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University transfer programs

Although many universities have transfer programs, their implementation varies as follows.

It is not necessarily allowed every year.

・ It is not necessarily applicable to all departments and faculties.

・ The terms completed and the credits earned at another university are not always transferable.

To transfer to a university (or an undergraduate major/department), usually one of the following requirements must be met.

・ Individuals who graduated from a junior college or technical

・ Individuals who completed a specialized program at a vocational school

・ Individuals who completed a program at the Japanese branch of a foreign university that was approved by the Minister of Education

・ Individuals who completed a program at a secondary school approved by the Minister of Education

It is difficult to find information regarding university transfer systems, so please contact your preferred school well in advance.

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