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Japanese Education System

Q: Having completed study at Educational Institutions Operated by Government Ministries and Agencies, is a person with a Bachelor’s degree awarded by National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) based on its own examination deemed to have admission qualification to graduate schools, with a caveat that the educational institution is not one of the higher education institutions under the Tokyo Convention?

A:Yes. Whether or not it is a higher education institution under the Tokyo Convention, a person awarded a Bachelor’s degree based on an examination by NIAD-QE is deemed to have admission qualification to graduate schools in Japan (Article 155, paragraph (1), item (i) of the Enforcement Regulation of the School Education Act).

Please refer to this website for information on Educational Institutions Operated by Government Ministries and Agencies from which graduates can become eligible for examinations by NIAD-QE and on types of degrees awarded.