Faculty of Engineering
Admission & Aid
Undergraduate Application checklist
Below is a checklist of documents required for the Undergraduate Program application process. In general, documents are to be submitted through our online application system (TAO). However, you may be required to mail us some application documents by post. For more details, please see the Application Guidelines.
All applicants must submit the following documents.
(1) Photograph (.jpeg)
Please upload a “passport style” photograph to TAO. The photograph must be taken within the last three months, showing a portrait (front) view above the chest against a plain background. No caps or hats are allowed.
(2) Application essay（300－350 words)
Please write a short essay in English on the topic of your reason(s) for applying to KUAS and upload it to TAO.
In your essay, you should also describe your skills, interests and future goals. There are no specific requirements for the essay’s formatting, spacing, etc.
(3) Official academic transcript(s) in English for the last two years
Please scan and upload your official transcripts to TAO. Transcripts should include all courses, credits, grades, and term information along with details about the grading system, which is typically displayed on the back of the transcript. If your transcripts are not in English, a certified translation must also be submitted.
Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school should submit their academic transcripts for their last two years of high school, and will be required to submit their complete and final high school transcripts when they enroll at KUAS.
Applicants who have already graduated from high school are required to submit their complete and final high school transcripts with their application.
(4) Certificates of (expected) graduation in English
Please scan and upload your certificate of graduation, or certificate of expected graduation, to TAO. If your certificate is not in English, a certified translation must also be submitted.
Applicants yet to graduate from high school will be required to submit their certificate of graduation at the time of enrollment.
Please be advised that you will be required to physically mail us your original certificate if we ask you to do so. Please see the Application Guidelines for more information about posting mail to us.
(5) Standardized test results in English
Please upload your results for one of the standardized test listed in the Application Guidelines. If you have any difficulties meeting your application deadline due to testing schedules or any other issues, please contact us.
(6) Evidence of English language proficiency (TOEFL iBT/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo）
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to prove their proficiency. Please submit a valid score from one of the standardized tests listed below. Test scores must be less than two years old to be valid.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based (iBT): 80
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic overall band score: 6.0
Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic: 50
Duolingo English Test: 105
KUAS also accepts TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and IELTS Indicator.
English proficiency test scores must be sent directly to us from the testing agency. Therefore, inquire with the testing agency and have them send your scores to us. Please see the Application Guidelines for more details.
(7) Two Letters of Recommendation
To gain perspective on what type of student you are, we require two letters of recommendation. The first recommendation (Academic Reference) should be from a teacher relevant to your future studies in engineering, i.e. math, physics or engineering. The second (Personal Reference) should be from someone within an organization (i.e., your school, club, church, etc.) who knows you well and can attest to your achievements, character and leadership skills.
Both recommendation letters should be directly uploaded to your TAO application by your recommenders. Please see the Application Guidelines for more details.
(8) Copy of your Passport or ID
Please scan and upload the photo ID page of your passport to TAO. If you do not have a passport, please upload a scan copy of your official government ID. This scan copy must be in color.
(9) Copy of Residence card (only for the applicants who have valid Japanese resident status)
If you are a resident in Japan, please scan and upload a copy of your residence card to TAO. This scan copy must be in color.