Q. Are all courses taught in English?
Yes they are, with the exception of language courses (French, Spanish and Chinese) and Physical Education. Some adjunct subjects offered by other departments and open to GIS students are taught in Japanese.
Q. Is OAS (Overseas Academic Study) a required subject?
It is elective. However, we encourage every student to take part in studying abroad. Study abroad offers a wide selection of courses and subjects, and it will bring you new experiences, new friends, a strengthening of your English, and a broadened view of the world.
Q. I am an international applicant to GIS and my Japanese is not fluent. Is Japanese needed to study in GIS?
The general entrance examination has a Japanese language component, and the special entrance examination requires submission of an essay in Japanese. Although the GIS administrative staff speaks English, you will need Japanese to use university facilities outside GIS. So a reasonably high standard of Japanese is recommended: perhaps a score of 70% or so in EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students).
Q. Which English test is better for the special entrance system, TOEFL or IELTS?
Neither will give you an advantage, so you shouldn't worry over which to take. Rather, make certain you take the test early enough for the result to arrive in time for your application to GIS.
Q. Is the interview in English, in Japanese, or both?
In principle, it is in English. There may also be some Japanese if you are a non-native speaker of Japanese.
Q. I have already graduated from high school. Can I take the GIS special examination?
Yes, if you meet admission requirements.
Q. If I try to enter GIS via one examination but don’t succeed, may I still take other entrance exams GIS offers?
Yes you may.
Q. How can I find out more about GIS and Hosei University?
Please attend one of our Open Campus events held in August and GIS open day in October and December. You are also welcome to visit the Admissions Center on the first floor of Boissonade Tower (the 27-story building on the Ichigaya Campus), where you can receive additional information. The Admissions Center is open from 10 AM to 5 PM most weekdays year-round for consultation in Japanese. Before visiting the Center, please call +81-3-3264-9300 to confirm that it is open. See a News page for updates.