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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: January 9, 2020 is the Tentative Deadline for students to submit Nomination materials to the Department of Comparative Literature. All UGA students seeking to participate in a Spring 2021 UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by CMLT; Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or Spring 2021) program are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, JPNS professor recommendation etc. to Dr. Mori in CMLT (Additional documents might be requested); Items submitted via the GoAbroad portal will not be used for the nomination application; The StudyAway UGA Exchange application is to be completed by nominated students Nomination results announced by CMLT in mid-January & nominated students will receive further info about next steps afterwards ;See Contacts Below for more info
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Partner Institution: Meiji University (FICE: 900509)
Academic Area: Japanese Language and Literature Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Meiji University

Meiji University was founded in January 1881 as the Meiji Law School by a group of young lawyers barely in their 30's: Tatsuo Kishimoto, Kozo Miyagi, and Misao Yashiro. It was an era characterized by Japan's urgent need to develop as a modern independent nation. The three founded the Meiji Law School in their fervent hope to "foster bright capable youths who would lead a modern civil society in Japan".
Although confronted with countless obstacles and hardships along the way, Meiji University was born as a site for learning and education. Continuing its growth without ever ceasing to ring the chimes of liberty, Meiji University has expanded as one of the prominent private universities of Japan, celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2011. With Rights, Liberty, Independence and Self-government as its guiding principles, Meiji University is committed to fostering students who satisfy the requirements of "austerity and sturdiness", "creation of new intellect" and "needs of the times". Having sent out more than 520,000 graduates into the world to date, it has contributed vastly to the progress of society. The achievements of the university's numerous alumni actively engaged in key roles in various walks of life are highly reputed. 

Meiji Video

Program Location

Meiji UnivThe University has nine faculties with a total of around 33,000 students on three campuses in Ochanomizu in Chiyoda, Tokyo; the Izumi neighborhood of Suginami-ku, Tokyo; and the Ikuta neighborhood of Tama-ku, Kawasaki. The university is one of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's thirteen "Global 30" Project universities.

Meiji Exchange Fact Sheet

Tokyo campus life Video  

About Meiji Video


Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Academic Program

2021 Meiji Information - Fact Sheet (course list, syllabus, housing, academic calendar and Japanese language classes etc.
-Japanese language classes
-Curriculum, List of faculty members, Syllabus for each school

The following Meiji schools offer courses in English. 
-School of Political Science and Economics
-School of Business Administration
-School of Global Japanese Studies

Business Subjects Available to Exchange Students (taught in English

In addition to the subjects mentioned above, there are small class of seminars comprised of 10 to 20 students, incorporating thematic discussion, group work and presentation. Teachers and fellow students of the seminar will offer their assistance in your daily life. Please note that Seminars are mandatory for all exchange students. *The business seminars on the list below accept students without Japanese proficiency. List of Seminars 2015

Meiji Syllabus Search (First, verify course is offered to exchange/international students & in English by reviewing Curriculum Charts)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open only to UGA students
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 and good standing at UGA
  • Completion of JPNS 1002 at the time of participation (or higher)
  • Students must be nominated for this exchange by the Department of Comparative Literature each year in early January
  • All UGA students seeking to participate in a UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by the Department of Comparative Literature.
  • 2021-2022 CMLT Nomination deadline: Early January 2021
  • Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or possibly Spring) program in the following year are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit an essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, and JPNS professor recommendation etc. directly to Dr. Mori in CMLT. Additional documents might also be requested.
  • Application items submitted via the GoAbroad portal application will not be used for the nomination application.
  •  This application is to be completed by nominated students.  
  • Nomination results will be announced by CMLT in mid-January and nominated students will receive additional information about next steps at that time.
  • Please consult Dr. Mori,, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
  • Schedule an exchange advising appointment with the Office of Global Engagement - Click to Schedule Appointment

Program Itinerary

Fall semester: Late September to Late January
Spring Semester: Early April to Late July


Meiji University Accommodations

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Program Reviews:
Academic Year 2015 Participant
Studying in Meiji is an amazing opportunity. Don't worry about missing a few classes and travel as much as possible. If you don't, you'll really regret it.

Academic Year 2017 Participant
Tokyo is a huge place with an incredible number of things to do, with a multitude of parks, shrines, museums, restaurants, shopping centers, etc. all located within the city proper. Just outside the city in any direction, which can easily be accessed by train, you can find mountains, beaches, ski resorts, forests, temples, volcanoes, and more; any other parts of Japan or Asia that you might possibly want to visit are just a short, relatively inexpensive flight away.

Academic Year 2017 Participant
My dorm, the Izumi International House, was a great place to live, with adequate facilities and a good sense of community built together with the other international students. Cleaning staff came in once a week to help out. The location is very convenient, in a nice residential neighborhood right next to grocery stores, restaurants, a train station, and Izumi campus. If you're not used to sleeping on a futon, the bed might be slightly uncomfortable, but the private room with a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, shared kitchen and laundry room, is much nicer than the UGA dorm I stayed in my first year.

I enjoyed learning the Japanese culture and experience daily life in Japan. While I enjoyed sightseeing, I really enjoyed the small aspects of daily life in a foreign country such as figuring out where to shop and how to get around.
     — Alexis Alexander, Academic Year 2017
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