are for both female students and male students. Meiji University makes all decisions regarding dormitory and room assignments.

Room fees vary from 48,000 Yen to 75,000 Yen per month.

More information can be found on the Meiji University housing pages.  

Costs and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.

Students are required to pay into:

  • Japanese National Insurance - approximately 20,000 JPY per year
  • Gakkensai (personal accident insurance) - approximately 1,000 JPY per year
  • Futai-Gakuso (comprehensive insurance) - approximately 1,860 JPY per year

Students who stay in Meiji accommodation will be required to pay the whole rent for their first semester, 5 months prior to arrival. Students who are staying for a year are required to pay for the second semester after arrival, prior to the start of the second semester. This is non refundable.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.

If you do have any visa related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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