Entrance Examination Formats

Entrance Examination Format of the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences

There are 30 overall entrance spots available. There are times when the number of passing candidates exceeds the number of spots available. Please make sure you submit to the graduate school the most recent documents regarding your qualifications to take the examination and the details of the examination. Graduate entrance examination students may apply online.
n both cases, the venue for the examination will be the Kinugasa campus.

General Entrance Examination (Self Recommendation) (Spots available: 15)

Selection Process

  • Written Examination
    • Essay: Choose one from the following fields: Publicness, Life, Socio-Cultural Symbiosis, Representation
    • Foreign languages: English (for those wishing to sit a foreign language examination other than English, please consult with the corresponding independent office before the application start date)
      * You are permitted to bring a dictionary to the examination (electronic devices such as electronic diaries with dictionary functions are prohibited)
  • Document Review / Interview

Documents to submit

  • Application for entrance examination (specific forms to this university)
  • Transcript from most recent education institution attended and certification of (pending) graduation.
  • Research plan (up to 2,000 characters) (specific form to this university)
  • Annual Plan (specific form to this university)
  • For graduates of Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your downloaded Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC; for students currently enrolled in Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your current Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC.

General Entrance Examination(Self Recommendation)(Spots available: 5)

Selection Process

Successful applicants will be decided based on a comprehensive score from documentary review and interview results.

Documents to submit

  • Application for entrance examination (specific forms to this university)
  • Transcript from most recent education institution attended and certification of (pending) graduation.
  • Self Recommendation Application (specific forms to this university) and related documents
  • Research plan (up to 2,000 characters) (specific form to this university)
  • Annual Plan (specific form to this university)
  • Essay on open theme (approx.2,000 characters, open format)
  • A copy of your passport which shows your name and date of birth (only for those with non-Japanese passports that have not expired at the time of application)
  • For graduates of Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your downloaded Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC; for students currently enrolled in Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your current Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC.

Adult Entrance Examination(Spots available: 5)

Selection Process

Successful applicants will be decided based on a comprehensive score from documentary review and interview results.

Documents to submit

  • Application for entrance examination (specific forms to this university)
  • Transcript from most recent education institution attended and certification of (pending) graduation.
  • Self Recommendation Application (specific forms to this university) and related documents
  • Research plan (up to 2,000 characters) (specific form to this university)
  • Annual Plan (specific form to this university)
  • Essay on open theme (approx.2,000 characters, open format)
  • Resume (commercial format)
  • A copy of your passport which shows your name and date of birth (only for those with non-Japanese passports that have not expired at the time of application)
  • For graduates of Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your downloaded Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC; for students currently enrolled in Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your current Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC.

International Student Entrance ExamSpots available: limited

Selection Process

Successful applicants will be decided based on a comprehensive score from documentary review and interview results.

Documents to submit

  • Application for entrance examination (specific forms to this university)
  • Transcript from most recent education institution attended and certification of (pending) graduation.
  • Research plan (up to 2,000 characters) (specific form to this university)
  • Annual Plan (specific form to this university)
  • Abstract of graduation (seminar) thesis (open format)
  • A copy of your passport which shows your name and date of birth (only for those with non-Japanese passports that have not expired at the time of application)
  • For graduates of Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your downloaded Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC; for students currently enrolled in Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your current Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC.

Entrance Examination for Undergraduates of this University(Spots available: 10)

Selection Process

Successful applicants will be decided based on a comprehensive score from documentary review and interview results.

Documents to submit

  • Application for entrance examination (specific forms to this university)
  • Academic transcript
  • Pending graduation certificate
  • Research plan (up to 2,000 characters) (specific form to this university)
  • Annual Plan (specific form to this university)
  • Graduation (seminar) thesis Plan(open format)
  • Abstract of graduation (seminar) thesis (open format)

Special Entrance Examination for APU ApplicantsSpots available: limited

Selection Process

Successful applicants will be decided based on a comprehensive score from documentary review and interview results.

Documents to submit

  • Application for entrance examination (specific forms to this university)
  • Academic transcript
  • Pending graduation certificate
  • Research plan (up to 2,000 characters) (specific form to this university)
  • Annual Plan (specific form to this university)
  • Graduation (seminar) thesis Plan(open format)
  • Abstract of graduation (seminar) thesis (open format)

Academic Acceleration Entrance ExaminationSpots available: limited

Selection Process

Successful applicants will be decided based on a comprehensive score from documentary review and interview results.

  • Written Examination
    • Essay: Choose one from the following fields: Publicness, Life, Socio-Cultural Symbiosis, Representation
    • Foreign languages: English (for those wishing to sit a foreign language examination other than English, please consult with the corresponding independent office before the application start date)
      * You are permitted to bring a dictionary to the examination (electronic devices such as electronic diaries with dictionary functions are prohibited)
  • Document Review / Interview

Documents to submit

  • Application for entrance examination (specific forms to this university)
  • Academic transcript
  • Pending graduation certificate
  • Research plan (up to 2,000 characters) (specific form to this university)
  • Annual Plan (specific form to this university)

3rd Year Transfer Student Entrance ExaminationSpots available: limited

Selection Process

Successful applicants will be decided based on a comprehensive score from documentary review and interview results.

Documents to submit

  • Application for entrance examination (specific forms to this university)
  • Transcript from most recent education institution attended and certification of (pending) graduation.
  • Research plan (up to 2,000 characters) (specific form to this university)
  • Master’s thesis (or equivalent academic achievement) and abstract (approx.2,000 characters, open format)
  • A copy of your passport which shows your name and date of birth (only for those with non-Japanese passports that have not expired at the time of application)
  • For graduates of Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your downloaded Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC; for students currently enrolled in Chinese universities or graduate schools, a printout of your current Chinese Education Certificate the Online Verification Report of HEQC.