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  • Global Liberal Studies (GLS) is a major taught in English.

Global Liberal Studies (GLS) is a major taught in English.

GLS is an interdisciplinary major that helps students acquire the broad skills and knowledge of the social sciences and humanities needed to become independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and responsible global citizens in a rapidly changing world. The major is fully English-medium instruction (EMI), in which all classes are content-based and taught by professors from various academic fields within the humanities and social sciences. Thus students must already have English as their first or second language as a foundation for successful study in the program.

The School of Global Studies offers a World Language Program whereby GLS students earn 40 or more credits for Japanese language education. Our program is designed for students who have never learned Japanese or are at a beginner’s level to understand Japanese linguistic structures and learn useful daily expressions and basic phrases step by step. By the time they graduate, they will be able to comprehend short articles written for native Japanese speakers and to communicate orally according to various situations and types of people. Specifically, the goal is to reach Level N2 or N1 in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test. The students who have passed Level N1 in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test are eligible to take "College-level Japanese LanguageⅠA~ⅣB","Japanese LanguageⅠA~ⅡD","Japanese AffairsⅠA~ⅢB"or"Business JapaneseⅠ・Ⅱ". These courses are originally designed for foreign students other than GLS students.

Voices of GLS Majors

Ilia Stoliarov
from Russia

Cross-cultural interactions with peers in and outside of the classroom

Students come from various parts of the world to learn in the GLS Major program, where the classroom is a place of exchange of diverse views and opinions. Diversity in the learning environment is a great advantage of GLS Major. Also, Chukyo University offers many clubs, including the ice hockey club, to which I belong. Often, I ask my teammates for help in understanding the meaning of kanji, or sometimes we talk about popular music. Through our friendship and interactions, I am learning more about the Japanese language and culture. The faculty at Chukyo University is very supportive of the students, and the campus is located within easy access to many places of interest in Japan, which is another plus. My ambition is to gain knowledge of social economics and continue to expand my knowledge in the future, with a dream of someday working in Japan.

Interviewed in December 2020

Ilia Stoliarov
Grade:1st year
Country:Russia

Zainab Ayesha Baig
from Pakistan

GLS Major provides both diverse knowledge and Japanese skills

In Japan, women can work at the frontlines of the business world. With a dream of working in such a wonderful country, I decided to pursue my studies in the GLS Major program to give myself a diverse knowledge and a solid foundation in the liberal arts. While some colleges offer courses taught in English for the international students, Chukyo University also offers GLS students the opportunity to learn the Japanese language, which was the deciding factor for me in selecting Chukyo University. In the International Academic Relations class, students discuss and give presentations on global topics. It is fascinating to gain a deeper understanding of various countries, including my own. In the diverse learning environment of Chukyo University, I want to master Japanese, acquire business knowledge, and become a contributing member of the global society.

Interviewed in December 2020

Zainab Ayesha Baig
Grade:1st year
Country:Pakistan

Tuition fee for students without student visa

(currency: yen)

Enrollment fee Tuition fee Facilities fee Misc. expenses Total
200,000 871,500 353,500 50,000 1,475,000

✽Payment of the enrollment fee is required only at the time of enrollment.

Tuition fee for students with student visa

To allow international students to focus on their studies without worrying about their financial situation, Chukyo University offers all international students with a student visa a 30% reduction in their tuition fees over the 4-year period of study.

(currency: yen)

Enrollment fee Tuition fee Facilities fee Misc. expenses Total
200,000 610,050 353,500 50,000 1,213,550

Note: The above tuition fees are not final and are subject to change following revision of the “School Regulations.”Please check the enrollment procedure guidelines for the breakdown of the payments.

Chukyo University Scholarship for Foreign Students

This admission fee scholarship is offered to foreign students to support their continuing academic education.

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