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Q&A

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?

Q: Can a person who graduated an international school located outside Japan and is 17-year-old be admitted to a university in Japan?

Q: For a country where it takes 10 years to complete its elementary and secondary education, does one have to also complete a preparatory education course for 2 years or longer in order to be admitted to a university in Japan?

Q: If a person drops out from a school in his/her final grade in a country where it takes 12 years to complete the elementary and secondary education, can s/he be admitted to a university in Japan by completing a preparatory education course designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology?

Q: Can we transfer a student to the first year in our university in Japan if s/he completed all 11 years of elementary and secondary education in their home country, then proceeded but then abandoned a university program during the first year in a foreign country?

Q: Can a graduate from an overseas college of technology be admitted to a university in Japan?

Q: Can a graduate from a foreign university be admitted to a university in Japan through the "bachelor's degree holders' admission"?

Q: Can a graduate from a foreign university who skipped grade(s) be admitted to a graduate school in Japan?

Q: One of the criteria for eligibility is “persons who have completed 18 years of school curriculum in foreign countries" for admission to doctoral programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical sciences or veterinary science. Does it mean that a person can be admitted to such programs regardless of the subjects studied in a previous university?

Q: Can a holder of a Bachelor Honours degree, which is superior qualification to a Bachelor degree for those with excellent marks, be admitted to the 2nd-stage doctoral program?

Q: How should qualifications awarded by international schools be evaluated?