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同志社大学 | Doshisha University

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"Learn to Live and Live to Learn" with the history of 141 years, developing frontiers of "wisdom"

Our founding spirit consists of three main principles: Christianity, Liberalism and Internationalism. Doshisha was founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima in 1875 as the first Japanese school advocating the teaching of Christianity. Doshisha has more than 29,000 students and 1,517 of them are from outside Japan.
We offers English-based degree programs designed for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students.

【English-based Degree Programs】
(Undergraduate Program)
・The Institute for the Liberal Arts

(Graduate Program) 
・International Science and Technology Course at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering / Life and Medical Sciences
http://istc.doshisha.ac.jp/en/
・Global MBA
Master's Degree Program, Global Business and Management Studies
http://gmba.doshisha.ac.jp/en/
Doshisha Business School
・Graduate School of Global Studies
http://global-studies.doshisha.ac.jp/en/index.html

The Institute for the Liberal Arts

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Postal code 602-8580
Address Karasuma-Higashi-iru, Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Department to contact The Institute for the Liberal Arts Office
Phone +81-75-251-3302
Fax +81-75-251-3304
International Students Examination Same examination and evaluation standards as for Japanese.
Number of international students 110 (for the 2016 school year)
Number of privately financed international students 118 (for the 2016 school year)
Application fee 15,000 yen (for the 2017 school year)
Admission fee 200,000 yen (for the 2017 school year)
Tuition per year 828,000 yen (for the 2017 school year)
Other expenses 149,000 yen (for the 2017 school year)
Remarks 3rd-year transfer students (for the 2017 school year)
Tuition : 800,000 yen
Other expenses : 165,000 yen

Application forms are distributed for free at the office or available at the below website.
http://ila.doshisha.ac.jp/en/
Department(s) Japanese Society and Global Culture Concentration (Faculty of Letters), Japanese Society and Global Culture Concentration (Faculty of Social Studies), Japanese Business and the Global Economy Concentration (Faculty of Economics), Japanese Business and the Global Economy Concentration (Faculty of Commerce), Japanese Politics and Global Studies Concentration (Faculty of Law), Japanese Politics and Global Studies Concentration (Faculty of Policy Studies)
Distribution of application forms Please inquire.
Entry (Spring) April, 2017 entry
Starting date for application submission August 22, 2016
Deadline of application October 6, 2016
Date of examination November 17, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Notification of examination result December 2, 2016
Deadline of enrollment procedures December 22, 2016(First deadline) March 9, 2017(Second deadline)
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview
English examination Using TOEFL or others
Minimum score for TOEFL-iBT Score of over 85
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks English Language Proficiency
(1) TOEFL iBT 85
(2) IELTS Academic 6.5
(3) ACT Combined English/Writing (Writing Test Score) 22
(4) Old SAT Critical Reading and Writing sections 510
(5) New SAT Reading Test 28, and Writing & Language Test 29

Deadline of the 2nd step for applicants residing outside Japan will be announced individually.
Entry (Autumn) October, 2017 entry
Starting date for application submission January 10, 2017
Deadline of application March 30, 2017
Date of examination May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Notification of examination result June 9, 2017
Deadline of enrollment procedures June 22, 2017(First deadline) August 31, 2017(Second deadline)
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview
English examination Using TOEFL or others
Minimum score for TOEFL-iBT Score of over 85
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks English Language Proficiency
(1) TOEFL iBT 85
(2) IELTS Academic 6.5
(3) ACT Combined English/Writing (Writing Test Score) 22
(4) Old SAT Critical Reading and Writing sections 510
(5) New SAT Reading Test 28, and Writing & Language Test 29

Deadline of the 2nd step for applicants residing outside Japan will be announced individually.

Last update: Sep. 14, 2016

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