In these cases, we follow the eligibility requirements set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Also please read the Application Guidelines under “Eligibility”.
Students are eligible to apply for PEAK as long as they satisfy BOTH Requirement 1 AND Requirement 2 by August 31, 2018.(as of 2018 enrollment)
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the PEAK Undergraduate Admissions Office through the web enquiry form as early as possible.
The applicant must fulfil at least ONE of the following requirements from (a) to (d).
(a) The applicant must have completed all the requirements of a 12-year school (primary and secondary) education.
Those who have attended schools in Japan that are not certified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology must contact the university by October 26, 2017, to have their eligibility reviewed by the Individual Admission Review Process. (However, it must be noted that only those who are 18 or older by August 31, 2018 can have their eligibility reviewed.) Applicants who fall into this category must go through this process before they can apply.
(b) The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have obtained one of the following qualifications:
1. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) (awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization)
2. Abitur (designated by the Federal Republic of Germany)
3. Baccalaureate (designated by the French Republic)
4. General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A level) (designated by UK)
(c) If the applicant has passed through an education system that is less than 12 years in length, he or she must be at least 18 years of age, and should have completed the requirements of Japanese pre-university preparatory institutions for students planning to study in Japan, which are designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Alternatively, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age and should have received sufficient university education so as to satisfy the 12-year school requirement for entering Japanese universities (for example, if the applicant’s school education was 11 years, he or she should have completed at least one year of university education to be eligible to enroll in the PEAK programs).
(d) The applicant must have passed an official test that shows he or she possesses the academic background equivalent or superior to that obtained from a 12-year school curriculum. In this case, the applicant must be at least 18 years old.
PEAK is a program designed primarily for students who have been educated in languages other than Japanese. (Students who have received Japanese-medium education are encouraged to apply for April-entry admission.)
In line with this goal, in principle, the applicant must have spent at least FOUR of the first six school years AND at least FIVE of the second six school years studying in languages OTHER THAN Japanese. This means the vast majority of courses must have been delivered in languages other than Japanese.
Requirement 2 is summarized in the following diagram: