Transfer Admissions Guide and Application

Application Procedures

The information below is for Spring 2025 Enrollment.

1. Eligibility

2. Start of Enrollment: Spring 2025

3. Application Period for Spring 2025 Enrollment (Japan Standard Time)

Application Period September 2 – October 31, 2024

4. Required Application Documents

5. Application Fee USD 50 (Non-refundable)

6. How to Apply

7. Notification of Admission (Japan Standard Time)

Application Period November 29, 2024

* Results of scholarship interviews will be announced on the same date.

8. Confirmation of Enrollment (Japan Standard Time)

Successful applicants must confirm their enrollment by completing the necessary payments by the following date:

Application Period December 20, 2024

9. Procedures for Admitted Students

Successful applicants must follow the procedures provided under this section to officially enroll in the program.


Immigration Procedures and Visa Information

All the students accepted to the program must apply for a student visa in their home country. To do so, it is necessary to obtain a certificate of eligibility that will enable them to obtain a student visa.
Please note that because the Certificate of Eligibility is valid for only three months from the date of issuance and that it becomes invalid if the landing application is not filed within that period, we are not able to apply for it very far in advance. Thus, you should expect to receive your Certificate of Eligibility within the one to two months period before the beginning of the semester.

Kansai Gaidai will make an application for a Certificate of Eligibility as soon as all the necessary application documents are submitted. Please note that it normally takes one to two months for the Ministry to issue the Certificate.

When we receive the Certificate of Eligibility from the Ministry of Justice, we will then forward it to you at the address indicated on your Address Form. You should then take it to the Japanese Consulate nearest your home or university to begin visa application procedures.

You may apply for a student visa directly by appearing in person at the Consulate, in which case you will be requested to fill out the visa application forms and attach two photos. Or, you may elect to go through the procedure by mail, in which case you should first write to the Consulate and obtain a visa application form to be returned by mail.