Year Count with Grade Skip

Foreign Credential Evaluations (in general)

Q: Can a 17-year-old person who has completed two years of foreign upper secondary school after skipping a grade be admitted to a university in Japan if the total duration of schooling is 11 years?

A: Yes. “Persons who have completed 12 years of school education in foreign countries” are those who have completed the 12th year of authorized school education in a foreign country. Since this can be interpreted to apply to a person who completed such education in a duration of less than 12 years by skipping a grade, s/he can be admitted to a university in Japan.

(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.)