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 section 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 2017
-Examination Results of 2018
-Examination Results of 2019
-Examination Results of 2020
-Examination Results of 2021

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
 

Nov. 24 – Dec. 6, 2021
Accepting applications  *application must be mailed
Jan. 8, 2022

Day of examinations
Jan. 14, 2022
Announcement of results
Jan. 14, – Jan. 24, 2022

Enrollment procedures
Apr. 1, 2022

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 2017
-Examination Results of 2018
-Examination Results of 2019
-Examination Results of 2020
-Examination Results of 2021

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 register at least 7 university courses (at least 10 hours of class per week).

Application Requirements Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Must be females and have a desire to enroll in one of Showa Women’s University’s degree-seeking program. (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 online 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 refer to the below page for application deadline and designated application documents
Program Information regarding “Auditing Students for Credits”(Japanese)

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