Notice Regarding the Outline and Schedule of the Entrance Examination for International Students

April 25, 2013

Thank you for your interest in Hosei University. We are pleased to inform you that the schedule for the 2014 Entrance Examination for International Students has been fixed. This page provides an outline of the examination, as well as the schedule and changes in content from 2013 to 2014.

1.Faculties accepting international students

International students are accepted by the following faculties: Law, Letters, Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Intercultural Communication, Humanity and Environment, Social Policy & Administration, Lifelong Learning and Career Studies, Engineering and Design, Science and Engineering, Bioscience and Applied Chemistry

2.Examination

First screening: document screening
Second screening: interview or other method (depending on the faculty)
(For more information, please refer to the following leaflet.)

3.Examination Schedule

Publication of admission guide (outline): Beginning of June, 2013 (tentative)
(on our Japanese website)
Application period (online application): September 30 (Mon) through October 11 (Fri), 2013
Announcement of first screening results: November 26 (Tue), 2013
Second screening test: December 15 (Sun), 2013
*Applicants to the Faculty of Business Administration will take this test on December 8 (Sun), 2013.
Announcement of admission decisions: December 25 (Wed), 2013
Deadline for enrollment procedure: January 31 (Fri), 2014

4.Changes in comparison to the 2013 exam

(1) Faculties other than Social Sciences require applicants to take the additional “Writing” test of the “Japanese as a Foreign Language” subject of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). Therefore, from this year, applicants to those faculties must take the three tests of the “Japanese as a Foreign Language” subject: the “Reading Comprehension,” “Listening Comprehension/Listening & Reading Comprehension,” and “Writing” tests (last year, the former two tests alone were considered for the screening).
(2) Faculties other than Social Sciences and Intercultural Communication require applicants to write an “Essay in Japanese” (400 to 600 characters) or an “Interview Sheet” (one A4 page) in 30 minutes at the second screening, which serves as a reference at the interview. 

  • Essay in Japanese: Faculties of Economics, Humanity and Environment, Engineering and Design, Science and Engineering, Bioscience and Applied Chemistry
  • Interview sheet:Faculties of Law, Letters, Business Administration, Social Policy & Administration, Lifelong Learning and Career Studies

(3) The number of students admitted to the Department of Japanese, Faculty of Letters, has been changed from “a few” to “10”.

(4) Applicants to the Department of Geography, Faculty of Letters, do not need to take an English language test administered by an external organization, but they do need to take the EJU “Japan and the world” subject test.

  • “Admission Guide (Outline)” is scheduled to be published on our Japanese website at the beginning of June.
  • “Admission Guide/Application Form” is scheduled to be posted on our Japanese website at the beginning of July.

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