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Around 90 students from this country are currently studying at Durham University.

Your contact in Durham

David Thornber
Phone: +44 (0)191 33 46322

Entry requirements


Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) with grades of 3 or above in all subjects.


Our minimum entry requirements are as follows:

  • IB
  • GCE A-Level
  • A recognised foundation programme
  • A year at a Japanese University, a vocational degree (Senmeshi) or an associate degree (Jungakushi) with an overall score of 80% or above.

 More course specific entry requirements can be found on our course database: /courses/

Please note: the advertised requirements are equivalent to ABB at A-Level.The advertised requirements are the minimum grades required for entry and individual course requirements may be higher. Further information can be obtained from

Taught postgraduate

A Bachelor degree (Gakushi, 4-6 years) with an overall mark of 76%, B+ or GPA of 3.3 or higher

Research postgraduate

A Master’s degree (Shushi).

English Language Requirements

The minimum English Language entrance requirements can be found here:

Some academic departments may require different (higher) levels for entry onto particular programmes of study, these entrance requirements can be found here:

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Alumni information

There are around 500 alumni in this country.

Durham in your country

No visits to this country by the University are currently planned.

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