Tsuda University

Admission Policy

Students Sought by Tsuda University and the Philosophy of Tsuda University

Tsuda University seeks to foster “all-round women” who combine deep intelligence with well-rounded personalities, and who have the self-reliance necessary to contribute to society. Since its foundation, Tsuda University has cultivated women who demonstrate leadership with analytical insights and practical skills backed up by solid, wide-ranging knowledge. We are looking for students who sympathize with our founding philosophy, take an interest in various world issues, and are willing to learn with enthusiasm.

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts is looking for students with the knowledge and logical ability required to address various problems, as well as the creativity to express their own opinions in their own words.
The educational philosophy of the College of Liberal Arts emphasizes learning that encourages students to live freely as human beings, as well as respect for the individuality and autonomy of each student. In an age in which gender equality is sought, we are looking for women who can take the initiative in addressing wide-ranging global issues, while contributing to both local and global communities.

Department of English

The Department of English seeks to develop individuals who can contribute to local and global communities using the advanced English skills that they have acquired, in addition to their broad knowledge and scholarship. The program is based on learning a broad knowledge of the world through English. Deep subject-area expertise, logical thinking, and general knowledge will be cultivated by boosting the ability to analyze texts and think logically in specialized areas of research, polishing the power of expression, and learning English for the purpose of improving the general command of English. We seek students with an excellent command of language, a broad interest in global affairs, as well as an eagerness to contribute to society.

Knowledge and Understanding

An ability to read a wide variety of texts in depth, in both Japanese and English, is necessary in order to gain a broad understanding of the world. Students are also required to have a wide range of knowledge in the areas of geography, history, civics, and contemporary society in order to explore language, culture, and society comprehensively in a world in which English is a dominant language. The high school subjects “World History B” and “Japanese History B” are particularly important. In addition, students need to have the ability to analyze texts logically.

Skills and Expression

The foundation of a Liberal Arts education in the Department of English is the ability to construct one’s ideas logically in both Japanese and English, and to express them accurately. In our classes that concentrate on learning in English, emphasis is placed on acquiring a comprehensive command of English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, as well as developing a rich vocabulary and a mastery of grammar. The high school subjects of English and Japanese provide the basis that students need to further develop their reading skills and their ability to think through the use of language.

Interest, Eagerness, and Attitude

Students are expected to deepen their interest in a broad range of languages and cultures. They must also be prepared to understand and be open to different sets of values, and they must be eager to read about and acquire an extensive knowledge of languages and cultures. Moreover, students are required to undertake independent research in order to give presentations and participate actively in discussions in seminars.

Department of International and Cultural Studies

The Department of International and Cultural Studies seeks to nurture individuals who will be successful internationally based on broad knowledge backed by the mastery of English and a second foreign language. We focus on helping students develop the ability to identify issues through a deep interest in contemporary events, to organize and integrate a variety of information from their own viewpoints, to examine issues from multiple perspectives, and to explain/discuss their conclusions in their own words. Thus, we are looking for students who want to improve these abilities.

Knowledge and Understanding

It is important to have an adequate understanding of both world history and Japanese history in order to be able to examine issues from a historical perspective. It is also essential to understand mathematics to support logical thinking.

Skills and Expression

A command of the Japanese language is essential to interpret texts and express one’s own ideas accurately. To be able to take our prestigious, proven, and high-standard English course after entering our university, students are required to have acquired a firm understanding of English in high school.

Interest, Eagerness, and Attitude

It is important to be interested in a wide range of domestic and international events, be open-minded towards different cultures and backgrounds, have a daily habit of reading newspapers and books, think deeply, and be eager for rich experiences by meeting various people.

Department of International Cooperation and Multicultural Studies

The Department of International Cooperation and Multicultural Studies seeks to produce women with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility, who are capable of making a genuine contribution to various domestic or international problems that have arisen in the current era, based on an analysis of actual or current situations. Modern society contains a wide range of issues that need to be solved, including issues caused by social structures and cultural differences, and those related to global cooperation and international aid. We place emphasis on cultivating students’ ability to take a novel approach to these issues for a better symbiotic society through leveraging strong expertise and analytical skills. These skills are nurtured through basic seminars in the freshman year, followed by fieldwork from the second year and three years of intensive seminars. Accordingly, we are looking for students who want to improve these skills.

Knowledge and Understanding

It is important to gain an adequate understanding of world history, which provides the foundation for understanding what is happening in the current world; of Japanese history to understand research field with historical perspectives; and of mathematics to build logical skills.

Skills and Expression

Competence in Japanese is essential to deal with a variety of issues, read with accuracy and in detail, and write, express, and communicate in your own language. To keep pace with the prestigious, high-standard English education offered by Tsuda, it is also important that you have acquired a solid, basic command of English in high school.

Interest, Eagerness, and Attitude

Students are expected to have a strong sense of ownership and responsibility with regard to how they ought to behave in each situation, an eagerness to take a leading role in facilitating change, a habit of reading books, an inclination for deep thinking, and an open attitude toward different experiences.

Department of Mathematics

The objective of the Department of Mathematics is to produce individuals who exercise sound judgment by applying the insights and way of thinking acquired through studying mathematics. In addition to basic subjects, specialized subjects, computer-related subjects, languages, and common subjects, small-group seminars will be offered in each school year. Specifically, beginning in sophomore year, several textbooks will be provided so that students can choose their preferred seminars according to their own interests and concerns. Moreover, students will receive exercises while taking courses, to help them achieve mastery. A mathematical text is a type of narrative in which a story is constructed with the aim of achieving an end while constructing sequences. One of the department’s goals is to help students realize this. To this end, students are obliged to submit graduation research on a theme of their choice in the second half of their senior year. The Department of Mathematics is looking for enthusiastic individuals who have the basic ability learned at high school to understand, calculate, and apply mathematics, in addition to linguistic skills.

Knowledge and Understanding

Students must understand the contents of the following high school courses: “Mathematics I,” “Mathematics II,” “Mathematics III,” “Mathematics A,” and “Mathematics B.”

Skills and Expression

For students to pursue their studies effectively, they must be familiar with the basic operation of a computer, and have adequate Japanese language skills and the ability to think logically. Students are also required to master high school English fully in order to understand specialized books.

Interest, Eagerness, and Attitude

Students are expected to have respect for human rights and the personality of others, as well as international ways of thinking that allow them to work in collaboration with people from different backgrounds as a leader. Students are also expected to demonstrate interest in the mathematical structures inherent in various phenomena.

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is looking for students who want to learn and undertake research in computer science in keeping with the founding spirit of Tsuda University. To learn computer science in the university, students are expected to have acquired solid basic academic skills of English and mathematics in high school. English has become increasingly important as a lingua franca of a world where information is exchanged globally over the Internet. Mathematics is an important subject not only because mathematical knowledge is directly useful for computer science, but also because it lays the foundation for numerical and logical thinking that is essential for the subject. Both these areas shall be covered in the entrance examination. However, the university is “a place to learn together.” Students are encouraged to respect each other’s values, and value the spirit of study.

Knowledge and Understanding

Entrance examinations focusing on mathematics and English will be administered. With respect to mathematics, students must fully understand the contents of the high school courses “Mathematics I,” “Mathematics II,” “Mathematics III,” “Mathematics A,” and “Mathematics B.” With respect to English, students must acquire the basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) within the scope expected by high school graduation.

Skills and Expressions

Japanese language skills are required for making presentations, participating in discussions, and writing papers.

Interest, Eagerness, and Attitude

In order to become computer science professionals contributing to highly intelligent society where globalization is evolving, students are required to have the following three qualities:

  1. An ability to think logically about problems and a desire to solve them
  2. An interest in technologies such as computers, and their practical application
  3. Communication skills to build good relationships with many different people and collaborate with them

College of Policy Studies

Department of Policy Studies

The Department of Policy Studies, the College of Policy Studies at Tsuda University seek to nurture women who will work to resolve issues facing contemporary society, and who can take leadership positions to produce a better social structure. Of particular importance is to have awareness of various aspects of society and to enhance analytical skills to accurately identify where problems are located and where challenges must be overcome. Equally necessary will be to have thinking power to explore realistic, evidence-based solutions to these problems, as well as enough energy to take the initiative in providing proactive solutions. Finally, practical English skills and strong communication ability will be required to form a consensus with others and develop broadly accepted guidelines for policy implementation. To foster these skills, the Department of Policy Studies, the College of Policy Studies is looking for students with the eagerness and academic skills described below.

  • Interest in various issues facing contemporary society and an eagerness to solve them
  • Lively intellectual curiosity and energy
  • Strong will to continue learning proactively and enhance one’s own skills
  • The ability to think logically and express oneself
  • Basic vocabulary and grammatical ability to listen, speak, read, and write in English, and English communication skills based on this knowledge
  • Historical, geographical, and cultural knowledge necessary to understand the characteristics of the society and era in which we live
  • Mathematical thinking skills that underpin the analysis of data