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2021 Guidelines for Taking the Selection Examination for Fall Semester Enrollment in the Second Part of the Doctoral Degree Program

1. Quota

Graduate School of Letters

Japanese Literature Studies 2 students

 

2. Number Enrolled

A select number of students

3. Application Criteria

Selection of International Students

Those students having foreign citizenship and sufficient Japanese language proficiency to attend a course in the graduate school, and those meeting any of the following conditions:

  1. (1) Those who have earned a master's degree abroad, or those who are expected to do so by the end of September 2021.
  2. (2) Those who have earned a master's degree in Japan as a foreign student, or those who are expected to do so by the end of September 2021.
  3. (3) Others who are deemed 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.

Selection of Returnee Students

Those students having Japanese citizenship who have been enrolled for at least two consecutive years, including the most recent academic year, in an educational institution based on a formal educational system, meeting any of the following conditions within two years of returning to Japan:

  1. (1) Those who have completed 16 years of formal education abroad, or those who are expected to do so by the end of September 2021.
  2. (2) Others who are deemed to have scholastic aptitude equivalent to university graduates at Kogakkan University.

4. Application Period

August 17 (Tuesday) to August 27 (Friday), 2021 (forms must be recieved no later than this date)

5. Examination Date

September 1 (Wednesday), 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.
Course of Study (Examination Section) Examination Subjects Examination Times
Japanese Literature
(International students)
Specialized subject 10:00 - 12:00
Foreign languages, etc. 13:00 - 14:00
Oral examination 14:30 -


7. Examination Subjects and Duration

Selection of International Students

Examination Subjects Contents Examination Times
Specialized Subject
(Essay)
1,000 to 1,200 characters (in Japanese)
This essay-type examination is conducted in order to measure the fundamental scholastic ability for each course of study.
(One topic is selected from several choices)
10:00 - 12:00
Foreign Languages
(Japanese)
This examination is conducted in order to measure reading proficiency.
[Specified dictionaries may be brought (electronic dictionaries are not allowed).]
13:00 - 14:00
Oral Examination Questions are mainly asked regarding the field of study for each examinee. (Japanese) 14:30 -

8. Examination Site

Kogakkan University

9. Announcement of Examination Results

September 2 (Thursday), 2021
All examinees will be notified of the examination results. Admisson forms will be sent to those who pass the examination.

10. Enrollment Period

September 3 (Friday) to October 1 (Friday), 2021 (forms must be recieved no later than this date)


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