Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Entry Requirements

Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (OUAVM) requires international students, who do not have Japanese nationality, to take entrance examinations. They must follow application procedures and meet the following qualifications. Please refer to the admission guidelines for more details about the application procedures.

Undergraduate School

School of Animal and Agricultural Science

Special selection for privately funded international students

*Please refer to the Homepage in Japanese for information on regular entrance examination.

Requirements One must meet all the following criteria 1 - 3:
  1. Do not have Japanese nationality
  2. Meet either of the following criteria:
    1. Have completed or are expected to complete 12 years of school education outside Japan as of March 31 of the year they are to enter OUAVM.
    2. Have an International Baccalaureate, Abitur, or Baccalaureat degree, and will be 18 years old as of March 31 of the year they are to enter OUAVM.
  3. Have taken the subjects designated by OUAVM of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) held in June and November a year before they wish to enter OUAVM.
*Designated subjects: Japanese as a Foreign Language, Mathematics Course 2, and Science (choose two subjects from physics, chemistry and biology)
Notes

Graduate School

Master's Program

General Admission
Requirements You must meet one of the following criteria 1 - 3:
  1. Graduated from a Japanese 4-year undergraduate program.
  2. Completed 16 years or more of formal elementary, secondary and higher school education outside Japan.
  3. Recognized as having equivalent academic skills to a university graduate through an individual admission qualification screening at OUAVM, and are 22 years or older.
Notes
  • Get consent from the instructor whom you want to be your supervising professor beforehand.
  • You need to take the admission qualification screening before applying if your formal school education is shorter than 16 years; contact the Entrance Examination Office (nyushi@obihiro.ac.jp).
Special Selection for Mature Applicants
Requirements You must meet both of the following criteria 1 and 2:
  1. Have 2 years or more of work experience or equivalent at the time you are to enter OUAVM.
  2. Meet one of the following criteria:
    1. Graduated from a 4-year Japanese university two years or more before you wish to enter OUAVM.
    2. Completed 16 years or more of formal school education outside Japan two years or more before you wish to enter OUAVM.
    3. Recognized as having equivalent academic skills to a 4-year Japanese university graduate at individual admission qualification screening at OUAVM, and are 24 years or older.
Notes
  • Get consent from the instructor whom you want to be your supervising professor beforehand.
  • You need to take the admission qualification screening before applying if the formal education you received is shorter than 16 years; contact the Entrance Examination Office (nyushi@obihiro.ac.jp).
Special Selection for International Students
Requirements You must meet the following criteria 1 to3:
  1. A foreign national who is not currently residing in Japan.
  2. Those who took TOEFL,TOEIC or IELTS within 2 years of the time of your admission.
  3. You meet either of the following criteria:
    1. Completed 16 years of formal education abroad or expected to do so on or before the time of your application.
    2. Recognized as having equivalent academic skills to a 4-year Japanese university graduate at an individual admission qualification screening at OUAVM, and are 22 years or older.
Notes
  • Get consent from the instructor whom you want to be your supervising professor beforehand.
  • You need to take the admission qualification screening before applying if your formal education is shorter than 16 years; contact the Entrance Examination Office (nyushi@obihiro.ac.jp).
  • Scholarship for this secletion is offered. Click here for the details of the scholarship.

Doctoral Program

General Admission
Requirements You must meet either one of the following criteria 1 and 2:
  1. Have a master’s degree or professional degree.
  2. Recognized as having equivalent academic skills to a university graduate at an individual admission qualification screening at OUAVM, and are 24 years or older.
Notes
  • Get consent from the instructor whom you want to be your supervising professor beforehand.
  • You need to take the admission qualification screening before applying if you do not have a master’s degree or professional degree; contact Entrance Examination Office (nyushi@obihiro.ac.jp).
Special Selection for Mature Applicants
Requirements You must meet both of the following criteria 1 and 2:
  1. Have 2 or more years of work experience or equivalent at the time you wish to enter OUAVM.
  2. You meet either of the following criteria:
    1. Obtained a master’s degree or professional degree two or more years before you wish to enter OUAVM.
    2. Recognized as having equivalent academic skills to someone who has a master’s degree or professional degree at an individual admission qualification screening at OUAVM, and are 26 years or older.
Notes
  • Get consent from the instructor whom you want to be your supervising professor beforehand.
  • You need to take the admission qualification screening before applying if you do not have a master’s degree or professional degree; contact the Entrance Examination Office (nyushi@obihiro.ac.jp).
Special Selection for International Students
Requirements You must meet all of the following criteria 1 - 3:
  1. A foreign national who is not currently residing in Japan.
  2. Those who took TOEFL, IETLS or TOEIC within 2 years of the time of your admission.
  3. Meet either of the following criteria:
    1. Obtained a master’s degree or professional degree bofore or expedcted to do so by the time of your application.
    2. Recognized as having equivalent academic skills to someone who has a master’s degree or professional degree at an individual admission qualification screening at OUAVM, and are 24 years or older.
Notes
  • Get consent from the instructor whom you want to be your supervising professor beforehand.
  • The scholarship for this selection is offered. Click here for the details of the scholarship.
  • You need to take the admission qualification screening before applying if you do not have a master’s degree or an academic degree related to professional studies; contact the Entrance Examination Office (nyushi@obihiro.ac.jp).
Research Student
Requirements Undergraduate

Those who graduated from university, or who are recognized as having equivalent academic skills.

Graduate

Those who completed a graduate school program, or recognized as having equivalent academic skills.

Application procedures
  1. Submit the documents below and pay the examination fee (¥9,800)
    1. Application form (OUAVM prescribed form )
    2. Resume/CV (with two 4 cm long, 3 cm wide portrait photos without a hat)
    3. Graduation diploma/completion certificate or expected-to-graduate/complete certificate of the school you last attended.
    4. If you are working, a written consent of the head of the workplace you belong to.
    5. If you are living in Japan and do not have Japanese nationality, a Certificate of Residence(Juminhyo, 住民票) or Certificate of Items Stated in Resident Register (Juminhyo Kisai Jiko Shomeisho, 住民票記載事項証明書) issued by the mayor that shows your status of residence.
  2. After the selection has been done, you will be informed of the results. Pay the tuition by the deadline.
Notes
  • Get consent from the instructor whom you want to be your supervising professor beforehand.
  • Send the admission form and resume/CV by email after a professor has agreed to be your supervisor.
  • Click here for information on the enrollment fee, tuition and overseas remittance.

*We do not accept direct applications from international students for the special auditor or the special research student.

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