Musashi University strives to be innovative and active in developing connections to the international community and is gradually and purposefully expanding its international network. As a small private institution, Musashi now enrolls approximately 4,000 students and offers courses in East Asia Studies and Japanese Language to visiting students. The intimate campus environment affords students the opportunity to forge close relationships with classmates and faculty alike.
Tokyo is the epitome of the word dichotomy. With thousand year-old temples just around the corner from modern skyscrapers, even the experienced traveler will find something to discover in the world’s largest metropolitan area. From its humble beginning as a tiny fishing village, Tokyo has now become a city on the leading edge of business and technology.
Students will take 4 courses worth 4 credits each, for a total of 16 semester credits. Students may choose to enroll in a Japanese language course and three courses taught in English, or they may elect to enroll in courses taught exclusively in English. Musashi University offers courses in Business, History, East Asian Culture and International Studies. Course listings for Musashi University can be found here.
The Spring 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
- Arrival Date: Late-March
- Orientation: TBA
- Classes Start: TBA
- Mid-Term Exams: TBA
- Classes End: TBA
- Final Exams: TBA
- Departure Date: Late-July
Housing and Meal Plan
Students live with other international students in Rikko Kaikan Dorm, which is an off-campus residence hall located within a 15-20 minute walk to Musashi University. Students will have a single room, and will share bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities with other students. Students are housed on a first come, first served basis, therefore we highly recommend that students seeking to study at Musashi contact the Office of International Education as soon as possible.
You can find a link to their housing page here
Visa Application Information
Students are required to obtain a student visa from the Japanese government. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your expected departure date from Japan, and it will physically remain at the Consulate until your student visa is approved. Students should consult the Consulate General's website to obtain a student visa application, a list of requirements, and to verify the application process and timetable; students may have the option to apply by mail, or may find an in-person appointment at the nearest Consulate is required.
Non-U.S. citizens should verify entry requirements for Japan. As these requirements vary based on citizenship, non-U.S. citizens may not be permitted to travel to Japan without a visa or outside of their visa dates. Also, visa fees for non-U.S. citizens may differ so please be sure to check your specific consulate's website for the most up to date information.