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Application (Self-financed Students)

Seinan Gakuin University accepts self-financed students into its International Division.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. A foreign national who will complete or has completed a secondary education and who is qualified as an applicant for undergraduate study at the time of enrollment.

2. Non-English speaker is required to have proficiency in English to understand classes taught in English.(TOEFL-PBT 550, TOEFL-iBT 79-80, IELTS 6.0)

*Proficiency in Japanese is not required for admission.

TIMELINE

The following schedule shows the normal procedures for accepting students from abroad. Incoming students should follow the required process according to this schedule in order to arrive in Fukuoka in time. 

Fall semester Spring semester

March 31 September 30 Submission deadline: 
Online Application and 
Required Documents
May October Notification of Admission
June November The following information will be sent to you:
- Official Letter of Admission
- Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)
  (a required document which will be issued by the Immigration Bureau of Japan)
- Information on How to Obtain Visa
August January Arrival in Fukuoka
Orientation Sessions
Semester Begins

APPLICATION STEPS

        
          APPLY ONLINE         
         

[STEP 2] Complete the Online Application
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Please contact us at inbound@seinan-gu.ac.jp to receive the password required for your online application submission.

*Housing Application
You will apply for housing through this online application. Please note that exchange students from our partner universities are prioritized when housing assignments are made. We try our best to accommodate student preferences made in applications. However, we are not able to guarantee your request.
(Reference) Housing

[STEP 2] Submit Required Documents (via email)
Deadline: March 31, 2021

Send the following documents in the format specified (PDF, EXCEL or JPEG) files via email to inbound@seinan-gu.ac.jp

Note: All required documents must be in either Japanese or English. In case the original documents are in any other languages, please attach a translation.

1 OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF GRADES (PDF)
 

Please scan and send us both sides of your most recent official transcript including the grading system notes issued by your home institution. We do not accept unofficial copies of transcripts (e.g. a student copy). If applicable, please also send us any other higher education transcripts (e.g. transfer institutions, Bachelor’s program).

 
2 FINANCIAL STATEMENT (PDF)
 

You must have sufficient financial resources for the duration of your stay in Japan (more than 800,000JPY for one semester or 1,600,000JPY for two semesters).

The following scanned documents can be accepted:
- an official statement of your (or your financial sponsor’s) bank account with a bank seal or signature
- an official electronic statement of your (or your financial sponsor’s) bank account generated in PDF format through  an online banking system with a bank seal or signature
- an official letter showing evidence of formal student financial aid (e.g. scholarship, loan)
*Please note that a screenshot of transaction history of your (or your financial sponsor’s) bank account is not accepted.

 
3 RECORD OF PREVIOUS JAPANESE STUDIES (PDF)
 

Even though you have no history of studying Japanese, tick off “No” and submit the form. If you have studied Japanese at your home institution, please make sure to have Section 6 filled out by your instructor.

 
4 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MEDICAL REPORT (PDF)
 

This form must be filled completely. If some items are left blank, the reexamination of those items will be required before enrollment in Seinan Gakuin University.

 
5 COPY OF PASSPORT (PDF)
 

Please scan and send us your passport ID page.

 
6      CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION FORM (EXCEL)
 

The Certificate of Eligibility is one of the necessary documents required for you to apply for your student visa at the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan. As a proxy, we file your CoE application at the Immigration Bureau in Fukuoka. Please look at the   Sample Application Form carefully and fill out the form.

You will be asked to re-send us the application form if:
- you change any of the formatting (paper size, page orientation, zoom etc)
- your form is converted into a pdf or another type of file

*If you hold Japanese citizenship, you will not need to apply for your visa. Please contact us for more information.

 
7 LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION (PDF)
 

Submit a letter of recommendation from an instructor or administrator at your current or recent enrolled educational institution or from a co-worker, supervisor or employer who has worked closely with you. The letter should be written on a professional or institutional letterhead with a signature of the referee.

 
8 CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH (PDF)
 

If your primary language is not English, you must submit one of the following test scores:

    TOEFL-iBT: overall score of 79-80 or above
    TOEFL-PBT: overall score of 550 or above
    IELTS: overall band score of 6.0 or above

 
9 ID PHOTO (JPEG)
 

Make sure your photo has been taken within the last 2 months. A photo must be sharp and clear. The applicant should face squarely towards the camera. The background should be plain white. No hats, caps or head coverings.

(Reference)    CHECKLIST FOR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

[STEP 3] Submit Required Documents (by mail)
Following our preliminary screening, you will be asked to submit hard copies of the aforementioned documents by mail.

[STEP 4] Payment of Application Fee
Once we receive hard copies of your required documents, you will need to pay the non-refundable application fee of 12,000JPY. You will be informed about the payment procedures by email.

*Any information given to the Center for International Education will be strictly confidential and be only used for the applicant's admission and visa purpose, not to be used for any other purposes.

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