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2022 Guidelines for Applicants Taking the Entrance Examination for Fall Semester Enrollment in the Master's Degree Program or First Part of the Doctoral Degree Program

1. Quota

Graduate School of Letters

Shinto Studies 3 students
Japanese Literature Studies 5 students
Japanese History Studies 5 students

Graduate School of Education

Education Studies 8 students

2. Number Enrolled

Graduate School of Literature

Shinto Studies 3 students
Japanese Literature Studies 5 students
Japanese History Studies 5 students

Graduate School of Education

Education Studies 8 students

3. Application Criteria

Selection of International Students

Those students having sufficient Japanese language proficiency to attend courses in the graduate school at Kogakkan, and meeting any of the following conditions:

  1. (1) Those students having foreign citizenship who have completed 16 years of formal education abroad, or those who are expected to do so.
  2. (2) Those who have graduated from a university in Japan as a foreign student, or those who are expected to do so by the end of March 2022.
  3. (3) Others who are deemed by the graduate school to have qualifications equivalent to (1) or (2).
  4. (4) Those who have passed the level N1 (previous known as "level 1") of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test conducted by the Japan Foundation or the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, or those who scored 230 points or higher (Japanese) and 30 points or higher (written questions) on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students conducted by the Japan Student Services Organization.
  5. (5) Those who can acquire after enrollment a "student visa" as stipulated by the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  6. (6) Those capable of paying academic fees from enrollment to graduation.

4. Application Period (Materials must arrive no later than the application deadline)

Primary Application October 9 (Saturday) to October 16 (Saturday), 2021
Secondary Application February 1 (Tuesday) to February 12 (Tuesday), 2021

5. Examination Date

Primary Application October 24 (Sunday), 2021
Secondary Application February 20 (Sunday), 2021

6. Selection Method and Examination Period

  1. Selection is made based on a scholastic aptitude test, an oral examination, and academic performance at the applicant's previous school.
  2. Depending on the examination performance, students may not be able to enroll even if the number of students does not meet the quota.
Courses of Study (Examination Sections) Examination Subjects Examination Times
Shinto Studies, Japanese Literature, and Japanese History (International students)
Education (International students)
Specialized subject 10:00 - 12:00
Foreign languages, etc. 13:00 - 14:00
Oral examination 14:30 -

7. Examination Subjects and Durations

<Shinto Studies, Japanese Literature Studies, and Japanese History Studies>

Selection of International Students

Only applicants who meet the application requirements for the selection of international students may apply.

Examination Subjects Contents Duration
Specialized Subject
(Essay)
This essay-type examination (1,000 to 1,200 characters in Japanese) is conducted in order to measure fundamental scholastic aptitude for each course of study.
(One topic is selected from several choices)
120 minutes
Foreign Languages
(Japanese)
This examination is conducted in order to measure reading proficiency.
[Specified dictionaries may be brought (electronic dictionaries are not allowed).]
60 minutes
Oral Examination Questions are mainly asked regarding the field of study for each examinee. (Japanese)  

<Education Studies>

Selection of International Students

Only applicants who meet the application requirements for the selection of international students may apply.

Examination Subjects Contents Duration
Specialized Subject
(Essay)
This essay-type examination (1,000 to 1,200 characters in Japanese) is conducted in order to measure the fundamental scholastic ability for each course of study.
(One topic is selected from several choices)
120 minutes
Foreign Language
(Japanese)
This examination is conducted in order to measure reading proficiency.
[Specified dictionaries may be brought (electronic dictionaries are not allowed).]
60 minutes
Oral Examination Questions are mainly asked regarding the field of study for each examinee. (Japanese)

8. Examination Site

Kogakkan University

9. Announcement of Examination Results

Primary Application October 25 (Monday), 2021
Secondary Application February 21 (Monday), 2022

10. Enrollment Period

Primary Application October 26 (Tuesday), 2021 to November16 (Tuesday), 2021
Secondary Application February 22 (Tuesday), 2022 to March15 (Tuesday), 2022

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