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Admission Policy

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

In the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, we aim to nurture professionals who will address problems and issues existing in the local community and society, having a wide-ranging capacity of taking society forward in the future. We welcome applications to study in our faculty from candidates highly motivated to learn and make use of specialist knowledge about societal structure, problems, and potential acquired through study of "sociology and social welfare" and business structure, problems, and potential acquired in this program through study of "economics, commerce, and business management" to contribute to development of the local community and industrial sector.

Fundamental Qualities for Prospective Students

  • Belief in the educational philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a strong desire to contribute to the development of the local community and industrial sector
  • A strong desire to interact enthusiastically with the local community and industrial section through active learning
  • A strong desire to take on new challenges, making use of learnings developed in the classroom and through interactions with the local community and industrial sector
  • A strong desire to develop core knowledge and skills fundamental to utilization of specialist knowledge and engagement in lifelong learning and growth
  • A strong desire to increase communicative competence, work collaboratively with faculty and other students, and set and take action to realize joint goals

Admissions Assessment Policy

  • Candidates applying for admission to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences via "Admission by Recommendation" will be assessed using documents submitted as part of the application and an interview. Evaluation is split about 50/50 between submitted documents and interviews. Interviews will focus on candidates' academic performance during high school and outcomes of extracurricular activities. Interviews will also be used to evaluate candidates' motivation for applying to our faculty and their understanding of our educational philosophy. We believe that it is extremely important for candidates to have not only future goals for after graduation but also a concrete study plan to be implemented while they are enrolled at university to better facilitate realization of those goals. In addition to being asked to talk about those goals and plans, candidates will also be asked demonstrate their wide-spanning knowledge of current industrial and local community structure, problems, and potential. Bearing this in mind, we encourage all candidates to maintain an interest in and keep abreast of these points.
  • Candidates applying for admission to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences via "AO Entrance Examination" will be assessed using documents submitted as part of the application and an interview. Evaluation is split about 40/60 between submitted documents and interviews. In the interview, attention is given to candidates' presentation skills and communication competence. In line with "Admission by Recommendation," we will ask candidates for evaluation about candidates' understanding of our educational philosophy, and if they think concretely about future goals for after graduation and study plan to be implemented while they are enrolled at university to better facilitate the realization of these future goals. In addition to being asked to talk about those goals and plans, candidates will also be asked demonstrate their wide-spanning knowledge of current industrial and local community structure, problems, and potential. Bearing this in mind, we encourage all candidates to maintain an interest in and keep abreast of these points. Candidates applying for a scholarship will be assessed on their ability to excel in their presentations and exhibit a wider, deeper knowledge base compared with other candidates.
  • The "General Entrance Examination" and "National Center Test Utilizing Examination" are used as means of assessing candidates' core skills and knowledge. It is important that, among other things, candidates have a wide knowledge base, high level of cognition and judgment, and the ability to express themselves clearly and eloquently. As part of our "Comprehensive Evaluation Entrance Examination," in addition to an examination designed to test scholastic ability, documents, such as candidates' school records, submitted as part of the application, will be used to assess comprehensively their academic achievements and records of extracurricular activities during high school. Candidates who excel in the entrance examination designed to test scholastic ability will be eligible for a scholarship.

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