As the name suggests, the EJU is taken by international students who wish to study at universities as part of the universities’ acceptance requirement in order to assess students’ Japanese language abilities as well as knowledge of science, mathematics and “Japan in the world”, as a means to determine the likeliness of success of study at their respective institutions.
As a general rule, any international student who wishes to study at a Japanese higher education institution will likely need to take the EJU, although there are exceptions. There are no specified requirements for taking the EJU, and so it can be taken by virtually anyone and even for the purpose of measuring subject-specific aptitudes, however in order to enroll in universities in Japan students must be at least 18 years old and need to have completed 12 years of study in his or her home country. Everyone who takes the exam will receive their score and will not be provided with any form of certification.
|1st Session||2nd Sessions|
|Application period||Feb 12 to Mar 8||July 1 to July 26|
|Mailing date of Exam Voucher||May 17||Oct 18|
|Examination Date||June 16||Nov 10|
|Mailing date of Score Report||July 24||Dec 20|
For 1 subject: 7,164 (JPY) For 2+ subjects: 13,294 (JPY)