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Admission Procedures

Students can be admitted through one of the following three ways:

Undergraduate Course

A degree can be acquired.

Eligibility for Application

The applicant should be a national of a country other than Japan (excluding permanent resident of Japan), and should fulfill all of the following requirements.

(1) Applicants should correspond to either of the following

  1. A person who has completed or is expected to have completed 12 years of school education abroad by the end of March 2017, or a person who is recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan to have completed the equivalent level of education
  2. A person who has completed or is expected to have received the International Baccalaureate diploma offered by International Baccalaureate Organization, a foundation in accordance with Swiss Civil Code, and will reach the age of 18 by March 31, 2017
  3. A person who has completed or is expected to have received the Abitur diploma, which is approved as the eligibility for university admission in the states of the Federal Republic of Germany, and will reach the age of 18 by March 31, 2017
  4. A person who has completed or is expected to have received the Baccalaureate diploma, which is approved as the eligibility for university admission in the French Republic, and will reach the age of 18 by March 31, 2017

(2) Applicants should have a score for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) conducted by the Japan Student Services Organization from exam taken in 2015 or 2016. (Applicants to the School of Pharmacy and the School of Pharmaceutical Science are exempted.)

Note: After admission, international students are required to obtain the status of residence (in principle "College Student") provided for in the Appended Table I of Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. It is possible to be admitted and to enroll using another status of residence for long-term stay. However, in that case you will not be eligible for scholarships for College Students. Moreover, you may not enroll at the university using a short-term visa.

Requirement for Application

For the School of Mechanical Engineering, the applicant must have the total score of over 60% in the designated subject of The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.

To Check Your Eligibility

If you wish to check your eligibility prior to making application, please submit documents that list your education background (start from entry to elementary school) including your name, birth date and nationality, certificate of graduation (or plan to graduate) from a school that is equivalent to a senior high school in Japan, and your academic transcript.
Also, if any of the above documents are provided in a language other than Japanese or English, it must be accompanied by a Japanese translation.

[Submit the documents to the Entrance Exam Section, Admissions Division, Student Affairs Department, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192 JAPAN]

* The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
Application period February (1st), July (2nd))
Test date June (1st), November (2nd)
Location of test In Japan: Hokkaido, Miyagi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ishikawa, Shizuoka, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka,Hyogo, Okayama, Fukuoka,Okinawa Overseas:17 sites

For further information please contact

Japan Student Services Organization
4-5-29 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8503
TEL: +81-3-6407-7457

HP:http://www.jasso.go.jp/index_e.html

Application Procedures

(1) Request for Application Form
The brochure with the application form is available in late- September of the year before the year of admission. A written request for the brochure should be addressed to the Admission Division of the Student Affairs Department. Enclose a selfaddressed (name, address, postal code), stamped return envelope (Approx. 33cm×24cm) with your request. If you are a resident of Japan, the postage is 300 yen. If you need a guidebook for Kanazawa University, the postage is 350 yen. Cleary write “Request for Application Form for Self-financed Foreign Students” in red ink on the front of the envelope.
Application forms cannnot be sent to international address. When reqesting application forms from overseas, please arrange a proxy who is residing in Japan to make the request on your behalf.

(2) How to apply
Application materials should be sent by mail to the Admission Division, Student Affairs Department (Refer to "For Inquiries") within the specified application period. Use the envelope attached to the application brochure, and circle "Self-financed Foreign Students" on the front of the envelope in red ink.

Selection Method

The National Center Test for University Admissions wil be waived, and the selection will be based on the results of Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students 2015 or 2016, academic record and submitted documents. The criteria will differ from that of Japanese applicants.
The application will be null if the applicant does not undertake the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students and all other examinations required by the applicable College/School.

Awarding of Academic Degrees

The bachelor’s degree will be awarded to students who successfully graduate from the University.

Please refer to the Guidebook for Applicants to be posted on our website in mid-July and the Application Guidelines (for special admission / privately financed foreign students) to be announced in late-September to confirm details of admission procedures.

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Graduate School

Eligibility for Application

The applicant should be a national of a country other than Japan and correspond to any of the following.

Master's Course, Master's Level Section of Integrated Course and Professional Degree Course(Graduate School of Law)

(1) A person who has graduated from a college stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Law, or who is expected to graduate from such a college by the day before admission.

(2) A person who has been awarded a bachelor’s degree in accordance with fourth paragraph of Article 104 of the School Education Law, or who is expected to be awarded such a degree by the day before admission.

(3) A person who has completed 16 years of the school curriculum of a foreign country, or who is expected to complete such a curriculum by the day before admission.

(4) A person who has completed a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan at an educational institute that has a college established under the school education system of a foreign country, or who is expected to complete such a program by the day before admission.

(5) A person who has completed 16 years of the school curriculum of a foreign country by taking a correspondence course offered by a foreign school, or who is expected to complete such a curriculum by the day before admission.

(6) A person who is deemed eligible for admission by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

(7) A person who has completed the professional course of a special training school (of a duration of four years or more and which meets the requirements specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan) and a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan on the day after the specified date, or who is expected to complete such a course and a curriculum by the day before admission.

(8) A person who has entered a graduate school of another college and is recognized as having the academic ability required for education in our graduate school according to the second paragraph of Article 102 of the School Education Law.

(9) A person who has completed 15 years of a school curriculum in a foreign country, who has completed a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan at an educational institute established under the school education system of a foreign country in Japan, or who has completed 15 years of the school curriculum of a foreign country by taking a correspondence course offered by the foreign school in Japan, and is recognized as having completed the specified course with outstanding marks by our graduate school.

(10) A person who is recognized as having academic ability equivalent or higher to that specified in (1) by means of the individual qualification examination for admission and who has reached the age of 22 by the end of the month before admission.

(11) Notwithstanding the above provision, a person who has taken a course of a college stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Law for three years or longer, and is recognized as having completed the specified course with outstanding marks by our graduate school, is eligible for admission.

Doctoral Level Section of Integrated Course

(1) A holder of a master's degree or a professional degree, or a person who is expected to have acquired a master’s degree or a professional degree by the day before admission.

(2) A person who holds or is expected to have been awarded a degree equivalent to a master's degree or a professional degree abroad by the day before admission.

(3) A person who has completed the graduate school course of an educational institute established under the school education system in Japan and a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and has been awarded a bachelor's degree or a professional degree, or who is expected to be awarded such a degree by the day before admission.

(4) A person who has completed a correspondence course offered by a foreign school in Japan, and has been awarded a master’s degree or a professional degree, or who is expected to be awarded such a degree by the day before admission.

(5) A person who is deemed to be eligible for admission by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

(6) A person who is recognized as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that of a holder of a master's degree or a professional degree by means of the individual qualification examination for admission, and who has reached the age of 24 by the end of the month before admission.

Doctoral School of Medical Science (Doctoral Course)

(1) A person who has graduated from a college (only medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine course) stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Law, or who is expected to graduate from such a college by the end of the month before admission.

(2) A person who has been awarded a bachelor's degree according to fourth paragraph of Article 104 of the School Education Law, or who is expected to be awarded such a degree by the day before admission, provided the person has completed the course of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.

(3) A person who has completed 18 years of school curriculum in a foreign country, provided the last course taken is medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, or who is expected to complete such a curriculum by the day before admission.

(4) A person who has completed 18 years of school curriculum (the last course taken should be medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine) at an educational institute established under the school education system of a foreign country in Japan, and who has completed a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

(5) A person who has completed 18 years of school curriculum (the last course taken should be medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine) by taking a correspondence course offered by a foreign school, or who is expected to complete such a curriculum by the day before admission.

(6) A person who is deemed to be eligible for admission by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

(7) A person who entered another graduate school (the last course taken should be medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine) and who is recognized as having the academic ability required to be educated in our graduate school of medicine in accordance with the second paragraph of Article 102 of the School Education Law.

(8) A person who has completed 16 years of school curriculum (the last course taken should be medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine) in a foreign country, who has completed a curriculum specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan at an educational institute established by a school education system of a foreign country in Japan, or who has competed 16 years of a school curriculum (the last course taken should be in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine) by taking a correspondence course offered by a foreign school in Japan, and is recognized as having completed the specified course with outstanding marks by our medical school with outstanding marks.

(9) A person who is recognized as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that specified in (1) and who has reached the age of 24 by the end of the month before admission.

(10) Notwithstanding the above provisions, a person who has taken the medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine course of a college stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Law for four years or longer, and is recognized as having completed the specified course with outstanding marks by our medical school, is eligible for admission.

Application Procedures

Since the admission procedures, application qualification,application forms, application procedures and application period may change from year to year depending on the division of graduate school, please contact the relevant graduate school for details.

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Admission Procedures

Since the application forms, application procedures and application period may change from year to year depending on the division of graduate school, please contact the relevant graduate school for application details.

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Awarding of Academic Degrees

Master's or doctoral degrees will be awarded to those who successfully complete the requirements specified by the relevant program.

Non-degree Courses

Non-degree Courses (Research students, etc.)

Admission procedures and requirements may differ depending on the program, college or graduate school. Please contact the faculty or the graduate school of your choice for further information.

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Short-term Exchange Programs

Japanese Language & Culture Program Outlines

Objectives

This program aims to provide students from overseas with an opportunity to improve their proficiency in Japanese language and to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society. It is a one-year program conducted solely in Japanese.

PARTICIPANTS
  1. Applicants should be registered at a faculty or department of Japanese studies in their home country university and be enrolled in the third or forth year at the time of enrollment.
  2. Applicants must have sufficient Japanese language ability to converse, read and write basic Japanese (A level equal to that of Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 2).
  3. Applicants should be prepared to devote themselves to studies of this program throughout the year. Enthusiasm on research work and class participation is a must.

Kanazawa University Short Exchange Program (KUSEP) OUTLINES

Objectives

This is a special one-year program that provides Japanese language classes, as well as lectures in English on the state of affairs in Japan, Japanese culture, and other various fields of specialty.

Participants

Applicants must satisfy all of the following four requirements to participate in this program.

  1. 1. Students must be full-time undergraduate students who have completed their second year or are full-time graduate students in master’s courses, and must belong to an institutions that has an exchange agreement with Kanazawa University.
    International Exchange
  2. Students should satisfy the requirements for applying to the JASSO Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)
  3. Students should have enough English ability to understand lectures in English.
    In addition, it is advisable that they have taken more than 100 hours of Japanese language instruction before coming to Japan to ensure a smooth adjustment to life in Japan.
  4. Students should be healthy both mentally and physically.

Kanazawa University Short Semester Program

Objectives

The Kanazawa University Short Semester Program has classes in the Japanese language, hands-on classes to experience Japanese culture, and also provides classes given in English in optional classes such as joint classes taken with Japanese students. This allows students to enhance their language abilities in a short period of time as well as deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.

Participants

Applicants must satisfy all of the following four requirements to participate in this program.

  1. Students must be full-time students in an institution that has an exchange agreement with Kanazawa University.
    International Exchange
  2. Students should satisfy the requirements for applying to the JASSO Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)
  3. Students should have enough English ability to understand lectures in English.
    In addition, it is advisable that they have taken more than 100 hours of Japanese language instruction before coming to Japan to ensure a smooth adjustment to life in Japan.
  4. Students should be healthy both mentally and physically.

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