Program Overview

Study architecture in Tokyo, Japan at Meiji University, one of the most prominent private institutions in the Japan. Immerse yourself in the dynamic city of Tokyo as you study architecture and urban design. Up to four University of Oregon students may participate in this program per year.

Additional requirements

Graduate Students:

  • Some previous study of Japanese recommended
  • Graduate student in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Interior Architecture

Undergraduate Students:

  • 4 years of Japanese language required, or level N3 on JLPT exam
  • Major in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Interior Architecture

What is an Exchange?

This is an exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at a UO partner university. Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and on-site student support services such as academic advising, health & counselling services may vary. Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

NOTE: The host university has its own credit and grading system. The transcripts provided by the host institution will be converted by the UO Registrar’s Office based on established standards of conversion. Exchange applicants should meet with a GEO advisor to discuss program details.

Housing Description

You will either live in one of the Meiji University dormitories or you may arrange your own housing in Tokyo. Meiji offers a number of different dormitories near campus. 

Application process

Early application is advised. Selection for the program is based on a review of the student's essays, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. You will be required to complete the Meiji University exchange application in a timely manner.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall/Winter Semester2018-201912/1/2017Early SeptemberEarly February
Academic Year2018-201912/1/2017Early SeptemberLate July
Spring Semester201812/1/2017Late MarchLate July

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.