Undergraduate Returnee Students

Undergraduate Returnee Students

Applications for April 2024 Enrollment

Admission Policy

Faculty of Commerce

Faculty of Economics

Faculty of Foreign Studies

Faculty of Social Welfare


All persons who are interested in applying to enroll in Kumamoto Gakuen University should begin by expressing their interest to us directly via e-mail, postal letter, fax, or telephone. Upon receipt of an inquiry we will send a copy of our Application Guide (Japanese). Please contact us in Japanese. Our contact details are as follows:

Student Capacity

Faculty Department No. of students accepted
Commerce Commerce several students
Hospitality Management several students
Economics Economics several students
Legal Economics several students
Foreign Studies English several students
East Asian Studies several students
Social Welfare Social Welfare several students
Child and Family Welfare several students
Social Welfare - Evening Division Social Welfare several students

Examination Schedule

Application Period Nov. 1, 2023 - Nov. 9 2023
(Applications must be received by the final date.) 
Examination Date Nov. 26, 2023
Examination Place Kumamoto Gakuen University
Announcement of Results Dec. 5, 2023
Admission Procedure Deadlines Payment of the admission fee:  Dec. 18, 2023
Payment of the 1st period of tuition fees and submission of required documents:  Feb. 21, 2024


Applicants who hold Japanese nationality, had to study overseas due to unavoidable circumstances such as parents' residing abroad, and who meet one of the following conditions are eligible:

  1. Applicants who have completed or are expected to complete a 12-year regular education curriculum abroad (including schooling in the regular curriculum in Japan) in the period between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2024. Those applicants must have completed or be expected to complete at least 2 years consecutively in a foreign country including the last school year.
  2. Applicants who have studied overseas for 6 years or more in total or 4 years or more consecutively, and transferred into the 2nd or 3rd year of Japanese high school after returning to Japan, and are expected to graduate from high school by March 31, 2024.
  3. Applicants who have received an International Baccalaureate degree outside of Japan in 2022 or 2023, and who will turn 18 by March 31, 2024.
  4. Applicants who will complete the curriculum of an educational institution abroad that has been designated or accredited as being equivalent to a high school curriculum by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology by March 31, 2024.

Selection Method

  1. Screening of the application documents
  2. Short essay
  3. Foreign Language*
  4. Interview

*Please select one foreign language out of English, German, French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Korean, and write it on the application form.   

Entrance Examination Fee



Admissions Office, Kumamoto Gakuen University
2-5-1 Oe, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 862-8680 JAPAN
Tel +81-96-362-4095   FAX +81-96-366-8194