1：Application process【5 steps】
- Step 1Request for application documents
- You can request for documents from school website or receive it through open campus, guidance for future courses etc. or receive directly at school.
- Step 2Fill in application form
- The application form will be enclosed with the application requirements, which will tell you how to fill in the form, please read it and write carefully!
- Step 3Prepare documents
- Read the application requirements carefully and prepare the necessary documents in advance. Attendance rate and transcripts of the Japanese language school you are studying are required. In addition, you’ll also need the transcript and graduation certificate of your final academic background from your home country, so get it sent from your home country as soon as possible.
- Step 4Pay examination fee
- Transfer the entrance examination fee at the bank or post office. Please note that you will need to attach the receipt to your application form.
- Step 5Send documents
- Put the documents into dedicated envelope and make a final check to make sure you have all the documents. When mailing at the post office, send by "simple registered mail" or "express delivery”
2：Notice of filling application form
- ①Make sure you have a good draft
- Please use the designated writing implement to fill in the application form. Before filling in, it is recommended that you make a copy of the form and make a draft with a pencil. Please note that you can’t use a pen that erases characters by rubbing.
- ②Have a clean-looking ID photo
- The ID photo is an important one used for identity verification. Please use the ID photo taken in the specified size within 3 months and attach it to the application form. Make sure you have a clean hairstyle with a clear face.
- ③Fill in the official name
- You may omit the address or high school name in usual, but when filling in the application form, be sure to write the official name. The name of your home country school should be written in Japanese or English.
- Use a stamp that uses red ink pad instead of a self-inking stamp.
3：Notice of preparing documents
- ①Preparation of "Graduation Certificate" and "Transcript" of the final academic background
- It is necessary to have the final academic background school in your home country issue a "graduation certificate" and a "transcript". It will take some time for the documents to be mailed from your home country to Japan, so be sure to prepare in advance. Also, prepare a large number of copies according to the number of universities you plan to take.
- ②In principle, submit the original of the certificate
- Basically, you need to submit the original of the application documents to the university. Some students may easily think that the scan data (copy) material is the same, but be sure to read the application requirements carefully to avoid any mistake.
- ③Expiration date of each document
- Certificates are basically valid for 3 months. It will be invalid even one day after the deadline. Depending on the country, the school certificate may not be dated, but be careful if it is.* Example: The application deadline for the school you are applying for is October 1st. If the certificate is issued on June 30th, this document is valid until September 29th and cannot be used after September 30th, as the expiration period is 3 months.The examination season for Japanese schools lasts from August of the examination year to next year February or mid-March, so if possible, prepare so that your home country certificate will not expire during this period.
- ④Documents in your native language need to be translated
- Documents issued in your native language must be translated into Japanese. In this case, ask your Japanese language school for translation. Depending on the rules of the Japanese language school, it may take 3 to 7 days to translate, please consult with your teacher as soon as possible so that you won’t be late for application period.