Asia Pacific Language Subject Exemption

Students who acquire higher level than foundation level of the language, they may change their starting level by taking the exemption exam.

Steps to apply

STEP1: Check the criteria for the exemption exam
STEP2: Check the application schedule
STEP3: Prepare the application documents , and submit to the Academic Office
(Online application for AY2021 Spring Semester)
STEP4: Check your interview date on Campus Terminal
STEP5: Take the interview
STEP6: Check the result on the day when grades are released

Criteria for the exemption

①Registration Criteria

Even though a student has been approved for AP language subject exemption, they may not register for the next class until the following required language subject credit has been completed or exempted.

Student Language Basis Prerequisite Subject
English Japanese Foundation I
Japanese Foundation II
Japanese Foundation III
Japanese Elementary English A
Elementary English B

②Exemption Criteria

▼ Chinese

Levels Exemption Criteria
Chinese Ⅰ Nihon Chugokugo Kenteishiken level 4,
Jitsuyo Chugokugo Gino Kenteishiken level 4,
New Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) level 1
Chinese Ⅱ Nihon Chugokugo Kenteishiken level 4,
Jitsuyo Chugokugo Gino Kenteishiken level 4,
New Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) level 2
Chinese Ⅲ Nihon Chugokugo Kenteishiken level 3,
Jitsuyo Chugokugo Gino Kenteishiken level 3,
New Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) level 3

▼ Korean

Levels Exemption Criteria
Korean Ⅰ Kankokugo Noryokushiken level 1,
"Hangul" Noryoku Kenteishiken level 5
Korean Ⅱ Kankokugo Noryokushiken level 2,
"Hangul" Noryoku Kenteishiken level 4
Korean Ⅲ Kankokugo Noryokushiken level 3,
"Hangul" Noryoku Kenteishiken level 3

▼ Malay / Indonesian

Levels Exemption Criteria
Malay / Indonesian Ⅰ Equivalent CEFR A1 Please refer to the syllabus of each language
and level for details, and confirm the level that
you are exempted from.
Malay / Indonesian Ⅱ Equivalent CEFR A2
Malay / Indonesian Ⅲ Equivalent CEFR B1

▼ Spanish

Levels Exemption Criteria
Spanish Ⅰ Evaluacion Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Espanola level 5
Spanish Ⅱ Evaluacion Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Espanola level 4
Spanish Ⅲ Evaluacion Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Espanola level 3

▼ Thai

Levels Exemption Criteria
Thai Ⅰ Equivalent CEFR A1 Please refer to the syllabus of each language
and level for details, and confirm the level that
you are exempted from.
Thai Ⅱ Equivalent CEFR A2
Thai Ⅲ Equivalent CEFR B1

▼ Vietnamese

Levels Exemption Criteria
Vietnamese Ⅰ Equivalent CEFR A1 Please refer to the syllabus of each language
and level for details, and confirm the level that
you are exempted from.
Vietnamese Ⅱ
Vietnamese Ⅲ Equivalent CEFR A2
Application Schedule
Application Period Interview date Announcement of the result
AY 2021 Spring Semester Applications
July 5(Mon.) - July 21(Wed.), 2021 at 16:30
July 28(Wed.) - August 6(Fri.), 2021 September 13(Mon.), 2021
Grade Announcement date
AY 2021 Fall Semester Applications
January 10(Mon.) - January 26(Wed.), 2022 at 16:30
February 2(Wed.) - February 4(Fri.), 2022 March 14(Mon.), 2022
Grade Announcement date
Application Method

The 2021 Spring Semester will accept applications online. The screening will be judged comprehensively based on the interview.

1. Enter the required information in the application form below and submit it by the application deadline

Course exemption online application form

Please submit the photo of the score sheet (within the expiration/validated date) through the form above. You may need to submit the original document at a later date, so please keep it at hand.

* An "original score sheet" is a certificate or report from a testing organization which shows an evaluation of language ability. This must be printed by the testing organization itself, and downloaded documents will not be accepted. Please note that the testing organizations may require several days in order to reissue score sheets, therefore we ask that you apply well in advance when an additional certificate is needed.

2. Attend the Interview

If you are unable to attend the interview, your application will be considered invalid. Be sure to have your time available for the interview appointment.

Important Notes

In principle, students cannot cancel the application after taking the exemption test.
Also, please note that the exemption application will be invalid or will not be considered in the following cases.

  • The application is incomplete or incorrect.
  • Application documents are not submitted or do not arrive by the deadline.
  • If the online submitted certificate, such as a qualification exam score sheet, is unclear, or if the original document cannot be submitted when requested by the office.
  • The test score is not one of the specified qualifications for exemption.
  • The score was not attained during "study abroad" or while taking a "leave of absence" [Only for students who are applying for exemption while they are studying abroad or are taking a leave of absence]. The student does not attend the interview on the specified day (regardless of the reason).
Contact

Academic Office CLE Team (cleac@apu.ac.jp)

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