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Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)

EJU is an exam to test international students planning to study in Japan on their Japanese proficiency and basic academic abilities (Japanese as a Foreign Language, Science, Japan and the World and Mathematics). It is used by more than 600 universities (undergraduate program) and other higher educational institutions as an entrance exam. EJU can be taken without having to come to Japan as it is conducted at 17 cities spanning over 14 foreign countries.

image A majority of universities (almost all of the national universities) recognized the EJU!
(1) Date of exam: 2 sessions a year; June (1st Session) and November (2nd Session)
(2) Examination sites: in Japan -
Overseas -
16 cities
17 cities spanning over 14 foreign countries and regions
(3) Subjects: Students choose the subjects from the following as specified by universities of their choice.
Subjects Purpose Time Score range Choice
Japanese as a Foreign Language To measure the student’s proficiency in Japanese language used for study in Japanese universities (academic Japanese). 125 minutes Reading Comprehension, Listening and Listening- Reading Comprehension
0 ~ 400 points
Writing 0 ~ 50 points


Science To measure the student’s basic academic achievement on science subjects (physics, chemistry, biology) required for studies in a science department in a Japanese university. 80 minutes 0 ~ 200 points Select two of the following subjects : physics, chemistry or biology
Japan and the World To measure the student’s basic academic achievement especially on thinking and logical abilities on liberal arts required for studies in Japanese universities. 80 minutes 0 ~ 200 points  
Mathematics To measure the student’s basic academic achievement on mathematics required for studies in a Japanese universities. 80 minutes 0 ~ 200 points Course 1, which is for those who will study liberal arts or sciences that require relatively minor proficiency in mathematics, or Course 2, which is for those who will study areas that require a high level of proficiency in mathematics
● EJU Questions and Answers
(4) From the sitting of the exam to the announcement of results : The procedures are as shown in the diagram below. For details, please refer to respective overseas representatives conducting the EJU in your home country as listed in P.28
  1st session 2nd session  
Application period February ~ March July Purchase the “Bulletin of Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students”, pay the exam fee and send out your application form.
※ Please verify with the respective overseas representatives (refer to P.28) conducting the EJU Examination in your home country as this time frame changes yearly.
Sending of exam voucher May October The exam voucher will be sent out.
Date of exam June November Sit for EJU
Date of results notification July December The results will be notified to the examinees by JASSO.
JASSO submits the results of the examinees to the universities to which they have applied upon inquiry from those universities.
(5) Language of exam : The exam can be taken in Japanese or English as specified by the school you have chosen (Japanese as a Foreign Language is conducted only in Japanese).
Apply for scholarships now!
Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
JASSO provides scholarships called the “Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students” aimed at the privately financed international students with excellent results in their Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU); and who will be admitted into undergraduate program of Japanese universities, junior colleges or professional training colleges as full-time students. In order to be considered for reservation, applicants need to mark a circle in the appropriate box on the EJU application form.
●Scholarship amount Monthly amount of JPY 48,000 (for 2014)
●Selection process Applicants will be selected based on their results in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and priority is given to applicants having better results.

Reference 1 Number of schools using EJU (as of February 20, 2014)
( ) : Data for EJU utilization rate
  National Local public Private Total
Graduate schools 6 ( 7%) 9 (12%) 29 ( 6%) 44 ( 7%)
Universities (undergraduate) 80 (98%) 48 (60%) 284 (49%) 412 (56%)
Junior colleges 0 ( 0%) 7 (39%) 72 (22%) 79 (23%)
Colleges of technology 51 (100%) 0 ( 0%) 0 ( 0%) 51 (89%)
Professional training colleges     2   49 51 ( 2%)
Total   137   66   434   637
Reference 2 Number of schools using EJU and granting pre-arrival admission (as of February 20, 2014)
  National Local public Private Total
Graduate schools 1 0 3 4
Universities (undergraduate) 21 1 53 75
Junior colleges 0 0 10 10
Colleges of technology 1 0 0 1
Professional training colleges 0 0 6 6
Total 23 1 72 96
Reference 3 List of overseas representatives conducting the EJU Examination
Name of country / region City Overseas representatives conducting the EJU Examination ・ Website URL Address Telephone and e-mail address
Japan 16 prefectures Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
(JASSO)(Testing Division)
4-5-29 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8503 +81-3-6407-7457
India New Delhi Mombusho Scholars Association of India (MOSAI)
1210-1211, 12th Floor New Delhi House 27, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, 110001 +91-11-23313524
Indonesia Jakarta University of Indonesia
(Center for Japanese Studies)
Kampus UI Depok, Depok 16424 +62-21-786-3547
Surabaya International Multicultural Center (I’Mc Center)
Lotus Regency Ketintang Baru Selatan Street 1A/23 (F7), Surabaya 60231 +62-31-829-9052
Korea Seoul Korean Japanese Association
701 Doosan Bearstel, 381 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-857 +82-2-3452-5999
Busan Center of Korea-Japan Exchange, Busan
1501-2 Hanshin Van O/T, 116 Dongcheon-Ro, Busanjin-Gu, Busan 614-744 +82-51-811-1717
Singapore The Japanese Cultural Society, Singapore
Midland House, 112 Middle Road 05-00, 188970 +65-6338-3428
Sri Lanka Colombo Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA)
Sri Lanka Japan Cultural Centre No. 4, 22nd Lane, Colombo 3 +94-11-2331894
Thailand Bangkok Old Japan Students’ Association,
Thailand (OJSAT)
408/65 Phaholyothin Place Building, 16th Floor, Phaholyothin Rd., Phayathai, Bangkok 10400 +66-2-357-1241-5
Taiwan Taipei The Language Training & Testing Center
(Div.1, General Testing Department)
170 Hsin-Hai Rd., Sec.2, Taipei 10663 +886-2-2365-5050
(Ext : 263)
Philippines Manila De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
(Admission Center)
2544 Taft Avenue, Manila +63-2-526-7441
(Ext : 126)
Vietnam Hanoi Foreign Trade University
(Japanese Department)
R.301, B Building, No. 91 Chua Lang Rd, Lang Thuong, Dong Da, Hanoi +84-4-3835-6800
(Ext : 565)
Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City
(Office of International Relations & Research Affairs)
10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City +84-8-38-29-3828
(Ext : 114)
Hong Kong The Japan Society of Hong Kong
1st Floor, Fung House, 19-20 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong +852-2537-3797
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia
No. 88, Jalan SS 2/4, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor +60-3-7877-4312
Myanmar Yangon Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni
Room No.707, Building C, Kaba Aye
Pagoda Road, Pearl Centre, Bahan
Township, Yangon
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mongoliin Yapon Helnii Bagsh Nariin Holboo Japan Club 2nd Fl, The Mongolia-
Japan Center, Ulaanbaatar
Russia Vladivostok Chair of Japanese Studies, School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University
10, Ayaks, Russky Island, of D915 (+4.7.11), Vladivostok - not available -



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