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Assessment of Admission Qualifications (in general)

Q: Can a 17-year-old who has passed the Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examination be admitted to a university?

A: The Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examination is administered to recognize academic ability equivalent to upper secondary school graduates in those who could not complete an upper secondary curriculum. A person who successfully passes this examination becomes eligible for admission to a university.

However, the result of the examination comes into effect from one's 18th birthday, even for those who passed it before they turned 18. Thus, they can be admitted to a university only if they are 18 years or older at the time of admission.

If a person enters a university through the early admission scheme, s/he is eligible at the age of 17.

(The content of this Q & A is quoted from the University Admission Qualifications Guide written by University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. NIAD-QE produced this English translation.)