Options in Japan
In Japan, some universities offer programs in English that accept direct application with A Level results. The following list provides a brief introduction on some of those universities excerpted from the CIE website and universities’ homepages. For the latest information, please refer to the information provided by each university directly.
Hosei University 法政大学
The following English-based undergraduate programs accept the certificate of Cambridge International A-Level results for applications.
・The Global Business Program, Faculty of Business Administration
・The Sustainability Co-creation Programme, Faculty of Sustainability Studies
・Institute for Global Economics and Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics
・Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS)
A-Level requirements depend on the program:
・Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) – Applicants must have passed GCE Advanced Level 3 subjects OR GCE Advanced Level two subjects AND GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level two subjects (total of four subjects)
・Global Business Program (GBP) – Have passed (a) GCE Advanced Level three subjects OR (b) GCE Advanced Level two subjects and GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level two subjects (total of four subjects)
・Sustainability Co-creation Programme (SCOPE) – Applicants must have passed GCE Advanced Level 1subject
・Institute for Global Economics and Social Sciences (IGESS) – Applicants must have passed GCE Advanced Level three subjects OR GCE Advanced Level two subjects AND GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level two subjects (total of four subjects)
International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA), Yamanashi Gakuin University 山梨学院大学
The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) welcomes international and Japanese students with the Cambridge A-Level certificate. Cambridge International A Level is accepted as equivalent to UK A Level on a grade-for-grade basis.
Typical entry requirements are:
1. At least one A-Level subject and two AS Level subjects
2. At least two A-Level subjects
Applications are assessed based on a comprehensive review of academic achievements, extracurricular activities, statements of purpose, as well as an interview.
International Christian University 国際基督教大学
The curriculum consists of college-wide and specialized courses. College-wide courses are for language study, general education courses and physical education. Having built a firm academic foundation with their general education courses, students narrow down their interests by choosing a major from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences by the end of their sophomore year. Students can select from over 30 majors and design their corresponding educational experiences in any of the following patterns.
Kyoto University 京都大学
International Course Program in Global Engineering (Civil Engineering) accepts applications will be considered from non-Japanese students holding Cambridge International A Levels in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as an alternative to taking the Examination for Japanese Universities.
Meiji University 明治大学
Students will be able to take entrance examinations and obtain a degree in English in the School of Global Japanese Studies.
Nagoya University 名古屋大学
Nagoya University welcomes students with Cambridge International A Levels which are accepted as equivalent to UK A Level on a grade-for-grade basis. English-based programs offered include:
・Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies
In addition, students who have taken one of the following subjects will be exempted from submitting additional English standardized test scores:
・ IGCSE English First Language (grade C or above) or English Second Language (grade B or above)
・GCE AS or A-Level English (grade E or above)
There is no minimum number of A Level subjects required, but 3 A-Level subjects are highly preferred
Osaka University 大阪大学
Osaka University welcomes students with Cambridge International A Levels for admission to the Human Sciences International Undergraduate Degree Program and the Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program.
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 立命館アジア太平洋大学
Cambridge International A-Levels and AS-Levels are accepted as standardized examinations by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.
Students will choose between two undergraduate majors – Asia Pacific Studies (APS) and International Management (APM) – and study under the tutelage of highly experienced faculty from twenty-four countries/regions. Most courses are available in both English and Japanese.
Applicants must submit at least:
・2 different A-Levels courses,
・2 AS-Level courses in lieu of 1 A-Level course or, 4 AS-Level courses in lieu of 2 A-Level courses.
Ritsumeikan University 立命館大学
Ritsumeikan University offers the following undergraduate degree programs delivered entirely in English.
・Global Studies Major (GS Major)
・American University – Ritsumeikan University Joint Degree Program (JD Program)
・Community and Regional Policy Studies Major (CRPS Major)