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Education after Compulsory Education

Admission to High School or University in Japan (for foreign students studying at their own personal expense)

The eligibility requirements for taking an entrance examination to a Japanese public or private high school are: 1. 15 years of age by April 1 of the school year of admission; 2. Having completed nine years of school education in a foreign country, or having graduated from a Japanese junior high school or expecting to graduate.
As a rule, for admission to a Japanese university, the applicant must be 18 years of age and have received 12 years of education from elementary school through high school. Although the requirement is the same for those of foreign nationality, the number of years in school may not be enough, depending on the country.
For details concerning entrance examinations, see the Japan Student Services Organization website (URL: www.jasso.go.jp/).

Scholarships for Foreign Students

Section in charge: Multicultural Society Promotion Section, Multicultural Society Promotion Division

A scholarship award (¥240,000 for the year) is offered to foreign students living in Shinjuku City who are enrolled in a graduate school, university, junior college, or vocational school in the city for one year or longer and meet designated requirements.

April 1, 2019