Examination

Entrance exam for international students

Departments and majors seeking students

Departments and majorsEnrollment
capacity
Number to be admitted
First
semester
Second
semester
Third
semester
Department of Japanese Literature 45 students A few students
Department of Calligraphic Culture 30 students
Department of Intercultural Studies 40 students
Department of Management and Information Science 90 students
Department of Media and Information Systems 55 students
Department of Human Life Science 50 students
Training Department of Administrative Dietitians 70 students
Department of Pedology 100 students
Department of Nursing 100 students
Department of Business and Communication 80 students
Department of Science for Human Health,Food and Nutrition Major 35 students
Department of Science for Human Health,Welfare Care Major 35 students
Department of Early Childhood Care and Education 70 students
Department of Music 20 students

Qualifications to Apply

Applicants must meet all of the following four criteria:

  1. Individuals who are foreign citizens.
    ❇︎Excluding those who have permanent residency in Japan.
    ❇︎Excluding those who have graduated from a Japanese high school (or secondary school).
  2. Individuals who either have or expect to obtain the residence status of "College Student" pursuant to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  3. Individuals who have completed or expect to complete 12 years of school education in a foreign country by March 31, 2021, or individuals who have been deemed by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to be equally qualified as such individuals.
  4. Individuals who meet criteria ① or ② below.
    ① Must have taken the Japanese portion of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)administered by the Japan Student Services Organization, and must have earned a total score of 50% or higher.
    ② Must have taken the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level N1 (which includes the former classification of Level 1)administered by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, and must have earned a total score of 50% or higher, or must have passed the Level N2 test (formerly Level 2).

Application Period/Exam Schedule

Japanese residents

SemesterSemesterApplication periodExam dateNotification of acceptanceEnrollment procedures deadlineAcademic fee payment deadline
First semester Shikoku University Sep. 1 (Tue.) - Sep. 25 (Fri.), 2020
Must be received by this date
Oct. 17 (Sat.), 2020 Nov. 3 (Tue.), 2020 Nov. 30 (Mon.), 2020
Must be postmarked by this date
Nov. 30 (Mon.), 2020
Must be postmarked by this date
Second semester Nov. 2 (Mon.) - Nov. 19 (Thu.), 2020
Must be received by this date
Dec. 12 (Sat.), 2020 Dec. 22 (Tue.), 2020 Jan. 14 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Jan. 14 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Third semester Jan. 7 (Thu.) - Jan. 28 (Thu.), 2021
Must be received by this date
Feb. 14 (Sun.), 2021 Feb. 25 (Thu.), 2021 Mar. 15 (Mon.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Mar. 15 (Mon.), 2021Must be postmarked by this date

Overseas residents

SemesterSemesterApplication periodExam dateNotification of acceptanceEnrollment procedures deadlineAcademic fee payment deadline
First semester Shikoku University Aug. 20 (Thu.) - Sep. 4 (Fri.), 2020
Must be received by this date
Oct. 17 (Sat.), 2020 Nov. 3 (Tue.), 2020 Nov. 30 (Mon.), 2020
Must be postmarked by this date
Nov. 30 (Mon.), 2020
Must be postmarked by this date
Second semester Oct. 23 (Fri.) - Nov. 6 (Fri.), 2020
Must be received by this date
Dec. 12 (Sat.), 2020 Dec. 22 (Tue.), 2020 Jan. 14 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Jan. 14 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Third semester Dec. 21 (Mon.), 2020 - Jan. 8 (Fri.), 2021
Must be received by this date
Feb. 14 (Sun.), 2021 Feb. 25 (Thu.), 2021 Mar. 15 (Mon.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Mar. 15 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date

Selection Process

  • Admission decisions are based on a general evaluation of a short essay written in Japanese (except Department of Calligraphic Culture), practical exam(Department of Calligraphic Culture only), an interview, and a review of the applicant's submitted documents.
  • The short essay must be 800 characters or less on an assigned topic.
  • The tools necessary for the practical exam(Department of Calligraphic Culture only) are prepared at an examination room.
  • The interview is an individual interview, and will last approximately 15 minutes.
RegistrationShort essayInterview
Opens 8:50 a.m. 9:20-10:10 a.m. Starts 10:30 a.m.

Special entrance exam for international students (Faculty of Literature/Faculty of Management and Information Science/Department of Human Life Science in the Faculty of Human Life Science)

Departments seeking students

DepartmentsEnrollment
capacity
Number to be admitted
First
semester
Second
semester
Third
semester
Department of Japanese Literature 45 students Less than 10% of the enrollment capacity
Department of Calligraphic Culture 30 students
Department of Intercultural Studies 40 students
Department of Management and Information Science 90 students
Department of Media and Information Systems 55 students
Department of Human Life Science 50 students

Qualifications to Apply

Applicants must meet all of the following three criteria:

  1. Individuals who are foreign citizens and who reside in Japan. Individuals who have permanent residency in Japan, have a Japanese spouse or dependent, have a spouse or dependent in possession of permanent residency, long-term residents, and those with special permanent residence status are excluded.
  2. Individuals who either have or expect to obtain the residence status of "College Student" pursuant to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  3. Applicants must meet either of the following two criteria:
    1. Individuals who have completed 12 years of school education in a foreign country, or individuals who have been deemed by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to be equally qualified as such individuals. Individuals who have graduated or expect to graduate from a Japanese-language school by March, 2021.
    2. Individuals who have graduated from Japanese high/secondary schools which are in accordance with the School Education Law, or those who expect to graduate by March, 2021, and whose attendance at applicable elementary, junior high, high and secondary schools which are in accordance with the School Education Law totals less than three years.

❇︎Classes are held in Japanese, so applicants must have Japanese proficiency sufficient to understand classes.
Applicants should be at Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level N2 or higher.

Application Period/Exam Schedule

SemesterExam locationApplication periodExam dateNotification of acceptanceEnrollment procedures deadlineAcademic fee payment deadline
First semester Shikoku University/
Naha
Sep. 1 (Tue.) - Sep. 25 (Fri.), 2020
Must be received by this date
Oct. 17 (Sat.), 2020 Nov. 3 (Tue.), 2020 Nov. 30 (Mon.), 2020
Must be postmarked by this date
Nov. 30 (Mon.), 2020
Must be postmarked by this date
Second semester Shikoku University Nov. 2 (Mon.) - Nov. 19 (Thu.),2020
Must be received by this date
Dec. 12 (Sat.), 2020 Dec. 22 (Tue.), 2020 Jan. 14 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Jan. 14 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Third semester Shikoku University Jan. 7 (Thu.) - Jan. 28 (Thu.),2021
Must be received by this date
Feb. 14 (Sun.), 2021 Feb. 25 (Thu.), 2021 Mar. 15 (Mon.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Mar. 15 (Mon.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date

❇︎Naha examination center:Okinawaken Seinen Kaikan(2-15-23 Kume, Naha-shi, Okinawa) Tel. 098-864-1780

❇︎In the third semester, there are departments and majors that do not accept applications. The application of the third semester is determined on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Please check the website.

Selection Process

Admission decisions are based on a general evaluation of submitted documents, a short essay in Japanese, written exam, practical exam and an interview.
❇︎The interview is an individual interview, and will last approximately 15 minutes.

RegistrationShort essayInterview
Opens 11:30 a.m. 12:30-1:20 p.m. Starts 1:40 p.m.

❇︎These times may vary according to the number of applicants. Please confirm your time on your examination slip.

Special entrance exam for international students (3-year course)

Departments and majors seeking students

Departments and majorsEnrollment capacity3-year course,
number to be admitted
First semesterSecond semesterThird semester
Department of Business and Communication 80 students About 30 students
Department of Science for Human Health,Food and Nutrition Major 35 students About 5 students
Department of Science for Human Health, Welfare Care Major 35 students About 5 students
Department of Early Childhood Care and Education 70 students About 5 students
Department of Music 20 students About 5 students

Qualifications to Apply

Applicants must meet all of the following three criteria:

  1. Individuals who are foreign citizens and who reside in Japan. Individuals who have permanent residency in Japan, have a Japanese spouse or dependent, have a spouse or dependent in possession of permanent residency, long-term residents, and those with special permanent residence status are excluded.
  2. Individuals who either have or expect to obtain the residence status of "College Student" pursuant to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  3. Applicants must meet either of the following two criteria:
    1. Individuals who have completed 12 years of school education in a foreign country, or individuals who have been deemed by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to be equally qualified as such individuals. Individuals who have graduated or expect to graduate from a Japanese-language school by March, 2021.
    2. Individuals who have graduated from Japanese high/secondary schools which are in accordance with the School Education Law, or those who expect to graduate by March, 2021, and whose attendance at applicable elementary, junior high, high and secondary schools which are in accordance with the School Education Law totals less than three years.

❇︎Classes are held in Japanese, so applicants must have Japanese proficiency sufficient to understand classes.
Applicants should be at Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Level N2 or higher.

Application Period/Exam Schedule

SemesterExam locationApplication periodExam dateNotification of acceptanceEnrollment procedures deadlineAcademic fee payment deadline
First semester Shikoku University
Naha
Sep. 1 (Tue.) - Sep. 25 (Fri.), 2020
Must be received by this date
Oct. 17 (Sat.), 2020 Nov. 3 (Tue.), 2020 Nov. 30 (Mon.), 2020
Must be postmarked by this date
Nov. 30 (Mon.), 2020Must be postmarked by this date
Second semester Shikoku University Nov. 2 (Mon.) - Nov. 19 (Thu.),2020
Must be received by this date
Dec. 12 (Sat.), 2020 Dec. 22 (Tue.), 2020 Jan. 14 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Jan. 14 (Thu.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Third semester Shikoku University Jan. 7 (Thu.) - Jan. 28 (Thu.),2021
Must be received by this date
Feb. 14 (Sun.), 2021 Feb. 25 (Thu.), 2021 Mar. 15 (Mon.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date
Mar. 15 (Mon.), 2021
Must be postmarked by this date

❇︎Naha examination center:Okinawaken Seinen Kaikan(2-15-23 Kume, Naha-shi, Okinawa) Tel. 098-864-1780

❇︎In the third semester, there are departments and majors that do not accept applications. The application of the third semester is determined on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Please check the website.

Selection Process

  • Admission decisions are based on a general evaluation of a short essay in Japanese, interview, submitted documents, and other factors.
  • The short essay must be 600 characters or less on an assigned topic.
  • The interview is an individual interview, and will last approximately 15 minutes.
RegistrationShort essayInterview
Opens 11:30 a.m. 12:30-1:20 p.m. Starts 1:40 p.m.

❇︎These times may vary according to the number of applicants. Please confirm your time on your examination slip.

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