Shumei University, founded in 1988, is a relatively new school with about 1,700 undergraduate students. It is renowned for offering personalized help and support to each student. In past years, a large number of overseas students have studied here, developed their potential, and after graduation joined firms and organizations in Japan or returned to their native country to undertake a variety of careers. Currently, we offer the opportunity to study in four faculties: Faculty of Teacher Education, Faculty of Management and Administration, Faculty of English and IT Management, and Faculty of Tourism Studies.
Our campus is located in Yachiyo City in the north-west part of Chiba Prefecture. Therefore, Narita Airport and bay area towns such as Urayasu and Makuhari are within easy access. The campus itself is set in park-like surroundings.
We are lucky enough to have been able to escape from most of the damage and radiation caused by the East Japan Great Earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. We are convinced that you will find our university to be an excellent learning centre and enjoy your academic life on our campus.
1. Contact and Access
|Address:||1-1 Daigaku-cho, Yachiyo City
Chiba 276-0003 Japan
|Nearest Train Station:||Yachiyo-Midorigaoka Station
(Toyo Kosoku Line)
|Free School Bus Services to and from the following three train stations:||Yachiyo-Midorigaoka Station
(Toyo Kosoku Line)
(Keisei Line and Toyo Kosoku Line)
(Tobu Urban Park Line, Shin-Keisei Line, and Hokuso Line)
- There are free bus services from the above railway stations on school days, which operate according to the lesson time table. You can also choose a local bus service from Bus Stop No.1 at Yachiyo-Midorigaoka Station and get off at Shumei-Daigaku bus stop(Fare ￥360, Journey 15 - 20 minutes).
- The Toyo Kosoku Line runs local trains between Nishi-Funabashi Station and Toyo-Katsutadai Station. However, the Tozai Line, one of the Tokyo Metro lines, also runs directly into the Toyo Kosoku Line, thus making access to the centre of Tokyo fast and convenient.
2. Distinctive Features
Faculty of Management and Governance offers
various subjects in business studies and business administration. Corporate accounting and bookkeeping are set as compulsory subjects.
Faculty of English and IT Management offers two courses:
The English Career Course offers
English related subjects including English linguistics and literature as well as more practical subjects such as communication, business English, debate, etc. All students are eligible to participate in a five-month Study Abroad Programme in the U.K. to further improve practical English skills. Please refer to last section for details.
The IT Career Course offers
subjects ranging from ICT skills necessary in the average workplace to advanced specializations such as network construction, video editing, digital designing and high-level programming. Even though the ICT boom may have peaked, the need for sound ICT skills remains as high as ever.
Faculty of Tourism and Business Management offers
various programmes, making use of its vicinity to Narita International Airport and the Tokyo Bay Area such as Makuhari and Urayasu. Adhering to the University ethos of valuing wisdom, skills and rightful moral judgment, our tourism business studies aims at fostering individuals who possess the skills to a global setting.
4. Fees and Funding
To help support overseas students financially, Shumei University has been offering Tuition Exemption for some years.
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This reduction of fees is applicable for four years on the proviso that attendance rate, credits and Japanese language proficiency meet the standards set out by the University.
While studying at our university, outstanding students are awarded study scholarships. In addition, those who have passed Japanese certificate tests such as STEP tests or Bookkeeping are eligible for study encouragement grants.
6. University and Its Surroundings
The University is located in a quiet residential area with a lot of greenery. There is one convenience store on campus and two more off campus, both within a few minutes’ walk. A McDonald’s hamburger restaurant is within easy walking distance (5 minutes) as is a Chinese noodle restaurant.
There is a large shopping mall at the two railway stations, Yachiyo-Midorigaoka Station and Shin-Kamagaya Station, where our school buses depart and arrive. Some of our students have part-time jobs at these shopping malls.
7. Career Guidance
We hold various career inductions and seminars, some of which are designed specifically for overseas students. Consultations by our professional staff are accepted upon request. Assistance for the writing of CVs and resumes (entry sheets) is provided on an individual basis.
8. Free School Bus Services
Free school bus services operate from the following three railway stations:
・Yachiyo-Midorigaoka Station(Toyo Kosoku Line)
・Katsutadai Station(Keisei Line and Toyo Kosoku Line)
・Shin-Kamagaya Station(Tobu Urban Park Line, Shin-Keisei Line, and Hokuso Line)
- There is a free bus service to and from the above railway stations on school days before and after each class. Normally the services operate 5 times or so a day .
- Due to the charging system adopted by the Toyo Kosoku Line Railway Company, some students opt for commuting to school via Shin-Kamagaya Station or Katsutadai.
9. Visiting School
Visiting our campus is possible at any time, but please make sure to contact us in advance.
10. Course Advisors at Japanese Language Schools
Shumei University carries a reputation and credibility for its meticulous teaching and guidance offered to each student.
We have ‘Campus Rules’ which all the students enrolled at our university are asked to comply with, such as a ban on dyeing hair brown, a ban on smoking on the premises as well as in the vicinity, etc. These rules are stated in the prospectus and all prospective students are reminded of the importance of the rules on the occasion of the entrance exams, prior to admission.
11. Study Abroad Programme in the U.K. (Optional)
Overseas students have an opportunity to study English for five months at our language institution in the U.K. while in Years 2 to 4. The requirements to be accepted on the programme are: 1) smooth progress in the studies, 2) eligibility for obtaining a U.K. Student Visa, and 3) passing an interview test.
*Expenses for the programme: \500,000 for boarding and \400,000 for airfare and local transport.