FAQs

 

Entrance Examination

Q:
Is it required to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test to enter the undergraduate course of the University of Tokushima?
A:
Some faculties and departments require their applicants to take the TOEFL test. For these faculties and departments, applicants are required to send a copy of their Examinee Score Record to the University along with other application materials and to arrange for their Official Score Report to be mailed directly from ETS to the University.
Please refer to our Application Instructions for faculties and departments that require TOEFL scores for admission.

 

Q:
Is it required to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test to enter the undergraduate course of the University of Tokushima?
A:
Applicants must take the subjects assigned by the university/department in EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International students) and must understand Japanese as specified in our Application Instructions. Therefore, applicants are required to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Please refer to our Application Instructions for the assigned EJU subjects.

 

Q:
Can I take the entrance examination in my own country?
A:
No. You can not take the entrance examination for the University of Tokushima’s undergraduate course in your country.

 

Student Life

Q:
How can I commute to the University?
A:
Students of the University of Tokushima are from all over Japan and many of them live in an apartment near the University. Thus, most of the students use a bicycle to commute to the University.
Some students from Tokushima commute by train or motorcycle but commuting by car is basically not allowed. Commuting to the Kuramoto campus by car is permitted for some students upon application, screening and approval.

 

Q:
Are there any dormitories?
A:
The University has two dormitories for international students. And there are dormitories for Japanese students which are available also for international students. However, rooms are not necessarily available for every applicant due to the limited number of rooms.

 

Q:
Are there any restrictions on working part-time?
A:
International students whose status of residence is “College Student” are prohibited by Japanese law from working part-time as they are required to concentrate on their studies.
Upon application to and approval from the Immigration Bureau of Japan, international students may engage in part-time work for up to a total of 28 hours per week.
It should be noted that there are restrictions on the type of job they are permitted to engage in.
Contact the International Exchange Section for more information.

 

Curriculums, Lectures

Q:
How many scores do I need to pass the examinations?
A:
Students are required to get a score of over 60 out of 100 to pass the examinations.
A grade of “A” will be given for a score of over 80, “B” for a score of over 70, “C” for a score of over 60 and “D” for a score below 60.

 

Q:
What will happen if I miss classes?
A:
Basically, a total of 15 hours of classes is considered 1 credit. Students must have attended two thirds of the total hours of the class to take the examination. Having been absent from more than one third of the total hours of the class will result in not being permitted to take the examination.

 

Q:
Are there any classes conducted in English?
A:
All classes for undergraduate courses are conducted in Japanese. Books and materials used in class are also in Japanese. No classes are offered in English.

 

Career and Further Education

Q:
I would like to know about the University’s employment support system.
A:
Our Employment Support Office has information on over 2000 companies. They hold recruiting fairs on campus inviting recruitment staff from many companies and provide free shuttle bus services when there are recruiting fairs held outside Tokushima. Also, our experienced career consultants and career coordinators provide information and advice for various questions and problems regarding job hunting.

 

Q:
Are there any qualifications or certificates I should acquire while I am at the University?
A:
Developing your foreign language skills (especially English skills) by taking language proficiency tests (e.g. TOEFL, TOEIC) would be recommended. Students will be required to understand and present latest reports and articles when they go on to a graduate course and most of those reports and articles are in English. Also, having English language skills will open up more doors for career opportunities for international students from non-English-speaking countries when seeking a job in Japan.
Please confirm at the Student Affairs Department as to the qualifications and certificates available for undergraduate students.