What is EJU and what is it for?
The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) is used to evaluate whether international students who wish to study at the undergraduate level at universities or other such higher educational institutions in Japan possess the Japanese language skills and the basic academic abilities needed to study at those institutions.
EJU takes the place of both the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and the General Examination for Foreign Students (no longer administered as of December 2001), which many universities (undergraduate level) and other higher educational institutions in Japan previously required international students to take for admission. Starting in 2002, EJU will be administered twice a year (June and November) in Japan and other countries and regions.
What kind of subjects does EJU tests on?
EJU includes the following subject tests: Japanese as a Foreign Language, Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), Japan and the World, and Mathematics. Applicants select which subject tests to take based on the requirements of the Japanese university they wish to enter. The examination is available in Japanese or English, and applicants may specify, at the time of application, the examination language they wish to take (the Japanese as a Foreign Language test is administered in Japanese only).
Which Japanese universities consider EJU scores?
To find out which Japanese universities consider EJU scores in their admission process for international students, see the list of schools using EJU on its website. This list also gives the subject test and examination language requirements of each university. Note that there are some universities that base their selection of international students mainly upon EJU scores. They do not require international students to take the entrance examination that they each administer, and instead offer admission based on EJU scores, high school grades, and other such criteria. Under this system, international students can be accepted for admission to the university of their choice without having to travel to Japan. To find out which universities offer entrance permission before arriving in Japan based on EJU scores, see the list of schools offering pre-arrival admission on its website. This list also gives the subject test and examination language requirements of each university.
Examinees who achieve a superior score on EJU are eligible to receive Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students after enrolling in a Japanese university. Those who wish to be considered for this scholarship must indicate this intention on their EJU application.
Below are the general descriptions of the upcoming examinations in 2019 as well as the application procedures.
General Descriptions of the Examination for 2019
International students who wish to study at the undergraduate level at universities or other such higher educational institutions in Japan
Date of Exam
(1st Session) June 16, 2019 (Sunday)
(2nd Session) November 10, 2019 (Sunday)
Hokkaido, Miyagi , Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ishikawa or Fukui, Shizuoka, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama or Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Okinawa.
Hong Kong, India (New Delhi), Indonesia (Jakarta and Surabaya), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), Myanmar (Yangon), Philippines (Manila), Republic of Korea (Seoul and Busan), Russia (Vladivostok), Singapore, Sri Lanka (Colombo), Taiwan (Taipei), Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai) and Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City)
One subject: JPY 7,560 (including tax)
Two or three subjects: JPY 14,040 (including tax)
Hong Kong (One subject): HKD 450; (Two or three subjects) HKD 850
India: INR 800
Indonesia: IDR 50,000
Malaysia: MYR 60
Mongolia: MNT 14,000
Myanmar: USD 15
Philippines: PHP 250
Republic of Korea: (One subject) KRW 50,000; (Two or three subjects) KRW 80,000
Russia: RUB 300
Singapore: SGD 36
Sri Lanka: LKR 1,000
Taiwan: (One subject) TWD 1,200; (Two or three subjects) TWD 1,600
Thailand: THB 350
Vietnam: VTD 130,000
From February 12 (Tuesday) to March 8 (Friday), 2019 for applications by post
(The application must be postmarked no later than March 8)
Online application will be available from February 12 (Tuesday) and closed by 5:00 p.m., March 8 (Friday), 2019
From July 1 (Monday) to July 26 (Friday), 2019 for applications by post
(The application must be postmarked no later than July 26)
Online application will be available from July 1 (Monday) and closed by 5:00 p.m., July 26 (Friday), 2019
From February 12 (Tuesday) to March 8 (Friday), 2019
From July 1 (Monday) to July 26 (Friday), 2019
The applicatins should be submitted to the Testing Division, Student Exchange Department, Japan Student Services Organization.
The applications should be submitted to the Overseas Representatives in each country or region.