AdmissionsSelection of International Students/Autumn Admission


  • The student application guidelines and application forms for the second window are now available. (November 1, 2023)
  • The short essay question for the first, second and third window has released. (August 4, 2023)

Short Essay


From the FAQ web page about Admissions

Q. Can I use outside resources to prepare my application documents and essay?

A. Application documents and essays must be produced by the applicants themselves and be original. During the preparation process, applicants may use various resources, such as literature, advice from high school teachers, and online resources including generative AI tools like ChatGPT. For the essay question, applicants must precisely follow the instructions for citing references. If application documents and essays are found to be highly unlikely to have been written by the applicants themselves, suspected of plagiarism or other misconduct, or containing false or factually incorrect statements, there will be serious consequences for their scores, and the applicant may be disqualified.

Student Application Guidelines

Application Documents

Selection Schedule (Japan Standard Time, UTC+9)

There will be three application windows before June 2024. If the quota is filled in the first (October 2023 apply) and second window (January 2024 apply), the third window (May 2024 apply) may not be conducted.

Second Window
Second Window
Application Period Monday, January 22, 2024 - Monday, January 29, 2024, noon
Notice of Results (First-Stage) Friday, February 16, 2024, noon
Online Individual Interview (Second-stage) Friday, February 23, 2024
Those who pass the first-stage selection will be notified about their assigned examination time.
Notice of Final Results Friday, March 1, 2024, noon
Matriculation Deadline for Admitted Students Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (post-marked)


Based on the admissions policy of the university, the contents of the application documents and interview will be evaluated and successful applicants will be selected.

Document Screening (First-Stage)

The first-stage will involve a comprehensive evaluation of the application documents.

Online Individual Interview (Second-Stage)

The second-stage will be an online individual interview. Questions will be asked in English based on the content of the application documents.

  • Details of the second-stage selection will be provided to those who pass the first-stage.
  • Refer to “Online Examination” in the student application guidelines before the interview.
  • The interview will be conducted online at a time and date (Japan standard time, UTC+9) assigned by the university. Those who take the examination from outside Japan must be aware of the time difference.

Eligibility for Application

Number of Students to be Admitted: 20 students


The applicant must meet one of the following criteria:


  1. Persons who have completed 12 years of schooling outside Japan or are expected to complete the course by September 30, 2024, or a person equivalent thereto, as designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
  2. Persons who have completed or are expected to complete by September 30, 2024, a course of study at an overseas educational institution recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as offering a course equivalent to that of secondary schools.
  3. Persons who have completed or are expected to complete 12 years or more of formal education by September 30, 2024, at an international school in Japan or abroad that is certified by an international certification organization (e.g., WASC, ACSI, or CIS).
  4. Persons who have obtained or expect to obtain by September 30, 2024, an IB (International Baccalaureate), Abitur, French-Baccalaureate or GCE A-Level.
  5. Persons who have been recognized by Eikei University of Hiroshima through individual screening of eligibility for admission as having scholastic ability equivalent to or higher than that of secondary school graduates and who will be 18 years of age by September 30, 2024.

Application Requirements

The applicant must meet all of the following requirements:


  1. Have a strong desire to study at Eikei University of Hiroshima and the intention to enroll if admitted.
  2. Have English language proficiency equivalent to or higher than CEFR B2.
  3. Is capable of participating in classes taught in English.
  4. Has not applied to any other selection category at Eikei University of Hiroshima within this application deadline. It is not possible to apply to more than one selection at the same time.

For AY2024 First Window

First Window
Application Period Friday, October 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - Monday, October 30, 2023, noon
Notice of Results (First-Stage) Thursday, November 23, 2023, noon
Online Individual Interview (Second-stage) The following date and time to be designated by the university
・Saturday, December 2, 2023
・Sunday, December 3, 2023
・Monday, December 4, 2023
・Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Notice of Final Results Friday, December 15, 2023, noon
Matriculation Deadline for Admitted Students Monday, Decmber 25, 2023 (post-marked)