Admission for degree students

The following information is intended for international students who wish to attend the degree program at SWU.
For those who are considering to study as am audit student for 1 or half a year before entering SWU, please refer to the directions on [Auditing Students for Credit] on the last paragraph of this page.

Request for application information materials (Japanese)

General Entrance Examination for International Students
(Undergraduate Program)

General entrance examinations for international students are held in January.
From application through selection, all entrance examinations are administered in Japan (Setagaya campus, Tokyo), conducted in Japanese. Before applying, prospective students should obtain information about their preferred faculty/department and consider what they wish to study in their area of specialization. They should also feel free to visit during one of the open campus days held several times a year.

-Examination Results of 2016
-Examination Results of 2017
-Examination Results of 2018
-Examination Results of 2019
-Examination Results of 2020

Examination eligibility criteria:
  1. Must be a female who holds citizenship of a country other than Japan and who is able to self-finance her studies
  2. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of starting studies
  3. Must have completed 12 years of courses in the public educational system of a foreign country or have completed equivalent courses or be able to prove that one meets the relevant academic standards*
  4. Must have taken the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) with the score of 250 or above for Japanese or JLPT N1 certification. There are also other required subjects depending on the department for which the prospective student wishes to enter.

*Details for the entrance examination guide (Japanese)

Selection process: Overall decision on whether to accept application is based on application documents, paper test and interview.
Schedule
General Entrance Examination for International Students
 

Dec. 1 – Dec. 7, 2020
Accepting applications
Jan. 9, 2021

Day of examinations
Jan. 15, 2021
Announcement of results
Jan. 15, – Jan. 25, 2021

Enrollment procedures
Apr. 1, 2021

Semester begins

General Entrance Examination for International Students
(Graduate School)

General entrance examinations for graduate school are held in July and February. Applicants who pass the July entrance examination may start their studies in the following semester from October.
-Examination Results of 2016
-Examination Results of 2017
-Examination Results of 2018
-Examination Results of 2019
-Examination Results of 2020

For more details, please refer to the below website for prospective students by the Admissions Office.
Entrance examination guide and other required documentations can be downloaded from this page.

Details for the entrance examination guide (Japanese)


Auditing Students for Credits

This program is intended for auditing students with the purpose of enrolling in a graduate school.
The enrollment period for auditing students for credits is six months to at most one year. To obtain a “foreign student visa,” it is necessary to enroll in at least seven university courses.

Application Requirements Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Must be females and have a desire to attend Showa Women’s University (undergraduate or graduate school)
  2. Must have completed 12 years of courses in the public educational system of a foreign country; in the case of graduate studies, must have completed 16 years of courses in the public educational system of a foreign country
  3. Must have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (level N2 or above)
Application Documents Personal history, letter of intent, research plan, financial statement, updated transcripts, proof of graduation (original), copy of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test certificate
Selection Process The overall decision on whether to accept the applicant will be made based on the application documents and interview.
(Reference) Tuition fees
One course = ¥30,000 (¥10,000 registration fee + ¥20,000 auditing fee)Individuals who are considering applying as an audit student for credit should contact the Center for International Exchange (CIE) by e-mail at ciestaff@swu.ac.jp

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