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Admission Information

Admission Exercise for International Students

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements 1 to 4, and any one of 5 to 7:

  1. Have reached 18 years of age by the time of admission to this university.
  2. Possess foreign nationality only, and shall be under the status of residence of “College Student” based on the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, or be able to acquire the status of residence of “College Student” through admission to this university. However, applicants who have the status of residence of “Permanent Resident” as stipulated in the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, or the status of residence of “Special Permanent Resident” as stipulated in the Special Act on the Immigration Control of, Inter Alia, Those who have Lost Japanese Nationality Pursuant to the Treaty of Peace with Japan, will be excluded.
  3. Possess sufficient proficiency in Japanese language to lead a university life and are in one of the following categories:
    1. Have passed Level 2 or N2 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, or higher.
      *Passed N3 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test or higher for the Faculty of International Welfare Development.
    2. Are deemed by the principal of a Japanese language school to have Japanese language proficiency above the standard value specified in ① and are able to receive certification or a recommendation.
  4. Possess sufficient financial ability to cover potential expenditures that will be incurred throughout university life in Japan until graduation.
  5. Have completed or are completing 12 years of general education up until high school, and are in any one of the following categories:
    1. Was enrolled for at least 2 years at a high school overseas.
    2. Was enrolled for at least 3 years at a junior high school and a high school overseas.
    3. Was enrolled at a Japanese high school through special entrance exams for international students or special consideration.
      *Graduates from high schools who do not qualify for admission to a university equivalent to a 4-year university in Japan will not be permitted to apply.
  6. Have completed or are expected to complete a course of at least 11 years overseas as designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  7. Are in any of the following categories:
    1. International Baccalaureate Diploma holder.
    2. French Baccalaureate Diploma holder.
    3. Abitur holder.
    4. General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) holder.
    5. Have passed an examination overseas that is equivalent to a high school graduation certificate.
    6. Have completed a course at an educational institution specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology that conducts university entrance preparatory courses.
    7. Are recognized as having completed 12 years of general education in the relevant country and have received approval by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
    8. Have completed a course at a higher education institution that requires academic ability beyond high school graduation.

Applicants who have been admitted to the university may still have their admission cancelled if it is discovered that they do not possess the qualifications listed above.

Selection Method

Short essay (100 minutes, maximum score: 100 points) / Interview (maximum score: 100 points)
*The same test questions are used by all faculties, departments and courses.

Number of Students to be Admitted

Faculty Department Course Number of students to be admitted*
First semester schedule Second semester schedule
Faculty of Social Welfare
Department of Social Welfare Administration Course A few students
Children Course A few students
Medical Services Course A few students
Human Welfare Course A few students
Faculty of Child Development Department of Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychology Course A few students
Special Needs Child Psychology Course A few students
Faculty of Sport Sciences
Department of Sport Sciences A few students
Faculty of Economics Department of Economics A few students
Faculty of International Welfare Development Department of International Welfare Development A few students

*The overall number of students to be admitted includes the combined numbers of students admitted in the first and second semesters.

Schedule

First semester schedule

Application period Internet application registration period:
Monday, August 28–Saturday, September 16,, 2017 (by 10 a.m.)
Due date for entrance examination fee payment:
Saturday, September 16, 2017 (by 12 noon)
Deadline for submission of application documents:
Must arrive by Tuesday, September 19,, 2017
Examination date and location Sunday, October 15, 2017
Nihon Fukushi University (Mihama Campus)
Announcement of examination results Friday, October 20, 2017
Enrollment process Stage 1 Monday, October 23–Monday, October 30,, 2017 (postmark deadline)
Stage 2 Monday, February 26–Monday, March 5,, 2018 (postmark deadline)

Second semester schedule

Application period Internet application registration period:
Friday, December 22, 2017–Friday, January 12,,, 2018 (by 10 a.m.)
Due date for entrance examination fee payment:
Friday, January 12, 2018 (by 12 noon)
Deadline for submission of application documents:
Must arrive by Monday, January 15, 2018
Examination date and location Sunday, February 18,, 2018
Nihon Fukushi University (Mihama Campus)
Announcement of examination results Friday, February 23,, 2018
Enrollment process Monday, February 26– Monday, March 5,, 2018 (postmark deadline)
*There is no division into Stage 1 and 2 for second semester enrollment.

Examination Fee

First-time application ¥25,000 *No simultaneous applications

Regarding Financial Aid for Privately Financed International Students (as of Fiscal Year 2017)

  • At Nihon Fukushi University, there is a tuition reduction/exemption system for privately financed international students who require economic assistance, and who exhibit excellent personal and academic achievements (application required).
  • Incoming students are exempt from half of the tuition fee for the first year. From the second year onward, the reduction rate differs based on students’ grades and acquired credits. Tuition will be reduced by up to 65%.
  • Freshmen who have passed level N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), or have scored at least 300 points on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) in Japanese, may apply for the “Special Subsidy for First Year Students” (¥200,000 per year).
    *Applicable only to those who have taken an examination the year previous to the year of enrollment.

Contact Information

Admissions and Public Relations Department
Nihon Fukushi University
Okuda, Mihama-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi, Japan 470-3295

TEL. +81-569-87-2212