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Prospective Students

Important Message

Required Documents (by April 2)

You are required to send or bring the following documents to the Institute for the Liberal Arts Office by April 2.

Notes: a: official documents or notarized copies. b: original document. c1・c2: prescribed form

a. Certificate of Graduation (Completion)/Withdrawal
If you submitted a Certificate of Expected Graduation (Completion) at the time of application, you must submit a Certificate of Graduation (Completion). If you were a student of other university/graduate school at the time of application and did not graduate from or complete that university/graduate school, you must submit a Certificate of Withdrawal.

IB diploma, A Level Result, Abitur, or French Baccalaureate (if NO Certificate of Graduation available)
If you have submitted a Predicted Results/Diploma of the IB diploma, A Level Result, Abitur, or French Baccalaureate at the time of application, you must submit the IB diploma, A Level Result, Abitur, or French Baccalaureate.


b. Certificate of Items Stated in Resident Register (住民票記載事項証明書Juminhyo Kisaijiko Shomeisho)
It is required for all students. The certificate will be the proof of your residence. Your address, name, gender, and date of birth must be stated in this document. Any household members other than you do not need to be included. The certificate is issued at the ward office or the city hall(区役所 Kuyakusho/市役所 Shiyakusho)in Japan.
For International students coming from abroad

  1. Register your place of residence at your local municipal office within 14days of arrival in Japan.
  2. Apply for the above mentioned certificate at the local municipal office. Please note that this certificate is NOT the Resident Register code Number Notification(住民票コード通知書Juminhyo Code Tsuchisho) which will be given upon completion of registration of your address.

c1.Written Pledge/Notification of Contact Person[Prescribed form]【International Students only】
・The Contact Person must be the applicant's father or mother(any place of residence accepted).
・The Contact Person must be maintain communication with the university at his/her absence, and to be
responsible for delivering message/information from the university to the student.


c2.Written Pledge(student)/Written Pledge and guarantee (joint guarantor)[Prescribed form]【Non International Students only】
※For detail,please refer to the document from ILA Office.

If you cannot prepare the documents by April 2,2024, please notify the ILA office and submit is as soon as possible.

Pre-Enrollment Information Website(Spring 2024 incoming ILA students only)

Pre-Enrollment Information Website

Academic Calender

Academic Calender

Schedule for Spring 2024 New Students (*All dates are based on Japan time)

Student Life Orientation
*For international students who (will) hold "student" residence status only
Health Examination
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion(DEI) Workshop
Network User Certification Examination (Deadline: end of April)

Reasonable Accommodation

Reasonable accommodation for students with known disabilities will be made in accordance with Doshisha’s guidelines. Requests for accommodation must be made at the beginning of each semester. Please contact the ILA Office.
ji-ila@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Academic and Student Life Information

Information for new students
How to use the Learning Commons[PDF 4.6MB]
Pamphlet of Research Ethics[PDF 1.9MB]



Please refer to the website below for information for current students after enrollment.
Current Students
  • Academic Information
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  • Course Timetable
  • Student Life