Japanese Course, Faculty of Global Communication, Kobe Gakuin University AY 2018 Admission Guide for International Students (Excerpt)

1.Number of Students Admitted: 22

2.Application Requirements:

Applicants must have foreign citizenship and meet all of the requirements 1 to 4 listed below:

  1. 1. those who have completed 12 years of school education outside Japan, or those who have an equivalent educational background, and recognized as such by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  2. 2. those who have taken the “Japanese as a Foreign Language” test in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) administered by the Japan Student Services Organization in June or November, 2016 or 2017.* those who take the entrance examination on December 9th (Sat) will not be able to use the result of “Japanese as a Foreign Language” test conducted in November, 2017.
  3. 3. those who have sufficient Japanese language proficiency to continue their studies after admission.
  4. 4. those who have a reliable financial supporter.

3.Entrance Examination Fee: 35,000 yen


Document screening (scores of EJU, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Purpose, various certificates), Essay (written in Japanese), Written Examination, Interview

5.Entrance Examination Schedule:

Application period
(no later than set deadline)
Examination date Examination venue Result announcement date Period of admission procedures (no later than set deadline)
300,000 yen※
560,300 yen※
Sept. 4 – 15, 2017 Sep. 30(Sat), 2017 Arise Campus,
Kobe Gakuin Univ.
Oct. 6 Oct. 12 – 26, 2017 Oct. 12, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018
Nov. 13 – Nov. 27, 2017 Dec. 9(Sat), 2017 Port Island Campus,
Kobe Gakuin Univ.
Dec. 14 Dec. 18 – 25, 2017 Dec. 18, 2017– Jan. 31, 2018
Jan. 12 – 24, 2018 Feb. 11(Sun), 2018 Arise Campus,
Kobe Gakuin Univ.
Feb. 20 Feb. 22 – Mar 1, 2018 Feb. 22 – Mar. 9, 2018
Feb 16 – 26, 2018 Mar. 9 (Fri), 2018 Port Island Campus,
Kobe Gakuin Univ.
Mar. 14 Mar.16 – 22, 2018

※Fees for 2017

6.Examination Subject/Time

9:30 – 10:30 11:00 – 12:00 13:30 –
English Essay Interview

7.Application Documents

  1. 1. Entrance Examination Application Form (Form A)/ Sub form (Form B)
  2. 2. Curriculum Vitae (filled out in person in the designated form)
  3. 3. Statement of Purpose (filled out in person in the designated form)
  4. 4. Various certificates
    • a) Academic Record and Graduation Certificate issued by high school (copies not accepted)
      (Applicants who went on to a school of higher education or a university after graduating from a high school must also attach an Academic Record issued by the school or the university.)
    • b) Certificate of Residence
      (Required only of domestic residents; must be issued within 30 days before application)
  5. 5. Copy of the EJU certificate of scores
  6. 6. Written Pledge (filled out in person in the designated form)
  7. 7. Written Explanation of the Background for Undertaking Financial Support (filled out in the designated form)

8. Notes Regarding the Application Method

  1. 1. How to submit
    Applicants must personally bring a set of application documents to the university after paying an entrance examination fee.
    Applicants who cannot bring them to the university due to living a long distance away must call up the Admission Office, Kobe Gakuin University at least 10 days before the start of the application period and send them by mail after gaining permission from the Admission Office.
  2. 2. Reception office
    Admission Office, Kobe Gakuin University (3F, Building 4, Arise Campus)
  3. 3. Reception hours
    9:00 to 17:00 (Closed between 11:45 – 12:45)
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
  4. 4. Mailing an examination card
    An examination card will be mailed to you later. If you do not receive the examination card at least two days before the examination date, please contact the Admission Office, Kobe Gakuin University.

Contact/ Request for application documents

Admission Office, Kobe Gakuin University
518 Arise, Ikawadani-cho, Nishi-ku, Kobe 651-2180
Phone: +81-78-974-1972 (Contact No. for applicants)

URL: http://www.kobegakuin.ac.jp/

E-mail: nyushi@j.kobegakuin.ac.jp