(2011 Academic Year)
This system opens up the classes offered by the Graduate School at Shikoku University, Shikoku University, and Shikoku University Junior College to individuals who are clearly interested in pursuing their own academic goals, to the extent that their participation in those classes does not in any way obstruct the education and research of the university's degree-seeking students.
Thus, nondegree students must adhere to the university's code of conduct, and strive to achieve their stated objectives.
Graduate Schools and Faculties Open to Nondegree Students
- Graduate School of Literature
- Graduate School of Management and Information Science
- Graduate School of Human Life Science
- Faculty of Literature
- Faculty of Management and Information Science
- Faculty of Human Life Science
- Faculty of Nursing
Individuals who possess the academic skills necessary to achieve the academic goals they establish for themselves as nondegree students attending graduate or undergraduate classes.
However, international students must have one of the following qualifications.
- Must have taken the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N1 (which includes the former classification of Level 1) administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, and must have earned a total score of 50% or higher, or must have passed the Level N2 test (formerly Level 2).
- Must have taken the Japanese portion of the the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) administered by the Japan Student Services Organization, and must have earned a total score of 200 points or higher.
Term of Study
Up to one year
|First semester||April 3, 2011 to September 30, 201|
|Second semester||October 1, 2011 to March 16, 2012|
Courses Open to Nondegree Students, No. of Credits
|Graduate School||Classes in the Graduate School of Literature||Up to 10 credits per year|
|Classes in the Graduate School of Management and Information Sciences|
|Classes in the Graduate School of Human Life Science|
|University||Classes in the Faculty of Literature||Up to 20 credits per year|
|Classes in the Faculty of Management and Information Science|
|Classes in the Faculty of Human Life Science|
|Classes in the Faculty of Nursing|
|Junior College||Classes in the Junior College|
*Students can take classes in a university faculty and the graduate school, or in a university faculty and the junior college. In this case, the student must pay only one of the two exam fees and registration fees.
|First semester||March 1-20 2011|
|Second semester||August 20 to September 10, 2011|
(excluding weekends and holidays)
- Application form (prescribed form)
- Resume (with photo)
- Certificate of graduation (completion) or certificate of enrollment from the last school attended
- Statement of reason for applying as a nondegree student (prescribed form, on the back of the application form), approx. 400 characters)
International students must submit the following documents:
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) score sheet (copy)/JLPT exam admission slip (copy)
Or Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) score sheet (copy)/EJU exam admission slip (copy)
Note: Be sure to bring the exam admission slip with you on the day of your exam.
Foreign resident registration card (copy)
(Individuals who have not registered should submit a copy of their card immediately upon completion of their registration.)
Individuals who do not have a foreign resident registration card should submit a copy of their passport.
- Photocopy of a bank passbook
- Certificate of employment and certificate of tax payment of the person paying the applicant's expenses
- Certificate of employment and certificate of tax payment of the applicant's guarantor
Certificate verifying the information contained on the guarantor's residency certificate
Documentation verifying the guarantor's name and address
- (The guarantor should generally be an adult with Japanese citizenship who is living in Japan.)
- Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) score sheet (copy)/JLPT exam admission slip (copy)
- Exam fee: ¥15,000
*If document no. 3 is a foreign language document, a Japanese translation and an explanatory document must also be provided.
*Applicants may be asked to provide other documentation in addition to the above documents.
*The personal information contained in the documents submitted shall not be used for any other purpose than the purpose for which the documents were submitted. Documents submitted will not be returned.
Applications and Inquiries
Office of Academic Affairs, Department of Student Administration,
Shikoku University (Central Bldg. 1F)
- 123-1 Ebisuno, Furukawa, Ojin-cho, Tokushima-shi 771-1192
- Tel: 088-665-9922 Fax: 088-665-9932
- Application Period Hours: 9:30 to 16:30 (closed weekends and holidays)
*Inquiries regarding international student application materials (5) and visas
Office of International Programs, Department of Student Administration,
Shikoku University (Second Literature Bldg., 3F)
- 123-1 Ebisuno, Furukawa, Ojin-cho, Tokushima-shi 771-1192
- Tel: 088-665-9911
Selection / Permission
Class instructors shall make admission decisions based on interviews conducted on the designated selection date.
However, graduates of Shikoku University will interview directly with the class instructor and obtain permission to enroll.
- Permission to enroll is granted by the dean after selection by the faculty, graduate school or junior college department, upon authorization by the class instructor.
- Applicants will be notified promptly whether or not they have been given permission to enroll.
- Those who are selected for admission as nondegree students will be issued an enrollment permission form.
- Applicants must pay for the courses in which they are enrolling, based on the courses and credits for which they have been approved, by the deadline indicated.
- A nondegree student card will be issued to those who have paid their enrollment fees.
¥28,000(however, that amount is reduced by half for graduates of Shikoku University or the Shikoku University Graduate School)
¥15,900 (one credit)
Approval of Credits Taken
The prescribed number of credits will be issued to those who attend 2/3 or more of the class hours of the class in which they enrolled, and who take and pass the exams administered for credit.
A credit certification sheet will be issued for the credits taken.
If you would like to cancel all of the classes and credits for which you have received permission to enroll, contact the Office of Academic Affairs. At that time, you will be asked to return your nondegree student card.
- Once paid, exam fees, registration fees, and enrollment fees will not be refunded.
- The "Education Practicum" and "Caregiving Workshop" are only open to graduates of Shikoku University.
- Information pertaining to nondegree students can be found in the code of conduct and the Shikoku University Nondegree Student Regulations.
- Applicants with physical disabilities who would like special consideration to be given to their request for enrollment as a nondegree student should consult with the Office of Academic Affairs before completing the application process.