Questions and answers about EJU
Why should I take EJU?
The EJU-test is required to get accepted as an international student on Bachelor's and Master's programs taught in Japanese in most Japanese universities. Even if the test is not required, it can increase your chances of being accepted.
If you want to work in Japan or if you just want to take a study abroad semester or study at Senmon Gakko, it is often enough to take JLPT instead.
What is included in the test?
EJU tests both your Japanese language skills and your academic prerequisites. The test consists of four parts:
- Japanese as a foreign language (listening, reading and writing) - 125 minutes / 450 points
- Japan and the world - 80 minutes / 200 points
- Science (physics, chemistry, biology) - 80 minutes / 200 points
- Mathematics - 80 minutes / 200 points
Which parts you need to do depends on which school and which program you are applying to. The test can be taken in either English or Japanese, but the language part is given only in Japanese.
What result is required to be accepted?
The required score vary between different programs and universities. See the school's website or application instructions.
When is the EJU test given?
EJU is given in June and November.
Where can I take the EJU-test?
You can take EJU in Japan and many other countries in East Asia, but at present we do not know of any test sites in Europe or the US.
How do I prepare for EJU?
If you want to study for a longer period of time in Japan, we strongly recommend that you start by studying at a Japanese language school. This has many benefits:
By studying Japanese for 1-2 years, you get the chance to experience life in Japan before signing up for a longer program there. Language is the key to success in Japan and it will make your life there much more enjoyable. The better you are at Japanese, the more you will enjoy your stay in Japan.
Japanese language schools have extensive experience with EJU. They can help you sign up and prepare for the test. Some schools have special EJU preparatory classes. The language schools can help you with applications to Japanese universities and colleges.
We help you free of charge with Japanese language schools and EJU preparatory courses. Fill out our info request form to get help and more information.