Domestic examination

For international students taking entrance exams in Japan, DHU offers an AO entrance exam and self-recommendation entrance exam. They can also take a scholarship entrance exam, entrance exam for general admission and an entrance exam using the nationwide exam.

For details, please refer to the Overview of Entrance Examination 2018 .

April 2018 Entrance Examination Schedule

AO entrance exam interview for international students/Self-recommendation entrance exam for international students

Exam Quota Application Deadline Examination Date Exam venue Result Release Date
Interview Exam I Period 25 12 Sept 2017 17 Sept 2017 Surugadai Campus 22 Sept 2017
Interview Exam II Period 20 24 Oct 2017 29 Oct 2017 Surugadai Campus 2 Nov 2017
Interview Exam III Period 20 14 Nov 2017 19 Nov 2017 Surugadai Campus 24 Nov 2017
Interview Exam IV Period 20 12 Dec 2017 17 Dec 2017 Surugadai Campus 22 Dec 2017
Interview Exam V Period 15 16 Jan 2018 21 Jan 2018 Surugadai Campus 26 Jan 2018
Interview Exam VI Period 5 March 2018 March 2018 Surugadai Campus March 2018
Interview Exam VII Period Few March 2018 March 2018 Surugadai Campus March 2018

Summer Tryout

Exam Exam venue Entry Period Interview Date
<Summer Tryout>
・Interview Exam
・Summer course - assignment submission
Surugadai Campus 1 Aug - 9 Aug 2017 16 Aug 2017
<Summer Tryout (Tuition Exemption for Honour Students)>
・Interview Exam
・Summer course - assignment submission
Surugadai Campus

Determination whether the applicant can proceed to the next process will be according to the the interview results.
Applicants who passed the interview are required to attend a lecture . Details regarding assignments that need to be submitted as part of the admission process will be informed during the summer course (lecture).

Below is the schedule for the next admission process:
  • Summer course (lecture) schedule : 21 Aug 2017 / 22 Aug 2017
  • Assignments submission deadline : 11 Sept 2017
  • Result release date : 15 Sept 2017
Examination Fee : 30,000 yen

For more information regarding Summer Tryouts, contact us at daigaku@dhw.ac.jp

Application Requirements

All applicants—both international and Japanese candidates—must satisy all the following requirements:

i. The applicant is expected to graduate from high school or has completed by March 31, 2018.

ii. The applicant has completed 12 years of school education, or is expected to complete by March 2018.

iii. If the applicant did not complete 12 years of school education, he/ she has to be recognized by the University President as having academic skills equivalent to or higher than high school education and will reach 18 years of age by April 1, 2018.

iv. The applicant must have Japanese language skills equivalent to level N2 of Japanese language proficiency test, or obtained 200 points or higher in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.

  • *Please note that language certificate as proof of their foreign language proficiency such as JLPT, EJU et cetera is NOT mandatory upon application.
    Therefore, the appicant is eligible to apply to our undergraduate program without having JLPT/ EJU.

For more information regarding application requirement, contact us at daigaku@dhw.ac.jp

Required Documents for Applications

All applicants—both international and Japanese candidates—must complete the application form along with the required documents. You will need to submit:
Application (application form, exam admission ticket and photograph slip) Please use the forms provided by DHU, which are the same as those for Japanese students.
The forms written by someone else are not accepted. Insufficient or incomplete paperwork may not be accepted and students may not take an entrance exam.
Certificate of Graduation Certificate of Graduation or a certificate of prospective graduation issued by the high school or university, etc., from which the application has graduated.
* Please submit original copies. Those who are unable to submit original copies for a compelling reason must submit a certified true copy (a copy certified by the school graduated from, embassy, notary public and other public agency stating proper copy from original).
* For applicants who have graduated from university, graduation certificates from both high school and university must be submitted.
* For applicants whose years of education are less than 12 years including high school due to the education system of the country where they are from, and have completed a preparatory education course to enter universities in Japan (including prospects) must submit the certificate of completion (certificate of prospective completion.)
Academic transcript A transcript issued by high school or university, etc., from which the applicant has graduated.
* Please submit original copies. Those who are unable to submit original copies for a compelling reason must submit a certified true copy (a copy certified by the school graduated from, embassy, notary public and other public agency stating proper copy from original).
* For applicants who have graduated from university, graduation certificates from both high school and university must be submitted.
A transcript and graduation certificate issued by Japanese language school Applicants who attended school (Japanese language school, other courses, vocational school, etc.) must submit a transcript and graduation certificate (certificate of prospective if they expect to graduate.)
* Applicants who are enrolled must submit their transcript.
Statement of purpose Applicants who are taking the AO entrance exam or self-recommendation entrance exam must submit it.
* The form specified by DHU must be used.
Written activity report Must be submitted by applicants who are applying for the AO entrance exam, self-recommendation entrance exam and a scholarship program [art-type and, international-type].
* The form specified by DHU must be used.
Self-recommendation statement Must be submitted by applicants who are applying for the AO entrance exam, self-recommendation entrance exam and a scholarship program [art-type and international-type].
* The form specified by DHU must be used.
Financial support statement This document is a declaration of applicants’ financial assets to prove that they will be able to pay their tuition and other expenses (about JPY2 million for the first year) during their stay in Japan.
Persons who are paying the expenses must fill out the form specified by DHU in their own writing.
Please use the financial support statement form specified by DHU.
You may also download it from the following website.
Personal history Please use the form specified by DHU and fill out all of the requirements.
A copy of passport Applicants must submit a copy of passport page showing full name, date of birth, passport number, photograph and expiration date.
A copy of alien registration card (or resident card) Applicants who have the alien registration card must submit a copy of both sides.
Examination fee Be sure to use a transfer request for screening fee specified by DHU and submit the sheet for the university. For an overseas remittance, be sure to submit a copy of transfer receipt.
  • * Students who have documents as provided below, which evaluate and prove their achievements, academic performance and linguistic ability other than above, must submit such documents. (E.g.: Scores of the Japanese language proficiency test and the Examination for Japanese University Admission)
  • * Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish to get back the original of diploma. (Be sure to write the name and return address on the return envelope)
  • * In case where students take an entrance exam using the nationwide exam, students must have a request form for the nationwide exam result (for private universities and private/public junior colleges).
  • * Please contact the school office for inquiries regarding application documents.
  • * DHU will not accept inadequate documents. Also, submitted documents will not be returned.
  • * The personal information of applicants provided on application documents will be managed strictly in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Law and will not be used for purposes other than the provision of instructions and information related to the entrance exam for applicants.

Be sure that all the necessary documents are prepared and send them to the following address via EMS (Express Mail Service) or registered post by air mail.

3F Ochanomizu Sola City Academia, 4-6 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0062, Japan
Admission Office, Digital Hollywood University

  • * Application documents must be postmarked by the final date of the application period.
  • * DHU accepts no responsibility for any accident occurred in the mails.
  • * Be sure to make a copy of each submitted document and store in a safe place.

Examination fee/payment method

Examination fee : 30,000 yen / application

Be sure to send the payment for an examination fee to the following bank account in Japanese yen by each application deadline.

Please send a copy of payment slip along with other application documents.

  • Remittance method: International wire transfer
  • Payment method: Advice payment
  • Currency: Japanese yen
  • Remittance amount: Total amount of screening fee the student is taking.
BANK NAME RESONA BANK, LTD.
SWIFT CODE:DIWAJPJT
BRANCH NAME AKIHABARA BRANCH
BRANCH ADDRESS 1 KANDAIZUMI-CHO CHIYODA-KU TOKYO JAPAN
ACCOUNT No. 1905830
ACCOUNT NAME Digital Hollywood University
ACCOUNT ADDRESS Ochanomizu sola city Academia 4th Floor, 4-6
Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • * If there are separate fees (international remittance handling fee and the fees to be paid to the remittee’s bank) required by local financial institution where the payment is transferred from, be sure to pay at a bank separately from the above amount.
  • * All of the bank fees must be paid by the person making a remittance.
  • ALL BANK'S CHARGES, ARE FOR A/C OF APPLICANT.
  • * Be sure to make a remittance in cash (Japanese yen). We do not accept checks and other securities.
  • * Be sure to make a wire transfer under the name of a student taking an entrance exam.
  • * When making a wire transfer for a screening fee through a family member or acquaintance living in Japan, the remitter must send a copy of transfer request to the admission office. In addition, be sure to write the name of a student taking the entrance in the Remarks column.
  • * Please note that once the screening fee is paid, we cannot refund it for any reason.

Enrollment procedure

On behalf of students who have passed the entrance exam, DHU applies for the authorization of resident eligibility to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau. Students must complete the process by making the payment and submitting necessary documents in accordance with the document for admission procedure sent along with an acceptance letter. In addition, students who did not complete the procedure within a specified period are deemed to abandon the qualification for enrollment.

Upon receipt of the document for admission procedure, DHU will send the authorization of resident eligibility obtained by DHU to successful applicants via EMS (Express Mail Service) or registered post by air mail. Successful applicants are asked to request the issue of study abroad visa at the Japanese Embassy or the Consulate General of Japan.

  • * Because the Ministry of Justice undertakes the review of acquiring the authorization of resident eligibility, which DHU applies on behalf of students, DHU assumes no responsibility if the student is disapproved.

Japanese language education

All of the classes, except some courses, are provided in Japanese. Also, most of English courses are taught in both English and Japanese. For that reason, students are required to have advanced communication skills in Japanese in order to obtain credits. DHU offers Japanese classes for international students so that they can acquire necessary Japanese language skills to take classes.

Application documents

We will start accepting applications for undergraduate program from end of July 2017.

For application form request, please contact us at daigaku@dhw.ac.jp