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The Graduate School at Hosei University was opened in 1951, offering Master’s degree programs in the Graduate School of Humanities and the Graduate School of Sociology. The Graduate Schools of Hosei University have since opened their doors to the world’s scholars, growing and diversifying to meet the needs of modern society while retaining time-honored traditions of fundamental research and learning and striving to produce the human resources who will excel in the leading fields of the modern era.
In order to meet the needs of society, the Graduate Schools and programs offered by Hosei have undergone continuous and active growth and reform. In September 2015, the Graduate School of Innovation and Management began a new Global MBA program, a degree program taught entirely in English.
Currently, Hosei University has 15 Graduate Schools with 31 majors, as well as 3 institutes. These schools and programs offer research and learning opportunities that promote students’ growth so that they may realize their goals of becoming advanced researchers and highly-skilled professionals.

Graduate school of Social Well-being Studies

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 194-0298
Address 4342, Aihara-machi, Machida-shi, Tokyo
Department to contact Office at Graduate SchooSocial Well-being Studiesl, Tama
Phone 042-783-4047
Fax 042-783-2808
Type of research department Researcher development., Development of experts in their fields of specialization.
Program Master's program
Major Social Services, Clinical Psychology
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available for reference
Available by mail
Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who have completed 15 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Graduates of Japanese universities are required to take the same examination as Japanese students.
Others(Selection for International Students is only for Major of Social Services. If you do not have Bachelar's degree, are 22 or elder, and hope to be confirmed by the individual screening to have academic ability equivalent to a Bachelar, you must make an inquiry to Graduate School by 2 month before the deadline of application to check your eligibility. )
Number of international students in 2016 10
Number of privately financed students 9
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 200,000 yen
Tuition per year 530,000 yen
Remarks Please make an inquiry beforehand, because 'Other Expenses' differs by major.
Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
♦Selection for International Students: "Major of Social Services" only.
♦Other expense: 110,000 yen (Clinical Psychology) or 60,000 yen (Social Services)
♦First year degree expense total: 780,000 yen (Clinical Psychology) or 730,000 yen (Social Services)
♦In addition, 3,000 yen is required at admission procedures.
Entry April, 2017
Application category General Examination (Autumn)
Deadline for prior qualification screening July 8, 2016
Starting date for application submission September 1, 2016
Deadline of application September 8, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination September 25, 2016 , September 28, 2016
Notification of examination result October 7, 2016
Remarks The examination schedule varies by majors.
Examination/screening methods English language, Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category Exam for Working Adults (Autumn, Major of Social Services only)
Deadline for prior qualification screening July 8, 2016
Starting date for application submission September 1, 2016
Deadline of application September 8, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination September 25, 2016
Notification of examination result October 7, 2016
Examination/screening methods Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category Selection for International Students (Autumn, Major of Social Services only)
Deadline for prior qualification screening July 1, 2016
Starting date for application submission August 25, 2016
Deadline of application September 1, 2016
Date of examination September 25, 2016
Notification of examination result October 7, 2016
Examination/screening methods Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category General Selection (Spring)
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 28, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 19, 2017
Deadline of application January 26, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination February 18, 2017 , February 22, 2017
Notification of examination result March 2, 2017
Remarks The examination schedule varies by majors.
Examination/screening methods English language, Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category Selection for Working Adults (Spring, Major of Social Services only)
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 28, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 19, 2017
Deadline of application January 26, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination February 18, 2017
Notification of examination result March 2, 2017
Examination/screening methods Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category Selection for International Students (Spring, Major of Social Services only)
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 21, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 12, 2017
Deadline of application January 19, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination February 18, 2017
Notification of examination result March 2, 2017
Examination/screening methods Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview
Program Doctoral program
Major Social Services and Clinical Psychology
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available for reference
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Number of international students in 2016 3
Number of privately financed students 3
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 200,000 yen
Tuition per year 400,000 yen
Other expenses 60,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 660,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Admission fee is exempted for graduates and those who completed Master's course of Hosei University.
In addition, 3000 yen is required at admission procedures.
Entry April, 2017
Application category General Examination (Spring)
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 28, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 19, 2017
Deadline of application January 26, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination February 18, 2017
Notification of examination result March 2, 2017
Examination/screening methods English language, Interview
Program Research program (Graduate program)
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Others(Students in this category are called as "Kensyusei". If you do not have Bachelor's degree, are 22 or elder, and hope to be confirmed by the individual screening to have academic ability equivalent to a Bachelor, you must make an inquiry to Graduate School by 2 month before the deadline of application to check your eligibility.)
Number of international students in 2016 1
Number of privately financed students 1
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 30,000 yen
Tuition per year 264,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 294,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
* An entrance fee is taken as a "registration fee."
* Tuition is taken as "the charge of instruction."
Entry April, 2017
Application category Kenshusei (Spring, only for Major of Social Services)
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 21, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 12, 2017
Deadline of application January 19, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination February 18, 2017
Notification of examination result March 2, 2017
Examination/screening methods Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Interview

Last update: Jul. 05, 2016


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