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HUNTER/Meiji Gakuin University Exchange (MGU)

Program Application Deadline
  • FALL/YEAR program*: FEBRUARY 15

*Due to space constraints, we typically only nominate students for the MGU exchange in the FALL/YEAR application cycle. Please indicate in your application if you are applying for the full year or fall semester.


The MGU International Student Program (ISP) provides an opportunity for English-speaking students with limited Japanese language skills to pursue undergraduate studies at the Yokohama campus, located in Kanagawa Prefecture.

The aim of this program is to provide a creative academic environment for studies pertaining to Japan and the Japanese language for students who have studied Japanese for a minimum of one year at the university level. The International Student Program welcomes exchange students from partner universities located in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

Exchange students are required to stay in the Yokohama dorm.

There are a limited number of scholarships through JASSO available for exchange students studying in Japan. Accepted students are automatically considered for this award.

For more information (including estimated costs/expenses for a semester), visit the MGU website.

All students participating in the exchange program are required to enroll in the CUNY comprehensive travel insurance policy through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) in addition to the Japanese National Health Insurance. Visit the Global CUNY page to learn more about the CUNY policy and view monthly rates. Accepted students will receive the appropriate code to self-enroll.


Eligibility requirements:

  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of your application.
  • You must have at least 60 credits at the end of the semester in which you are applying,
  • and you must have studied Japanese for a minimum of one year at the university level.

Please visit the APPLY tab Semester Exchanges for APPLICATION DETAILS.

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