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Guidelines for the 2016 Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students(EJU)

Guidelines for the 2016 EJU

1. Purpose

This examination is used to evaluate the Japanese language proficiency and the basic academic abilities of international students who wish to study at the undergraduate level at universities or other such higher educational institutions in Japan.

2. Examination Administrator

The Japan Student Services Organization administers the examination with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japanese universities, and affiliated institutions in Japan and overseas.

3. General Description of the Examination

(1) Eligibility:

International students who wish to study at the undergraduate level at universities or other such higher educational institutions in Japan

(2) Date of exam:

(1st Session) June 19, 2016 (Sunday)
(2nd Session) November 13, 2016 (Sunday)


(3) Venues:

Japan:
Hokkaido, Miyagi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ishikawa or Fukui, Shizuoka, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama or Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Okinawa

Outside Japan:
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 Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City)


(4) Subjects:

Depending on the university they wish to enter and the course of study they wish to pursue, the examinees select the subject tests that they will take from the following.

Subject
Purpose
Time
Score Range
Japanese as a
Foreign Language
Measurement of the Japanese language skills (academic Japanese) required for studying at Japanese universities.
125 minutes
reading comprehension,
listening and listening-reading comprehension
0-400
Writing
0-50
Science
Measurement of the basic academic skills in science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) necessary for studying in a science department of a Japanese university.
80 minutes
0-200
Japan and the World
Measurement of the basic academic skills in liberal arts, particularly thinking and logical abilities, necessary for studying at Japanese universities.
80 minutes
0-200
Mathematics
Measurement of the basic academic skills in mathematics necessary for studying at Japanese universities.
80 minutes
0-200

[Remarks]
a. The test in Japanese as a Foreign Language consists of writing, reading comprehension, and listening and
listening-reading comprehension.
b. In the science test, examinees select two subjects from physics, chemistry and biology depending on the requirements of the university they wish to enter and the course of study they wish to pursue.
c. In the mathematics test, examinees select either of Course 1 if they plan to enter liberal arts programs or science programs requiring comparatively less knowledge of mathematics, or Course 2 if they plan to enter programs requiring advanced knowledge of mathematics depending on the requirements of the university they wish to enter and the course of study they wish to pursue.
d. Examinees may not choose to take both the Science test and the Japan and the World test.
e. The score ranges listed are not raw scores except the writing in Japanese as a foreign language ; instead, they are based on a common scale. Also the writing is scored based on the standards.
f. Refer to the syllabuses for each subject.

(5) Examination languages option:

The EJU is available in Japanese or English, except for the Japanese as a Foreign Language test, which is given in Japanese only, applicants need to indicate their preference in the application depending on the requirements of the university they wish to enter and the course of study they wish to pursue.

(6) Answering format:

All questions use a multiple-choice format, except for the writing section of the Japanese as a Foreign Language test.

4. Application Procedures, etc.

(1) Application Procedure

a. Application form: As prescribed

b. Examination fee:
Japan
One subject: ¥ 6,130 (including tax)
Two or three subjects: ¥ 12,260 (including tax)

Outside Japan
Hong Kong
 One subject HKD 400
 Two or three subjects HKD 750
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 40,000
Two or three subjects KRW 65,000
Russia RUB 300
Singapore SGD 36
Sri Lanka LKR 700
Taiwan
One subject TWD 1,200
Two or three subjects TWD 1,600
Thailand THB 300
Vietnam VTD 130,000

c. Application period:
Japan
(1st Session) From February 15 (Monday) to March 11 (Friday), 2016
    (The application must be postmarked by March 11.)
(2nd Session) From July 4 (Monday) to July 29 (Friday), 2016
     (The application must be postmarked by July 29.)
Outside Japan Same as in Japan.

d. Applications:
Japan The applications should be submitted to the Testing Division, Student Exchange Department, Japan Student Services Organization.
Outside Japan The applications should be submitted to the Overseas Representatives in each country or region.

(2) EJU Bulletin

The details of the application procedure, and other information will be released in the "Bulletin of the 2016 Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students(EJU)".
Bulletin Vendors:
Japan The bulletin is scheduled to go on sale at major bookstores throughout Japan on February 15, 2016 (Monday). The price is ¥486 per copy not including consumption tax.
Outside Japan To be decided through consultation with the Overseas Representative in each country or region.

(3) Sending of Examination Voucher

Japan Examination vouchers will be sent on the following dates (tentative) in response to applications received.
(1st Session) May 20, 2016 (Friday)
(2nd Session) October 21, 2016 (Friday)
Outside Japan To be decided through consultation with the Overseas Representative in each country or region.


[Remarks]Postage charges for examination voucher and score report will be announced in the EJU Bulletin, etc.

5. Score Report and Notification

(1) Score Reports to Examinees

Score reports will be sent to examinees on the following dates (tentative).
(1st Session) July 22, 2016 (Friday)
(2nd Session) December 20, 2016 (Tuesday)

(2) Notification to Universities

JASSO will begin responding to score inquiries from universities in late July 2016 for the 1st Session, and late December 2016 for the 2nd Session.

Inquires:

Japan Student Services Organization Student Exchange Department,Testing Division
  • 4-5-29 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8503 Japan
  • TEL (telephone) number is 03-6407-7457
  • FAX (facsimile) number is 03-6407-7462
  • E-mail address is E-mail: eju at mark jasso.go.jp
  • * Please convert "at mark" to @ when you send an e-mail to us.

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