Tama Art University

Admission Requirements
for International Students (Undergraduate only)

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The following is an English translation of relevant information for international students, excerpted from the application procedures in Japanese. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for further information.

Enrollment

Department/Course Enrollment
Department of Painting Japanese Painting Course a few in each department [major]
Oil Painting Course
Graphic Arts Course
Department of Sculpture
Department of Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works
Department of Graphic Design
Department of Product and Textile Design Product Design Course
Textile Design Course
Department of Architecture and Environmental Design
Department of Information Design Art and Media Course
Interaction Design Course
Department of Art Studies
Department of Integrated Design
Department of Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance Drama and Dance Course
Scenography Design Course

Important:

  • - It is not possible to apply for more than one course.

Requirements

Applicants must be non-Japanese and satisfy the following conditions:

  1. have completed secondary education and school education for 12 years or more outside Japan or expect to do so by March 31, 2023, or equivalent to this*. Applicants must also satisfy the university entrance requirements of their own country.

    *Applicants who fall into one of the conditions below must check their eligibility before applying. Please send an email with the title of "International Students Admission・Eligibility Check" to the Admissions Section by October 3, 2022.

    (1)have passed an equivalency examination for secondary education and school education for 12 years outside Japan and be 18 years of age or older when entering university.
    (2)have completed courses less than 12 years (including an equivalency examination for secondary education and school education) outside Japan and completed a college preparatory course or a training course at a training facility designated by MEXT.
    (3)have completed secondary education in Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Sudan, Belarus, Peru, Myanmar, or the Russian Federation.
    (4)have completed the courses for 12 years at an international school in Japan designated by MEXT as equivalent to a high school in Japan.
    (5)have completed courses less than 12 years at an international school in Japan designated by MEXT and completed a college preparatory course designated by MEXT.
    (6)have obtained qualifications for university admission such as International Baccalaureate, Abitur, Baccalaureate, or GCE A level.
    (7) have completed secondary education and school education for 12 years at an international school accredited by an international accreditation body such as WASC, CIS, ACSI, or NEASC.

    *Applicants who have not checked their eligibility by the due date might not be allowed to apply. Also, certain applicants might be considered ineligible due to differences in education systems.

  2. Meet one of the requirements below.
    (1) Have taken the “Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)” operated by Japan Student Services Organization in November 2020, June 2021, November 2021, June 2022, and in the subject “Japanese as a foreign language”, have a combined score of 220 or higher in reading comprehension/listening and listening-reading comprehension.
    (2) Have taken the “Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)” operated by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services in December 2020, July 2021, December 2021, July 2022, and have passed N2 or N1 level.

  • - If there are any questions regarding eligibility, please contact the Admissions Section (nyushi@tamabi.ac.jp).

Application Period

November 2, Wednesday 13:00 to November 10, Thursday 18:00, 2022. [Online application only]

Sending the application documents

November 2, Wednesday to November 10, Thursday, 2022. Documents should be postmarked no later than November 10, 2022.
* Application documents mailed from outside Japan must arrive by November 10, 2022.

Examination Fee

35,000 yen

Examination Location

At Hachioji Campus, Tama Art University (2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo):
Department of Painting, Department of Sculpture, Department of Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works, Department of Graphic Design, Department of Product and Textile Design, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design, Department of Information Design, and Department of Art Studies.

At Kaminoge Campus, Tama Art University (3-15-34 Kaminoge, Setagayaku, Tokyo): Department of Integrated Design and Department of Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance.

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Screening Process

Applicants will be screened on the basis of a comprehensive assessment of an essay in Japanese, a practical test, an interview, submitted documents, works, etc.
(For Graphic Design Course, the first-stage exam is held on December 16th and the second-stage exam is held on December 17th.)

Examination Schedule

December 16, Friday and December 17, Saturday, 2022

* The examination may also be held on December 18 depending on the number of applicants.

Essay in Japanese

  • - Dictionaries are not allowed.

Professional Examination

  • - The examination questions and duration vary according to the department or course. Please refer to the application guidelines for further information.

Interview

  • - The interview is held in Japanese. The schedule will be announced on December 16. Start of the interview may be in the late afternoon.

Notification of Results

December 22, Thursday, 2022 13:00~December 24, Saturday, 2022

Admission Procedures

All the necessary forms and the fees should be posted by January 17, Tuesday, 2023

School Fees

Admission

  • - Department of Painting, Department of Sculpture, Department of Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works, Department of Graphic Design, Department of Product Design and Textile Design, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design, Department of Information Design, and Department of Art Studies are located in Hachioji Campus (2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo).
  • - Department of Integrated Design and Department of Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance are located in Kaminoge Campus (3-15-34 Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo).
  • - All new students will enroll in April.
  • - For international students, if the immigration authorities reject the application for “Authorization of Resident Eligibility” or “Resident Status (Overseas Education)” from February 2023, admission will be automatically canceled. Also, applicants must receive “Resident Status (Overseas Education)” by April 1, 2023.

About Application Guidelines

Please read the “Application Guidelines 2023” for details in admission (details may differ).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. Are there any classes conducted in English?

    All classes are held in Japanese only.
    International students are required to submit specified grade of EJU or JLPT taken in the specified dates.
    Therefore, we strongly recommend applicants to study Japanese Language beforehand.
    Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more information.

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  • Q2. Are there summer programs or short programs?

    We do not offer summer programs nor short programs.

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  • Q3. Is there autumn admission?

    We do not offer autumn admissions.
    All new students are enrolled in the beginning of April.

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  • Q4. How long is the undergraduate course?

    The duration for the undergraduate course is 4 years in total.

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Address for Application and Inquiries

Tama Art University Admissions Section
Hachioji Campus
2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192-0394
Tel: +81-42-679-5602
Contact via E-mail: nyushi@tamabi.ac.jp