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Undergraduate Programs

Admission Policy

Faculty of Law

The Department of Law welcomes students with the following characteristics.

  1. Persons equipped with the basic academic ability and motivation suitable to learn undergraduate courses
  2. Persons with sustained interest in various issues in Japan and abroad and the motivation to solve such issues
  3. Those with a passion for learning, initiative, and outstanding creativity
  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams of the National Center Test, using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations)
    General entrance examinations, by testing ability in English language, Japanese language, and optional subjects, assess the basic academic ability and motivation to learn necessary for acquiring each of the skills indicated in the diploma policy following admission.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, the basic academic ability, motivation to learn, interest in social issues and motivation to solve them, passion for learning, initiative, and creativity are assessed.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills)
    Based on application documents and interviews, applicants are assessed as to their (1) having compiled outstanding sports accomplishments in high school, (2) having the basic academic ability necessary for pursuing university education, (3) having a strong desire to enter the Department of Law in the Faculty of Law of the University, and (4) having a strong desire to continue with both learning and sports after admission.
  • Special entrance examination (entrance exam for international students)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, applicants are assessed as to their (1) having the Japanese language proficiency and basic academic ability necessary for pursuing university education, (2) having the ability to express in Japanese their own matters of interest concerning law studies, and (3) having a strong desire to enter the Department of Law in the Faculty of Law of the University and study law.

Department of Politics

The Department of Global Politics welcomes students with the following characteristics.

  1. Persons equipped with the basic academic ability and motivation suitable to learn undergraduate courses
  2. Persons with an interest in and motivation to solve various issues in life in society
  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams and entrance exams of the National Center Test, using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations)
    Questions in the general entrance examinations are weighted toward those that test standard knowledge through high school, aimed at measuring basic academic ability.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, basic academic ability and interest in social issues and motivation to solve them are assessed.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills)
    Based on application documents and interviews, applicants are assessed as to their (1) having compiled outstanding sports accomplishments in high school, (2) having the basic academic ability necessary for pursuing university education, (3) having a strong desire to enter the Department of Politics in the Faculty of Law of the University, and (4) being determined not to neglect efforts in both sports and learning after admission.
  • Special entrance examination (entrance exam for international students)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, assessment is made by determining whether the applicant has adequate Japanese language proficiency and basic academic ability, and by confirming the applicant’s interest in social issues and desire to study in the Department of Politics in the Faculty of Law of the University.

Department of Global Politics

The Department of Global Politics welcomes students with the following characteristics.

  1. Persons equipped with the basic academic ability and motivation suitable to learn undergraduate courses
  2. Persons with an interest in and motivation to solve various issues on a global scale and issues specific to the Asian region
  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams of the National Center Test, using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations)
    In general entrance examinations, the basic academic ability necessary for acquiring each of the skills indicated in the diploma policy following admission are assessed. The Department of Global Politics places special emphasis on foreign language proficiency.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, assessment is made by confirming basic academic ability, and interest in and the motivation to solve issues on a global scale and in the Asian region.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills)
    Based on application documents and interviews, applicants are assessed as to their (1) having outstanding sports accomplishments in high school, (2) having the basic academic ability necessary for pursuing university education, (3) having an interest in and motivation to solve issues on a global scale and in the Asian region, (4) having a strong desire to enter the Department of Global Politics in the Faculty of Law of the University, and (5) being determined not to neglect efforts in both sports and learning after admission.
  • Special entrance examination (entrance exam for international students)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, assessment is made by determining whether the applicant has adequate Japanese language proficiency and basic academic ability, and by confirming the applicant’s interest in issues on a global scale and in the Asian region and desire to study in this Department.

Faculty of Letters

The Faculty of Letters accepts applicants who demonstrate through entrance examinations* that they have capabilities and motivations listed below.

    1. Students understand the subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, foreign language, geography, history, civics, mathematics, and science, at a level required for graduation from high school.
    2. They have the basic knowledge and core academic skills necessary for study and research after entering the University.
    3. They can think logically and clearly express their own thinking.
    4. They are deeply interested in the specialized fields of the department in which they wish to study, and are highly motivated to learn.

*Type A and Unified schedule exams, Entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations, Self-recommendation entrance exams, Recommended candidates entrance exams (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, or general recommended admissions based on global experience), Entrance exams making use of outside English-language proficiency tests, Entrance exams for international students, Early entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad, Self-recommendation entrance exams using the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.

Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy, in accordance with the policies of the Faculty of Letters, accepts applicants who demonstrate through entrance examinations* that they have capabilities and motivations listed below.

  1. Persons having the general academic ability necessary for studies in the University.
  2. They have the basic academic ability and knowledge necessary for study and research after entering the University.
    They can think logically and express their own ideas.
  3. They are deeply interested in philosophy, and are highly motivated to learn.

*Type A and Unified schedule exams, Entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations, Recommended candidates entrance exams (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, or general recommended admissions based on global experience), Early entrance exams for international students, Entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad, Self-recommendation entrance exams using the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.

Department of Japanese

The Department of Japanese, in accordance with the policies of the Faculty of Letters, accepts applicants who demonstrate through entrance examinations* that they have capabilities and motivations listed below. A variety of entrance exam routes are provided to ensure students are accepted based on an accurate assessment of their capabilities and qualities, and to open the door widely to persons well suited to studying in the Department of Japanese.

  1. Students understand the contents of subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, foreign language, geography, history, civics, mathematics, and science, at a level required for graduation from high school.
  2. They have the basic knowledge and core academic skills necessary for study and research after entering the university.
  3. They can think logically and clearly express their own thoughts.
  4. They have a deep interest in Japan’s culture, language, and performing arts, and possess especially diverse and solid academic ability and qualities necessary for research in these areas and/or literary creation, covering a wide range of knowledge, reading comprehension, thinking ability, and communication skills.

*Type A and Unified schedule exams, Entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations, Self-recommendation entrance exams, Special entrance exams for adult members of society, Recommended candidates entrance exams (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, or general recommended admissions based on global experience), Early entrance exams for international students, Entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad.

Department of English

The Department of English, in accordance with the admission policies of the Faculty of Letters, accepts applicants who demonstrate through entrance examinations* that they have the motivation and capabilities to study from diverse standpoints, not limiting themselves to a fixed perspective.Importance is placed on the following points:

  1. Students understand the subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, foreign language, geography, history, civics, mathematics, and science, at a level required for graduation from high school.
  2. They have the basic knowledge and core academic skills necessary for study and research after entering the University.
  3. They can think logically and clearly express their own thinking.
  4. Their interest in the English language extends also to English literature and the cultures of English-speaking countries.
  5. They are motivated to develop the scientific thinking ability necessary for carrying on research in such areas as foreign language education and linguistic theory.

The recently adopted Self-Recommendation Entrance Exam Using the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is particularly aimed at granting admission to applicants who, along with the necessary level of capabilities, have diverse individuality.

* Type A and Unified Schedule Exams, Entrance Exams Making Use of Outside English-Language Testing, Entrance Exams Using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations, Recommended Candidates Entrance Exams (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, general recommended admissions based on global experience), Self-Recommendation Entrance Exams Using the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, Early Entrance Exams for International Students, Entrance Exams for Japanese Returning from Living Abroad.

Department of History

The Department of History accepts applicants who demonstrate through entrance examinations* that they have capabilities and motivations listed below.

  1. Students understand the contents of subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, foreign language, geography, history, civics, mathematics, and science, at a level required for graduation from high school.
  2. They have the basic knowledge and core academic skills necessary for study and research after entering the University.
  3. They can think logically and clearly express their own thinking.
  4. They are deeply interested in the specialized fields of the Department of History, and are highly motivated to learn.

*Type A and Unified schedule exams, Entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations, Recommended candidates entrance exams (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills), Early entrance exams for international students, Entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad.

Department of Geography

The Department of Geography accepts applicants who demonstrate through entrance examinations* that they have capabilities and motivations listed below.

  1. Students understand the contents of subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, foreign language, geography, history, civics, mathematics, and science, at a level required for graduation from high school.
  2. They have the basic knowledge and core academic skills necessary for study and research after entering the University.
  3. They can think logically and clearly express their own thinking.
  4. They are deeply interested in the specialized fields of the Department of Geography, and are highly motivated to learn.

*Type A and Unified schedule exams, Entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations, Recommended candidates entrance exams (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills), Self-recommendation entrance exams, Early entrance exams for international students, Entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad.

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology accepts applicants who demonstrate through entrance examinations* that they have capabilities and motivations listed below.

  1. Students understand the contents of subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, foreign language, geography, history, civics, and mathematics, at a level required for graduation from high school.
  2. They have the basic knowledge and core academic skills necessary for study and research after entering the University.
  3. They can think logically and clearly express their own thinking.
  4. They are deeply interested in the specialized fields of the Department of Psychology and are highly motivated to learn.

*Type A and Unified schedule exams, Entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations, Recommended candidates entrance exams (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills), Early entrance exams for international students, Entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad.

Faculty of Business Administration

Students seeking admission are expected to have the knowledge, capabilities, and motivation necessary for studying the curriculum based on the educational objectives of the Faculty of Business Administration. For the sake of student diversity, a variety of entrance examination methods and selection criteria are used. The applicable departments and selection criteria for each entrance examination type are as follows.

1.General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination)

  • Whether applicants have an academic level equivalent to high school graduation is determined by written testing, and selection is made on that basis. The written testing mainly covers three subjects (English, Japanese, and social science or mathematics), but there are also exams consisting of only two subjects are more than three subjects (e.g., five).

2.Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills)

  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations for designated schools and affiliated schools, premised on having acquired a certain level of academic ability at high school, select by confirming the desire to enter this Faculty.
  • Selection for special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills is made based on having compiled an outstanding record in high school in a sport designed by the University, having the necessary basic academic ability, and having a strong desire to enter this Faculty.

3.Special entrance examinations (Self-recommendation entrance exams, special recommended admissions based on global experience, early entrance exams for international students, entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad)

  • Self-recommendation entrance exams are given by the Global Business Program of the Department of Business Administration. Premised on having English-language proficiency of a certain level or above, selection is made based on academic ability shown in high school, motivation to learn, and suitability for the educational objectives of the Program.
  • Special recommended admissions based on global experience are given by the Department of Business Strategy, while early entrance exams for international students and entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad are given for all departments. Combining document review, written tests, and interviews, these are for applicants with study abroad experience at an overseas high school, foreign nationals who received their school education abroad, and Japanese nationals who received their education abroad, respectively.

Faculty of Intercultural Communication

  • The goal to be achieved by undergraduate education in the Faculty of Intercultural Communication is the development of members of international society who, by studying foreign languages and information science, and refining their understanding of different cultures, are able to compare their own and other cultures, and think from a global viewpoint, in their acquisition and communication of information. The Faculty defines the ideal “member of international society” as a person who, by acting in a spirit of charity and equality, becomes respected across the barriers of nations, ethnic groups, religions, and eras.
  • Applicants like the following are widely solicited from among persons with the qualities and motivation to become members of international society aimed for by the Faculty, through participation in Study Abroad and other programs after admission, and are admitted in keeping with the educational objectives and diploma policies of the Faculty.
  1. General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination): Those who have acquired foreign language competency and comprehensive academic ability.
    For each of the entrance exams, assessment is made with the main focus on language ability, with emphasis on knowledge and skills and on thinking and expression ability. Diverse students are accepted from a variety of regions.
  2. Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills): Those who have comprehensive academic ability, who strongly wish to enter the Faculty, and have clear motivations for their studies after admission.
    Assessment is made by conducting document review, orientation, interviews, and group discussions, with the emphasis on knowledge and skills and on thinking and judgment skills.
  3. Special entrance examinations (Study Abroad self-recommendation, field-specific excellence): Study Abroad self-recommendation is aimed at applicants with strong interest in the culture where any one of German, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, or Korean is spoken, and who wish to study abroad and can adequately express their own interests and learning motivation.
    Field-specific excellence is aimed at those with outstanding achievement in a language culture (English, German, French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, etc.), or in culture and representation (visual and auditory representation of culture), regional studies, information processing, or programming, etc.
    Assessment is made by conducting document review and interviews, with the emphasis on knowledge and skills, thinking, judgment, and expression skills, and learning motivation.
  4. Early entrance exams for international students, Special entrance exams for international students completing a Japanese language education program, Recommended candidates entrance exams (recommendation from designated schools, i.e., Japanese language schools or overseas high schools): Those who have acquired Japanese language proficiency and comprehensive academic ability, have a strong interest in Japanese culture and society, and who will be able to deepen their academic awareness of issues through exchanges with general students.
    Assessment is made by conducting document review and interviews, with the emphasis on knowledge and skills, thinking and judgment, and learning motivation.
  • Engagement in high school studies expected of applicants: Applicants should have an interest in foreign languages and other cultures, and should study with the aim of becoming able to obtain multifaceted views of things from multiple perspectives. To ensure full advantage is derived from the rich studies and diverse potential in university, students must never cease efforts toward self-improvement, must nurture intellectual curiosity and empathy, and must compile a broad range of basic studies.

Faculty of Sustainability Studies

  • General entrance examinations Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination General entrance exams, through each of the exam categories below, assess academic ability at a high school graduate level, along with the ability to complete the curriculum of the Faculty, centering on liberal arts but having the aspect also of arts and sciences merged in interdisciplinary study.

    Type A: Those with basic academic ability mainly in the liberal arts, able to complete the curriculum of the Faculty.

    Unified schedule exams and Type B entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination: Those with basic academic ability mainly in the liberal arts, or basic academic ability mainly in the sciences, able to complete the curriculum of the Faculty.

    Entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing: Premised on social demonstration of their language proficiency, those with basic academic ability mainly in the liberal arts, or basic academic ability mainly in the sciences, able to complete the curriculum of the Faculty.

    Type C entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination: Those with basic academic ability in the liberal arts and sciences, able to complete the curriculum of the Faculty.

  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations

    Recommended candidates entrance exams, through each of the exam categories below and premised on recommendation by the heads of designated schools or affiliated schools, assess academic ability at a high school graduate level, along with the ability to complete the curriculum of the Faculty, centering on liberal arts but having the aspect also of arts and sciences merged in interdisciplinary study, while also assessing the clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty.

    Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools): Premised on having been recommended by the heads of high schools designated by the Faculty, or by the heads of Japanese language schools in Japan designated by the Faculty, or by the heads of educational institutions overseas equivalent to high schools in Japan designated by the Faculty, persons who have acquired a certain level of academic ability according to regular evaluation by that educational institution and who have a clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty.

    Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from affiliated schools): Premised on having been recommended by the heads of affiliated schools, persons who have acquired a certain level of academic ability according to regular evaluation by the affiliated school and who have a clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty.

    Special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills: Premised on having acquired a certain level of academic ability according to regular evaluation in high school, persons with outstanding capability in sports as well as having a certain level of insight concerning sports as a student competitor and writing ability, and who have a clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty.

  • Special entrance examinations

    Special entrance exams, through each of the exam categories below, assess whether applicants have the academic ability to complete the curriculum of the Faculty, centering on liberal arts but having the aspect also of arts and sciences merged in interdisciplinary study, while also assessing the clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty.

    Self-recommendation entrance exams: Persons who have acquired a certain level of academic ability according to regular evaluation in high school and have a clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty based on their life experiences, social activities and other experience up to now, along with explanation and dialog skills, as well as high school graduate-level language skills, and high school graduate-level writing skills in the area of the Faculty curriculum.

    RSP (Refresh Stage Program) entrance exams: Persons who have a clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty based on their life career or working career, who have explanation and dialog skills, and who have the social common sense, cooperativeness and other qualities desirable in members of society. They should also have a desire to become actively involved in “co-creation” with diverse communities.

    Entrance exams for international students: Those with a certain level of basic academic ability and Japanese language proficiency enabling completion of the curriculum of the Faculty, and having a clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty.

    Self-recommendation entrance exams using the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program: Persons who meet the conditions for IB Diploma Program qualification, who have a certain level of basic academic ability and Japanese language proficiency enabling completion of the curriculum of the Faculty, and who have a clear sense of purpose to study in the Faculty.

Faculty of Lifelong Learning and Career Studies

The Faculty welcomes students who understand the educational objectives of the Faculty and who are equipped with the following qualities and capabilities.

  • At the time of entering the University, they have sufficient basic knowledge regarding the subjects learned through high school.
  • They are interested in thinking about the state of society and the careers of the people in society, and highly motivated to deepen their academic analysis.
  • Respecting the diverse values of others, they seek proactive involvement with diverse people.

From the standpoint of the emphasis on studying together with a diverse range of students, diverse students are admitted through various exam channels as follows.

  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination):​​​​​​
    ​They are equipped with thinking ability, judgment, and communication skills grounded in sufficient basic knowledge.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills):
    They have sufficient basic knowledge and are highly motivated to study in the Faculty.
  • Special entrance examinations (special entrance exams based on career experience (self-recommendation), general recommended admissions based on global experience, general recommended admissions for commercial course students, self-recommendation entrance exams using the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program):

Along with adequate basic knowledge, they have compiled a variety of experiences, and can effectively express their own interests and study prospects.

Faculty of Engineering and Design

The Faculty of Engineering and Design welcomes students who have the following qualities.

  1. The basic academic ability necessary for learning and studying at University level.
  2. Understanding of the subjects studied in high school, with high school graduate-level ability in those subjects.
  3. Understanding of the educational objectives, diploma policy, and curriculum policy of the Faculty.
  4. They are highly motivated to acquire communication skills based on a foundation of language proficiency and cultural diversity.

Based on the educational objectives and policies of the University and the Faculties, the three departments of the Faculty of Engineering and Design have set the following educational objectives and policies.

Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture welcomes students with the following qualities.

  1. They wish to work toward self-improvement by studying academic fields widely and deeply, across the arts and sciences.
  2. They have a strong interest in the health and assurance of people’s daily lives and in the safety and fairness of society.
  3. They wish to contribute to the development and improvement of the living environment and social systems of people, from the specialized standpoint of an architect or architectural engineer.
  4. They seek to polish their design skills and deepen their communication skills, becoming actively involved in a wide range of fields including architecture.
  5. No matter what situation arises, they have hope for the future of the Earth and humanity, and working to support that future is where they will embrace their dream of self-realization.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomes students with the following qualities.

  1. Understanding of the history and traditions of Hosei University, and of the University Charter.
  2. Seeing things from a global perspective, they maintain an attitude of fairness, integrity, and impartiality.
  3. They have a love of nature, and are driven by a desire to contribute to human happiness.
  4. They are motivated to acquire the analytical abilities and basic knowledge in the natural sciences that are required for understanding and analyzing phenomena, both in the world of nature and in social infrastructure facilities.
  5. Understanding the changes in the Earth’s environment, they aim to acquire the abilities and judgment needed for solving technical problems, giving due regard to the diversity and regional characteristics of global society.
  6.  Interest in a broad range of fields including the humanities and social sciences, and motivation to acquire knowledge in those areas.
  7.  The potential to acquire the communication skills needed for exercising accountability as engineers to communities and individuals.

Department of Engineering and Design

The Department of Engineering and Design welcomes students who have the following qualities.

  1. A deep understanding of the history and traditions of Hosei University, and of the University Charter.
  2. Basic academic ability and good study habits.
  3. A broad knowledge of traditional academic subjects, and rich sensibilities.
  4. Their interest extends beyond design to objective evaluations and assessments from an engineering viewpoint.
  5. Rich creativity, and a fair sense of values.
  6. They are interested in creating objects and systems with human-centered design, and are motivated to acquire the necessary knowledge to that end.

Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies(GIS)

Applicants for the Faculty undergo multifaceted assessment by means of various entrance exam types, to ensure acceptance of students from diverse backgrounds. Selection is made based on candidates having the following capabilities and qualities.

(1) They have the basic academic ability for adequately completing the curriculum of the Faculty.
(2) They can think flexibly and logically, without clinging to narrow views.
(3) They have an adequate understanding of the Faculty philosophy and educational objectives.
(4) They are motivated to devote themselves to continued and active studies and have acquired such study habits.
(5) They have sufficient English language proficiency for keeping up with classes taught in world-level English.

  • In special self-recommendation entrance exams and recommended candidates entrance exams, all five of the above qualities are assessed (see the chart below). Specifically, (1) and (4) above are assessed by the transcript, (2) and (4) by the letters of recommendation (self-recommendation and recommendation by designated school), (2), (3), and (4) are assessed by the Reason for application, (5) is assessed by TOEFL, IELTS or other outside English test, (1), (2), and (5) are assessed by written exam (self-recommendation), and (2) to (5) are assessed by interview.
  • General entrance exams assess mainly (1), (2), (4), and (5).
  • While special entrance exams only for Japanese returning from living abroad or for international students are not given, every consideration is taken for accepting applicants from overseas educational institutions or international schools in Japan, such as making due allowance for differences in educational systems and curriculums, and having two enrollment dates, in April and September.

 

Special self-recommendation entrance exams and recommended candidates entrance exams

General entrance exams

 

Transcript

Letter of recommendation

Reason for application

Outside English tests
(IB)

Written test

Interview

 

(1) Basic academic ability

 

 

 

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(2) Flexible and logical thinking

 

 

 

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(3) Understanding of the Faculty educational objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4) Learning motivation

 

 

 

(5) English language proficiency

 

 

 

Faculty of Economics

The Faculty of Economics is looking for people with the following aptitudes.

  1. Knowledge, understanding, skills [AP I]
    (1) They have textbook-level knowledge of the main courses and subjects studied in high school.
    (2) They can express their own ideas in writing, in Japanese, that others can readily understand.
  2. Thinking ability, judgment, communication skills [AP II]
    (1) They are able to make multifaceted and comprehensive use of their knowledge and skills for problem-solving.
    (2) They can give a summary explanation of the thinking process involved.
  3. Interest, motivation, attitude [AP III]
    (1) They have an interest in thinking about the state of things from the standpoint of economics, and are able to translate that interest into learning and action.
    (2) Having intellectual curiosity, they have a desire to improve by further broadening and deepening the basic academic ability they have gained up to the time of entering university.
    (3) By acquiring core academic skills centering on economics but covering a wide range of fields such as policy, law, history, science, thought, literature, and language, they wish to tie these other areas to specialized knowledge in economics and expand their own world.
    (4) They wish to learn logical thinking.
    (5) They have the energy for organically linking their field of study to study abroad, sports, cultural activities, volunteer activities, acquisition of qualifications, and other actions, in and out of the university, in Japan and abroad, and to design their own learning.
    (6) They have a strong sense of ethics.
  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination) The general entrance examination assesses abilities in the first and second categories of aptitudes demanded by the Faculty of Economics, namely, 1. Knowledge, understanding, skills and 2. Thinking ability, judgment, communication skills. For each of the abilities, assessment is made by written test.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, recommendation from commercial high schools, etc. (recommendation from National Association of Commercial High Schools), special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, etc.) The recommended candidates entrance examination comprehensively assesses all abilities, in the first, second, and third categories of aptitudes demanded by the Faculty of Economics, namely, 1. Knowledge, understanding, skills, 2. Thinking ability, judgment, communication skills, and 3. Interest, motivation, attitude. The assessment for the first category of aptitudes demanded by the Faculty of Economics, 1. Knowledge, understanding, skills, is made based on high school academic record. For all the aptitudes including the other two categories, an overall judgment is made based on the letters of recommendation and, if necessary, based on an essay test and/or interview.
  • Special entrance examinations (Self-recommendation entrance exams using outside English-language testing, Special recommended admissions based on global experience, Entrance exams for international students, etc.) The emphasis in special entrance examinations is on the third category of aptitudes demanded by the Faculty of Economics, namely, 3. Interest, motivation, attitude. The method of assessment for the first and second categories of aptitudes demanded by the Faculty of Economics, namely, 1. Knowledge, understanding, skills and 2. Thinking ability, judgment, communication skills, makes use mainly of records on outside tests, etc., and in some cases a written test, while for the third category, 3. Interest, motivation, attitude, an interview is conducted; and an overall judgment is made.
  General entrance exams Recommended candidates entrance exams Special entrance exams
Written test Documents and essay
(some cases)
Interview
(some cases)
Outside tests,etc. Interview
Knowledge, understanding, skills A A C A C
Thinking ability, judgment, communication skills B B B C B
Interest, motivation, attitude C A A   A

A: Primary assessment factor; B: Secondary assessment factor; C: Minor relevance 

Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes students with broad interests in social phenomena and a motivation to become actively involved in society through studies and research activities, with qualities as follows:

  1. The basic academic ability necessary for learning after entering the University.
  2. The ability to make logical analyses.
  3. The ability to accurately express their own thinking.
  4. The motivation and interest in social issues necessary for learning after entering the University.
  5. The ability to examine social phenomena from multifaceted viewpoints.

The general entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams; entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination) assess comprehensive basic academic ability (1 to 3 above) through testing on the subjects of Japanese language and English language as well as Japanese history, world history, geography, political science, economics, and mathematics.

The recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, affiliated schools, and special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills), based on the assessment of a certain level of basic academic ability (1 to 3 above), evaluate learning motivation and interest in issues through written essays and interviews (4 and 5 above).

Special entrance examinations (entrance exams for international students and for transfer students), in addition to confirming basic academic ability, motivation to learn, and interest in issues (1 to 5 above), aim to invigorate the Faculty by admitting a diverse range of students.

Faculty of Social Policy and Administration

Department of Community Development

Capabilities to be acquired before admission

  1. The knowledge seen as the basic academic ability necessary for learning after entering the University.
    An understanding of the contents of subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, geography, history, civics, mathematics, and foreign language studies, and high school graduate-level knowledge of these subjects.
  2. The ability to analyze things from multiple standpoints and logically.
  3. The ability to accurately express and convey their own thinking.
  4. Deep interest in various social issues faced in the 21st century, such as the aging society and declining birthrate, child poverty, growing economic disparity among regions, and mental health issues, along with the ability to apply innovative thinking toward their solutions and a motivation to contribute actively to society.
  5. A desire to become involved actively with others and to deepen learning through practical experience.

Capabilities emphasized in each entrance exam category

  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination) Students with well-balanced academic abilities, centering on basic skills
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, etc.)
    Outstanding students with initiative, leadership, and innovative thinking (recommendation from designated schools) Motivated Students who, through high school-university collaboration, aim for unique education (recommendation from affiliated schools)
    Students with strong motivation to practice community building (Special entrance exam for candidates recommended by municipalities under the “community building challenge” program)
    Students with outstanding talents able to balance learning with sports (Special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills)
  • Special entrance examinations (entrance exams for international students, etc.)
    Internationally minded foreign nationals who are highly motivated to study (early entrance exams for international students)

Department of Clinical Psychology

Capabilities to be acquired before admission

  1. The knowledge seen as the basic academic ability necessary for learning after entering the University. An understanding of the contents of subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, geography, history, civics, mathematics, and foreign language studies, and high school graduate-level knowledge of these subjects.
  2. The ability to analyze things from multiple standpoints and logically.
  3. The ability to accurately express and convey their own thinking.
  4. Deep interest in various social issues faced in the 21st century, such as child development, family relations and interpersonal relations issues, and mental health, along with the ability to apply innovative thinking toward their solutions and motivation to contribute actively to society.
  5. A desire to become involved actively with others and to deepen learning through practical experience.

Capabilities emphasized in each entrance exam category

  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination) Students with well-balanced academic abilities, centering on basic skills
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, etc.)
    Outstanding students with initiative, leadership, and innovative thinking (recommendation from designated schools) Motivated Students who, through high school-university collaboration, aim for unique education (recommendation from affiliated schools)
    Students with outstanding talents able to balance learning with sports (special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills)
  • Special entrance examinations (entrance exams for international students, etc.)
    Internationally minded foreign nationals who are highly motivated to study (early entrance exams for international students)

Faculty of Sports and Health Studies

The Faculty of Sports and Health Studies, through various screening exams, accepts students equipped with the following capabilities who have wide interest in sports and health, and who are motivated to become actively involved in society through studies (learning) and research.

  1. The knowledge and practical capability seen as the basic academic ability necessary for taking part in studies after entering the University.

    (Knowledge, understanding, practical capability)

    ・​​​​​​​An understanding of the contents of subjects studied in high school, including Japanese language, English, mathematics, geography, history, and civics, and high school graduate-level knowledge of these subjects.
    ・The practical capability in sports and physical education necessary for carrying on studies.
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  2. The ability to analyze things from multiple standpoints and logically.

    (Thinking ability, judgment)

  3. The ability to make accurate judgement and to convey their own thinking.

     (Skills)

  4. Strong interest in various issues involving sports, humanity, and culture, and a motivation to contribute actively to society.

    (Interest, motivation)

  5. A desire to become involved actively with others and to promote mutual understanding through dialog.

    (Attitude)

Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences

The main capabilities and qualities the Faculty looks for in applicants, in seeking to develop human resources in line with its educational philosophy, are (1) basic academic ability, (2) ability to think logically, (3) communication skills, (4) motivation, initiative, drive, and (5) desire and suitability. The Faculty looks for candidates who have acquired basic academic ability in high school, who can go beyond rote memorization, who can draw on their knowledge and think logically to solve problems, and who wishes to improve themselves through discussions with their fellow students expressing their own thoughts with consistent arguments. To this end, the Faculty offers a variety of entrance exam avenues to students equipped with these capabilities.

  • General entrance examinations (Type A exam, Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, entrance exams using the National Center University Entrance Examination, etc.)
    Selection is made with an emphasis on academic ability. In assessing knowledge, skills, thinking ability, judgment ability and communication ability, mathematics, physics, and English tests are carried out. Those tests examine the degree of proficiency in basic academic ability, and also determine whether the candidates are equipped with a foundation for logical thinking and communication.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, etc.)
    Selection is made with an emphasis on initiative and human qualities. In assessing knowledge and skills, the Faculty will look through the school record from high school in order to confirm the extent of learning achievement. Also. as to see the level of the candidates’ thinking ability, judgment ability, communication ability, and motivation /attitude, the Faculty will read through the personal statement of purpose and determine whether the candidates have motivation and suitability, along with logical writing ability. Motivation and attitude are assessed by means of an interview, whereby communication ability, motivation, and suitability are confirmed.
  • Special entrance examinations (public recommendation entrance exam, entrance exams for international students, etc.)
    Selection is made with an emphasis on academic ability and on initiative and human qualities. In assessing knowledge, skills, thinking ability, judgment ability and communication ability, written tests or outside testing are carried out. Those tests examine basic academic ability and logical thinking ability. In addition, thinking ability, judgment ability, communication ability, motivation and attitude are assessed by means of an interview, etc. whereby communication ability, desire and sense of purpose, and suitability are confirmed.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

  1. The Faculty of Science and Engineering welcomes students with a variety of qualities in order to achieve its educational philosophy and purpose and to heighten their effectiveness. Selection emphasize creating a learning environment where students engage each other in a spirit of friendly rivalry. Through the variety of entrance exam routesindicated below, the Faculty seeks to create an environment in which students from different backgrounds can enlighten each other during their time in residence, and go out into the world as socially adaptable individuals of outstanding character General entrance examinations (Students are selected who have a high level of basic academic ability in subjects important in the aculty and its departments .)
  2. Unified schedule exams and entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing (Students are selected from all regions of Japan with emphasis on basic academic ability in essential subjects .)
  3. Entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examinations (For the purpose of enrolling students with well-balanced academic abilities from all regions, selection is made with a focus on basic academic ability.)
  4. Recommendation from designated schools (Outstanding students with initiative, leadership, and innovative thinking are accepted from designated schools.)
  5. Recommendation from affiliated schools (Strongly motivated students who, through high school-university collaboration, are interested in the faculty’s unique education are accepted from affiliated schools.)
  6. Entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad and entrance exams for international students (Internationally minded students are accepted.)
  7. Special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding abilities in sports (Students with outstanding talents able to balance learning with sports are selected.)

Note that whatever the route, all students are expected to have sufficient basic knowledge in the science subjects they studied in high school along with English language skills at the time of entry. Students with disabilities are accommodated to every extent possible.

Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry

The Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry adopts the following policies on student admission, and further sets more detailed policies for each department.
Candidates with the following qualities are sought.

  1. Persons equipped with basic knowledge and basic experimental techniques in mathematics and science (physics, chemistry, biology, earth science) needed for studies after entry.
  2. Persons with the language proficiency (especially Japanese and English) and knowledge of society and culture needed for studies after entry.
  3. Persons with an active desire to absorb knowledge eagerly and to pass on to society the benefits of progress in science and technology.
  4. Persons who can analyze things logically and broadly.

Department of Frontier Bioscience

The field of life science in the 21st century is developing into an interdisciplinary field, transcending traditional boundaries. Candidates should therefore have a broad perspective grounded in knowledge of the humanities and social sciences, together with a broad and accurate understanding of specialized knowledge and the ability to apply it, as well as communication skills in Japanese and foreign language. The Department provides the following entrance exam types, extending invitations broadly to passionate and capable students by various routes, with the intention of raising student diversity, encouraging mutual enlightenment among students, and boosting educational effectiveness.

  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination)
    Type A exams assess comprehensive academic ability based on performance in English, mathematics, and science.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, etc.)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, basic academic ability, motivation to learn, interest in life science, initiative, and creativity are assessed.
  • Special entrance examinations (entrance exams for international students, entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad, etc.)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, the possession of adequate Japanese language proficiency and basic academic ability in life science are assessed, along with interest in life science, initiative, and creativity.

Department of Chemical Science and Technology

The following entrance exam types are provided, aimed at creating a learning environment where creativity is heightened and students engage in friendly rivalry, and at accepting students with diverse qualities. Follow-up surveys after students enter the University are used to administer these exam types more properly and endeavor to improve them.

  • General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination) Type A exams assess basic academic ability by means of testing in English, mathematics, and science, and assess problem-solving ability in chemistry and natural sciences.
  • Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, etc.) Based on application documents, interviews, and other means, basic academic ability, motivation to learn, interest in chemistry, and problem-solving ability in chemistry and natural sciences are assessed.
  • Special entrance examinations (entrance exams for international students, entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad, etc.)
    Based on application documents, interviews and other means, the possession of adequate Japanese language proficiency and basic academic ability in chemistry are assessed, and the motivation to solve problems in chemistry and natural sciences and sense of purpose for entering the Department are confirmed.

Department of Clinical Plant Science

The Department mainly admits applicants having qualities like the following who, based on a recognition that plants are essential to human beings’ existence on the Earth, are interested in issues of food, resources, and the environment, and are full of ambition.

  • Students who eagerly absorb the latest knowledge about natural science, and wish to contribute to society through the advancement of science and technology.
  • Diverse students aiming to become scientists and engineers who will work to solve a broad range of serious issues faced by modern society based on flexible thinking and practical capabilities.
  • Students motivated to boldly take on problems of food, the environment, poverty, and hunger from an international perspective, who wish to be active on the global stage toward their solution.

■General entrance examinations (Type A and Unified schedule exams, entrance exams making use of outside English-language testing, and entrance exams using the National Center for University Entrance Examination) In Type A testing, the test subjects are English, mathematics, and science; but of mathematics and science, only the subject with the higher score is used in the selection decision, giving preference to candidates with outstanding capabilities in a particular field.

■Recommended candidates entrance examinations (recommendation from designated schools, recommendation from affiliated schools, special recommended admissions for persons with outstanding sports skills, etc.) Based on application documents, interviews and other means, basic academic ability, motivation to learn, interest in clinical plant science, and motivation to solve problems in the food, resources and environmental fields are assessed.

■Special entrance examinations (entrance exams for international students, entrance exams for Japanese returning from living abroad, etc.)
Based on application documents, interviews and other means, the possession of adequate Japanese language proficiency and basic academic ability in life science are assessed, and the ambition to solve problems in the food, resources, and environmental fields and sense of purpose for entering the Department are confirmed.

IGESS(Institute for Global Economics and Social Sciences)

  1. Sufficient basic academic ability for learning after admission
  2. Certain levels of capacity for thought, judgment and self-expression and a desire for the improvement of such
  3. Proactive attitude toward learning via study and discussion with a variety of people
  4. Active approach toward learning about global viewpoints, international matters and related communication

Prerequisite abilities (knowledge, intellectual ability, skills, motivation, interests, attitude, etc.)

  1. Sufficient basic academic ability for learning after admission
    - Knowledge of English and other subjects equivalent to high-school level
  2. Interest in economic and social issues on a global scale as well as science, culture and humanity
  3. Propensity for autonomous learning
  4. Capacity for dynamic interaction with others and attainment of mutual understanding