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The Entrance Examination for International Student

This information is for April 2015 entrance.
The information for April 2016 entrance will be announced around August
The information of the website is an outline, So applicants are strongly recommended to refer to the Japanese application guidebook (募集要項) for details. This English version is just as a guide!!

Number of Students to be Admitted

  Season I Season II Season III
Department of Photography 2 A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited
Department of Imaging Art 2 A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited
Department of Design 10 A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited
Department of Interactive Media 3 A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited
Department of Animation A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited
Department of Game A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited
Department of Manga A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited A few, but availability limited

Application Qualifications

Applicants must possess neither Japanese nationality nor a permanent resident visa for Japan and be 18 years of age or older as of April 1, 2015. Applicants must also satisfy all of the following conditions.

  • Applicants must have completed twelve years of education (including those who are expected to complete this by March 2015) or must have qualifications recognized by the Tokyo Polytechnic University as the equivalent of this education.
  • Applicants must reside in Japan and be able to give their undivided attention to their studies if they passed the entrance examination.
  • Applicants must either possess or are able to obtain a Status of Residence of College Student according to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  • Applicants who have the N2 certificate of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test(JLPT) by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchange and Services or who have Japanese ability at least the N2 level of the JLPT.

* Applicants who need to undergo eligibility screening in accordance with the Enforcement Regulations for the School Education Law must contact us until one month before the first day of the application period.

* All lectures are conducted in Japanese, so applicants are required to have a high level of Japanese language proficiency.

Entrance Examination Schedule

  Season I Season II Season III
Application Period October 10, 2014 to
October 16, 2014
November 4, 2014 to
November 12, 2014
January 29, 2015 to
February 12, 2015
Date of Examination November 8, 2014 December 6, 2014 March 5, 2015
Announcement of Result November 12, 2014 December 10, 2014 March 9, 2015
Deadline for Enrollment December 9, 2014 January 6, 2015 March 17, 2015

Selection Method

Practical Test + Interview

Practical Test Category

Applicants need to choose one from test categories indicated by the applying departments. Each department has different preference, so please check the chart below.

Department Practical Test Category
Story/
Essay
Graphic
Design
Planning Pencil
Sketch
Programming Manga
Photography Selectable Selectable Selectable
Imaging Art Must
Design Selectable Selectable Selectable
Interactive Media Selectable Selectable Selectable Selectable Selectable Selectable
Animation Selectable Selectable Selectable Selectable
Game Selectable Selectable Selectable Selectable Selectable
Manga Selectable Selectable Selectable Selectable

Points

Department Practical Test Interview Total
Photography 200 100 300
Imaging Art 200 100 300
Design 200 100 300
Interactive Media 200 100 300
Animation 200 100 300
Game 200 100 300
Manga 200 100 300

Examination Venue

Nakano Campus, Tokyo Polytechnic University

Entrance Examination Fee

¥35,000 Japanese Yen

Tuition Fees

  First Year Second and Subsequent Years
Date of Payment Item At the time of enrollment September April September
Tuition Fees Entrance Fee ¥250,000 ¥0 ¥0 ¥0
Tuition Fee ¥530,000 ¥530,000 ¥530,000 ¥530,000
Experiment and Practical Training Fee ¥100,000 ¥100,000 ¥100,000 ¥100,000
Facility Fee ¥175,000 ¥175,000 ¥175,000 ¥175,000
Sub-total ¥1,055,000 ¥805,000 ¥805,000 ¥805,000
Membership Fees Students’ Association Membership Fee ¥7,000 ¥0 ¥7,000 ¥0
Support Group Membership Fee ¥9,000 ¥9,000 ¥9,000 ¥9,000
Alumni Association Membership Fee ¥10,000 ¥0 ¥10,000 ¥0
Sub-total ¥26,000 ¥9,000 ¥26,000 ¥9,000
Total ¥1,081,000 ¥814,000 ¥814,000 ¥814,000
1 Year’s Fees ¥1,895,000 ¥1,645,000

(Unit: Japanese Yen)