Important Notice

Admissions and classes are basically all conducted in Japanese. There are no faculties in which you could take a degree entirely in English. At this stage, you need Japanese language ability in order to sit the entrance exams.

Overview

In today’s era of globalization and the information society, interactions with other countries are becoming more and more frequent. In this environment, it is essential for Japan to share its culture and skills with others and gain a proper understanding of how people from other countries think.
Ever since it was founded, Kanagawa University has striven to cultivate educated people capable of being active internationally. From this perspective, accepting students with diverse cultural backgrounds who have obtained an appropriate level of education in other countries is extremely important and valuable to the university’s mission.
The international student exam system is intended for foreign students for whom entrance based on the existing exam system for Japanese students would be difficult. It allows them to study at the university by passing an entrance examination that screens applicants based on their Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students score.

Schedule (2018)

Faculty/Department All faculties and departments
* Entrance exam s are not conducted for the Economic Analysis Major in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics.
Exam date Sunday, January 21
Application period Wednesday, November 29, to Tuesday December 5 (deadline for receipt of application in person or by EMS)
Results announcement date Friday, January 26
Entrance procedure deadlines (First) Friday, February 9
(Second) Thursday, March 8

International Student Intake

Several students per faculty and department.

Eligibility Criteria (2018)

Applicants must meet all of the requirements below.

  1. Must be at least 18 years old as of April 1, 2018.
  2. Must hold non-Japanese nationality.
  3. By March 2017, must have completed 12 years of regular studies outside of Japan and possess university entrance qualifications in their country of nationality (including individuals who expect to obtain them) or be designated as having equivalent qualifications by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Alternatively, they must be recognized as possessing academic ability that is equivalent or superior to that of a high school graduate based on a separate entrance eligibility screening by Kanagawa University.
  4. Following enrollment, must possess Japanese language ability at a level that is sufficient to take the same classes as Japanese students.
  5. Must have taken either the first session (June) or second session (November) 2016 Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students administered by the Japan Student Services Organization. In the case of the Faculty of Foreign Languages Department of English and Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, must have taken the TOEFL® test within the previous year and be able to provide his or her score. Also, in the case of the Faculty of Foreign Languages Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, must have a TOEFL iBT® score of 32 or more (online version) or PBT score of 400 or more (paper version).
    *As a rule, this does not apply to applicants whose native language is English.
  6. Must have the financial capacity to pay for tuition fees, living expenses, etc., while enrolled at Kanagawa University.

Notes

A screening will be conducted in advance for applicants who wish to apply as individuals “recognized as possessing academic ability that is equivalent or superior to that of a high school graduate based on a separate entrance eligibility screening by Kanagawa University” under eligibility criterion 3. For details, consult the “Kanagawa University Enrollment Eligibility Screening RequirementsPDFファイル (151 KB, written in Japanese Only)” on the university’s website.

Selection Method (2018)

Selection is determined based on screening of application documents, a written exam, Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students score, and an oral examination.
*In the case of the Faculty of Economics, it is determined based on screening of application documents, Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students score, and an oral examination.

  1. Screening of application documents (including eligibility criteria)
    In the case of applicants taking the entrance exam for the Faculty of Foreign Languages Department of English and Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, their TOEFL® score will also be factored into the decision. (As a rule, this does not apply to applicants whose native language is English.)
  2. Written examination(Not applicable for the Faculty of Economics)
    Short essay in Japanese (60 min)—Faculty of Law, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Human Sciences
    Write out the content of a lecture by listening to it in Japanese (60 minutes)/Faculty of Business Administration
    General questions in Japanese (60 min)—Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering
  3. Oral examination
  4. Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students score in subjects/topics specified by each Kanagawa University department
    See below for the exam subjects/topics specified by each department. In all cases, the examination questions will be in Japanese.

Subjects/Topics Specified by Each Department for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students and Departments for Which TOEFL® Score Is Evaluated

*1 Entrance exams are not conducted for the Economic Analysis Major in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics.

Selection Method (2018)PDFファイル (89KB)