GIS

Admissions

Spring admissions

December Admissions for April 2021

The below sets out the admission entrance requirements for the GIS (Global and Interdisciplinary Studies) faculty, which has the goal of developing ambitious graduates, equipped with both an interdisciplinary education and proficient English, so that they can work at the forefront of the international community.
At GIS, all classes are held in English, so applications must meet the below English language requirements. In the course of the screening, in addition to both high school grades and extracurricular activities, an important consideration is the interest and study motivations of applicants for the subject courses offered by GIS.

Number of places offered: 32
Qualifications for application

(S Standard or A Standard) Applicants must meet each of requirements 1 – 3.  Some applicants must meet the requirement 4 in addition to 1 – 3 if applicable.

  1. Have a strong desire to study in GIS.
  1. Have satisfied, or expect to satisfy, by the time of enrollment, one of the following three requirements:
  • Completed, or expect to complete by March 2021, high school (高等学校) or secondary education (中等教育学校) under the Japanese education system.
  • Completed, or expect to complete by March 2021, 12 years of education in Japan based on a standard Japanese curriculum under the Japanese education system.
  • Have, or expect to have by the admission deadline, scholastic qualifications equivalent to a high school graduate as stipulated in Article 150 of the School Education Act Enforcement Regulations. (see p. 50 of 『入試ガイド』for details).
    * Applicants who have completed 12 years of education or equivalent in a non-Japanese educational institution overseas, or 12 years of education at a school that is accredited by an international accreditation organization (WASC, CIS, and ACSI).
  1. Meet one of the following standards of English proficiency:
S Standard

a. TOEFL iBT® 90 or above (writing score 23 or above)
b. IELTS (Academic Module) band 6.5 or above. (Writing band 6.00 or above)
c. Language A: Literature in English or Language A: Language and Literature in 
   English as part of the IB Diploma.

* Those who meet the S requirement do not need to submit the statement of purpose in Japanese.
* The second stage screening will be an interview (in English) only.

A Standard

a. TOEFL iBT® 80 or above
b. IELTS (Academic Module) band 6.0 or above
c. STEP (EIKEN) 1st or pre-1st grade with a CSE score of 2500, attained in or after 2018

* The second stage screening is made up of a short essay (in English) and an interview (in English).

  1. If any of the following conditions apply, applicants must meet one of the following “Application requirements for educational systems outside Japan”.
  • An applicant who has completed, or expects to complete, 12 years of education or equivalent in a non-Japanese educational institution overseas, and who has filled or expects to fill, admission requirements for local universities.
  • An applicant who has completed, or expects to complete, 12 years of education under a standard Japanese curriculum (either a senior high school or educational institute within Japan, or an overseas school approved by MEXT), and who falls under any of the following.

a. An applicant who has been enrolled under an education system outside Japan for more than two years and has transferred to a Japanese educational institution after March 2020.
b. An applicant who applies for the S Standard.

Application requirements for educational systems outside Japan (one of the following)

Education System

Requirements

Documents to Submit

IB Program

Have been enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program (including Japanese DP) and obtained, or expect to obtain the diploma

Sent directly from IBO: Transcript of Grades

Enclosed with other documents: Transcript of Grades and Diploma

* Transcript must show the results of six subjects from the final exams and the IB Diploma.

UK

Have sat for (a) 3 GCE Advanced Levels or (b) 2 GCE Advanced Levels and 2 GCE Advanced Subsidiary Levels (total of 4 subjects)

GCE Statement of Results certifying the candidate’s grades

New Zealand

Have fulfilled, or expect to fulfill, university admission requirements (UE: University Entrance), including NCEA (National Certificate of Education Achievement) Level 3.

Certified Record of Achievement showing results that include NCEA Level 3

France

Have obtained the Baccalauréat

Transcript showing Baccalauréat results

Germany

Have obtained the Abitur

Transcript showing Abitur results

Education systems other than those above

 

 

(1) Have obtained or expect to obtain the relevant university entrance qualifications

(2) Have taken SAT or ACT

* Both (1) and (2) are required

Note: SAT must include the Reasoning Test  (Essay not required) and the Subject Test. The results of language Subject Tests taken by native speakers will not be accepted

ACT must include Writing.

(1) Documents proving that you have obtained university entrance qualifications

(2) Official Score Report for ACT (including Writing) or SAT (including Reasoning Test and Subject Test)

* The SAT code for Hosei University is 3686

* The ACT code for Hosei University is 0607

* Please check the entrance requirements again later in the summer as they are due to be updated in July.

Selection Process

Application documents

Download from the Application Guidelines website (updated in July)

Application period

October 20, 2020 (Tues) – October 30, 2020 (Fri)

1st screening

Examination of documents (application documents, and statement, etc.)

1st screening results

November 27, 2020 (Fri)

2nd screening

December 6, 2020 (Sun)

2nd screening results

December 15, 2020 (Tues)

Admission deadline

January 15, 2021 (Fri)

Past applicants / Successful applicants

2020

Total applicants  146

1st screening  96

2nd screening  56

2019

Total applicants  163

1st screening  106

2nd screening  49

Application guidelines

Please visit http://exam.52school.com/guide/hosei-tokubetsu/guidebook/
and find “Application Guidelines ”, “共通冊子(別冊)一部抜粋(英語版) ” and the formats in “GIS December Special Examination for admission in April 2021”.

 

Spring Admission General Examination (for admission in April of 2021)

Application guidelines will be released in early November.

日本語:入試情報サイト

Examination using the 大学入学共通テスト

For applicants who have graduated, or expect to graduate by March 2021, from a high school in Japan.

Number of places to be offered: 5
Application period: January 5 – January 15, 2021
Test date: January 16 and 17, 2021
English proficiency requirement: p6 of 『入試ガイド』
Examination subjects:
Japanese (including Classics)
One of the following subjects: “World History B,” “Japanese History B,” “Geography B,” “Contemporary Social Studies,” “Ethics”, “Politics and Economy,” “Ethics, Politics and Economy,” “Mathematics I and Mathematics A,” and “Mathematics II and Mathematics B.” (If more than one elective subject is taken, only the result of the subject with the highest score will be counted.)
There is no interview component to this examination.

Results posted on the university website: February 10, 2021

General Examination utilizing standardized English tests (英語外部試験利用入試)

For applicants who have graduated, or expect to graduate by March 2021, from a high school in Japan or an overseas educational institute

Number of places to be offered: 12
Application period: January 5 – January 18, 2021
Test date: February 5, 2021
English proficiency requirement: p4 of 『入試ガイド』
Examination subjects: Japanese (without Classics) or “Mathematics I, II and Mathematics A, B”

Results posted on the university website: February 16, 2021

General Examination (Type A)

For applicants who have graduated, or expect to graduate by March 2021, from a high school in Japan or an overseas educational institute

Number of places to be offered: 15
Application period: January 5 – January 25, 2021
Test date: February 7, 2021
Examination subjects: English and Japanese (including Classics)
There is no interview or listening comprehension component to this examination.

Results posted on the university website: February 17, 2021

Dates and information are subject to change.

Please check with the Admissions Center.