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Your Country: Japan

Entry Requirements



Qualification Leads to entry into
Holders of the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with good 
Foundation courses 
Holders of Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho and the Scholastic Aptitude Test - SAT
Year 1 of Bachelors degrees
Successful completion of 1 year at a recognised university in Japan with a GPA of 2.8 or above depending on the subject area  Year 1 of Bachelors degrees
A recognised International Foundation course from an Irish/UK institution or a Japanese institution following a validated UK syllabus. Entry requirements vary but we normally ask for between 60% and 65%  Year 1 of Bachelors degrees
Junior College 2 and 3 year diploma holders Possibly year 2 of Bachelors degrees  
Graduates from a Colleges of Technology 5 year programme  Possibly year 2 of Bachelors degrees  


Entry onto Postgraduate programmes

If you are applying for a Masters (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA) programme at NCI, you will be required to meet the English Language Requirements and will typically have one of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree from a recognized institution with an award of 2.2 or higher, depending on subject area

Representatives in your country

NCI has welcomed students from overseas for a number of years and strives to provide the necessary advice and guidance to help make your arrival in the Ireland and Dublin as easy as possible. NCI has developed an extensive overseas representative network offering enquirers and applicants a variety of services:

  • Counselling in programmes of study and academic issues
  • Resources and information on courses, accommodation, finance, scholarships and life in Dublin
  • Help with applying to the College and assistance throughout the application process
  • Information and advice on NCI’s progression links and partners in your country
  • Assisting with the visa application process
  • Pre-departure advice for students travelling to the Ireland

Our representatives in your country

NCI does not currently work with agents or representatives from your country.

If you have any queries about study at NCI, would like to be informed about forthcoming events or are planning to visit us, please email us at international@ncirl.ie

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