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Admission

Undergraduate Programs

The Undergraduate School accepts entry to all Faculties and Departments, except for the Flex B Program, by official international students. (Official international students are full-time students who enter either the four-year undergraduate program or the graduate program in April.)
International students are required to have a high proficiency level in Japanese language because almost all of the lectures and seminars are offered in Japanese.
Entrance examinations for international applicants to the programs are held as follows:

Applicant Qualification To qualify, applicants must satisfy each of the following requirements:

The applicants’ nationality must be other than Japanese.
The applicants must be at least 18 years old as of April 1.
The applicants must have undergone a 12-year course of school education in a foreign country or be designated and approved as eligible by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.
The applicants must take the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students administered by the Independent Administrative Institution Japan Student Services Organization by the due date.

Application Procedure

The applicants must submit an application form to the Admission Center, the University Information Bureau.
The application period is in November.

Entrance Examination

The applicants must take a written examination and interview in Japanese. (The examination subjects are different in each department.)
The examination is conducted in January.

Postgraduate Programs

Applicant Qualification To qualify, applicants must satisfy each of the following requirements:

Master’s Program

The applicants’ nationality must be other than Japanese.
The applicants who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from an undergraduate program by March 31.
The applicants who have received or are scheduled to receive a Bachelor’s Degree.
The applicants must have completed 16 years of education abroad The applicants who have been approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in Japan
The applicants who have been approved by the Graduate School through an individual entrance screening as those with scholastic abilities equivalent to or greater than Bachelor’s Degree holders.

Doctoral Program

The applicants’ nationality must be other than Japanese.
The applicants who have received or are scheduled to receive a Master’s Degree by March 31.
The applicants who have received or are scheduled to receive a Master’s Degree or a degree equivalent to a Master’s Degree from a university outside Japan.
The applicants who have been approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology in Japan
The applicants who have been approved by the Graduate School through an individual entrance screening as those with scholastic abilities equivalent to or greater than Master’s Degree holders.

Individual Examination of Applicants for Admission
(Preliminary Qualification Examination)

Master’s Program

A preliminary qualification examination is required for the applicants who graduated from a junior college, a college of technology, a specialized school or other educational institution.

Doctoral Program

A preliminary qualification examination is required for the applicants who graduated from a junior college, a college of technology, a specialized school or other educational institution.
Note: The contents of the examination are different for each Graduate School.

Application Procedure

The applicants must submit the required application form to the Admission Center, the University Information Bureau. For an application from overseas, the submission period is in June and July. For an application from within Japan, the submission period is in August and January. The application period for the Doctoral Program is only in January. (Applications from overseas are not available.)

Entrance Examination

Written examinations in the applicant’s specialty and on the applicant’s proficiency level in a foreign language, and an interview are conducted in Japanese. The examination subjects are different for each Department and School. The examination for the Master’s Program is held in September and February. The examination for the Doctoral Program is held only in February.