Musashino Gakuin’s information in English
Founding Motto and Educational Philosophy
The origins of Musashino Gakuin School can be traced to 1912, with the foundation of Ohashi Kindergarten in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. In 1920, Ohashi Girls’ School of Home Economics was established in the same location and in 1922, Musashino Girls’ High School was founded in Nishigahara, Tokyo. “Rewarding kindness, and giving thanks” (ho-on kansha) was the founding motto at the time. The purpose of founding these Musashino Gakuin Schools was to help female students to acquire occupations, enhance their integrity, and assist them in developing disciplined minds.
To further embody this founding spirit in higher education, Musashino Gakuin University was established in 2004, subsequent to the creation of Musashino Junior College in 1981. Since then, we have continued to provide highly-motivated students with unique opportunities to autonomously acquire advanced knowledge and skills to deepen their scholarly expertise.
Our Mission Statement guiding our educational principle is “Understanding Others” and we expect our students to take the initiative to interact with a great variety of people and to explore their intellectual horizons based on this philosophy.
In today’s globalizing world, Musashino Gakuin University places great importance on fostering our students to have highly developed communicative abilities. Education and research conducted at Musashino Gakuin University covers a broad range of topics in a wide range of fields including International Communication Studies, International Relations, Japanese Politics, and Japanese Studies.
The principal aim of the Admission Policy of Musashino Gakuin University is to offer admission to students of high intellectual potential.
Those seeking admission to Musashino Gakuin University are required to possess the following characteristics and basic academic abilities.
- Prospective applicants must possess, or be working towards acquisition of, a high level of Japanese language proficiency, as well as fundamental knowledge about conventional and contemporary political, social, historical, cultural, and environmental concerns in their native countries.
- After graduation, prospective applicants are expected to play important roles to serve as mediators between Japan and their home countries and to interact with a broad range of people in the international arena.
- Prospective applicants must possess, or show evidence of working towards acquisition of, passion and a strong sense of purpose in their studies and research as well as a sense of pride in their home countries.
- Prospective applicants must cultivate their capacity to improve themselves through interaction with Japanese students, faculty members, and other international students at the university.
- Prospective applicants must possess communicative abilities, including practical Japanese and fundamental English language proficiency.
- Prospective applicants must have demonstrated interest in English, their native languages, social sciences as well as international issues in their previous high school education .
Basic Policy for Selection of New Students
Requirements for International Applicants Residing in Japan:
Prospective applicants must fulfill one of the following requirements:
- Are foreign nationals and have completed, or are working towards completion of, secondary education (at least 12-years in duration) outside of or in Japan operated under the school education system and fluent in the Japanese language.
- Are in possession of, or working towards possession of, a student visa stipulated in the provisions of Article 2 of Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Japanese Law).
Admissions Office Examination
The following documents are necessary when applying to Musashino Gakuin University: (Details of each document can be viewed at the following website, only available in Japanese.)
- a designated application form,
- a designated curriculum vitae,
- the application fee (designated bank transfer receipt of 10,000 yen),
- a high school graduation certificate, the academic transcript from the high school from which the applicant graduated
- a photocopy of the applicant’s residence card (both sides),
- a designated certificate of sponsorship, or if you do not have any guarantor, certificate of current bank balance of the applicant or of the person who will pay the applicant’s tuition,
- a designated scholarship application,
- a short essay in Japanese (written according to the designated format),
- a medical examination report,
- and a photocopy of the applicant’s passport (the page showing the name, nationality, passport number and date of issue).
In the second screening, applicants must take a written examination (Japanese test similar to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), N2, and have an individual interview.
Both of the above are implemented at Musashino Gakuin University.
Student Enrollment (As of May 1, 2019)
Undergraduate Students at the Faculty of International Communication
|Academic year||Spring enrollment||Autumn enrollment|
|2019||141 (137 of Japanese students,|
4 of International students)
|2018||116 (112 of Japanese students,|
4 of International students)
|7 (International students)|
|2017||105 (101 of Japanese students,|
4 of International students)
|9 (International students)|
|2016||70 (65 of Japanese students,|
5 of International students)
|3 (International students)|
Academic Staff at the Faculty of International Communication (as of May 1, 2019)
|Assistant professors and others|
|2019||1 (M)||2 (M)||1 (M)||10 (M9/F1)||6 (M3/F3)||3 (F3)|
|2018||1 (M)||2 (M)||1 (M)||8 (M7/F1)||5 (M3/F2)||6 (M2/F4)|
|2017||1 (M)||2 (M)||1 (M)||11 (M)||8 (M5/F3)||4 (M1/F3)|
|2016||1 (M)||1 (M)||1 (M)||10 (M10/F1)||7 (M4/F3)||5 (M2/F3)|
Undergraduate Enrollment at the Faculty of International Communication
Enrollment in the Master’s Course of International Communication Studies (as of May 1, 2019)
|Academic year||1st year of Master’s Course||2nd year of Master’s Course||Total|
|2019||2 (M1/F1)||13 (M3/F10)||15 (M4/F11)|
|2018||4 (M1/F3)||11 (M2/F9)||15 (M3/F12)|
|2017||8 (M2/F6)||16 (M5/F11)||24 (M7/F17)|
Enrollment in the Doctoral Course of International Communication Studies (as of May 1, 2019)
|Academic year||1st year of Doctoral Course||2nd year of Doctoral Course||3rd year of Doctoral Course||Total|
|2019||1 (F1)||1 (F1)||5 (M3/F2)|
7 (M3/ F4)
|2018||1 (F1)||1 (M1)||4 (M2/F2)||6 (M3/F3)|
|0||4 (M3/F1)||7 (M5/F2)|
Musashino Gakuin University is committed to enhancing the employability of all our students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in order to enable them to compete and flourish in a competitive, fast-moving global economy. We’re proud of our graduates and their outstanding employment record. 100% of our graduates either find employment or go onto further education.
This high employment rate is a result of the university’s efforts to support students in their choice of career path and is achieved by respecting students’ interests and vocational aptitudes. The Career Design Division at Musashino Gakuin University provides information about recruitment, employment seminars, companies, and also provides individual career consultation in which expertly-trained staff members offer full assistance to students in their quest for employment.
Employer Highlights (2015-2019): JTB Corporate Sales Inc., JTB BENEFIT SERVICE, Inc., ANA AIRPORT SERVICES CO., LTD., CONEXIO Corporation, Japan Holiday Travel CO., LTD, TAISEI CORPORATION, Hanshin Trust Bank, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, Japan Post Co. Ltd., Saitama Prefectural Police, Saitama Prefectural High School, and others.
Graduates for Higher Education:
Graduate School of Waseda University, Graduate School of Meiji University, Graduate School of Tsukuba University, Graduate School of Osaka University, Graduate School of Asia University, Graduate School of Musashino Gakuin University