Musashino Art University

country rank  110
world rank  2964

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University Overview

Established in 1929, Musashino Art University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Kodaira-shi (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Tokyo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Musashino Art University (MAU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Musashino Art University (MAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 90 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Japanese higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 武蔵野美術大学
Acronym MAU
Founded 1929
Motto To foster a new generation of artists and designers with a well-rounded perspective
Colours Blue

University Location

Address 1-736 Ogawa-cho
Kodaira-shi (population range: 50,000-249,999)
187-8505 Tokyo
T +81 (42) 342 6037
F +81 (42) 342 5193

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office 1-736 Ogawa-cho

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Musashino Art University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Council of Design (ico-D)
  • World Design Organization (WDO)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019