Musashino University is an institution steeped in history and tradition and is poised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2024. With roots that trace back to the spirit of Buddhism, the university has evolved in tandem with the changing times. As the university looks forward to 2050, guided by the brand statement of ‘Creating Peace & Happiness for the World,‘ they continue their endeavours to become a highly sought-after center of learning within the global landscape, fostering innovation in education and research.
In April 2023, Department of Sustainability was inaugurated within the Faculty of Engineering. Additionally, the Faculty of Well-being is scheduled to open in April 2024. With a total of 21 departments across 13 undergraduate faculties and 16 master’s programs spanning 13 graduate schools, Musashino University stands as a truly comprehensive institution. Students have the opportunity to major in various fields, including literature, science, and healthcare.
At Musashino University, they are dedicated to supporting students in every possible way to help them achieve their academic aspirations. The university has developed its own enhanced learning cycle that fosters student growth and development through a cyclical repetition of four steps: asking questions, thinking/acting, shaping, and reviewing.
In the first year, students widen their vision, acquire skills, and gain capabilities for taking action through the Musashino INITIAL, a university-wide basic course that fosters fundamental capabilities for learning. Students connect the foundation of skills acquired in the first year to studies in specialized courses from the second year onwards.
Musashino University is also taking the lead, ahead of other universities in making AI basics a university-wide mandatory subject. Through experience with AI-powered tools, students consider how they can make use of AI in their future fields of activity. They believe this experience will provide students with powerful tools to aid them in whatever field they may pursue.
Students will learn about marketing, economics, finance, and other business topics, entirely in English. Learn from teachers who have backgrounds in working with global companies. International students from around the world think, speak, and discuss in English together with Japanese students, aiming to become international human resources who can play active roles in the business world.
Before enrolment, the university does not require students to possess any Japanese language skills. However, after enrolment, Japanese language classes are mandatory.
Cost for first year
Cost for 4 years
Until December 2023
Until April 2024
*In addition, students must pay the Personal Accident Insurance for Students pursuing Education and Research, and incidental liability insurance as part of the admission procedure, as well as in the 1st semester of each year.
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements (1) – (3)
(1) Applicants must have a nationality other than Japanese.
(2) Applicants must meet one of following requirements (a)–(e).
(a) Completed at least 12 years of formal education in Japan or overseas, or expected to complete by March 2024 (for April semester), August 2024 (for September semester), or those who have completed an equivalent level of formal education in less than 12 years by skipping one or more school years.
However, the applicant must not be enrolled in a junior high school and/or high school under the Japanese education system for more than three years in total. *Including applicants who have completed or are expected to complete 12 years of education at educational institutions accredited by international accrediting bodies (WASC, CIS, NEASC, or ACSI). *Including applicants who have completed or are expected to complete a course of an international school designated as equivalent to a foreign upper secondary school in Japan by the MEXT. *Including applicants who have completed or are expected to complete a designated course of 11 years in a foreign country by the MEXT.
(b) Passed an academic qualification test that is equivalent to having completed 12 years of formal education overseas and be at least 18 years old by 31 March 2024 (for April semester) and 31 August 2024 (for September semester).
(c) Completed (or be expected to complete) a preparatory curriculum designated by the MEXT in the event of having completed a formal education of less than 12 years overseas.
(d) Obtained (or be expected to obtain) qualification for foreign university admission including the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur, the Baccalauréate, and GCE A’ levels.
(e) Have a certification that is academically equivalent to having graduated from high school and be at least 18 years old by 31 March 2024 (for April semester) and 31 August 2024 (for September semester).
*If you would like to apply for admission based on requirement (e), please contact the Musashino University Admissions Office (email@example.com) at least one month in advance of the first day of the relevant application period.
(3) Applicants must be able to pay for their tuition fees and living expenses while studying at Musashino University.
English Proficiency Level
Applicants must have achieved one of the following English language test scores: TOEFL iBT®: 61 or above / IELTS (Academic): 5.5 or above / TOEIC® (L&R): 700 or above *TOEFL ITP®, TOEIC IP®, IELTS(General Training Module), and TOEFL iBT® Home Edition are not accepted.
Students from Department of Global Business can apply for Musashino University’s in-house scholarship- Global Leader Scholarship. More information here.
Master’s Program in Data Science
This program has three main pillars: ‘Data Science Techniques,’ ‘Data Science Applications,’ and ‘Social Innovation.’ The aim is to train international leaders who can lead the changing times by disseminating outstanding research results in data science and creating new societal value to achieve a creative society and innovative technology.
Cost for first year
Cost for 4 years
2 – 18 August 2023
*In addition, students must pay the Personal Accident Insurance for Students pursuing Education and Research and incidental liability insurance as part of the admission procedure, as well as in the 1st semester of each year.
Musashino University is located at 3-3-3 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8181 Japan. It is a 7-minute walk from Kokusai-tenjijo Station, Rinkai Line and a 6-minute walk from Tokyo Big Sight Station, Yurikamome Line.
Musashino University has been operating a dormitory off campus- Kasai International Dormitory, since April 2015. International students from various countries live and study together with Japanese students. Dormitory life is a great opportunity to form personal relationships with a wide range of people and is a meaningful choice for living as an international student in Japan.
Admission Fee & Contract Renewal Fee
*Each contract is for 1 year and students are to stay at the dormitory for a maximum of 2 years.
Due to limited room availability, the dormitory may not be able to accept all applications.
Room facilities include desk, chair, closet, bed and mattress, air conditioning, washing machine, private bathroom, small kitchen (IH). Common Space facilities include International Communication Lounge, bicycle parking, garbage collection point, microwave, and thermo pot.
Global Leader Scholarship
Students from Department of Global Business can apply for Musashino University’s in-house scholarship- Global Leader Scholarship. This is a tuition reduction scholarship which provide tuition reductions from 30%, 50%, to 100%.
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