This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Meiji Daigaku.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (4 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Cumulative grade point average of 2.2/3.0.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year bachelor's degree.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of authorized school official.
Description: Instituted in 1881 as a law school, expanded to university in 1903. In Japan the majority of university enrollment is in private schools. Usual admission requirements are high school graduation (12 years of education) and institution's entrance examination.
Grading is high; few fail (and are not reported). Most schools issue records in English showing A, B, C = minimum pass; a few use D as minimum pass. Grades reported annually in terms of units, credits or hours per week.
Language of instruction: Japanese.
Master's: 2 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination; by coursework, thesis and examination.
Doctorate: 3 years after master's degree; by dissertation and examination.
Last updated: May 09, 2005