Special Kobosei Suisen Examination

Special Entrance Examination for Affiliated Schools

  • For international students with recommendation from HUE-approved Japanese language schools.
  • Applications to multiple academic departments are possible with this examination.
  • Application guidebook for the academic year 2022 is now avaiable here.

Student Capacity

Faculty Department Student Capacity
Economics Economics Very limited intake
Business Administration  Business Administration
Sport Business Administration
Media Business  Information systems in Business
Media Business

Application Qualifications

    1. Applicants must be foreign nationals who have completed 12 years of continuous education in a country other than Japan, or who have attained the level of academic ability required by the Minister of Education, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
    2. Applicants who have attend an advanced course of a training college (Senshu Gakko) (a course of three years or more or one that has been approved by MEXT) and have completed the program according to the requirements provided by MEXT and have  completed the program by March 31, 2022
    3. Applicants who have attained a International Baccalaureate, Abitur, Baccalaureate or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level designated by the Minister of Education, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); or who will attain one of the above by March 31, 2022, and who have reached the age of 18 years.
    4. Applicants who have completed 12 years of continuous education given by any educational organizations accredited by international accreditation bodies (WASC, ACSI, CSI) designated by the Minister of Education, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); or who will complete by March 31, 2022, and who have reached the age of 18 years.
    5. Applicants who by having taken a separate school entrance examination are deemed to have an educational level equivalent to that of a high school graduate, and who have reached the age of 18 years. *For (5), applicants shall contact Center for International Education Exchange (CIEE) for more details on application eligibility no later than November 5 (Fri), 2022.
  1. Applicants must have taken the “Japanese as a Foreign Language” Examination and one other examination (either the “Japan and the World” Examination or the Mathematics Examination) administered by JASSO.  Those who have taken the examinations must have one of the following score(s) to apply:
    (1)280 points or over on the “Japanese as a Foreign Language” Examination including essay examination which should have at least 35 points or
    (2)a minimum of 230 points on the “Japanese as a Foreign Language” Examination including essay examination which should have at least 35 points and a minimum of 120 points on either the “Japan and the World” or “Mathematics,” with a total of 390 or above.       *Free choice of test language. 
  2. Applicants who have attended HUE-approved Japanese language schools, and are of outstanding character, have a strong desire for the admission to HUE, and are highly recommended by the principal of the school attended.
  3. Applicants who have resided in Japan for at least six months before the date of the entrance examination, and who are scheduled to graduate from (expected to complete their course studies at) a Japanese language school by March 31, 2022.
  4. Applicants must enroll into the program if admitted, and fully commit themselves to their studies in order to become a future bridge between Japan and their home countries.

Application and Admission Procedures

Application Period From Jan 4 (Tue) to Jan 18 (Tue) 2022
(Applications must be sent postmarked on or before Jan 18 (Tue), 2022)
Examination Date Feb 2 (Wed), 2022
Examination Site Hiroshima University of Economics and Fukuoka city*
*Detailed site information of the Fukuoka city will be directly informed to the applicants.
Announcement of Results Feb 17 (Thu), 2022 at 3pm
Admission Procedures Deadline for payment of admission fee: Feb 25 (Fri), 2022
Deadline for payment of tuition fee: Mar 22 (Tue), 2022


About the tuition fee reduction system

International students who pass the entrance examination may apply for reduction of tuition. Reduction will be based on academic score and actual financial need.

Selection Method

Based on interview, documents submitted and EJU score. (Two subjects, including Japanese)

*Students applying from Japanese language schools will be required to submit a record of attendance (90% attendance rate is required.)

Application Procedures

Mail the following required documents to:
Hiroshima University of Economics, Center for International Education Exchange
5-37-1 Gion, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima, 731-0192

Send by: January 18 (Tue), 2022
(Applications must be sent postmarked on or before January 18 (Tue), 2022)

Documents to be submitted

  1. Application form (form prescribed by HUE)
  2. Test Registration Card (form prescribed by HUE)
  3. Letter of recommendation from the principal of the Japanese language school or of the university most recently attended (form prescribed by HUE)
  4. Certificate of graduation and academic transcript from the educational institution in home country most recently attended (NB Photocopies NOT accepted)
  5. Completion certificate, or certification of prospective completion, and academic transcript from Japanese language school which the applicant is currently attending.                                                                                                                                           *An academic transcript is required listing academic record and attendance record for each year.
  6. Transcript of EJU Only transcripts of the EJU administered by JASSO are accepted.                                                         *Transcripts only from 2020 and 2021 will be accepted. Only one transcript will be accepted from candidates who sat the examination more than once.
  7. Health certificate  *Please make sure that the certificate covers: 1. Your name, 2. Birth date, 3.sex, 4. Height and Weight, 5. Visual acuity, 6. X-ray check result and 7. Doctor's findings. The certificate issued before April 2021 will NOT be accepted. 
  8. Certificate of residence(1)Must have been issued within the last 3 months by the public office in your region.(2)Please specify Status of Residence and Authorized Period of Stay.(3)Certificate of resident must NOT have "mynumber." Those documents which have "mynumber" will not be accepted.
  9. Photocopy of passport* Photocopies of all pages bearing entries are required.
  • Application Fee:
  1. Department ・・・30,000 yen
  2. Departments・・・35,000 yen
  3. Departments・・・40,000 yen
  4. Departments・・・45,000 yen
  5. Departments・・・50,000 yen

     *Please transfer the fee from any bank (postal transfer not accepted) to HUE using the prescribed form.

Announcement of Results

  • Results will be available on our website: http://www.hue.ac.jp
  • Notification of results sent by express mail.
  • After announcement at HUE, the results will be conveyed to each Japanese language school.

* HUE will not accept telephone inquiries regarding results.