Transfer Students

We accept transfers and international students.
We are also open for consultation about the schedule of the transfer exams.

Admission Capacity

Limited to a small number

Academic Year

Grades 1-3 (transfer grade depends on previous academic history and credits earned)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to junior high school graduates, to those who have previously dropped out of a high school, and to those enrolled in another high school or technical training school.
Must be born between April 2, 2004 and April 1, 2008.

Application Period and Examination Dates
(We cannot process applications on weekends and national holidays.)

※Transfer is available for periods in addition to those listed below. Please contact the school.
(Transfers into the 3rd grade will be accepted until the end of October.)

Application Period Exam Date
October Admission Monday 28 August to Monday 4 September 2023 Friday 8 September 2023
April Admission Friday 1 March to Wednesday 6 March 2024 Tuesday 12 March 2024

Application Documents & Examination Fee

(1)The application form with an attached photo of the applicant measuring 5cm × 4cm.

(2)Transcript / School Record
Documents certifying the classes & credits earned, and the record of attendance. Documents must be prepared by the previously attended school, and must be delivered unopened.

(3)Examination fee 22,000 Yen

  • Those applying as overseas returnees need to have documents proving period of stay.

  • Those applying as students of foreign nationality need to have a copy of passport.

※After attending the school information session and class visit, the applicant and their parent/guardian must have an individual admission interview.

※Protection of Personal Information: We ensure that any personal information will solely be used to process applications and nothing else.

Submission of Application

By Post Please send your application materials and application fee via Currency Registration mail or Postal Money Order (your mail must arrive before the appropriate deadline)

1-5-6 Tosabori Nishi-ku Osaka City, Osaka Japan
Osaka YMCA International High School Admission Office
Admission Office Please submit your application materials and application fee to the admission on the 4th floor of our school.
Submission needs to be done between 10:00 to 17:30 (excluding weekends and national holidays)

Examination Content and Announcement of Test Results

Examination Content

Test Subjects English: 60 minutes, out of 200 points / Japanese: 60 minutes, out of 100 points
Interview Conducted in both Japanese and English

※The written portion of the Japanese language test will be assigned based on your Japanese language ability.

Announcement of Test Results

Exam results will be mailed via express mail the same day of the examination.

Enrollment Procedure

Applicants who pass the entrance exam must complete the admission procedures according to the guidelines given at the time acceptance.