Entry requirements for Japan

Academic entry requirements will vary between courses. Please check the individual course page and use the equivalency tables below to work out the specific requirements for your course.


Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • Kōtō Gakkō Sotsugyō Shōmei Sho 高等学校卒業証書 (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) PLUS a recognised foundation course.


Equivalencies for our foundation programmes

Programme A-level requirement 高等学校卒業証書 equivalency
Integrated 4-year foundation programmes CCD 4/5 average
International Foundation Diploma EE 3/5 average

If you do not meet our minimum undergraduate requirements, you may still be able to apply for one of our foundation courses.


Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications equivalent to a UK bachelor degree:

  • 学士 Gakushi (Bachelor degree)
  • 高度専門士 Kōdo Senmonshi (Advanced Diploma)

Please check the individual course listing for the bachelor degree requirement and use the equivalency table below to work out your specific requirement. If you do not meet our minimum requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our pre-master’s courses.


Bachelor degree requirementEquivalent grading
2:1 (for direct entry)75% (GPA 3.0)
2:2 (for direct entry)70% (GPA 2.7)
Pass grade (for a pre-master’s course)60% (GPA 2.0)

Additional information

Minimum English language requirements

One of the following:

Equivalent academic qualifications can be accepted and we are happy to consider applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to discuss your specific qualifications.