Admissions for Transfer Students, Returnees from Overseas, and Adult Learners 編入学・海外帰国生徒・社会人入試(外国人留学生対象)

ADMISSIONS

Admissions

Exam Type Exam Dates Venu
Transfer Student Admissions Sunday, October 16, 2022 Kyoto Seika University
Returnee and Adult Learner Admissions Sunday, October 16, 2022 Online

Applications for Transfer Student Admissions

Please note that faculties, departments, and courses accepting applications for Transfer Student Admissions differ each academic year and may not accept applications from transfer students.

Faculty


Department


Course
Transfer Student Number of applicants
2nd year 3rd year
Global Culture Humanities Literature ○* a few people
History *
Society *
Japanese Culture *
Global Studies Global Relation a few people
Global Society
African and Asian Culture

Media Creation

Media Creation

Media Technologies a few people
Image Creation
Sound Creation
Art Fine Arts Oil Painting a few people
Japanese Painting
Sculpture
Ceramics
Textiles
Printmaking
Video & Media Arts
Design Illustration Illustration a few people
Visual Design Graphic Design a few people
Digital Creation
Product Design Product Communication a few people
Interior and Goods Design
Fashion
Architecture Architecture a few people
Manga Manga Cartoon Art a few people
Comic Art
New Generation Manga
Character Design
Animation Animation None
Human Environment Design Program a few people

*The Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Global Culture requires long-term fieldwork (in Japan, required) in the first quarter of the third year. Therefore, please consult with the Admissions Group before applying.

Application Requirements for Transfer Students

Prospective students must meet all requirements from (A) to (D) by April 1,2023:

A)Nationality

Foreign nationals expected to have the status of residence of “Student” at the time of admission and dual nationals who do not have Japanese nationality

B)Academic Background

Prospective students for which any of the following conditions apply:

  1. A person who has graduated a four-year university or junior college worldwide
  2. A person at a four-year university worldwide who has enrolled for at least one year and received 30 credits or more if transferring into the second year or who has enrolled for at least two years and received 62 credits or more if transferring into the third year (excluding all periods of leave)
  3. A person who has graduated a Japanese specialized training college and completed a course satisfying the standards set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (all college graduates must meet the university admission criteria laid out in Article 90 of the School Education Act)
    *Standards set by MEXT: the postsecondary course must involve a minimum of two years of study and a total class time of 1700 hours or more, and the college graduate must have received at least 62 credits
  4. A person who graduated a Japanese technical college
  5. A person who graduated a Japanese senior high school and completed an advanced course satisfying the standards set by MEXT (all high school graduates must meet the university admission criteria laid out in Article 90 of the School Education Act)
    *The advanced course must involve at least two years of study
  6. A person who has been individually screened by the university for eligibility and is deemed to have qualifications equivalent to items 1–5
    *Please contact the university no later than two weeks before applications open.

C)Japanese language proficiency

Prospective students must fall under one of the following categories at the time of application:

  • A person who has passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2 level or higher 
    *The test must have been conducted in 2010 or later
  • A person who has received a total score of 240 points or higher in “Listening and Listening-Reading Comprehension,” “Reading Comprehension,” and “Writing” (with a score of at least 30 points) on the “Japanese as a Foreign Language” section of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
  • A person who has received a total score of 525 points or higher on the Japanese Proficiency Test (JPT)
  • A person who has received a total score of 600 points or higher on the A-C level of the J.TEST (Practical Japanese Test)
  • A person who has received a total score of 420 points or higher on the Business Japanese Test (BJT)

D)Academic Circumstances

  • Prospective students with the status of residence of “Student” must have a total attendance rate of 90% or more at the Japanese school they are attending at the time of application.
  • If attendance cannot be proven, the average number of credits earned per year must be equal to or more than the number of credits required for graduation divided by the applicant’s years of study.

Application Requirements for Returnees from Overseas (International students may not apply)

Prospective students must meet all requirements from (A) to (C) by April 1,2023 :

A)Nationality

A Japanese national (including holders of multiple nationalities) or foreign national who is expected to secure an appropriate status of residence other than “Student” by the time of admission

B)Age

Individuals who are 18 years of age or older, or those under 18 years of age and have university admission qualifications as specified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

C)Academic Background

Prospective students for which any of the following conditions apply:

  • A person who has resided overseas continuously for at least two years or has experience of living overseas for a total of four years or more, and for whom any of the following apply
  • However, this is only applicable to persons who returned to Japan within the last two years at the time of admission
  1. A person who has completed at least 12 years of formal schooling overseas (if less than 12 years, they must complete a preparatory education course or training facility course designated by MEXT)
  2. A person who is 18 years of age or older and passed an academic qualification examination equivalent to the completion of 12 years of formal schooling overseas
  3. A person who has an International Baccalaureate (diploma required/only course results not acceptable), GCE A Level (minimum E rating/2 subjects),Abitur (Germany), or Baccalaureate (France)
  4. A person who has completed a minimum of 12 years of study at an institution accredited by an international assessment body (WASC, CIS, ACSI)
  5. A person who has fulfilled university admission qualifications specified by the MEXT other than those listed above
    (Please refer to the "University Admission Qualifications" portion of the MEXT website.)
  6. A person who has been individually screened by the university for eligibility and is deemed to have qualifications equivalent to items 1–5
    *Please contact the university no later than two weeks before applications open.

Application Requirements for Adult Learners (International students may not apply)

Prospective students must meet all requirements from (A) to (D) by April 1, 2023:

A)Nationality

A Japanese national (including holders of multiple nationalities) or foreign national who is expected to secure an appropriate status of residence other than “Student” by the time of admission

B)Age

Persons who are 23 years of age or older

C)Academic Background

Prospective students for which any of the following conditions apply:

  1. A person who has graduated from a high school or completed secondary education in Japan
  2. A person who has graduated an upper secondary department of a school for special needs education or completed three years at a technical college
  3. A person who passed the exam for a Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates (former University Entrance Qualification Examination)
  4. A person who has completed at least 12 years of formal schooling in one or more countries worldwide
  5. A person who has fulfilled university admission qualifications specified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) other than those listed above
  6. A person who has been individually screened by the university for eligibility and is deemed to have qualifications equivalent to items 1–5
    *Please contact the university no later than two weeks before applications open.

D)Work experience

Prospective students must have at least four years of work experience, not including time enrolled at a university, technical college, or any other school providing formal education, or a preparatory school for university admissions.