In order to apply to the first degree degree in a German university such as Bachelor or Staatsexamen, in general, “basic qualifications” called Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB) or Hochschulreife as a basic condition are required as university admission application qualifications. This is decided for each country at the German State Ministry of Education Ministerial Standing Committee (KMK) , published in the database anabin .
Ultimately, each university will decide, so in any case please check with the International Student Section (Akademisches Auslandsamt / International Office) of the university you wish to study for if you are eligible to apply for yourself. In that case, if you ask yourself by attaching the applicable HZB conditions in English or German, you may find it easier for you to answer. The final judgment is made based on the application documents after filing.
When I graduate from a high school in Japan
After completing 12 years of school education, you can graduate from a high school in Japan, take a center exam and apply to the department and related departments that have achieved a score of 62% or more in the center exam. In this case, it is necessary to graduate after completing math, science (1 subject), foreign language (1 subject), national language in all the grade 1, 2 and 3 years of high school. It is necessary to submit a high school diploma and transcript, and a transcript of the center exam. Please consult the university that you would like to study abroad for in which department of the center exam you should score more than 62%. Please contact the University Entrance Examination Center for information on the results of the center exam and the issuance of transcripts in English.
In case of completing a year or more in undergraduate course at a Japanese university (all day)
You can apply to the department of the major and related departments. However, it is required that you acquire 35 units or more in a year (over 70 units in 2 years, over 105 units in 3 years …). It is necessary to submit a high school diploma and transcript, and a university transcript.
When I graduate from junior college in Japan
You can apply to the department specialized in junior college. If you change your major, you need to study in that field for 1 year at Studienkolleg (University Preparatory Course ) and pass the university entrance qualification exam (Feststellungsprüfung) in that field. It is necessary to submit a high school diploma and transcript, and a junior college diploma and academic transcript.
When I graduate from a Japanese university
If you graduate from a Japanese university (all-day) of 4 years or more and you have a bachelor’s degree you can apply to any department. It is necessary to submit a high school diploma and transcript, and a university transcript and a diploma.
When acquiring International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB diploma)
Those who have acquired IB diploma can apply to a German university if certain conditions are satisfied. For more information
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Fields of art and music
Generally, even if you apply for admission to an arts university you will still be asked for HZB. Even if you do not have HZB by proveing outstanding artistic possibilities you may be able to apply for admission. Please check the application guidelines of the university you wish to study abroad and consult directly with each university if you have any doubts.
These conditions, home of anabin in German in, Zulassungsdatenbank of DAAD , and uni assist the homepage has been introduced in the English and German.
Because university entrance qualifications (HZB) are basic qualifications, further language certificates and other documents are required at the time of application.
Please also note which language you should submit the certificate. For example, you need to submit transcripts in German, but when you translate a Japanese transcript into a German certificate, such as when a transcript is not issued in German from your home university, beglaubigte Übersetzung (Certified translation) may be required. For more information about authentication translation here Please refer to.
Ultimately, each university will decide individually for each applicant based on the documents to be submitted and aptitude test etc. In any case, we recommend that you consult with the university you wish to study abroad fully whether you can study abroad.
It is necessary to satisfy the conditions for applying to the Master course, such as major, undergraduate course, unit number, grades, etc. in the undergraduate course. In many cases, the bachelors in Japan are said to be equivalent to Germany ‘s six – semester Bacnelor ( see anabin’ s Hochschulabschlüsse ). If you apply to the master course that connects to the Bachelor program of 7 semesters or 8 semester system, you may be asked to acquire additional missing units. In either case, it will be judged based on the application documents after filing. Please consult with the university you wish to study abroadly.
Get a doctor’s degree
In the case of doing a doctorate degree in Germany, in many cases, you are required to obtain a degree equivalent to German Master course with excellent results. In many cases, master’s degree in Japan is said to be equivalent to German Master ( see anabin’s Hochschulabschlüsse ). In either case, it will be judged based on the application documents after filing. Please refer to here for obtaining doctor’s degree .