from one university to another are not common in Japan. Approximately
40 national, 10 local public and 140 private universities have a
transfer system that targets international students. Among those,
about as few as 50 universities hold special transfer entrance examinations
for international students, and others impose the same examination
as for Japanese students wishing to transfer.
Occasionally junior college graduates, college of technology
graduates, who obtained the qualification of "technical associate"
by completing a postsecondary course at a specialized training college,
those who have completed one or two years of general education at
institution, and graduates of four-year universities transfer to
another university to enter a degree course (transfer as a junior-year
undergraduate) to change their major, but details of acceptance
of transfer students differ according to university, including some
universities not recruiting transfer students depending on the year
although they have such systems.
The Information Center maintains a list of universities
that have transfer systems. Inquire to the center for further information.