In Japan, its higher education starts upon the completion of 12 years of education :

5 types of higher education

Eligibility for Admission

  • *With regard to 1) through 3) above, if a student has complited less than 12 (11) years of schooling, he/she must complete an authorized univeristy preparatory courses or an authorized course at a traning facility, among other things.
  • *For eligibility courses for transfer admission to colleges of technologies, the term in a parenthesis shall apply, replacing the corresponding term; provided, however, that this does not apply to 7)
  • *Eligibility requirements 1), 4) and 5) will be revised.