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Admission Procedures

Introduction Government-Sponsored International Students Self-Financed International Students International Student Admission to Aichi University of the Arts How to Request Information

Admission Procedures

Introduction

  • Classes, exams, notifications and all other student communication at Aichi University of the Arts are conducted in Japanese only. Prospective students are expected to have Japanese language competence before they enter this university, since the university does not offer Japanese language classes.
  • The university does not administer separate entrance exams/screenings for international students.
  • Application information is available as PDF data on the university website. However, all applicants are advised to obtain a hard copy of the relevant application guide, which includes the designated application fee payment slip and return envelope.
  • In order to be accepted to the university, candidates who have passed the entrance exams/screenings must obtain by the designated enrollment deadline an appropriate status of residence, such as "Student," under the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Cabinet Order No. 319 of 1951).

* Procedures for obtaining residence status can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.
http://www.moj.go.jp/ONLINE/IMMIGRATION/16-10.html (in Japanese)

  • General information for foreign nationals looking to study in Japan can also be found on the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) website.
    http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/info.html (in Japanese)

1. Government-Sponsored International Students

  • Please inquire at the Japanese embassy or a Japanese consulate in your country.

* Information about government sponsorship for foreign students can also be found on the Ministry of Education website.
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/06032818.htm (in Japanese)

2. Self-Financed International Students

Self-financed students are admitted after passing the entrance exam/screening administered by the university.

(1) Undergraduate Admissions
  • The admission procedures apply to candidates wishing to enroll in undergraduate (bachelor's) courses of study (4 years).
  • In order to apply, candidates must have completed 12 years of school education, or have equivalent qualifications.
  • Detailed admission procedures can be found in the application guides.
1. Admission by General Entrance Examination (ippan nyushi) to the Faculties of Art or Music
  • The application period is normally from late January to early February.
  • The entrance exam takes place in March. Candidates are required to sit the exam at Aichi University of the Arts.
  • In addition to this exam, candidates are required to take either the National Center Test for University Admissions or the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU).*
  • Selection will be made based on a comprehensive appraisal of the results of the National Center Test for University Admissions (or the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students), practical exam, chosa-sho (report by the candidate's high school), and other submitted materials.
  • The application guide is published in early October.

*The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) is administered by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) to evaluate whether international students who wish to study at the undergraduate level at Japanese universities possess the necessary Japanese language skills and basic academic abilities.
http://www.jasso.go.jp/eju/

2. Special Admission by Self-Recommendation (jiko suisen tokubetsu nyushi) to the Divisions of Sculpture or Design, Faculty of Art
  • This admission category was created as an alternative to the conventional general entrance exam in order to admit outstanding and highly-motivated candidates with wide-ranging potential to the increasingly diversified disciplines of sculpture and design.
  • Qualified candidates who are 22 years old or younger can apply without taking the National Center Test for University Admissions (or the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students). Instead, they are required to submit a chosa-sho, letter of self-recommendation, and other self-presentation materials, which will be used as the basis for the first screening. Short-listed candidates will proceed to the second screening, which will be based on an interview and essay.
  • The application period is normally in early November
  • Candidates who have passed the first screening will be required to attend the second screening, which will take place in late November at the Aichi University of the Arts.
3. Special Admission of Candidates with Work Experience (shakaijin tokubetsu nyushi) to the Faculty of Art

This admission category was created to contribute to the promotion of lifelong art education by opening the university to members of the public with work experience, who have a strong motivation to study Japanese painting, oil painting, sculpture, art history, art theory and conservation, design or ceramics. Students are expected to leverage the broad perspectives they have gained through their professional experiences to actively engage in studio work and research, refine their abilities, and resume active careers in their chosen fields.
Candidates who are 23 or older and have three years or more of work experience can apply without taking the National Center Test for University Admissions. Instead, selection will be based on comprehensive appraisal of submitted self-recommendation materials, an essay, and the outcome of a practical exam, and interview.
The application period is normally in early November.
Candidates will be required to attend the screening, which takes place in late November at the Aichi University of the Arts.

(2) Graduate School Master's Course Admissions
  • The admission procedures apply to candidates wishing to enroll in graduate school master's courses (2 years).
  • In order to apply, candidates must have completed 16 years of school education, or have equivalent qualifications.
  • Detailed admission procedures can be found in the application guides.
1. Graduate School of Fine Arts
  • Selection will be made on the basis of a practical exam, appraisal of works, an essay exam and an interview.
  • The application period is normally in late November.
  • Candidates will be required to attend the screening, which takes place in early February at the Aichi University of the Arts.
2. Graduate School of Music
  • Selection will be made on the basis of an audition, an exam on the history of Western music, a foreign language exam, and an interview.
  • The application period is normally from late August to early September.
  • Candidates will be required to attend the screening, which takes place in late October at the Aichi University of the Arts.
(3) Graduate School Doctoral Course Admissions
  • The admission procedures apply to candidates wishing to enroll in graduate school doctoral courses (3 years).
  • In order to apply, candidates must possess a master's degree, professional degree or equivalent.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained outside Japan are subject to a preliminary screening, which takes place around December.
  • Detailed admission procedures can be found in the application guides.
1. Graduate School of Fine Arts

Selection will be made on the basis of submitted research plan, appraisal of works, an essay, a foreign language exam, and an oral exam.

2. Graduate School of Music

Selection will be made on the basis of a submitted research plan, an audition, a foreign language exam, and an oral exam.

(4) Admission of Undergraduate Course Research Students to Undergraduate Courses of Study
  • Kenkyusei are admitted to undergraduate courses of study to research a specific subject or topic. They cannot earn credits.
  • Kenkyusei can enroll for a period of one year.
1. All Divisions in the Faculty of Art (spring semester enrollment: April; autumn semester enrollment: September)
  • Selection will be made on the basis of an appraisal of works and/or an interview.
  • If an interview is required, candidates are required to attend the interview, which will take place at Aichi University of the Arts.
  • In order to apply, candidates must have completed 16 years of school education.
  • Graduates of universities outside Japan are subject to a preliminary screening to determine their eligibility (the date will be published in the application guide).
2. Composition, Musicology and Strings, Faculty of Music
  • Selection will be made on the basis of an interview and audition. Candidates are required to attend the interview and audition, which will take place at Aichi University of the Arts.
  • In order to apply, candidates must possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
(5) Admission of Graduate School Research Students to the Graduate Schools

Kenshusei are admitted to the graduate schools to research a specific subject or topic. They cannot earn credits.

1. All Divisions in the Graduate School of Fine Arts
  • Selection will be made on the basis of an appraisal of works and/or an interview.
  • If an interview is required, candidates are required to attend the interview , which will take place at the Aichi University of the Arts.
2. Composition, Musicology and Strings, Graduate School of Music
  • Selection will be made on the basis of an interview and audition. Candidates are required to attend the interview and audition, which will take place at Aichi University of the Arts.

3. International Student Admission to Aichi University of the Arts

Currently, the university only accepts international students from its partner institutions. It does not have any other form of international student admission, or short-term program for international students.

How to Request Information

Please write to the university indicating the material(s) you require, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. If you want the material(s) sent to an address outside Japan, please include international airmail postage. Please note that all materials are in Japanese (the university guide has a few English sections).

Return envelope

  1. Write the recipient's name and address on an envelope large enough for A4 documents (332 x 240 mm or larger).
  2. Affix the necessary amount of stamps and enclose the envelope in another envelope, and send it to the university along with a note indicating which material is required.

Available materials and their approximate weight

- University guide (350 g)
- General Entrance Examination Application Guide (130 g)
- General Entrance Examination Compulsory Piece Score (130 g)
- Special Admission by Self-Recommendation Application Guide (110 g)
- Special Admission of Candidates with Work Experience Application Guide (80 g)
- Graduate School of Fine Arts Master's Course Application Guide (80 g)
- Graduate School of Music Master's Course Application Guide (80 g)
- Graduate School of Fine Arts Doctoral Course Application Guide (80 g)
- Graduate School of Music Doctoral Course Application Guide (80 g)