Foreign student admission
Entrance Examination (International Students)

We offer non-conflicting exam schedules, and various routes of admission.

To encourage diversity in our student body, we offer several different ways to apply: (a) general entrance examination, offered on three occasions; (b) consideration of recommended applications; and (c) consideration of foreign students or returnees. You may select the scheduling and approach that best suit your needs.

General entrance examination

The general entrance exam combines grades from the National Center for University Examinations with original examinations intended to further test the applicant's abilities and suitability. We offer an independent testing schedule (Schedule A, Schedule B, and Schedule C), with three different sessions per year. These schedules do not interfere with those of other national and public schools, or the middle session exams of other public universities.

Recommended applicant

Students recommended by their school principal are further assessed through essays and interviews, and are judged based on character and academic ability. Of those accepted, two-thirds shall be graduates of schools within Niigata Prefecture.

Admission of Foreign Applicants and Returnees

We welcome applicants who have already developed an international perspective by living within other cultures. These applicants are required to take original examinations and an interview.

Admission of Foreign Applicants

Faculties Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development Faculty of Human Life Studies
Dept. of International Studies and Regional Development Dept. of Child Studies Dept. of Health and Nutrition
Number Accepted A small number of overseas students shall be accepted.
Requirements

The successful applicant must satisfy the requirements at (1) and (2) below. An applicant who is not a native speaker of English must also satisfy the requirements from (1) to (3) below.

  1. The applicant is not a citizen of Japan, and satisfies either of the following conditions.
    1. Has graduated his or her twelfth year of schooling, or expects to do so no later than March 31, 2015, at a school outside of Japan.
    2. Fulfills any of the following conditions, as sanctioned by the Minister of Education.

      (a) The applicant has passed a test, in the foreign country, that is recognized by that country (or has recognition of similar standing) as demonstrating that the applicant's academic attainment is at least equivalent to that of a graduate of twelve years of schooling; and the applicant will be at least 18 years old as of March 31, 2015.

      (b) The applicant has completed a course of study, in the foreign country, at in institution that is of similar standing to a high school (or has passed a test, recognized by that country, demonstrating that the applicant has achieved at least the corresponding academic attainment), and the applicant has also completed (or expects to complete no later than March 31, 2015) a curriculum designated by, at an institution recognized by, the Minister of Education; and the applicant will be at least 18 years old as of March 31, 2015.

    3. The applicant has attained at least one of the qualifications indicated below, such qualification having been obtained in either 2013 or 2014; and the applicant will be at least 18 years old as of March 31, 2015.

      (a) An International Baccalaureate diploma from the (Swiss-based) International Baccalaureate Organization.

      (b) An Abitur (recognized as a university admissions qualification throughout Germany).

      (c) A French Baccalaureate (France's national secondary-school diploma).

  2. The applicant must have completed the 2014 (first session) or 2013 (first or second session) Entrance Examination for International Students. (For details, refer to attached table.)
Selection Method Comprehensive judgment based on original examination, review of application materials and interview (conducted in Japanese)
Application Period Nov. 4 (Tuesday) to 7 (Friday), 2014
Test Date Nov. 15, 2014 (Saturday) Interviews start from: 9:30 am
Announcement of Results Nov. 26, 2014 (Wednesday)
Place of Test University of Niigata Prefecture

Entrance Examination for International Students

Faculties Curricula Language of Test Subjects Tested
Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development Dept. of International Studies and Regional Development English
Japanese
  • Japanese
  • Either mathematics
    (course 1 or 2) or general
Faculty of Human Life Studies Dept. of Child Studies Japanese
  • Japanese
  • mathematics
    (course 1 or 2)
  • general
Dept. of Health and Nutrition Japanese
  • Japanese
  • mathematics
    (course 1 or 2)
  • science
    (chemistry, biology)

University of Niigata Prefecture, Admissions Testing for 2011
*Japanese only

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