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(one of the following requirements must be met)
(1) Those who have received 12 years of school education outside Japan, and have completed secondary education. Those who are at least 18 years old
(2) Attend a year of "University Preparatory Course" at one of the designated Japanese language institutions for students from countries where school education is 10 or 11 years only. Students must be at least 18 years old
(3)Those certified as having, with respect to junior college admission, academic ability at least equivalent to that of a high school graduate
(4)Those who completed a 12-year programme at an international school accredited by an international accrediting organisation (WASC, ACSI, ECIS) and are at least 18 years old
(5)Those who are certified by a junior college's individual qualification assessment process as having academic ability at least equivalent to that of a high school graduate and are at least 18 years old
To enter a junior college, an international student must pass that college's entrance examination.
Some colleges use results of the Examination for
Japanese University Admission for International
Students (EJU)
as a criterion
>> learn more about EJU Examination <<
In contrast to university education that put emphasis on scientific principles or theoretical research and education, junior colleges focus on education that allow students to learn skills useful to them after their graduation.
Approximately one-third of the junior colleges are women's colleges where a majority of the courses offered are on humanities, home sciences, education and social sciences
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