We've tried to provide all the information you will need if you are thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Japan. 

If you need to know anything else, you can contact our team using the details below.


We require applicants to have completed the 高等学校卒業証書 (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) also known as the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho and a foundation year programme or equivalent. 

Our partner college on campus, University of Plymouth International College (UPIC), offers a wide variety of foundation courses.


We require applicants to have completed either the 学士 bachelor degree known as Gakushi or the 高度専門士 Advanced Diploma from a recognised institution with the following criteria:

Japanese degree classification - percentage Japanese degree classification - grade  Japanese degree classification - description UK degree equivalent 
90% - 100% S or A   Shū 秀 Outstanding 1st
75% - 89% A or B Yū 優 Excellent 2:1
65% - 74% B or C Ryō 良 Good 2:2

English language

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University of Plymouth's pre-sessional English Language courses.