Frequently Asked Questions
Account (My Page)
|1. I cannot receive the account activation email from the online application system.|
Check out your spam mailbox.
Some servers may refuse to accept the email from this system. Instead, try to sign up with another email address like webmail.
Requirements to apply
|1. I have not taken an entrance examination to enter university in Fall 2023. Can I apply?||If you are going to take an entrance examination to enter university in Spring 2024, you are eligible to apply.|
|2. Since I am about to take the entrance exam, I will not be able to upload my acceptance letter before the application deadline.||Input the estimated date of the result announcement of the entrance examination.|
|3. I am not currently enrolled in the university, but I will take an entrance examination to enter in Fall 2023. Can I apply?||Yes.|
|4. Should I go back to my home country as soon as I graduate from the university?||A few years to work in Japan or other countries before returning to the home country is admitted.|
|1. I cannot upload a photo.|
Check out the following things.
|2. My supervisor from Fall 2023 has not yet been determined.||Input “To be determined.”|
|1. Should I input the academic result of graduate school, in which I am in progress?||If you can get the academic result, input them. If you cannot get it, you can leave the table blank.|
|2. Should I count the credits I earned at the university I attended as an exchange student?||If the credits are necessary for graduation, count them as well.|
|3. Should I input Kosen’s (Technical College’s) academic result?||If you transferred from Kosen to a university, count the units you earned in Kosen.|
|4. I graduated from two universities. Should I input both academic results?|
You may enter both or one of them.
If your grades from the first university are “certified” by the second university, please enter the total of both grades.
|1. The input field of universities is insufficient.||Input in the field of “Other academic background” or “Other remarks” at the bottom of the page.|
|1. Should I input about the family living in my home country?||Input about your parents and siblings. If you are married, provide information about your spouse and child(ren).|
|1. Can I write it in English?||No, write it in Japanese. If you cannot write in Japanese, request someone translate it into Japanese.|
|2. Can I increase the pages of the template?||Adding a few pages is allowed.|
|3. Can I insert figures?||Yes.|
|4. How much should I write in detail?||Selection committee members are professionals in each academic field. However, since it is difficult to cover every detailed academic area, to be written concisely is favorable.|
|5. I don’t have academic achievements yet. What should I write?||Write “Nothing” or leave the space blank.|
|6. What are the activities in society?||They could be a volunteer, sports, or cultural activity that you were highly evaluated on.|
|1. Is there a template for a recommendation letter?||No.|
|2. Should I have a recommendation letter written by the professor who will supervise me from Fall 2023?||Either the new supervisor or the previous one is acceptable.|
|3. Is the recommendation letter in English acceptable because my supervisor is a foreigner?||Yes, it is.|
|4. Is a seal (stamp) needed in the recommendation letter?||A recommendation letter writer should put a seal (stamp) or a signature when you upload it yourself.|
|5. A recommender wants to send the letter directly to the Honjo Foundation without handing it to me(the applicant). Is it acceptable?||Yes. Input the recommender’s name instead of uploading the letter into the online application form.|
Other questions regarding online application
|1. The page does not proceed though there is no error found.||The auto-translation system installed on your PC may cause disturb the correct work of the online application system. Remove it and log in again.|
|2. Can you confirm the acceptance of my application?||No. If you click the “Application” button on the last page and PDF files are generated automatically, your application is completed.|
|1. Is the interview test conducted in English?|
No. It is conducted in Japanese. However, it is not to evaluate language skills.
Candidates should prepare an oral explanation about themselves and their research in the easy Japanese language.
|2. I will be out of Japan on the day of the interview test.||Interview tests can be conducted online if the candidate cannot be at the interview site.|