For each acquirable professional qualification, the eligibility requirements such as prescribed curriculum or requirement for practical experience and the nationality requirement may differ. For JABEE, please see the section on Quality Assurance.
*Metropolitan: Tokyo 23 wards / Cities with population more than 500,000.
*Urban: Cities in Tokyo Metropolitan area (other than 23 wards) / Cities in Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo Prefectures except for those designated as underpopulated areas by law.
*Suburban: Areas other than Metropolitan or Urban.
The above classifications are a guide suggested by NIAD-QE; each university chooses the classifications for its own campuses.