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Entry requirements for Japan

Language requirements

All students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet our English language requirements. These depend on whether you are applying for pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

If you don't achieve the required score, you may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Academic requirements

Level of entry General qualification requirement
  • High school graduate
  • Graduating from Junior College/ Vocational College (Semon Gakko).
  • Completion of one year on an undergraduate programme in Japan.
  • A-levels in the UK.
  • Recognised foundation course.
  • International Baccalaureate.
Postgraduate taught masters
  • Completion of a university bachelors degree in Japan or other country with a good grade.
  • A good honours bachelors degree from UK.
  • For an MBA, you must also have three years' professional work experience.
Postgraduate research
  • Postgraduate masters degree or a good honours bachelors degree in a relevant subject.

*Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration.

You can also view our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Contact us

International enquiries
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 3411