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Tokyo / Private
|Address||7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|Department to contact||Admission Center|
|Notable aspects of the school||There are undergraduate courses and departments where you can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English.|
|International Students Examination||There is special selection.|
|Admission capacity||a few (for the 2023 school year)|
|Applicants||20 (for the 2022 school year)|
|Successful candidates||5 (for the 2022 school year)|
|Number of international students||36 (for the 2022 school year)|
|Number of privately financed international students||61 (for the 2022 school year)|
|Application fee||30,000 yen (for the 2022 school year)|
|Admission fee||200,000 yen (for the 2022 school year)|
|Application to delay payment or receive a refund||Available.|
|Remarks||Japanese-taught Degree Programs and English-taught Degree Program (the department of Journalism only) differ in terms of admissions statistics such as admission capacity, examination methods, the number of applicants, and so on.
Please be sure to refer to the university's website.
Japanese-taught Degree Programs
English-taught Degree Program
Fees differ to courses taught in Japanese or English. Please refer to the university's website for details.
|Department(s)||Philosophy, History, Japanese Literature, English Literature, German Literature, French Literature, Journalism|
|Distribution of application forms||End of May|
|Availability of previous exams||Please inquire.|
|Entry (Spring)||April, 2022 entry|
|Application category||Entrance Examination for Foreigners|
|Starting date for application submission||July 27, 2022|
|Deadline of application||August 9, 2022|
|Date of examination||September 24, 2022 , October 1, 2022|
|Notification of examination result||September 29, 2022 , October 13, 2022|
|Deadline of enrollment procedures||October 27, 2022|
|Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan||Available.|
|Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam||Necessary.|
|Sections of exam prepared by the college or university||Application screening process, Interview, Departmental examinations (different for each department)|
|Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects||Japanese as a Foreign Language, Japan and the World, Mathematics 1 or Mathematics 2|
|Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam||Japanese language|
|Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Referred exam||Exams from June, 2021 onwards|
|English examination||Differ to each department. Refer to the university's website.|
|Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)||Not necessary.|
|Remarks||The end of the application period is the closing date for web applications.
There are a one-step method and a two-step method, that depends on the department.
In the two-step method, only applicants who pass the first exam will take the second exam.
Be sure to check the website for details, including the English language examinations that must be taken before application.
Last update: Jul. 14, 2022