Graduates from the Japanese branches of qualified foreign universities will be eligible for admission to graduate programs in Japan, and credits earned at those branches can be transferred to Japanese institutions and vice versa, an advisory panel to the education ministry decided Thursday.

The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry plans to revise relevant ordinances in late October to enable it to designate qualified schools in line with the Central Education Council’s decision, ministry officials said.

Foreign schools must prove via embassies in Japan that their programs are identical to those offered in their home countries, according to the officials.

The ministry says Temple University Japan, the Tokyo branch of Philadelphia-based Temple University, will be eligible.

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