EJU - Japanese University Entrance Examination

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Have you ever thought about studying at a university in Japan? Many find it difficult to pass on exchanges like Mext, but if I say that there is another alternative called EJU?

EJU is the Japanese university entrance exam for foreign students. EJU in Japanese is called Nihon ryūgaku shiken [日本留学試験]. The meaning of the acronym in English is:

EJU - Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students

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What is the EJU exam like?

The EJU is used to determine the eligibility of prospective students for admission to undergraduate courses at universities in Japan. EJU is held twice a year, once in June and once in November.

The exam consists of two parts: a written exam and a practical exam. The written exam is made up of four sections: Japanese as a Foreign Language, Japan and the World, Mathematics, and Science. It tests a student's understanding and knowledge of Japanese, as well as their ability to think and solve problems.

The practice exam tests a student's ability to use their Japanese language skills in a practical environment. It consists of three parts: listening, speaking and writing. The student has to answer various questions in Japanese, such as talking about a certain topic, reading a passage or writing an essay.

There are no specified requirements for taking the EJU, many take it to measure their aptitude, however, to apply to a university in Japan, students must be at least 18 years old and must have completed 12 years of school.

EJU is an important part of the university admission process in Japan. It is used to assess the academic performance of prospective students, as well as to provide insight into the student's character and personality. Passing the EJU is an important factor for admission to a university in Japan.

Eju - Japanese university entrance exam

Frequently Asked Questions about EJU

Below we will answer the main questions related to EJU:

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How long are Eju scores valid for?

Your Edu grade will allow you to enter a University within a period of up to two years.

What should I study for EJU?

EJU includes Japanese , Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Japan and the World and Mathematics. Applicants select which subject tests they must take based on the requirements of the Japanese university they wish to enter.

What is a good score for the EJU?

The vast majority of students get an average of 50 to 60% correct answers in the questionnaires, the highest grades do not usually exceed 90% correct answers.

What grade should I get to get into a certain course or university?

This answer will certainly vary depending on the University and target course. Generally getting half of the test right is already good to please.

How long does the EJU test last?

Most subjects have a time limit of 80 minutes each, while Japanese for foreigners has a time limit of 120 minutes.

What is the difference between EJU and JLPT?

Unlike the JLPT Test (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), EJU does not have different levels and its certificate is not score-based.

Do all universities in Japan accept EJU?

Not all Universities accept EJU, but the vast majority, around 600, accept the exam as the basis for enrollment.

Where does the EJU take place?

It usually takes place in big cities like Hokkaido, Miyagi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ishikawa, Fukui, Shizuoka, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Okinawa.

How to do the EJU?

Register online or by mail, then pay the exam fees, take the exam at the designated location, and then receive your scores by mail.

How to show the Exam to University?

If you are applying to a Japanese university in Japan, your score will be notified directly to the university's admissions offices if you indicate your EJU number on the university's application form.

Can I do the EJU without wanting to attend a university?

Although the test is intended for foreigners who wish to enroll in the university, there are no rules regarding this. Many take the test just to test their skills.

Can I do EJU twice a year?

Yes, but only one of the notes will be presented to the University. You can select which grade to present within University boundaries. It is impossible to send the scores of different sessions by subject. 

Do I need to do all the EJU Subjects?

No, only those requested by the University.

Does the University require a minimum EJU grade?

Universities review EJU scores to determine the level of Japanese language skills and academic abilities of international students being selected for admission. Every University has its requirements which are secret.

Do I need EJU to enter a Japanese University?

Each university is free to decide whether or not to use EJU scores to track international students.

Can EJU be taken outside Japan?

EJU is administered in 14 countries outside Japan: Hong Kong, India (New Delhi), Indonesia (Jakarta and Surabaya), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), Mian (Yangon), Philippines (Manila), Republic of Korea (Seoul and Busan), Russia (Vladivostok) and Singapore.

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List of Universities that accept EJU

See below for a list of top Universities in Japan that accept EJU. If you want to know details about the courses or other Universities, we recommend visiting the JASSO website: jasso.go.jp

  • Aichi University (愛知大学)
  • Akatsuka Gakuen Beauty and Design College (赤塚学園美容・デザイン専門学校)
  • Akita University (秋田大学)
  • Aomori Chuo Gakuin University (青森中央学院大学)
  • Aomori University (青森大学)
  • Asia University (亜細亜大学)
  • Aso Architecture And Design College (麻生建築&デザイン専門学校)
  • Aso Beauty College (麻生美容専門学校)
  • Aso Business Computer Fukuoka College (麻生情報ビジネス専門学校)
  • Aso Business Computer Kitakyushu College (麻生情報ビジネス専門学校 北九州校)
  • Aso College of Automotive Engineering And Technology (専門学校 麻生工科自動車大学校)
  • Aso Foreign language Tourism & Bridal College (麻生外語観光&ブライダル専門学校)
  • Aso Medical And Welfare Fukuoka College (麻生医療福祉専門学校 福岡校)
  • Aso Pop Culture College (ASOポップカルチャー専門学校)
  • Broadcasting Arts College (放送芸術学院専門学校)
  • Chuo University (中央大学)
  • College of Business and Communication (外語ビジネス専門学校)
  • Daito Bunka University (大東文化大学)
  • Doshisha University (同志社大学)
  • Ehime University (愛媛大学)
  • ESP College of Entertainment [Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo] (専門学校ESPエンタテインメント)
  • Fukuoka College of Agritech and Culinary Technology (福岡キャリナリー農業・食テクノロジー専門学校)
  • Fukuoka College of Design and Technology (福岡デザイン&テクノロジー専門学校)
  • Fukuoka College of ECO and Animals (福岡ECO動物海洋専門学校)
  • Fukuoka College of Medical Health and Sports (福岡医健・スポーツ専門学校)
  • Fukuoka Hotel・Tourism&Wedding and College (福岡ホテル・観光&ウェディング専門学校)
  • Fukuoka School of Music and Dance (福岡スクールオブミュージック&ダンス専門学校)
  • Fukuoka Women's University (福岡女子大学)
  • Gakushuin Women's College (学習院女子大学)
  • Gifu University (岐阜大学)
  • Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (事業創造大学院大学)
  • Gunma University (群馬大学)
  • HAL Nagoya College of Technology & Design (HAL名古屋)
  • HAL Osaka College of Technology & Design (HAL大阪)
  • HAL Tokyo College of Technology & Design (HAL東京)
  • Hiroshima University of Economics (広島経済大学)
  • Hokkaido Bunkyo University (北海道文教大学)
  • Hokkaido University (北海道大学)
  • Hokuyo University (北洋大学)
  • Hosei University (法政大学)
  • Iwate University (岩手大学)
  • J. F. Oberlin University (桜美林大学)
  • Japan University of Economics (日本経済大学)
  • Josai International University (城西国際大学)
  • Kansai College of Business and Languages (関西外語専門学校)
  • Kansai University (関西大学)
  • Keio University (慶應義塾大学)
  • Kindai University (近畿大学)
  • Kitami Institute of Technology (北見工業大学)
  • Kobe International University (神戸国際大学)
  • Kobe University of Future Health Sciences (神戸医療未来大学)
  • Kobe・Koyo School of Music and Dance (神戸・甲陽音楽&ダンス専門学校)
  • Kochi University (高知大学)
  • Kokugakuin Tochigi Junior College (國學院大學栃木短期大学)
  • Kokushikan University (国士舘大学)
  • Kwansei Gakuin University (関西学院大学)
  • Kwassui Women's University (活水女子大学)
  • Kyoto College of Design&Technology (京都デザイン&テクノロジー専門学校)
  • Kyoto College of Medical Health (京都医健専門学校)
  • Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kamogawa Campus (京都コンピュータ学院 鴨川校)
  • Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae Campus (京都コンピュータ学院 京都駅前校)
  • Kyoto Computer Gakuin Rakuhoku Campus (京都コンピュータ学院 洛北校)
  • Kyoto Notre Dame University (京都ノートルダム女子大学)
  • Kyoto Seika University (京都精華大学)
  • Kyoto University (京都大学)
  • Kyoto University of Advanced Science (京都先端科学大学)
  • Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (京都外国語大学)
  • Kyushu University (九州大学)
  • Matsumoto Dental University (松本歯科大学)
  • Meiji Gakuin University (明治学院大学)
  • Meiji University (明治大学)
  • Meikai University (明海大学)
  • Mie University (三重大学)
  • Miyagi Gakuin Women's University (宮城学院女子大学)
  • Momoyama Gakuin University (桃山学院大学)
  • Muroran Institute of Technology (室蘭工業大学)
  • Musashino University (武蔵野大学)
  • Musicians Institute Tokyo (専門学校ミュージシャンズ・インスティテュート東京)
  • Nagaoka University (長岡大学)
  • Nagaoka University of Technology (長岡技術科学大学)
  • Nagasaki International University (長崎国際大学)
  • Nagasaki Junior College (長崎短期大学)
  • Nagoya College of Agritech and Culinary Technology (名古屋農業園芸・食テクノロジー専門学校)
  • Nagoya College of Design and Technology (名古屋デザイン&テクノロジー専門学校)
  • Nagoya College of ECO and Animals (名古屋ECO動物海洋専門学校)
  • Nagoya College of Medical Health and Sports (名古屋医健スポーツ専門学校)
  • Nagoya Institute of Technology (名古屋工業大学)
  • Nagoya ISEN College of Medical & Welfare (名古屋医専)
  • Nagoya MODE GAKUEN College of Fashion & Design (名古屋モード学園)
  • Nagoya School of Music and Dance (名古屋スクールオブミュージック&ダンス専門学校)
  • Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (名古屋商科大学)
  • Nanzan University (南山大学)
  • Nihon University (日本大学)
  • Niigata Sangyo University (新潟産業大学)
  • Niigata University of Health and Welfare (新潟医療福祉大学)
  • Niigata University of Rehabilitation (新潟リハビリテーション大学)
  • Nishikyusyu University Junior College (西九州大学短期大学部)
  • OCA Osaka College of Design and Technology (OCA大阪デザイン&テクノロジー専門学校)
  • Ochanomizu University (お茶の水女子大学)
  • Okayama University of Science (岡山理科大学)
  • Okinawa University (沖縄大学)
  • Osaka College of Animation and e-Sports (大阪アニメ・声優&eスポーツ専門学校)
  • Osaka College of Culinary Arts (大阪キャリナリー製菓調理専門学校)
  • Osaka College of Dance and Acting (大阪ダンス・俳優&舞台芸術専門学校)
  • Osaka College of Eco and Animals (大阪ECO動物海洋専門学校)
  • Osaka Hotel・Tourism&Wedding College (大阪ホテル・観光&ウェディング専門学校)
  • Osaka International University (大阪国際大学)
  • Osaka ISEN College of Medical & Welfare (大阪医専)
  • Osaka MODE GAKUEN College of Fashion & Design (大阪モード学園)
  • Osaka Sangyo University (大阪産業大学)
  • Osaka School of Music (大阪スクールオブミュージック専門学校)
  • Osaka University of Economics and Law (大阪経済法科大学)
  • Osaka University of Tourism (大阪観光大学)
  • Otemae College (大手前短期大学)
  • Otemae University (大手前大学)
  • Professional University of Information and Management for Innovation (情報経営イノベーション専門職大学)
  • Reitaku University (麗澤大学)
  • Rikkyo University (立教大学)
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (立命館アジア太平洋大学)
  • Ritsumeikan University (立命館大学)
  • Saga Women's Junior College (佐賀女子短期大学)
  • Sapporo College of Design and Technology (札幌デザイン&テクノロジー専門学校)
  • Sapporo International University (札幌国際大学)
  • Sapporo International University Junior College (札幌国際大学短期大学部)
  • Sapporo School of Music and Dance・Broadcast (札幌ミュージック&ダンス・放送専門学校)
  • Seijoh University (星城大学)
  • Sendai College of Agritech and Culinary Technology (仙台農業テック&カフェ・パティシエ専門学校)
  • Sendai College of Design and Technology (仙台デザイン&テクノロジー専門学校)
  • Sendai College of ECO and Animals (仙台ECO動物海洋専門学校)
  • Sendai College of Medical Health and Sports (仙台医健・スポーツ専門学校)
  • Sendai School of Music & Dance (仙台スクールオブミュージック&ダンス専門学校)
  • Sendai Shirayuri Women's College (仙台白百合女子大学)
  • Senshu University (専修大学)
  • Shimane University (島根大学)
  • Shizuoka University (静岡大学)
  • Shobi University (尚美学園大学)
  • Shuto IKO College of Medical & Welfare (首都医校)
  • Soka University (創価大学)
  • Sophia University (上智大学)
  • Syusei Technical College (修成建設専門学校)
  • TCA Tokyo College of Eco and Animals (TCA東京ECO動物海洋専門学校)
  • Teikyo University (帝京大学)
  • Teikyo University Junior College (帝京大学短期大学)
  • The University of Aizu (会津大学)
  • Toho Gakuen Film Techniques Training College (東放学園映画専門学校)
  • Toho Gakuen Media Training College (東放学園専門学校)
  • Toho Gakuen Sound Technology College (東放学園音響専門学校)
  • Tohoku Bunkyo Junior College (東北文教大学短期大学部)
  • Tohoku University (東北大学)
  • Tokai University (東海大学)
  • Tokushima Bunri University (徳島文理大学)
  • Tokushima University (徳島大学)
  • Tokyo Animation College (東京アニメーションカレッジ専門学校)
  • Tokyo Announce Gakuin Performing Arts College (専門学校東京アナウンス学院)
  • Tokyo College of Anime and e-Sports (東京アニメ・声優&eスポーツ専門学校)
  • Tokyo Communication Arts College (東京コミュニケーションアート専門学校)
  • Tokyo Cool Japan College (専門学校東京クールジャパン)
  • Tokyo Dance & Actors Performing Arts School (東京ダンス・俳優&舞台芸術専門学校)
  • Tokyo Design Academy (東京デザイン専門学校)
  • Tokyo Design Technology Center College (東京デザインテクノロジーセンター専門学校)
  • Tokyo Designer Gakuin College (専門学校東京デザイナー学院)
  • Tokyo Film Center College of Arts (東京俳優・映画&放送芸術専門学校)
  • Tokyo Hotel・Tourism & Hospitality College (東京ホテル・観光&ホスピタリティ専門学校)
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (東京工業大学)
  • Tokyo Institute of Tourism (東京観光専門学校)
  • Tokyo MODE GAKUEN College of Fashion & Design (東京モード学園)
  • Tokyo School of Business (東京スクール・オブ・ビジネス)
  • Tokyo School of Music and Dance (東京スクールオブミュージック&ダンス専門学校)
  • Tokyo School of Music, Shibuya Campus (東京スクールオブミュージック専門学校渋谷)
  • Tokyo Visual Arts College (専門学校東京ビジュアルアーツ)
  • Toyo University (東洋大学)
  • Toyohashi University of Technology (豊橋技術科学大学)
  • Tsuji Culinary Institute (辻調理師専門学校)
  • Tsuji Institute of Patisserie (辻製菓専門学校)
  • Tsukuba University of Technology (筑波技術大学)
  • Ueda College of Fashion (上田安子服飾専門学校)
  • University of Nagasaki (長崎県立大学)
  • University of Yamanashi (山梨大学)
  • Utsunomiya Kyowa University (宇都宮共和大学)
  • Wakayama University (和歌山大学)
  • Yamagata University (山形大学)
  • Yamaguchi University (山口大学)
  • Yamanashi Gakuin University (山梨学院大学)
  • Yokohama National University (横浜国立大学)

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