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2) Application Requirements

Applicants must satisfy two requirements:
1. Educational Background Requirement and 2. English Language Proficiency Requirement.

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1. Educational Background

First-Year Student Application
Applicants should satisfy one of the following requirements by the time of enrollment at Doshisha University:
  1. Applicants should have completed twelve years of school education (including successful graduation from an accredited high school) outside Japan (Formal primary and secondary school education for a total of eleven (11) years is acceptable only in those countries designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology).
  2. Applicants should have graduated from a high school accredited by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  3. Applicants should possess a university entrance qualification such as the International Baccalaureate, Abitur, French Baccalaureate, or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A Level).
  4. Applicants should have completed twelve years of education at a WASC, CIS or ACSI accredited international school.

 
Third-Year Transfer Student Application
In addition to one of the four requirements stated above for first-year applicants, third-year transfer applicants should satisfy one of the following requirements.
  1. Applicants should have completed or be expected to complete two full academic years at ONE undergraduate degree-conferring institution as a regular student by the time of enrollment at Doshisha University.
  2. Applicants should have graduated from a two-year college or be expected to graduate by the time of enrollment at Doshisha University.
 
Non-traditional Admission
Admission to the ILA is also open for some candidates without an accredited high school diploma. Any applicant who wishes to apply as a non-traditional applicant must have his/her eligibility reviewed in advance and be recognized by Doshisha University as possessing an equivalent qualification to one of those stated above. If you feel you qualify for this option, please be sure to contact the ILA Office for details no later than two months before the application deadline.
 

2. English Language Proficiency

Applicants need to provide one of the proficiency or aptitude test scores listed below to verify their English language proficiency. Please note submission of test scores is exampted for native speakers of English and applicants with 12 or more years of education in English.

Proficiency Tests:
  • TOEFL® TEST = Test of English as a Foreign Language (Institution Code: 7078)
    iBT = Internet-based test (85 or above)
TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition and TOEFL iBT® Home Edition scores are no longer accepted.
Only "Test Date Scores" are applicable for admission ("MyBest™ Scores" will not be considered in the admission process).
  • IELTS = International English Language Testing System
    Academic Module (6.5 or above)
IELTS on Computer(Academic Module) and IELTS for UKVI(Academic Module)are also accepted.
  • Duolingo English Test
110 or above

Aptitude Tests:
  • ACT Combined English/Writing (Writing Test Score): 22 or above (College Code: 9078)
  • New SAT Redesigned SAT Reading Test 28 or above, and Writing & Language Test 29 or above (College Code: 7231)