General Entrance Examination

If you are unable to get a recommendation from your Japanese-language school to apply for admission or if you would like to apply for admission directly from overseas, please apply for the general entrance examination. Please note that in South Korea, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong general entrance examinations are administered locally.
※ Students with “College Student” visa studying at a Japanese-language educational institution are urged to maintain an attendance rate of 80% or more. Students with an attendance rate of less than 80% should consult with us.

Examination date and Application period

(Domestic)

  Place Application Period Examination Date Result Announcement Closing Date
Stage1 PlaceTOKYO Application PeriodSep.1(Sat)2018Oct.9(Tue) Examination DateOct.13(Sat)2018 Result AnnouncementOct.15(Mon)2018 Closing DateNov.8(Thu)2018
Stage2 PlaceTOKYO Application PeriodOct.10(Wed)〜Nov.13(Tue) Examination DateNov.17(Sat) Result AnnouncementNov.19(Mon) Closing DateDec.13(Thu)
Stage3 PlaceOSAKA Application PeriodSep.1(Sat)〜Nov.20(Tue) Examination DateNov.24(Sat) Result AnnouncementNov.28(Wed) Closing DateDec.17(Mon)
Stage4 PlaceFUKUOKA Application PeriodSep.1(Sat)〜Nov.20(Tue) Examination DateNov.25(Sun) Result AnnouncementNov.28(Wed) Closing DateDec.17(Mon)
Stage5 PlaceTOKYO Application PeriodNov.14(Wed)〜Dec.4(Tue) Examination DateDec.8(Sat) Result AnnouncementDec.10(Mon) Closing DateJan.10(Thu)2019
Stage6 PlaceTOKYO Application PeriodDec.5(Wed)〜Jan.15(Tue)2019 Examination DateJan.19(Sat)2019 Result AnnouncementJan.21(Mon)2019 Closing DateFeb.7(Thu)
Stage7 PlaceTOKYO Application PeriodJan.16(Wed)2019Jan.29(Tue) Examination DateFeb.2(Sat) Result AnnouncementFeb.4(Mon) Closing DateFeb.21(Thu)
Stage8 PlaceTOKYO Application PeriodJan.30(Wed)〜Feb.19(Tue) Examination DateFeb.23(Sat) Result AnnouncementFeb.25(Mon) Closing DateMar.14(Thu)
Stage9 PlaceTOKYO Application PeriodFeb.20(Wed)〜Mar.5(Tue) Examination DateMar.9(Sat) Result AnnouncementMar.11(Mon) Closing DateMar.20(Wed)

(Overseas/Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong)

  Application Period Examination Date Result Announcement Closing Date
Shanghai・China Application PeriodSep.1(Sat)2018Oct.30(Tue) Examination DateNov.10(Sat)2018 Result AnnouncementNov.14(Wed)2018 Closing DateDec.6(Thu)2018
Taipei・Taiwan Application PeriodSep.1(Sat)〜Nov.13(Tue) Examination DateNov.24(Sat) Result AnnouncementNov.26(Mon) Closing DateDec.17(Mon)
Hong Kong・China Application PeriodSep.1(Sat)〜Dec.4(Tue) Examination DateDec.15(Sat) Result AnnouncementDec.17(Mon) Closing DateJan.10(Thu)2019
Seoul・Korea Application PeriodSep.1(Sat)〜Dec.11(Tue) Examination DateDec.22(Sat) Result AnnouncementDec.24(Mon) Closing DateJan.17(Thu)

※ Please check the “Test Admission Slip” we issue after we receive your application for information regarding the test location and time.
※ Admission results will be sent to applicants by mail (no telephone notifications will be provided).
※ Application receiving operations will be suspended on Sundays, holidays, and from December 22, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
※ The cutoff for submissions may be moved up depending on the number and timing of application submissions.

Application Papers

  • Application slip
  • Payment confirmation slip (screening fee: 20,000 yen)
  • Resume
  • Guarantee of the payment of expenses
    Guarantee of the payment of school fees, living expenses, etc.
  • Documentation verifying payment of expenses
    ※ Saving passbook, remittance instruction, bank certificate of savings, other certificates to prove your ability to pay for the school fee. ( Copies can be accepted.)
  • A certificate of graduation or original diploma of your final academic background (High school/ University you graduated in your country)
    Translation of documents into Japanese or English; documents in Korean or Chinese are acceptable as is
    (If your home country where a certificate is not issued ,you should brings an actual diploma. But, you should submit copies in the case of mailing,don’t send the actual diploma.) (If you are a prospective high school graduate,you should submit certificate of expected graduation.you are filling an application,submit your certificate of graduation.)
  • Certificate of completion or prospective completion from the applicant's Japanese-language school
    ※ Only applicable to those who are currently or were previously enrolled at a Japanese language institution (will be considered invalid if unsealed)
  • Certificate of attendance and transcript from the applicant's Japanese-language school
    ※ Only applicable to those who are currently or were previously enrolled at a Japanese language institution (will be considered invalid if unsealed)
  • Document certifying the applicant's level of Japanese-language proficiency
    Note:Only applies to those who have taken such tests
    A: Certificate of Level 1 (N1) or Level 2 (N2) of the JLPT
    B: Certificate of achievement (score of 200 points or more) in the Japanese as a Foreign Language subject test of the EJU
    C: Certificate of achievement (score of 400 points or more) in the BJT
  • Passport
    (Those applying from within Japan should bring their actual passports. But, you should submit copies in the case of mailing,don’t send the actual passports. Those applying from overseas should send copies.)
  • Residence card
    (Those applying from within Japan should bring their actual certificates. But, you should submit copies in the case of mailing,don’t send the actual certificates. This is not required for those applying from overseas.)
  • National Health Insurance Card
    (Those applying from within Japan should bring their actual certificates. But, you should submit copies in the case of mailing,don’t send the actual certificates. This is not required for those applying from overseas.)

※ Applicants currently enrolled at a technical school or university in Japan must also submit a certificate of enrollment, attendance records, academic records and statement of reasons (to go to the school).
※ In some cases, you may be asked to submit other reference materials as necessary.
※ Please consult with us beforehand if you have withdrawn or being expelled from college/university/Japanese language school in Japan.

Judging System

Screening of application documents: The information on application documents is screened.
※ For the candidates who take a general entrance exam outside of Japan, EJU test Japanese score will be a part of the selection criteria.
Written examination: Examination in Japanese at the N2 level of the JLPT is given.
Short essay: Choose one topic from among several options and write an essay of about 400 characters.
Interview: A comprehensive evaluation of reasons for applying, future goals, motivation for studying, Japanese-language proficiency, etc., is conducted.
※Applicants to the Variety Show Department of the TOKYO ANNOUNCE GAKUIN Performing Arts College must give a performance. Applicants to the Acting Performing Art Department, Announcing Department, and Broadcasting Voice Actor Department must read a script during the interview.

Examination Fees

[Domestic]

For all departments, the fee is 20,000 yen (The bank transfer fee must be borne by the applicant. The screening fee is not refundable.)
Use the payment form designated by the school to pay the screening fee at a bank. After making your payment, paste the payment confirmation slip (A) to your application form.

[Overseas/Korea, Taiwan, China, HongKong]

20,000 yen for all departments (admissions testing fees cannot be refunded). Please pay in Japanese yen.

Application Submission

[Domestic]

Prepare your application form and required attachments and bring them to the TOHO GAKUEN Admission Office in person. However, if you live overseas or far away from the school and cannot file your application at the Admission Office in person, please contact the office in advance and mail your application by simple registered mail (or Express Mail Service [EMS] from overseas).

4-5-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,160-0023 Japan
(Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

[Overseas/Korea, Taiwan, China, HongKong]

Always check that all application materials are prepared. Submit your completed applications in the application submission envelope. Application procedures are indicated below.

■South Korea (Seoul) general admissions test
Contact the Korean office and bring the admissions testing fee and application materials.
■Taiwan (Taipei) general admissions test
Contact the Taiwan office and bring the admissions testing fee and application materials.
■China (Shanghai & Hong Kong) general admissions test
Contact the TOHO GAKUEN Enrollment Office in advance. After checking the procedure, send the application materials by EMS to the admissions office.

※ Those who take Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), please submit a transcript.

Myung-Shin Bldg. 2F, 366-4 Yonnam, Maboku, Seoul, Korea 121-866
〒03975 ソウル市麻浦區延南洞366-4明信ビル2F
TEL:02-2633-0416TEL:02-2633-0416

No. 415-4-1 Xin Yi Road Section 4, Taipei, Taiwan 110
110 台北市信義路四段415號4樓之1(面向基隆路)
TEL:02-2345-8098TEL:02-2345-8098

TOHO GAKUEN Admission Office, Students Recruitment Center for International students

Address4-5-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,160-0023 Japan

TEL +81-3-3378-7531+81-3-3378-7531
Free dial 0120-343-2610120-343-261(in Japan Only)

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