Entrance Examination and Admission Information | Shobi University

Entrance Examination & Admission Information

Application Guidelines * Information for the transfer entrance examination

Requirements for Applicants

  • Those who have completed 12 years of school education as well as those who are expected to complete by March 2020 in a foreign country, or those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to conform to this, those entering the country with the purpose of receiving education at the university, or a resident.
  • Applicants must have achieved a score of 200 points or higher in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) or have achieved N2 level or higher in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Alternatively, applicants may be recommended by the principal of the Japanese language school in which they are enrolled as having Japanese language ability equivalent to or greater than the above. (Overseas applicants need to present either their Japanese language test scores of EJU or the certificates of JLPT.)
    Also note that applicants who are enrolled in Japanese language schools or vocational schools while residing in Japan must have an attendance rate of 80% or higher (calculated on an hourly basis).
  • Applicants must have sufficient assets, a scholarship, or other means of support to meet their expenses while living in Japan, or must have another person who is willing to pay these expenses.

Implementation schedule

Test types Department Application acceptance period
(postmark valid)
Test date Announcement
of examination results
Period for admission formalities
International Students Entrance Examination Schedule A All faculties and departments October 21 to October 29, 2019 November 16 November 20 December 4
International Students Entrance Examination Schedule B November 18 to November 26, 2019 December 14 December 18 January 6
International Students Entrance Examination Schedule C February 2 to February 12, 2020 February 29 March 4 March 11

Test contents

Test types Department Major / Course Number of students for admission Subjects for selection
International Students Entrance Examination Schedules A, B and C Department of Information Expression Acoustic-Movie-stage Lighting, CG-Illustration-Animation, Art-Design,Game-Game Sound, Applied Computing, SNS A small number of applicants selected 1. Document screening
2. Short essays
3. Interview
Department of Music Expression Piano Performance, Vocal Performance, Orchestral Instruments Performance, Jazz Performance, Popular Music Performance A small number of applicants selected 1. Document screening
2. Short essays
3. Practical skills
4. Interview
Composition 1. Document screening
2. Short essays
3. Work submission
4. Interview
Music Liberal Arts 1. Document screening
2. Short essays
3. Interview
4. Assignment presentation or Practical skills
Music Education 1. Document screening
2. Short essays
3. Interview
4. Practical skills
(Piano performance)
Department of Music Business Development Multimedia Music,
Music Business
A small number of applicants selected 1. Document screening
2. Interview
Department of Performing Arts Musical, Act, Dance A small number of applicants selected 1. Document screening
2. Interview
(including practical skills)
Department of Policy Management Public and Social Contribution, Management Planning, and Business Professional A small number of applicants selected 1. Document screening
2. Short essays
3. Interview
Department of Sport Management A small number of applicants selected 1. Document screening
2. Short essays
3. Interview

Application documents (documents to be submitted to the University)

Attach a translation if the documents are in languages other than Chinese, Korean, or English.

⚫...Required ⚪...Optional

Application documents Japanese language school Vocational school Direct from overseas
1 Application confirmation form (Printing is available after the registration of web application)
2 Photo card, Examination admission ticket, Department of Music Expressions Practical skills ・Submission documents details (specified format)
3 Application Form II (specified format)
4 Recommendation letter (specified format) *
5 Graduation certificate and academic transcript from the highest level of academic institution attended in the home country (original document to be submitted)
6 Resident certificate, family registration form, resident census report, birth certificate, or a similar official document that clearly indicates the relationship between the applicant and the guardian (copied documents permitted)
7 Academic transcript, certificate of attendance (or expected graduation or completion) from the school at which the applicant is registered
8 The score card of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (Japanese) or Japanese Language Proficiency Test (copied documents permitted) *
9 A copy of passport (pages indicating passport number, bearer photograph)
10 Copies of front and reverse side of resident card
11 Proof of Expenses Payment
■ In the case of Applicants residing in Japan
Photocopies of remittance notification and bankbook (balance certificate not permitted). If the guardian who pays tuition and living expenses is a resident of Japan, he/she must also present a personal reference letter (designated form), employment certificate or a document proving his/her annual income.
■ In the case of Overseas applicants
Personal reference letter (designated form), employment certificate or a document proving his/her annual income of the student`s guardian.
12 Postage stamp JPY374 (postage required for mailing of Entrance Examination Admission Ticket)
13 Application Envelope Mailing Label (details to be entered on specified form; use an A4 size envelope available on market as the envelope for the application)

*: In the event a student registered at a Japanese language school is unable to submit a score card, a recommendation document may be submitted instead, according to Section 2 of the Qualifications for Application. Although the submission of a score card is optional for students who are registered at a vocational school, if submitted, it will be considered for admission as a part of the document screening.


Please download the guidelines for International Student Entrance Examination applicants.

https://www.shobi-u.ac.jp/entrance_examination/

Entrance Examination Fee: JPY35,000 (For payment methods please see the Application Requirements.)

Transfer Entrance Examination Application Guidelines

Qualifications for Application

Applicants must fall under one of the following categories: International students must also satisfy the requirements for international student applications.

  • An individual who either has graduated or is expected to graduate by March 2020, from a junior college or a technical college;
  • An individual who either has currently been registered or is expected to remain registered as a student at another university for at least two years, who has either acquired or is expected to acquire 62 academic credits by March 2020;
  • An individual who either has completed or is expected to complete a program of study at a vocational school that meets the standards stipulated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology by March 2020;
  • An individual who either has graduated or is expected to graduate from a university by March 2020;
  • An individual who has been conferred an academic degree or a bachelor’s degree according to the stipulations provided by Section 4 under Article 104 of the School Education Law (Law No. 26 of 1947);
  • An individual who either has completed or is expected to complete a course of academic education with a duration of at least 14 years overseas (including the period of academic education given by ordinary course of study in Japan) by March 2020;
  • An individual who, while living in Japan, either has completed or is expected to complete a course of academic education with a duration of at least 14 years, given through a distance education program provided by a foreign school, by March 2020;
  • An individual who, while living in Japan, either has completed or is expected to complete a program of study at a foreign junior college (this applies only to an individual who is considered to have completed 14 years of academic education given through a course of study at such foreign school) at an educational facility recognized to satisfy the requirements of school education programs in the country of origin of such school, although not according to the stipulations specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, by March 2020.

* Please contact us in advance if you are unsure about whether or not you meet the application requirements.

International Student Application Requirements

Individuals who currently reside overseas must satisfy conditions (2) and (3) described below, those who currently reside in Japan and are currently registered with a Japanese language school must satisfy conditions (1) to (3), those who are currently registered with a vocational school must satisfy conditions (1) and (3), and those who are currently registered with a university in Japan must satisfy condition (3).

Furthermore, the subject of study already completed elsewhere must conform to the intended department for the program of study at the University.

  • An individual who has an attendance rate at a Japanese language school or a vocational school of at least 80% (calculated based on hours of attendance), as a general rule.
  • Applicants must have achieved a score of 200 points or higher in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) or have achieved N2 level or higher in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Alternatively, applicants may be recommended by the principal of the Japanese language school in which they are enrolled as having Japanese language ability equivalent to or greater than the above. (Overseas applicants need to present either their Japanese language test scores of EJU or the certificates of JLPT.)
  • Applicants must have sufficient assets, a scholarship, or other means of support to meet their expenses while living in Japan, or must have another person who is willing to pay these expenses.

Implementation schedule

Department Examination
classification
Application
period
(postmark valid)
Examination
date
Announcement
of examination
results
Due date for
admission
formalities
All faculties and departments Term I October 21 to October 29, 2019 November 16 November 20 December 4
Term II February 3 to February 12, 2020 February 29 March 4 March 11

Test contents

Faculty Department Course / Field Number of students for admission Examination details
Faculty of Informatics for Arts Department of Information Expression Acoustics, Image, CG and Art, Games and Applied Computing,Web Entertainment 10 persons Interview
Department of Music Expression Piano Performance, Vocal Performance, Orchestral Instruments Performance, Jazz Performance, Popular Music, Composition, Music Liberal Arts, Music Education 20 persons Interview & practical skills
(Oral examination)
Department of Music Business Development Multimedia Music, Music Business 10 persons Multimedia Music: Interview & submission of artistic work
Music Business: Interview & short essays
Department of Performing Arts Musical, Act, Dance 10 persons Interview & practical skills
Faculty of Policy Management Department of Policy Management Public and Social Contribution, Management Planning, and Business Professional A small number of applicants selected Interview
Department of Human Life Management Art & Culture,Sports A small number of applicants selected

Documents necessary for application

Application documents Precautions Relevant applicants
1 Application confirmation form Printing is available after the registration of web application All applicants
2 Photo card, Examination admission ticket specified format All applicants
3 Department of Music Expressions ・Department of Performing Arts Practical skills ・Submission documents details specified format Applicants to the department
4 Certificate of expected graduation or certificate of student status Issued and sealed by the president or principal of the academic institution Applicants currently registered at a university or vocational school
5 Certificate of graduation Issued and sealed by the president or principal of the academic institution Applicants who have already graduated
6 Academic transcript Issued and sealed by the president or principal of the academic institution All applicants
7 Certificate or completion or an equivalent document A document that certifies a list of courses currently being taken (*1) Applicants currently registered at a university or vocational school
8 Statement of reason for applying specified format. Briefly summarize your thoughts behind applying to the University (*2) All applicants
9 Postage stamp JPY374 (postage required for mailing of Entrance Examination Admission Ticket) All applicants
10 Application Envelope Mailing Label Printing is available after the registration of web application. Use an A4 size envelope available on market as the envelope for the application. All applicants

*1: You are required to have a document that certifies the list of courses you are currently taking issued by the registrar’s office of the school where you are currently registered.
Alternatively, you may submit a document, such as a confirmation of registered courses you are taking issued by the registrar’s office after courses have been registered.
There is no need for this document to include all the courses currently being taken.

*2: Please make sure that your desired program name or field name is entered.

⚫ There is no need to submit a health certificate. You are, however, required to have a health examination after admission to the University.
In the event a serious illness is detected as a result of the health examination and such medical condition will make it difficult for you to continue with student life at the University, you may be subject to such academic provisions as leave of absence and the like.

Additional application documents for international students
(The following documents will be required in addition to the documents described above)

Attach a translation if the documents are in languages other than Chinese, Korean, or English.

⚫...Required ⚪...Optional

Application documents Precautions Japanese language school Vocational school University
including junior college
Overseas direct
1 Recommendation letter * specified format
2 Graduation certificate and academic transcript from the highest level of academic institution attended in the home country original document to be submitted
3 Official document that clearly indicates the relationship between the applicant and the guardian copied documents permitted. Resident certificate, family registration form, resident census report, birth certificate, etc.
4 Certificate of Attendance Items Sealed and Issued by the University President and the High School Principal
5 The score card of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students or Japanese Language Proficiency Test * copied documents permitted
6 A copy of passport Passport Number, Photo Page
7 Copies of Resident Card copy of front and back
8 Proof of Expenses Payment ■ In the case of Applicants residing in Japan
Photocopies of remittance notification and bankbook (balance certificate not permitted). If the guardian who pays tuition and living expenses is a resident of Japan, he/she must also present a personal reference letter (designated form), employment certificate or a document proving his/her annual income.
■ In the case of Overseas applicants
Personal reference letter (designated form), employment certificate or a document proving his/her annual income of the student`s guardian.

*: In the event a student registered at a Japanese language school is unable to submit a score card, a recommendation document may be submitted instead, according to Section (2) of the International Student Application Requirements. The submission of a score card by students registered at a vocational school or a university (including junior college) is optional but will be referenced during document screening for admission.

In the event any falsified or forged document is discovered among the application documents, the application will be canceled even after the applicant has been accepted for admission to the University.

Please download the Transfer Students’ Entrance Examination guidelines.

https://www.shobi-u.ac.jp/entrance_examination/

Entrance Examination Fee : 35,000¥ (For payment methods see the Transfer Examination Requirements)

Admission Process from Application to Completion

1. University Homepage Examination Information Site Please access the "Examination Information Site" from the University homepage https://www.shobi-u.ac.jp/.
2.ID (Mail Address) Registration Please register your e-mail address as your ID at My Page Registration screen. The URL for "My Page" Registration will be sent from the University site to the registered email address.
3. "My Page" Registration Please finish registration by entering your personal information using "My Page" Registration URL
4. "My Page" Login/ Application Information registration
※Registration is possible only during the application period
While logged in to My Page, register the application following the instructions on the Application Registration screen.
※ Please note that the application procedure is not completed even after the Application Information is registered.
5. Application documents printing After registering the Application Information, please print the documents required for application on A4 paper.
6. Entrance examination fee payment You can use a convenience store, credit card and Pay-easy to pay the Entrance Examination Fee of 35,000 yen.
※ An additional fee will be charged.
7. Sending application documents by mail Please put the documents required for application such as “Application Confirmation form” in the 角2 envelope (A4 paper size), attach the printed “Address for application envelope” on the envelope, and mail it from the post office window by simple registered mail or express mail.
※ Please check the Application Documents in The Entrance Examination Requirements.
8. Entrance Examination Admission Ticket Arrives When the Examination Card arrives, please confirm your examination number (overseas applicants will receive their Examination Card on the day of the examination).
9. Day of Examination The examination is given at Shobi University.
The Entrance Examination Admission Ticket must be brought as it is required to take the examination.
10. Examination results Announced Examination results will be announced via the university website.
11. Complete Application Procedure for Admission Successful candidates should download the admission guidelines, transfer the student fees, and submit the admission documents by the given deadline.

An application for the Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status will be issued once the admission procedure has been completed.

* The International Exchange Center of the University will take full responsibility to make a proxy application on behalf of the admitted students with the Immigration Bureau.

Obtaining the “Student” Residence Status

International students whose admission to the university has been approved can obtain the “Student” residence status. To do so, students living outside Japan should prepare the necessary documents to apply for a “Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status.” After that, the university will submit a proxy application to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau on the student’s behalf. Please enter Japan after receiving the “Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status” and obtaining a visa at the consular division of the Japanese Embassy in your home country. In addition to university staff, applications can be made by the applicant’s relatives who reside in Japan or guarantors in Japan.

Student Fees

First year student fees

Department Entrance
Fee
First Semester Tuition Second Semester Tuition Supplementary Education Fund Consigned Fees* Total
Information Expression 250.000 500,000 500,000 400,000 44,140 1,694,140
Music Expression 250.000 625,000 625,000 400,000 44,140 1,944,140
Music Business Development 250,000 625,000 625,000 400,000 44,140 1,944,140
Performing Arts 250,000 625,000 625,000 400,000 44,140 1,944,140
Policy Management 200,000 375,000 375,000 250,000 44,140 1,244,140
Department of Sport Management 200,000 400,000 400,000 280,000 44,140 1,324,140

* Consigned fees: Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research: JPY4,140. Shoyu-kai (Alumni Association) Life Time Membership Fee: JPY20,000. Supporters’ Association Fee: JPY20,000
* Unit (JPY)

Second and subsequent years student fees

Department Entrance
Fee
First Semester Tuition Second Semester Tuition Supplementary Education Fund Consigned Fees* Total
Information Expression 500,000 500,000 400,000 20,000 1,420,000
Music Expression 625,000 625,000 400,000 20,000 1,670,000
Music Business Development 625,000 625,000 400,000 20,000 1,670,000
Performing Arts 625,000 625,000 400,000 20,000 1,670,000
Policy Management 375,000 375,000 250,000 20,000 1,020,000
Department of Sport Management 400,000 400,000 280,000 20,000 1,100,000

* Consigned fees: Supporters' Association Fee: JPY20,000
* Unit (JPY)