|Characteristics of the 2008 Entrance Exam of the Hokkaido University of Education
Our university has adopted the following various methods for admissions. The following methods reflect the university’s desire to admit a range of students with the appropriate abilities and will for each program and courses so that the university can enforce the practice of high level of education based on the university’s aim and duties.
- General Admission
Students will be judged by the overall marks including the marks from the exam by National Center for University Entrance Examinations and the individual scholastic aptitude tests (secondary exam). In order to secure a screening process that does not solely depend on academic abilities, practical skills test and interviews will be conducted for certain programs and courses.
- Admission by recommendation
Prospective students who strongly wish to enroll into the university and who also have a certain level of academic abilities and will to learn can be exempted from the exam by National Center for University Entrance Examinations and based on the recommendation of the principal of his/her high school will be judged by a short essay, practical skills test or an interview. Community Development Program of the Department of Humanities and Regional Science at the Hakodate campus and the Sport Coaching Program of the Department of Sport Education at the Iwamizawa campus have established a larger number of admission openings for admission by recommendation.
- Admission by recommendation (for students from designated regions)
For the Department of Teacher Training at the Kushiro Campus
The Teacher Training Program at the Kushiro campus conducts admission by recommendation for designated region for prospective students who will be graduating from the high schools in the Kushiro, Nemuro and Tokachi subprefectural districts who are interested in and show a strong will toward education in small-sized schools or schools in remote areas who also strongly wish to teach in the above districts.
- Admission by the Admission Office (AO Exam)
For the Department of Fine Arts and Music at the Iwamizawa campus
Prospective students who wish to enroll in the Department of Fine Arts and Music at the Iwamizawa campus will be exempted from the exam by National Center for University Entrance Examinations and will be judged by the individual’s abilities and capabilities through short essays concerning the relationship between fine arts and society or his/her own artistic activities, self-expression or interviews, in order to secure and foster individuals who have a deep understanding of fine arts and will thrive in business sectors related to fine arts such as art manager or director.
- Special Admission for Returnee Students
The admission of returnee students who have been educated in foreign schools with different education system is not only a significant aspect of the internationalization of the university but also will become a great opportunity for Japanese students to enrich their international consciousness through various cultural stimulations. As such, the university conducts special admission for returnee students by exempting them from the exam by National Center for University Entrance Examinations.
- Special Admission for Mature Students
The university conducts special admission for mature adults by exempting them from the exam by National Center for University Entrance Examinations so that mature students who have many experiences outside of school can discover new possibilities by aiming to become a teacher or through academic research at the university.
- Special Admission for International Students on Private Funds
With the progress of the internationalization era, it has become a significant theme for the university to accept international students. We have had a vast increase in number of international students from Asian countries who wish to study in universities in Japan that has experienced high level of development. In order to adapt to such demand, the university conducts special admission for international students on private funds by exempting them from the exam by National Center for University Entrance Examinations.
- Admission for Transfer Students
The university conducts transfer exams for prospective students who have graduated from 2-year college, vocational schools, university as well as current university students.
- The exams will be conducted in the campus that the prospective students have applied for. However, in order to decrease the burden, students eligible for the general admission (first term schedule) who wish to apply for a program or course except all programs and courses at the Iwamizawa campus and courses that require interviews and practical skills exam at the Sapporo and Asahikawa campuses may choose to take their exams at either Sapporo, Asahikawa, Kushiro or Hakodate campus. Moreover, starting from the 2008 admission process, prospective students may take their exams at the newly established Tohoku venue (Sendai City).
Tohoku Exam Venue: Tohoku Gakuin University Tsuchitoi Campus
(3-1, Tsuchitoi 1-Chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai City)
- Prospective students who wish to apply for the general admission for the Department of Teacher Training Program and Department Humanities and Regional Science (first term schedule) may select and designate (in order of their preference) 2 programs of their choice among the programs given in the same campus (department).