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 (Gakushi) from a recognized institution with a GPA of around 2.8 out of 4.0, depending on subject area.  

Representatives in Your Country

Our representatives in your country

Please contact the international team at international@ncirl.ie

Upcoming Events

You can visit the International Events page to learn more about upcoming NCI trips and events in your region.