[Updated on July 11, 2023]
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More than half of Japanese universities use EJU scores to enter schools.
In national universities, almost all schools use it. Most Professional Training College also refer to the results of the EJU or JLPT for Japanese language proficiency.
Number of schools using the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) (as of February 2022)
|College of Professional Training College||51||0||0||51|
|Professional Training College||0||2||190||192|
You can take the exam by selecting 1 to 3 subjects from 4 subjects of "Japanese" and "Comprehensive subjects", "Mathematics" and "Science" which measure basic academic ability.
"Comprehensive subjects", "Mathematics" and "Science" are based on the Japanese high school curriculum guidelines.
It is not possible to select both "General Course" and "Science" at the same time. Different schools, departments, and courses use different subjects for exams to enter school. So be sure to check the subjects that the school you want to enroll have designated before taking the EJU exam.
|Basic academic ability||General subject||Japanese
We will measure Japanese ability (Academic · Japanese) that can respond to studies at universities in Japan.
Time and scoring are “Description (writing problem)” 30 minutes (50 points), “Reading comprehension (reading and understanding problems)” 40 minutes (200 points), and “Listening and listening comprehension (listening and understanding problems)” 55 Minutes (200 points) give a total of 400 points.
"Writing questions" selects one of two or more themes and answers the question with the specified number of characters. Reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and listening comprehension questions are all in the form of mark sheets.
"Reading Comprehension Questions" is written in Japanese with answers to be chosen as writing questions.
Listening comprehension questions answer questions that are spoken while watching what is written in the book on which the questions are written. In listening, all questions and answers are spoken.
Measures basic academic skills in humanities in 80 minutes (out of 200 points).
[Contents] This is a comprehensive course combining "Citizenship", "Geography", and "History" studied in Japanese high schools. Citizens are subjects related to politics, economy, and society in general.
Measure your basic math skills in 80 minutes (out of 200 points).
[Contents] Either “Course 1” (basic, Basic) for science departments that do not require much math or mathematics, or “Course 2” (advanced, advanced) for undergraduates that require high math Choose
In 80 minutes (out of 200 points), you measure the basic academic ability of science (physics, chemistry, biology) required for studying at the Faculty of Science.
【Content of questions】 Take 2 exams from 3 subjects of physics, chemistry and biology.
Other than the Japanese test, you can choose the language you want to take from Japanese and English. However, some schools only allow Japanese language examinations to be applied. Therefore, be sure to check the exam requirements of the school you want (the one that describes what is important when you take the Entrance Examination at a university or Professional Training College).
Examination questions from 2010 are published on the EJU website. Other exam questions can be purchased at major bookstores in Japan. Be prepared for the exam.
* Learning at higher education institutions is roughly divided into humanities and sciences. New disciplines tailored to the general discipline and current society require learning that goes beyond the boundaries of the humanities and sciences. When taking the EJU, check the subjects specified by the school you want to go to.
Liberal arts: academic lineage that mainly studies human activities such as law school, sociology department, international relations department
Science: A scholarly system that mainly studies the natural world as a faculty of engineering, science, faculty of medicine and dentistry
Held twice a year. The first is in June and the second is in November.
|application||February to March||July|
|Receipt of an admission ticket||May||October|
|Acceptance notice receipt||July||December|
It is implemented in 17 cities in Japan and 17 cities overseas. (As of September 2022)
Hokkaido, Miyagi Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture (or Fukui Prefecture), Shizuoka Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Okayama Prefecture (or Hiroshima Prefecture) , Kochi Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture, Okinawa Prefecture
India (New Delhi), Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya), South Korea (Seoul, Busan), Singapore, Sri Lanka (Colombo), Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai), Taiwan (Taipei), Philippines (Manila), Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City) , Hong Kong, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Myanmar (Yangon), Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)
"Application" means applying for the exam. You can choose from two types: "online application" and "postal application". The application period is set at least three months before the examination date. Remember to apply and pay for the exam. Please note that the application method and exam fee that can be selected differ depending on the location.
Regardless of the application method (when taking an examination in Japan), an admission ticket will be sent to the Street address where you applied by simple registered mail. Get it directly from the delivery person.
Regardless of the application method, you will receive a "Result Report" at the Street address you applied for by registered mail. If you submit your application online, you can check your grade online. Your grades will be helpful when choosing your preferred school.
When you take the exam to enter school, this grade will be provided directly to the university or Professional Training College by the JASSO, which is taking the EJU exam.
Each schedule varies depending on the venue and year. Be sure to check the guidelines (the ones that describe important things about the exam). It takes about 5 months to apply, take the exam, and receive a grade report. Be sure to check your schedule to make sure you are ready for the exam you want to take.
アクセス日本留学Editorial Department.アクセス日本留学" where foreign students can request materials to find Japanese schools, and hold "advancement information sessions for foreign students".