NISHOGAKUSHA UNIVERSITY

Explanation of the Entrance Examination System

Guide to entrance examination for Faculty of Literature

2019 Entrance Examination Schedule : Faculty of Literature

Entrance Examination Classification Quota examination date Notification of result Applicant eligibility
AO entrance examination 25 Sep. 16
(Sun)
Sep. 21
(Fri)
General
entrance
examination
Type A 70 Feb. 2
(Sat)
Feb. 12
(Tue)
Type B (entrance examination using high scores) 40 Feb. 1
(Fri)
Feb. 12
(Tue)
Type S (with scholarship selection) 20 Feb. 1
(Fri)
Feb. 12
(Tue)
Type C (entrance examination using the Center Test), first stage tests 30 This university does not administer a second round of testing. Feb. 12
(Tue)
Type C (entrance examination using the Center Test), second stage tests 15 This university does not administer a second round of testing. Feb. 25
(Mon)
Type D 20 Mar. 7
(Thu)
Mar. 13
(Wed)
Special
entrance
examination
Entrance examination for working adults A small number of people Dec. 9
(Sun)
Dec. 14
(Fri)
Special entrance examination for foreign students A small number of people Dec. 9
(Sun)
Dec. 14
(Fri)

AO entrance examination

Quota 25 *
Application open period Aug. 1 (Wed) to Aug. 7 (Tue), 2018
"Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
examination date Sep. 16 (Sun)
Notification of result Sep. 21 (Fri)
Admission procedure deadline Oct. 5 (Fri) "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc.
  • Short essay about the designated book <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • Interview and oral test
Applicant eligibility
  1. Those who have a university entrance qualification
  2. Those whose first choice is the Faculty of Literature of Nishogakusha University

* Senior high school records are not taken into consideration.

General entrance examination

Type A

Quota 70
Application open period Jan. 7 (Mon) to Jan. 24 (Thu), 2019
About web application period.
examination date Feb. 2 (Sat)
Notification of result Feb. 12 (Tue)
Admission procedure deadline Feb. 18 (Mon) "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc. Required subjects
  • Japanese Language "Integrated Japanese Language"
    Contemporary Japanese Language is required. Either Japanese Classics or Chinese Classics must be selected (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
Optional subjects (One subject must be selected from the following.)
  • English "English Communication 1, 2, or 3, English Expression 1 or 2" (computer-graded test) <30 minutes, 30-point scale>
  • Japanese History "Japanese History B" (computer-graded test) <30 minutes, 30-point scale>
  • World History "World Hisory B" (computer-gradedtest) <30 minutes, 30-point scale>
  • Calligraphy (skill test) <45 minutes, 30-point scale>

Only those who apply for the Department of Chinese Literature can select this subject.

Applicant eligibility For details, please click here.

Type B (entrance examination using high scores)

Quota 40
Application open period Jan. 7 (Mon) to Jan. 24 (Thu), 2019
About web application period.
examination date Feb. 1 (Fri)
Notification of result Feb. 12 (Tue)
Admission procedure deadline Feb. 18 (Mon) "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc. One or two subjects must be selected from the following.
  • Contemporary Japanese Language "Integrated Japanese Language (Modern-Present Writings) and Contemporary Japanese Language B" (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • Japanese Classics "Integrated Japanese Language and Japanese Classics B" (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • Chinese Classics "Integrated Japanese Language and Japanese Classics B" (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • English "English Communication 1, 2, or 3, English Expression 1 or 2" (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • Calligraphy (skill test) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
    * Only those who apply for the Department of Chinese Literature can select this subject.
Applicant eligibility For details, please click here.

Type S (with scholarship selection)

Quota 20
Application open period Jan. 7 (Mon) to Jan. 24 (Thu), 2019
About web application period.
examination date Feb. 1 (Fri)
Notification of result Feb. 12 (Tue)
Admission procedure deadline Feb. 18 (Mon) "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc.
  • Japanese Language:One subject must be selected from the following. (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
    • Contemporary Japanese Language "Integrated Japanese Language (Modern-Present Writings) and Contemporary Japanese Language B"
    • Japanese Classics "Integrated Japanese Language and Japanese Classics B"
    • Chinese Classics "Integrated Japanese Language and Japanese Classics B"
  • English "English Communication 1, 2, or 3, English Expression 1 or 2" (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
    Optional subjects (One subject must be selected from the following.)
  • Japanese History "Japanese History B" (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • World History"World History B"(essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
Applicant eligibility For details, please click here.

* Successful applicants that achieve high scores (up to 20 applicants) will be eligible for scholarships.

Type C (entrance examination using the Center Test), first stage tests

Quota 30
Application open period Jan. 7 (Mon) to Jan. 18 (Fri), 2019
About web application period.
examination date This university does not administer a second round of testing.
Notification of result Feb. 12 (Tue)
Admission procedure deadline Feb. 18 (Mon) "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc.

Subjects in the National Center Test for University Admissions that the applicants must take

Subject Subjects in the examination Remarks
Japanese Language Japanese Modern-Present Writings is required. For classics, the higher score that the applicant achieves from Japanese Classics and Chinese Classics is used. <300-point scale> (150 points x 2)
Foreign language English, French, German, Chinese, Korean Any one subject
* For English, the higher score that the applicant achieves from a and b below is used.

a. Sum of the score of the written test <200-point scale>

b. Sum of the score of the written test <200-point scale compressed to a 150-point scale> and the score of the listening test (50-point scale) <200-point scale>

Geography and History "World History A", "World History B"
"Japanese History A", "Japanese History B"
"Geography A", "Geography B"
Single subject with the highest score <100-point scale>
Civics "Contemporary Society", "Ethics"
"Politics and Economy"
"Ethics, Politics and Economy"
Applicant eligibility For details, please click here.

Type C (entrance examination using the Center Test), second stage tests

Quota 15
Application open period Feb. 4 (Mon) to Feb. 15 (Fri), 2019
About web application period.
examination date This university does not administer a second round of testing.
Notification of result Feb. 25 (Mon)
Admission procedure deadline Mar. 4 (Mon) "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc.

Subjects in the National Center Test for University Admissions that the applicants must take
* The highest score in a through f below is used.

Subject Subjects in the examination Remarks
Japanese Language Japanese

a. Sum of the score of Modern-Present Writings (100 points x 1/2) + Japanese Classics (50 points)

b. Sum of the score of Modern-Present Writings (100 points x 1/2) + Chinese Classics (50 points)

c. Modern-Present Writings (100-point)

d. Sum of the score of Japanese Classics (50 points) + Chinese Classics (50 points)<100-point scale>

Foreign language English

e. Sum of the score of the written test (200-point scale are compressed into 100 point)

f. Sum of the score of the written test (200-point scale compressed to a 75-point scale) and the score of the listening test (50-point scale compressed to a 25-point scale) <100-point scale>

Applicant eligibility For details, please click here.

Type D (Selection course examinations for one course implemented in March)

Quota 20
Application open period Feb. 4 (Mon) to Mar. 1 (Fri), 2019
About web application period.
examination date Mar. 7 (Thu)
Notification of result Mar. 13 (Wed)
Admission procedure deadline Mar. 20 (Wed) "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc.
  • Japanese Language "Integrated Japanese Language (Modern-Present Writings) and Contemporary Japanese Language B" (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • English "English Communication 1, 2, or 3, English Expression 1 or 2" (essay questions) <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
Applicant eligibility For details, please click here.

About Web Application period of general entrance examination

Type A
Type B
Type S
9:00 a.m. Monday Jan. 7, 2019 - 16:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 24, 2019
Type C, first stage tests 9:00 a.m. Monday Jan. 7, 2019 - 16:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 18, 2019
Type C, second stage tests 9:00 a.m. Monday Feb. 4, 2019 - 16:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 15, 2019
Type D 9:00 a.m. Monday Feb. 4, 2019 - 16:30 p.m. Friday Mar. 1, 2019

* Please pay the examination fee within an application period.

* Please mail application documents during an application period. "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date. "

General entrance examination Applicant eligibility

  1. A person who has graduated from a senior high school or a secondary school or who is expected to graduate from one in March 2019
  2. A person who has completed 12 years of school education under the ordinary curriculum or who is expected to complete this in March 2019
  3. A person who is deemed to have scholastic ability equivalent to or greater than that of senior high school graduates or who is expected to be deemed so by March 31, 2019
  1. (1)A person who has completed a 12-year curriculum of school education in a foreign country, or a person who has an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  2. (2)A person who has completed or is expected to complete a curriculum in an overseas educational institution whose curriculum is certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to be equivalent to that of a senior high school.
  3. (3)A person who has completed or is expected to complete a subject designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an advanced course at a specialized training college (limited to a course whose term is at least three years and that meets the other standards established by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) on or after the date designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  4. (4)A person whose qualifications have been recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  5. (5)A person who has passed or is expected to pass the Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates, conducted pursuant to the Rules for the Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates (or the University Entrance Qualification Test, conducted pursuant to the old rules)
  6. (6)A person who has entered university pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph 2 of Article 90 of the School Education Act and who is deemed to have scholastic ability suitable to receive a university education at the University
  7. (7)A person who is deemed to have scholastic ability equivalent to or greater than that of senior high school graduates in an individual entrance qualification examination administered by the University and who has reached the age of 18
Note

Those who wish to make an application under qualifications (6) or (7) of 3 above must undergo an entrance qualification examination administered by the University in advance to be qualified to enter the University.

Individual entrance qualification examination (This examination is intended to examine if the applicant is qualified to enter the University.)

Those who are planning to apply for the National Center Test for University Admissions
  • Application acceptance period: Monday, August 27, 2018 to Friday, September 7, 2018 (Application must be postmarked by the deadline date.)
  • Examination result announcement date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Those who are planning to apply for general admission A, B, S, or D
  • Application acceptance period: Monday, November 26, 2018 to Monday, December 3, 2018 (Application must be postmarked by the deadline date.)
  • Examination result announcement date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Those who sat for the National Center Test for University Admissions as the entrance qualification for another university, for example, and who are planning to
  • Application acceptance period: Monday, January 21, 2019 to Friday, February 1, 2019 (Application must be postmarked by the deadline date.)
  • Examination result announcement date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Examination method

Examination of documents

Notification of examination results

Examination results are sent by express mail on the respective examination result announcement dates.
A "certificate of qualification for entrance" is sent to those who are deemed to be qualified to enter the University as a result of the examination.
When applying to enter the University, be sure to enclose your "certificate of qualification for entrance".

Entrance examination for working adults

Quota A small number of people
Application open period Nov. 12 (Mon) to Nov. 29 (Thu), 2018
"Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
examination date Dec. 9 (Sun)
Notification of result Dec. 14 (Fri)
Admission procedure deadline Jan. 7 (Mon), 2019 "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc.
  • Short essay <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • Interview and oral test
Applicant eligibility

A person who is 25 years of age or older (as of April 1, 2019) and who has one of the university entrance qualifications below (or who has experience as a working adult)

  1. A person who has graduated from a senior high school or a secondary school (or who is expected to graduate from one in March 2019)
  2. A person who has completed 12 years of school education under the ordinary curriculum (or who is expected to complete this in March 2019)
  3. A person who is deemed to have scholastic ability equivalent to or greater than that of senior high school graduates or who is expected to be deemed so by March 31, 2019
  1. (1)A person who has completed a 12-year curriculum of school education in a foreign country, or a person who has an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  2. (2)A person who has completed or is expected to complete by March 2019 a curriculum in an overseas educational institution whose curriculum is certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to be equivalent to that of a senior high school.
  3. (3)A person who has completed or is expected to complete a subject designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an advanced course at a specialized training college (limited to a course whose term is at least three years and that meets the other standards established by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) on or after the date designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  4. (4)A person whose qualifications have been recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  5. (5)A person who has passed or is expected to pass the Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates, conducted pursuant to the Rules for the Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates (or the University Entrance Qualification Test, conducted pursuant to the old rules)

Special entrance examination for foreign students

Quota A small number of people
Application open period Nov. 12 (Mon) to Nov. 29 (Thu), 2018
"Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
examination date Dec. 9 (Sun)
Notification of result Dec. 14 (Fri)
Admission procedure deadline Jan. 7 (Mon), 2019 "Application must be postmarked by the deadline date."
Examination subjects, etc.
  • Short essay <60 minutes, 100-point scale>
  • Interview and oral test

* A student of a Japanese-language school is required to submit a certificate of attendance with their application documents.

* If the number of applicants is 10 or greater, a primary selection process will be conducted by administering a small-essay test and an interview. Those who pass the primary selection (about 10 people) will be subject to an oral test.

Applicant eligibility A person who has foreign citizenship, who will reach the age of 18 by March 31, 2019, and who falls under one of categories (1) to (5) below An applicant for the Faculty of Literature is required to have passed N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
  1. (1) A person who has completed a 12-year curriculum of school education in a foreign country and who has a university entrance qualification in that country or who is expected to complete such a course and acquire such a qualification
  2. (2) A person who has passed the university entrance qualification test in a foreign country pursuant to the education system of that country
  3. (3) A person who has acquired the International Baccalaureate qualification, the Abitur qualification, the Baccalaureate qualification, GCE A level qualification, or Cambridge International AS&A Level qualification
  4. (4) A person who has graduated from a foreign school where the ordinary curriculum before entering university is less than 12 years, and who has completed or is expected to complete the curriculum for preparatory education for entering a university in Japan in an educational institute designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  5. (5) A person who completed the course of 12 years of the foreign school which received authorization in the international evaluation group or a person of the completion possibility.