Admission Policies for Each Undergraduate Department

[ 編集者:広報室       2018年9月20日 更新  ]

Kwansei Gakuin University Admission Policy

The mission of Kwansei Gakuin is to train World Citizens who exemplify the ideal of “Mastery for Service” - globally-minded individuals who are kind to others, possess the spirit to work towards social change, are equipped with extensive knowledge and a strong sense of ethics to establish their own identities, have their own lofty goals and demonstrate the capacity for action.
Kwansei Gakuin University accepts students from areas all over the world, who have a variety of aptitudes and come from diverse backgrounds. These students relate to this mission, and are brimming with the desire to challenge themselves in the context of their university studies and activities.
For this reason, it is the university’s basic policy to conduct pluralistic assessments through various admission systems in order to evaluate an applicant’s basic knowledge, qualities and capabilities, drive for learning, personality and other aspects that they have developed through their activities and experiences.

School of Theology

To Train People Who Can Serve Society Based on the Spirit of Christianity

The goal of the School of Theology is to deepen students’ understanding of the ideologies and cultural assets that the Christian religion has developed throughout human history, both in the specialized field of theology and in interdisciplinary areas, and train people who can serve society based on that ethos.
Moreover, the School admits a broad range of applicants with diverse skills, who have used their basic studies up to the high school level as a foundation to develop those skills through avenues like volunteer work, extracurricular activities and their experiences as members of society.
For that reason, the School treats the following items as key factors in the application process. It places importance on “knowledge and ability,” “the ability to think, the capacity for judgment and the ability to express oneself,” “autonomy, diversity and the ability to collaborate” when evaluating the basic knowledge applicants have gained in high school through the primarily writing-based general admissions exam and various entrance examinations, which also incorporate interviews and other tests, respectively.
Applicants to the School of Theology are expected to:
1. Be interested in the interdisciplinary fields of the ideologies and cultural assets developed by Christianity, among other areas
2. Possess a broad interest in Christianity
3. Be knowledgeable about world history and Japanese history
4. Have a certain level of Japanese and English proficiency
5. Be knowledgeable about ethics, mathematics and geography

Students who are admitted into the Christian Evangelism course should:
6. Have a strong desire to become a Christian worker in the future
7. Be baptized
8. Have a certain amount of knowledge about the Bible and Christianity
9. Be able to conduct research about the Bible and Christianity

School of Humanities

To Carry Out Holistic Development Through the Humanities, In Accordance with the University’s Founding Principles of Christianity-Based Education

The mission statement of the School of Humanities is to carry out holistic development through Christian education and the humanities, in accordance with the university’s founding principles. Because education and research span various areas in the humanities, the School is divided into three departments: Culture and History, Integrated Psychological Sciences, and Literature and Linguistics. These three departments are further divided into 11 specializations, but the School has created a flexible curriculum so that students can take a wide range of classes, from fundamental courses to more technical courses, regardless of their specialization. Furthermore, it is mandatory for students to produce a graduation thesis as their final objective. Through a four-year course of study, it is important to learn autonomously, discover issues for oneself, and investigate those issues. Even when learning at the high school level, it is necessary to build up fundamental knowledge across all basic subjects. Along with that effort, students need to develop a broad and objective viewpoint, a flexibility of thought that is free of prejudice or conformity, and a persistent attitude towards engaging with themes that interest them personally. The School of Humanities will take advantage of the respective characteristics of the general entrance examination and the various types of other entrance examinations to admit students who are equipped with that sort of comprehensive intellectual foundation, and have a wealth of qualities that will allow them to actively work on the research questions that they discover for themselves.

School of Sociology

To Raise People Who Have Broad Interests and a Sharp Awareness of Issues, and Who Can Fully Demonstrate Their Abilities in Various Areas of Society

The School of Sociology has opened its doors wide for applicants who fulfill the following conditions, according to the skills which they hope to cultivate during their undergraduate education.
[Attitude and Interests]
1) Applicants should understand the principles and the essence of education at Kwansei Gakuin University and the School of Sociology, and possess a firm intention to grow as people, based on those principles.
2) Applicants should have a fundamental interest in society, culture and humanity and a similar interest in current social issues and various phenomena, and possess the willingness and outlook to study sociology.
[Knowledge and Thinking Faculties]
1) Applicants should perform at an excellent academic standard with regard to the fundamental subjects which students take in high school. In order to study sociology, applicants should have the basic knowledge necessary in the fields of history (Japanese history and world history), geography, political science, economics, and contemporary society.
2) Applicants should have sufficient ability in the Japanese language and in mathematics, which are the foundation of logical and empirical thought and judgment.
[Skills and Expressions]
1) Applicants should have experience with independently gathering information, thinking about it themselves, then expressing their own thoughts.
2) Applicants should have the necessary proficiency in Japanese and English (or other foreign languages) to understand other people’s ideas and express their own thoughts.
As for entrance examinations, the School conducts a written general admissions exam related to those subjects, as well as various entrance examinations which also incorporate interviews and other measures. The School places importance on each element required by its admission policy (“attitude and interests,” “knowledge and thinking faculties,” and “skills and expressions”) to evaluate students during the admissions process.

School of Law and Politics

To Train Competent and Compassionate Citizens Who Value the Freedom, Human Rights and Justice Which are the Foundation of Law and Politics, and Have a Strong Spirit of Service Toward Society

The goal of the School of Law and Politics is to raise competent and compassionate citizens who value the freedom, human rights and justice which form the foundation of law and politics and have a strong spirit of society. Basing its philosophy on a social approach, the School aims to conduct education and research in the fields of law and politics, rooted in broad, deep and socially oriented perspectives as well as the liberal arts. The School has formulated educational objectives to fulfill this goal: 1) acquiring a scientific mindset, 2) attaining wide-ranging knowledge and a social perspective, 3) forming a legitimate set of values and a rich sense of humanity, 4) cultivating an understanding of human rights, and 5) securing international and global perspectives. It has set operational objectives: 1) assisting students in acquiring the abilities that will contribute to them achieving their desired career progression and be highly regarded in society, and 2) building students’ character by creating a very stimulating environment between students and teachers through small-group instruction. To sufficiently achieve these goals and objectives, the policy of the School of Law and Politics is to accept students who not only consistently study the fundamental points of the curriculum, but have a broad-ranging interest in various problems and phenomena that occur in society, regardless of era or location.
During the admissions process, the School establishes exam subjects based on this policy and carries out a general admissions exam that is mainly written, as well as various entrance examinations which also incorporate interviews and other measures. In the entrance examinations, the School places importance on fundamental academic abilities at the high school level, those being “knowledge and ability,” “the ability to think, the capacity for judgment and the ability to express oneself,” “autonomy, diversity and the ability to collaborate,” to evaluate students during the admissions process.

School of Economics

To Train Globally-Oriented People with Minds of Their Own, Who Are Interested in Various Social Phenomena

The political and economic situations of nations all over the world, including Japan, are approaching a time of drastic changes. Among those changes, questions of poverty and the environment are raised, and it goes without saying that the root of those issues is economic in nature. In the current era, studying economics at the university level is extremely important. At the same time, it is vital to be aware of the diverse cultures and different ways of thinking that exist in society and the world. The attributes of broad-ranging knowledge and a firm sense of values, not just expertise in economics, are exactly what will be demanded of “World Citizens” who can make global contributions in these tumultuous times.
Based on this idea, the Kwansei Gakuin University School of Economics believes that the basic academic skills of foreign language proficiency, knowledge of society and the world, and the ability to think logically and make judgments, are indispensable for a future working in the business world and in public institutions. The School’s aim is to raise globally-oriented people with minds of their own, who are interested in various social phenomena. For that reason, the School wants students who are interested in economic and social issues, with the desire to develop the skill of thinking independently.
Setting the following items as elements of admission policy, the School establishes exam subjects based on this policy and carries out a general admissions exam that is mainly written, as well as various entrance examinations which also incorporate interviews and other measures. In the admissions process, the School places importance on “knowledge and ability,” “the ability to think, the capacity for judgment and the ability to express oneself,” “autonomy, diversity and the ability to collaborate” when evaluating the basic knowledge applicants have gained in high school.

School of Business Administration

To Foster Creative Minds for Business

Based on the university motto of “Mastery for Service,” the founding principle and goal of the School of Business Administration is “Fostering Creative Minds for Business.” In other words, the School’s objective is to send people out into the world who have wide-ranging interests and a sharp grasp of issues, and can fully demonstrate those abilities in a variety of areas. Based on this educational principle and goal, the School looks to take in students who have a driving ambition to improve their own sense of humanity, and possess a variety of aptitudes and skills.
Setting the following items as elements of admission policy, the School establishes exam subjects based on this policy and carries out a general admissions exam that is mainly written, as well as various entrance examinations which also incorporate interviews and other measures. In the admissions process, the School places importance on “knowledge and ability,” “the ability to think, the capacity for judgment and the ability to express oneself,” “autonomy, diversity and the ability to collaborate” when evaluating the basic knowledge applicants have gained in high school.

School of Human Welfare Studies

To Train Citizens Who Can Work Towards the Realization of “Quality Living and a High Quality Society”

The School of Human Welfare Studies aspires to train citizens who have a grasp on people and their living environments in society, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between the two, so that they can work towards the realization of “quality living and a high quality society.” Based on that fundamental principle, the School measures three key concepts, which apply across every department: the three Cs of compassion, comprehensiveness and competence.
During the general admissions process, in order to secure students who are compatible with this goal and fit the mold for the School’s education programs, the School carries out its examinations from a perspective that examines whether or not students have the following qualities: a certain level of knowledge in all high school subjects, linguistic ability, excellent comprehension skills and the ability to formulate an argument, and an outstanding aptitude for mathematics.
Each department at the School of Human Welfare Studies desires different things from students who apply. The Department of Social Work seeks out those who “want to work in a field connected to social work, or have an understanding of the field.” The Department of Social Organization Development seeks out those who “are interested in social entrepreneurship, and aim to make contributions to
Setting the following items as elements of admission policy, the School establishes exam subjects based on this policy and carries out a general admissions exam that is mainly written, as well as various entrance examinations which also incorporate interviews and other measures. In the admissions process, the School places importance on “knowledge and ability,” “the ability to think, the capacity for judgment and the ability to express oneself,” “autonomy, diversity and the ability to collaborate” when evaluating the basic knowledge applicants have gained in high school.

School of International Studies

To Train People as World Citizens Equipped With Cosmopolitan Mindsets and a Sense of Humanity, Who Can Play Significant Roles in International Business and Civil Society

The School of International Studies aims to conduct education and research with the purpose of “understanding and analyzing issues that relate to international affairs,” in order to achieve its mission statement of “cultivating international mindsets.” Through carrying out that objective, the School trains students as World Citizens equipped with cosmopolitan mindsets and a sense of humanity, who can play significant roles in international business and civil society. The goal of education and research at the School is for students to acquire a high level of foreign language proficiency, understand the world’s various areas from a variety of perspectives (the humanities and sociology, in particular), and develop analytical abilities.
With those principles and objectives, the School of International Studies presents the following admission policy, and warmly welcomes such students.
1. Applicants who have a broad, wide-ranging interest in the areas of the humanities and sociology, a certain level of academic aptitude and logical thinking ability, and the ambition to approach problems from a comprehensive viewpoint
2. Applicants who have the ambition to discover issues for themselves, depending on their own independent interests, and take a pragmatic approach to resolving those issues
3. Applicants who are expected to be sensitive to other people’s thoughts and different cultures in a globalizing society, and have the relative perspective to reflect on who they should be
4. Applicants who strongly identify with Kwansei Gakuin, and have the drive to make the university’s motto of Mastery of Service a reality
5. Applicants from various backgrounds, such as students who have lived abroad and international students
6. Applicants with outstanding foreign language proficiency and excellent academic abilities and talents in a specific field, and who can be expected to make use of those talents after admission
Setting the following items as elements of admission policy, the School establishes exam subjects based on this policy and carries out a general admissions exam that is mainly written, as well as various entrance examinations which also incorporate interviews and other measures. In the admissions process, the School places importance on “knowledge and ability,” “the ability to think, the capacity for judgment and the ability to express oneself,” “autonomy, diversity and the ability to collaborate” when evaluating the basic knowledge applicants have gained in high school.

School of Education

To Establish “Understanding Children” as the Fundamental Principle of Education and Train Educators Who Work in the Classroom, in Addition to Educators Who Can Broadly Provide Childcare Services in Society and Support Childcare Efforts

The goal of the School of Education is to establish “Understanding Children” as the fundamental principle of education and train educators who work in the classroom, in addition to educators who can broadly provide childcare services in society and support childcare efforts. For that reason, the School’s general policy is to take in applicants who have the ambition to further develop the qualities which are required of educators, such as pragmatism, teaching skills and a sense of humanity. In specific terms, the School accepts the sorts of applicants listed below.

- Applicants who have a broad interest in people and society, and the drive to develop the traits necessary for supporting children in educational and childcare settings.
- Applicants who have suitable academic ability, as well as the ambition to discover issues for themselves and take a pragmatic approach to resolving those issues.
- Applicants who understand and empathize with diverse values, and can be expected to grow mutually as human beings.
- People with the drive to realize the spirit of Mastery for Service, the Kwansei Gakuin motto.

Setting the above as elements of admission policy, the School establishes exam subjects based on this policy and carries out a general admissions examination that is mainly written, as well as various entrance examinations which also incorporate interviews and other measures. The School places importance on “knowledge and ability,” “the ability to think, the capacity for judgment and the ability to express oneself,” “autonomy, diversity and the ability to collaborate” when evaluating the basic knowledge applicants have gained during their studies up to the high school level. 

School of Policy Studies

To Train People Who Can Respond to the Demands of Global Society, Based on the Fundamental Principle of Coexistence with Nature and Their Fellow Humans

In order to effectively train people who can respond to the various problems in contemporary society, the School assumes that applicants possess the necessary basic academic skills, and by accepting a diverse array of students with different qualities, the School prepares an environment for education and research where students mutually motivate each other and learn from one another. As for those necessary basic academic skills, a broad range of humanities and science education, as well as a command of foreign languages that is sufficient for learning after being admitted, are desirable qualities. In addition, students should have a particularly wide-ranging interest in society, the power to think for themselves, and the ability to actively collaborate and learn with a variety of different people. After being admitted, in addition to building up their base of knowledge, students are expected to deepen their understanding of the School’s principle of coexistence with others, acquire the skills that are necessary in their specialist fields of interest, and broadly pursue learning in other specialist fields.
Setting the above items as elements of recruitment policy, the School establishes exam subjects based on this policy and carries out a general admissions exam that is mainly written, as well as various entrance examinations which also incorporate interviews and other measures. In the admissions process, the School places importance on “knowledge and ability,” “the ability to think, the capacity for judgment and the ability to express oneself,” “autonomy, diversity and the ability to collaborate” when evaluating the basic knowledge applicants have gained in high school.

Schools of Science and Technology

In accordance with the philosophy of the School of Science and Technology, which carries out advanced research in the basic principles of natural science as well as in its applications and contributes to developments in the natural sciences, science technology and humanity, we are calling for the following types of students.

The School of Science and Technology is accepting

Independent-minded students who strive to contribute to the development of society, culture and humanity through developments in the natural sciences and science technology.
Students with sufficient knowledge and skills in each field of specialization who strive to acquire a high level of research capability in each field.
Students who fully utilize the communication skills they have acquired and endeavor to convey information internationally.

Graduate Courses

The graduate courses at Kwansei Gakuin University share the same university mission and the goals relating to student development and other education and research goals, established by each of the university’s Graduate Schools. The Graduate Schools accept students from all over the world with the aptitudes to contribute to cultural progress, who will acquire research abilities and high-level expertise in their fields of specialization, in addition to developing personalities based on Christian principles.
For that reason, it is Kwansei Gakuin’s basic policy to conduct pluralistic assessments through various admission systems in order to evaluate factors such as applicants’ basic and specialist training, personal qualities, abilities, ambitions, sense of humanity, and affinity for research.

Doctoral Courses

The graduate courses at Kwansei Gakuin University share the same university mission and the goals relating to student development and other education and research goals, established by each of the university’s Graduate Schools. The Graduate Schools accept students from all over the world with the aptitudes to contribute to cultural progress, who will acquire research abilities and high-level expertise in their fields of specialization, in addition to developing personalities based on Christian principles.
For that reason, it is Kwansei Gakuin’s basic policy to conduct pluralistic assessments through various admission systems in order to evaluate factors such as applicants’ specialist training, personal qualities, abilities, ambitions, sense of humanity, and affinity for research.

Professional Courses

The professional courses at Kwansei Gakuin University share the same university mission and the goals relating to student development and other education and research goals, established by each of the university’s Graduate Schools. The Graduate Schools accept students from all over the world with the aptitudes to contribute to cultural progress. In addition to developing personalities based on Christian principles, these students will acquire the depth of knowledge and outstanding academic abilities they need for professions which require academic theory, practical application and high-grade expertise.
For that reason, it is Kwansei Gakuin’s basic policy to conduct pluralistic assessments through various admission systems in order to evaluate factors such as applicants’ specialist training, personal qualities, abilities, ambitions, sense of humanity, and affinity for research.