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General admission


General Admission


General admission is the most basic type of entrance to SOKENDAI. It is available for all departments of SOKENDAI and open to every applicant, regardless of nationality or place of residence. Admissions are held twice a year, in April and October. All departments accept applications for the April and some for the October admissions. In either case, the entrance examination is held in Japan. It is highly recommended that you contact the department of your interest or an academic advisor with whom you wish to study regarding your eligibility and your research plan, prior to the submission of a formal application. Please contact the Student Welfare section for more details.

Application Guidelines


Application Guidelines in English are provided for the purpose of non-Japanese Applicants’ convenience only. In the event of any inconsistency between the Japanese Application Guidelines and the English Version,  the Japanese version shall prevail.

School of Cultural and Social Studies (Only in Japanese)

School of Physical Sciences (Only in Japanese)

Application Guidelines [October 2016/April 2017]

School of High Energy Accelerator Science (Only in Japanese)

School of Multidisciplinary Sciences (Only in Japanese)

School of Life Science(Only in Japanese)

Application Guidelines [October 2016/April 2017]

School of Advanced Sciences(Only in Japanese)

Application Guidelines [October 2016/April 2017]