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Assessment of Admission Qualifications (in general)

Q: Why has the age restriction for the individual admission qualification assessment remained while it was lifted for most of the other conditions on January 31, 2019?

A: While the admission requirement in Japan is, in general, based on the duration of a curriculum, the individual admission qualification assessment and academic qualification examinations do not require a person to complete a curriculum in formal education. The age restriction for such examinations has remained as we believe that abolishing it would make it extremely difficult to ensure accessibility to the Japanese school education system.

(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.)