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About EJU

EJU was introduced in 2002 to replace the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and the General Examination for Foreign Students (GEFS).

Some universities in Japan have a system which grants admission before the student’s arrival in Japan by using the EJU examination results and high school scores to determine eligibility (“Pre-arrival Admission System“). By using this system, students can confirm their admission to Japanese institutions of higher education before arriving in Japan.

JASSO offers Reservation Program For Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students to privately financed international students who achieve outstanding results in EJU Examination administered by JASSO, and who will enroll as regular students in a university undergraduate school, a junior college, college of technology (3rd grade or upper), or a professional training college in Japan.

EJU Examination system
  • A combination examination of the Japanese language proficiency and the basic academic abilities
  • Specially for the evaluation of academic Japanese skills
  • Question papers available in both Japanese and English languages
  • To be conducted twice yearly (June & November)
  • Widely conducted in Japan & overseas (16 cities in Japan and 18 cities in 14 countries and regions)
  • Selection of subjects is possible
  • Examination scores are equated, and results are possible for year-to-year comparison
Reduce burden on applicants. Encourage universities to use EJU result for admission of international students.