Japan
A qualification is exempt from assessment and qualifies for the indicated points if:
 the qualification is listed in the Academic Qualifications Table; and
 the awarding institution is listed in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
 the qualification abbreviation is listed in the righthand column in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
 the qualification was awarded from or within the year range listed in the righthand column in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
 the qualification is not excluded by the notes listed under the Academic Qualifications Table.
Academic Qualifications Table




Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZQF terms

Points under SMC

Bachelor
With the exception of Bachelor of Engineering degrees

B

7

50

Bachelor of Engineering

BE

7

50

Master **

M

9

70

Doctor of Philosophy
(Doctorate by dissertation)

D

10

70

Doctorate by course work

Requires assessment by NZQA

*Abbreviations used are for the purpose of this list only.
**Master degrees require a minimum of 30 credits
If an applicant believes their qualification may be higher than the level stated they should apply to NZQA for an International Qualifications Assessment.
Note: Award certificates must be provided in their original language for all qualifications.
The award certificate must always be presented along with the university issued translation. A university issued graduation certificate showing evidence of a degree awarded is not the award certificate.
The following must be referred to NZQA for an International Qualifications Assessment:  All honorary degrees  All listed qualifications where study was completed at any institution outside of the country, including any overseas campuses of any listed awarding institution  All listed qualifications that contain cross credited courses or papers  All initial teacher training degrees  All qualifications awarded after 2018
Awarding Institutions Table
Institution

Qualification awarded from or between dates

Aichi University of Education

M and D: 2016

Akita University

B, M and D: 1990 BE: 2005

Chiba University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Doshisha University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 20062010

Ehime University

B, M and D: 1990 BE: 2005

Gifu University

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies / National University Sokendai

M and D: 2000

Gunma University

B, M and D: 1990 BE: 2005

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

B, M and D: 2000

Hirosaki University

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

Hiroshima University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Hitotsubashi University

B, M and D: 1984

Hokkaido University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Hyogo University of Teacher Education

M and D: 2005

Ibaraki University

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2006

Iwate University

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology / JAIST

M and D: 2000

Kagawa University

B, M and D: 1999
BE: 20062010

Kagoshima University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Kanazawa University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Keio University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Kitami Institute of Technology

B, BE, M and D: 2005

Kobe University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Kochi University

B, M and D: 1995 BE: 2005

Kumamoto University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Kyoto Institute of Technology

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

Kyoto University

B, M and D: 1984

Kyushu Institute of Technology

B, M and D: 1995 BE: 2005

Kyushu University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Meiji University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Mie University

B, M and D: 1990 BE: 2005

Muroran Institute of Technology

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

Nagaoka University of Technology

B, M and D: 1995 BE: 2005

Nagasaki University

B, M and D: 1990 BE: 2005

Nagoya Institute of Technology

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2008

Nagoya University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Nara Institute of Science and Technology

M and D: 2005

Nara Women's University

B, BE, M and D: 2005

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

D: 2010

Niigata University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

M and D: 2000

Ochanomizu University

B, M and D: 1990

Oita University

B, M and D: 2003 BE: 2005

Okayama University

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

Osaka University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 20082013

Ritsumeikan University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Saga University

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

Saitama University

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

Shiga University

B, M and D: 2010

Shiga University of Medical Science

B, M and D: 2000

Shimane University

B, BE, M and D: 2005

Shinshu University

B, M and D: 1995 BE: 2005

Shizuoka University

B, BE, M and D: 2005

Sophia University

B, M and D: 1984

Tohoku University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2007

Tokushima University

B, M and D: 1990 BE: 2005

Tokyo Institute of Technology

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 20052014

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

B, M and D: 2010

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

B, M and D: 1995 BE: 20052010

Tokyo University of the Arts

M and D: 1990

Tottori University

B, M and D: 1997 BE: 2005

Toyohashi University of Technology

B, M and D: 1998 BE: 2005

The University of ElectroCommunications

B, M and D: 2000

University of Fukui

B, M and D: 2003 BE: 2007

University of Miyazaki

B, BE, M and D: 2010

The University of the Ryukyus

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2006

The University of Tokyo

B, M and D: 1984

University of Toyama

B, BE, M and D: 2005

University of Tsukuba

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

University of Yamanashi

B, M and D: 2002 BE: 2005

Utsunomiya University

B. M and D: 1995 BE: 2005

Waseda University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Yamagata University

B, M and D: 2000 BE: 2005

Yamaguchi University

B, M and D: 1984 BE: 2005

Yokohama National University

B, M and D: 1990 BE: 2008

Effective 27/08/2018
