Admissions

Admissions for International Students (for the 2019 Academic Year)

In accordance with the founding principles of IBU, we give international students the opportunity to enter this university and do all we can to make them feel welcome.

February Selection

Faculty

University (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Business Administration), Junior College (all departments)

Application Period

Mail, bring in person
Friday, January 4 – Friday, January 11, 2019 (postmarked by January 11)

Exam Date

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Exam Location

IBU Habikino Campus

Exam Subjects

  • Japanese (max. score 100; exam duration 60 min.)
  • English (Department of Global Studies only; max. score 100; exam duration 60 min.)
  • Interview, review of documents

Results

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Submission for Admittance

Admission fee, tuition fee, other: Monday, February 18 – Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Entrance examination fee: 35,000 yen

Note: For details of the entrance examination, see the Entrance Examination Overview (application form).

Admissions for Graduate School (for the 2019 Academic Year)

Master’s Course, September Selection

Application Period

Tuesday, August 28 – Friday, September 7, 2018 (postmarked by September 7)

Eligible Applicants

General students: Those who fit any of the following conditions

Adult students: Those who fit any of the following conditions and who have more than a year of work experience

  1. 1. Those who have graduated from a university or who will graduate by March 2019.
  2. 2. Those who have earned a bachelor’s degree under the School Education Act of Japan, or will earn one by March 2019.
  3. 3. Those who have completed 16 total years of primary, secondary, and tertiary education outside of Japan, or who will complete this amount by March 2019.
  4. 4. Those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan.
  5. 5. Those who have been enrolled at university for at least three years and who have been recognized as acquiring the prescribed credits with excellent grades.
  6. 6. Those who have been recognized by the IBU Graduate School as having academic skills equaling or surpassing those of university graduates.

Note: Contact the IBU Admissions and PR Office in advance if you wish to apply under conditions 5 or 6.

Entrance Exam

Date:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Location:

IBU Habikino Campus

Exam content:

General students

  • Specialized subject (90 min.)
    Essay (1,000 to 1,200 characters), written tests
  • Foreign language (English*, 60 min.)
    To assess whether the applicant has the proficiency to comprehend specialized publications. One dictionary is allowed during the exam. No electronic dictionaries are allowed.

    * Those who have scored at least 550 points on the TOEIC® Listening & Reading Test will be exempt from the English exam, provided that they submit their official score certificate.

  • Oral exam
    On the applicant’s submitted research plan or research results

Adult students

  • Specialized subject (90 min.)
    Essay (1,000 to 1,200 characters), written tests
  • Oral exam
    On the applicant’s submitted research plan or research results

Results

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Submission for Admittance

Admission fee: Tuesday, September 25 – Friday, October 12, 2018

Tuition fee, other: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Thursday, January 31, 2019

Master’s Course, February Selection

Application Period

Monday, January 21, – Friday, February 1, 2019 (postmarked by February 1)

Eligible Applicants

General students: Those who fit any of the following conditions

Adult students: Those who fit any of the following conditions and who have more than a year of work experience

  1. 1. Those who have graduated from a university or who will graduate by March 2019.
  2. 2. Those who have earned a bachelor’s degree under the School Education Act of Japan, or will earn one by March 2019.
  3. 3. Those who have completed 16 total years of primary, secondary, and tertiary education outside of Japan, or who will complete this amount by March 2019.
  4. 4. Those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan.
  5. 5. Those who have been enrolled at university for at least three years and who have been recognized as acquiring the prescribed credits with excellent grades.
  6. 6. Those who have been recognized by the IBU Graduate School as having academic skills equaling or surpassing those of university graduates.

Note: Contact the IBU Admissions and PR Office in advance if you wish to apply under conditions 5 or 6.

Entrance Exam

Date:

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Location:

IBU Habikino Campus

Exam content:

General students

  • Specialized subject (90 min.)
    Essay (1,000 to 1,200 characters), written tests
  • Foreign language (English*, 60 min.)
    To assess whether the applicant has the proficiency to comprehend specialized publications. One dictionary is allowed during the exam. No electronic dictionaries are allowed.

    * Those who have scored at least 550 points on the TOEIC® Listening & Reading Test will be exempt from the English exam, provided that they submit their official score certificate.

  • Oral exam
    On the applicant’s submitted research plan or research results

Adult students

  • Specialized subject (90 min.)
    Essay (1,000 to 1,200 characters), written tests
  • Oral exam
    On the applicant’s submitted research plan or research results

Results

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Submission for Admittance

Admission fee, tuition fee, other: Monday, February 18 – Thursday, February 28, 2019

Doctoral Course

Application Period

Monday, January 21, – Friday, February 1, 2019 (postmarked by February 1)

Eligible Applicants

Those who fit any of the following conditions:

  1. 1. Those who have a master’s degree or will earn one by March 2019.
  2. 2. Those who have earned a master’s degree under the School Education Act of Japan, or will earn one by March 2019.
  3. 3. Those who have obtained a degree equivalent to a master’s degree outside Japan, or will obtain one by March 2019.
  4. 4. Those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan.
  5. 5. Those who have been recognized by the IBU Graduate School as having academic skills equaling or surpassing those of master’s degree holders.

Note: Contact the IBU Admissions and PR Office in advance if you wish to apply under condition 5.

Entrance Exam

Date:

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Location:

IBU Habikino Campus

Exam content:

General students

  • Foreign language (English*, 60 min.)
    To assess whether the applicant has the proficiency to comprehend specialized publications. One dictionary is allowed during the exam. No electronic dictionaries are allowed.

    * Those who have scored at least 650 points on the TOEIC® Listening & Reading Test will be exempt from the English exam, provided that they submit their official score certificate.

  • Oral exam
    On the applicant’s submitted research plan or research results

Adult students

  • Specialized subject (90 min.)

Results

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Submission for Admittance

Admission fee, tuition fee, other: Monday, February 18 – Thursday, February 28, 2019

Number of New Students in the 2018 Academic Year

University

Faculty Department (Major, Course) Men Women Total
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Japanese Studies 68 51 119
Department of Global Studies 47 59 106
Department of Sociology 115 61 176
Major in Health and Social Welfare, Department of Human Welfare 39 41 80
Faculty of Education Elementary School and Early Childhood Education Course, Department of Education 57 96 153
Junior High School English and Elementary School Education Course, Department of Education 22 15 37
Health Education Course, Department of Education 4 34 38
Faculty of Business Administration Major in Public Management, Department of Business Administration 45 9 54
Major in Corporate Management, Department of Business Administration 100 39 139
University total 492 405 902

Junior College

Department (Major) Men Women Total
Department of Child Education 2 117 119
Major in Life Design, Department of Life Navigation 0 105 105
Major in Life Care and Welfare, Department of Life Navigation 2 8 10
Junior College total 4 230 234
University and Junior College total Men Women Total
501 635 1,136

Note: The numbers in the above table do not include students transferring from other universities.

Transfer Students

University

Faculty Department (Major, Course) Men Women Total
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Japanese Studies 0 0 0
Department of Global Studies 0 0 0
Department of Sociology 0 3 3
Major in Health and Social Welfare, Department of Human Welfare 1 1 2
Faculty of Education Elementary School and Early Childhood Education Course, Department of Education 1 1 2
Junior High School English and Elementary School Education Course, Department of Education 0 0 0
Health Education Course, Department of Education 0 0 0
Faculty of Business Administration Department of Business Administration 0 0 0
University total 2 5 7

Graduate School

Course Men Women Total
Master’s Course 2 0 2
Doctoral Course 0 0 0
Graduate School total 2 0 2

Note: The number of confirmed entrants in the table above is current as of April 1, 2018.

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