Overview of the Admission Procedures for International Students Determined

June 17, 2013

The overview of the 2014 Admission Procedures for International Students has been determined. All prospective applicants are asked to refer to these admission procedures along with the Admissions Guide for International Students provided on the website.
* Please make sure to refer to the Admission Bulletin that will be available on the website at the beginning of July.

Acceptance of international students

1. Faculties accepting international students/number of students accepted

[Law]
Law, Political Science and Global Politics: a few
[Letters]
Philosophy, English, History, Geography and Psychology: a few
Japanese: 10
[Economics]
Economics: 6
International Economics: 2
Business Economics: 2
[Social Sciences]
Policy Science on Society: 10
Sociology: 15
Media and Communication Studies: 10
[Business Administration]
Business Administration: 7
Business Administration Strategy: 4
Market Business Administration: 4
[Intercultural Communication]
Intercultural Communication: a few
[Humanity and Environment]
Humanity and Environment: a few
[Social Policy and Administration]
Community Development and Clinical Psychology: a few
[Lifelong Learning and Career Studies]
Lifelong Learning and Career Studies: a few
[Engineering and Design]
Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Design: a few
[Science and Engineering]
Mechanical Engineering (Course of Mechanical Engineering), Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Applied Informatics, Industrial and System Engineering and Advanced Sciences: a few
[Bioscience and Applied Chemistry]*1
Frontier Bioscience (Course of Frontier Bioscience), Frontier Bioscience (Course of Plant Clinical Science) and Chemical Science and Technology: a few
*1 From AY2014, the Course of Plant Clinical Science is scheduled to become an independent department constituting one of the three departments under the Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry. (Notification documentation for the establishment of the department has been submitted to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.)

2. General Admission Requirements

1. In order to be considered for admission to Hosei University, you must fulfill conditions 1), 2) and 3):
1) Your nationality must be other than Japanese.
2) You must have completed 12 years of schooling outside Japan under the educational system of a country other than Japan or will complete such schooling before the end of March 2014 [Note 1]. You must be qualified to apply to a university in the country where you have completed/are going to complete your 12 years of schooling or must be recognized to have the equivalent qualifications [Note 2].
3) You must have taken or be going to take the “Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students” (EJU) conducted by the Japan Student Services Organization, an independent administrative organization. The EJU subject tests required by Hosei University are listed along with other requirements in the schedule in the Admissions Guide for International Students [Note 3].
However, if the EJU is not administered in the country or region (such as in China) where you reside, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services may take the place of the EJU. (Applicable conditions are given in the schedule in the Admissions Guide for International Students.) [Note 4]

2. Applicants to the Faculties of Law (Law and Global Politics), Letters (English, History and Psychology), Economics, Business Administration, Intercultural Communication or Humanity & Environment must have taken one of the TOEFL®, TOEIC® or IELTS tests during or after September 2011. (Since the required tests and conditions differ by faculty, the details should be confirmed in the table in the Admissions Guide for International Students.)

 [Note 1]
a) Those who have completed the equivalent schooling in less than 12 years by skipping grades are also eligible.
b) Those who have completed primary and secondary education outside Japan in a country where the number of years of schooling undertaken prior to entering a tertiary institution is generally designated as less than 12 years are also eligible if they have completed a preparatory course at an educational institution designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (provided such applicants are aged 18 years or older as of matriculation).
c) Those who have completed primary and secondary education outside Japan in a country where the number of years of schooling undertaken prior to entering a tertiary institution is generally designated as less than 12 years are also eligible if they can produce official documentation issued by an authority of the country where they have completed such schooling certifying that they have completed the equivalent of 12 years of schooling (provided such applicants are aged 18 years or older as of matriculation).
d) If your 12 years of schooling includes a period of schooling in Japan, the total number of years of such schooling in Japan at the junior and senior high school level must be three years or less AND you must have graduated from a high school outside Japan (or an international school in Japan) in order to be eligible. Those who were enrolled in an elementary school in Japan are eligible regardless of the number of years they were in school (provided such applicants are aged 18 years or older as of matriculation).
NB: If you were schooled at an international school in Japan and/or a school outside Japan that is part of the Japanese educational system, the period of schooling undertaken at these schools is counted as years of schooling in Japan.

[Note 2]
Please refer to the List of Requirements for Admissions Application by Country (common to all Faculties) PDF/168 KB

[Note 3]
a) With regards to the EJU “Japanese as a Foreign Language” test, the Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, and Listening & Reading Comprehension sections will be considered for the screening of applicants applying for the Faculty of Social Sciences. Other faculties will consider the Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Listening & Reading Comprehension, and Writing sections.
b) Subjects other than “Japanese as a Foreign Language” may be taken either in Japanese or English.
c) If applicants to the Faculties of Social Sciences or Social Policy & Administration have taken both “Mathematics (Course 1)” and “Japan and the World,” only the subject with the higher score will be considered for screening.
d) The “Mathematics (Course 1)” test is required for applicants to faculties offering arts and humanities courses and faculties offering science courses in which the need for mathematics is relatively small. Meanwhile, applicants applying for faculties that highly require mathematics must take the “Mathematics (Course 2)” test.
The “Japan and the World” test is conducted to determine whether or not international students have basic knowledge about contemporary Japan that is considered to be necessary for studying at Japanese universities as well as the ability to logically look at basic issues in modern global society and make appropriate decisions on them. Specifically, the test comprehensively covers topics mainly in the areas of politics and economics and in the two further areas of geography and history.
e) Those who took the EJU conducted in either June 2013, November 2012 or June 2012 are eligible to apply. However, please note that scores obtained in the EJU other than those stated above are not available.

[Note 4]
a) Those who took the EJU conducted in either July 2013, December 2012 or July 2012 are eligible to apply. However, please note that scores obtained in the EJU other than those stated above are not available.

Application

1. Required Documentation

Please refer to the following “Detailed and General Notes Regarding Required Documentation.”

[Application for certification of status of residence by proxy]
* Please refer to the Admission Bulletin that will be available on the website at the beginning of July.

2. Application Fee

Amount: 35,000 yen
Payment method: Payment must be made at designated convenience stores in Japan, by credit card or UnionPay (银联) card no later than Friday, October 11, 2013.

3. Application Method and Period

All applicants must apply for admission online. The major procedures for online application are described in a) to c) below.
* Online registration for application prior to the starting date of application will not be accepted.
a) Visit the online application site of Hosei University to register your application information.
b) Pay the application fee at a convenience store or by credit card.
c) Submit all the required documents to Hosei University by mail.

Application period: September 30 (Mon) to October 11 (Fri), 2013

Entrance Examination

The entrance examination consists of a first screening and a second screening. Only applicants who pass the first screening are qualified to take the second screening.

1. First Screening and Announcement of Successful Applicants

[Selection method] Documentary screening
* The scores of the EJU are considered for admission.

If the faculty requires applicants to take an English proficiency test in addition to the EJU, the scores of both tests are comprehensively considered for admission.
However, if the EJU is not administered in the country or region (such as in China) where the applicant resides, the scores of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) are considered for admission.

(1) “Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)” or “Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)”
Subjects required for the screening vary by faculty. For details, please refer to the Admissions Guide for International Students.

(2) English proficiency test
áFaculties/Departments requiring an English proficiency testñ
Law (Law and Global Politics), Letters (English, History and Psychology), Economics, Business Administration, Intercultural Communication and Humanity and Environment
áFaculties/Departments not requiring an English proficiency testñ
Law (Political Science), Letters (Philosophy, Japanese and Geography), Social Sciences, Social Policy and Administration, Lifelong Learning and Career Studies, Engineering and Design, Science and Engineering, and Bioscience and Applied Chemistry

[Announcement of results of the first screening]
Date of results: November 26 (Tue), 2013

2. Second Screening and Announcement of Successful Applicants

[Selection method] Interview examination
* Faculties excluding the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Intercultural Communication require applicants to write a Japanese essay (400 to 600 characters long) or to complete a pre-interview questionnaire (about one A4-size sheet) as reference material for the interview.
[Japanese essay]: Economics, Humanity and Environment, Engineering and Design, Science and Engineering, and Bioscience and Applied Chemistry
[Pre-interview sheet]: Law, Letters, Business Administration, Social Policy and Administration, and Lifelong Learning and Career Studies
* The Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Intercultural Communication set only an interview examination.

[Date of the second screening]
December 15 (Sun), 2013
* December 8 (Sun), 2013 only for the Faculty of Business Administration

[Announcement of results of the second screening]
Date of results: December 25 (Wed), 2013

Admission Procedure

1. Admission Procedure

Closing date for admission procedure: January 31 (Fri), 2014

2. Acquisition of Status of Residence (Overseas Education)

* Please refer to the Admission Bulletin that will be available on the website at the beginning of July.4

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