Musashino Art University is open to international students from all over the world. Please note the following if you are a prospective student;
- Most of the all classes, seminars and exams are conducted solely in Japanese, you have to be fluent in writing, reading and speaking Japanese. At the very least you are required to understand sufficiently our application guidebook written in Japanese.
- You should finalize your financial arrangements prior to entering Musashino Art University. International students are eligible to apply for scholarships; however, not all applicants can receive such financial assistance.
- We do not have any non-degree courses or short-term programs.
- We do not accept any research students except for Japanese Government Scholarship (called the MEXT scholarship) recipients. If you are interested in the MEXT Scholarship, please refer to the Scholarships section below.
Detailed information on the following topics is available at the link below.
College of Art and Design
To enter the College of Art and Design, students must pass the entrance examination given at the University by the department in which they wish to enroll. The examination is held during the third week of December each year. Applicants must also complete the necessary registration procedures. The University's first term begins in April of each year.
To take the entrance examination, applicants must register through on-line application system, and submit the required documents to the University during the specified period (generally early to mid November). Detailed application guidelines are available at http://www.musabi.ac.jp/request/assets/h27_ryugaku.pdf. (Available only in Japanese)
2. Entrance qualifications
Students must have graduated from a Japanese high school or completed 12 years of education abroad to qualify to enroll in a Japanese college or university. In addition, applicants must submit the “Japanese as a Foreign Language” score from the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). The EJU score is valid only if within two years of application deadline Please refer to http://www.jasso.go.jp/eju/index_e.html for detailed information regarding EJU.
Each department conducts examinations in technical skill. Technical skill varies from drawing, painting, writing essays, etc. depending on the department. Acceptance is based on the applicant's overall score consisting of the technical skill score, interview score, and the Japanese language score of EJU.