Japan

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Japan.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Japanese student community.


Your International Officer

Portrait of Clare BanfaThe International Officer for Japan is Clare Banfa.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are many ways you can get in touch. Please visit our contact us page for details.


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Entry requirements

Foundation

If you have graduated from High School with the qualification of Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho you will need to complete a Foundation Year, or the first year of a Bachelors degree at a Japanese university, to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester. 

Please visit the International Study Centre website for information about the International Foundation Year or the International Year One for Management programmes.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Japanese university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree from Japan you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree. Grade requirements vary according to the degree you are applying for, but generally we would ask for a minimum GPA of 3.0.

For more information about available degrees please see the individual course pages

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Japanese university, usually in a related subject area, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.


Japanese student community

Portrait of Kyoto, student bloggerThe University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. Of our 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, over 25% come from outside the EU, from more than 70 different countries.

Kyoko, Bioinformatics MSc

"The quality of support offered to international students is very high and the city is safe, quiet and a good place for studying."

Read more about Kyoko's time studying at Leicester.


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