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Policy on Accepting Entrants (Admissions Policy)

Type of Student YNU’s Graduate Schools Seek to Enroll

YNU’s graduate schools seek to enroll students who possess abilities, innate qualities, and aptitudes suitable for taking graduate school programs underpinned by cutting-edge research. Applicants should be motivated to contribute to human welfare and the ongoing development of society as innovative advanced professionals and researchers who can play a part in solving the issues faced by Japanese society from an international perspective.

Knowledge, Skills, and Level of Aptitude YNU’s Graduate Schools Require of Entrants

Policy for graduate school entrant selection

YNU’s graduate schools/ department/ graduate degree programs clearly stipulate policies on course completion approval and granting degrees (Policy 1: Diploma Policies) and policies on organizing and implementing curricula (Policy 2: Curriculum Policies) when implementing graduate school entrant selection. In selecting entrants, they aim to admit a wide variety of highly qualified students including working individuals and international students, irrespective of nationality, gender, age, previous university, or other characteristics.

In addition to their regular entrance examinations, the graduate schools/ department/ graduate degree programs also offer special entrance examinations to achieve their objectives in terms of cultivating human resources. These include examinations for working individuals and for international students, as well as for students who have been designated as specially recommended by educational institutions.

Methods of Entrant Selection

YNU’s graduate schools select entrants in accordance with their Application Guidelines, which set out everything needed to make an application, including the policy on accepting entrants (Policy 3: Admissions Policy); the number of places available; application requirements and procedures; examination dates, methods, and venues; the entrance examination fee; and other costs necessary for university admission.

Organizational arrangements for entrant selection

YNU optimizes its organizational arrangements for selecting entrants to ensure that selection is conducted impartially and fairly, and to avoid leaks of entrance examination questions or other situations that might compromise the credibility of its entrant selection process. This entails clearly disclosing lines of responsibility leading to the university president, and ensuring the competence of faculty members or staff assigned to handle entrance examinations. YNU also endeavors to prevent examinees from cheating through means such as exercising care over the positioning of chairs when setting up examination halls, informing examinees of what constitutes cheating and of the penalties, checking their belongings, and conducting sufficient patrols of examination halls.

Methods of providing information regarding entrance examinations

In addition to providing applicants with information regarding entrance examinations via the Guidelines for Applicants, information including content useful for choosing a graduate school is also provided by other means including the graduate schools’ Guide Books, fairs and meetings, and the university’s website. Such information, provided for each graduate school/graduate degree program, includes the policy on accepting entrants (Policy 3: Admissions Policy), details of education and research options and their distinguishing features, overviews of student life and the costs involved, the number of applicants in previous years and the number accepted, and opportunities available post-completion.

In addition, the graduate schools strive to use their Guidelines for Applicants to set out and publicly disclose the abilities, innate qualities, and aptitudes they seek in those enrolling in graduate school programs.

Reasonable measures for applicants with disabilities

The university exercises care to ensure that applicants with disabilities can take examinations on an equal footing with applicants without disabilities. To this end, the university pays due heed to the intent of Japan’s Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities and Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities and takes any reasonable measures necessary according to the examples below to appropriately assess such applicants’ attributes including their abilities, aptitude, and learning outcomes. In addition, the university considers the accessibility of information including details of its measures relating to entrance examinations, and makes such information widely available. It also strives to optimize its provision for preliminary consultations, paying due attention to their timing and how they are conducted.

  • Use of braille or larger print for examination papers; preparation of enlarged answer sheets, etc.
  • Allowing use of separately designated examination locations; allowing examinees to use a car to enter the examination venue grounds; adjusting rules regarding designated seating, etc.
    Extending the time allowed for examinations; providing instructions in written form; allowing the examinee to be accompanied to the examination room entrance, arranging for a personal assistant, etc.

(Educational Affairs Division)