Guidelines for the 2021 EJU
Guidelines for the 2021 EJU
*JASSO revised our guidelines due to the cancellation of 1st session in the Philippines (Manila)
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
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 20, 2021 (Sunday)
2nd Session: November 14, 2021 (Sunday)
Hokkaido, Miyagi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ishikawa or Toyama, Shizuoka, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama or Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Okinawa.
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 Chiang Mai) and Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City)
* 1st session was canceled.
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.
Japanese as a
|Measurement of the Japanese language skills (academic Japanese) required for studying at Japanese universities.||
listening and listening-reading comprehension
|Measurement of the basic academic skills in science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) necessary for studying in a science department of Japanese universities.||
Japan and the World
|Measurement of the basic academic skills in liberal arts, particularly thinking and logical abilities, necessary for studying at Japanese universities.||
|Measurement of the basic academic skills in mathematics necessary for studying at Japanese universities.||
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. 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:
One subject: JPY 10,000 (including tax)
Two or three subjects: JPY 18,000 (including tax)
(One subject) HKD 450
(Two or three subjects) HKD 850
India INR 800
Indonesia IDR 75,000
Malaysia MYR 60
Mongolia MNT 14,000
Myanmar USD 15
Philippines PHP 250
Republic of Korea
(One subject) KRW 50,000
(Two or three subjects) KRW 80,000
Russia RUB 300
Singapore SGD 36
Sri Lanka LKR 1,000
(One subject) TWD 1,200
(Two or three subjects) TWD 1,600
Thailand THB 350
Vietnam VTD 185,000
c. Application period:
1st Session: From February 16 (Tuesday) and closed by 5:00 p.m. March 12 (Friday), 2021.
2nd Session: From July 5 (Monday) and closed by 5:00 p.m., July 30 (Friday), 2021.
1st Session: From February 16 (Tuesday) to March 12 (Friday), 2021
2nd Session: From July 5 (Monday) to July 30 (Friday), 2021
The applications should be submitted to the Testing Division, Student Exchange Department, Japan Student Services Organization.
The applications should be submitted to the Overseas Representatives in each country or region.
(2) Application Procedures
Applications will be accepted online. The details of the application procedure and other information will be posted on the website of Japan Student Services Organization.
To be decided through consultation with the Overseas Representatives in each country or region.
(3) Sending of Examination Voucher
Examination vouchers will be sent on the following dates (tentative) in response to applications received.
1st Session: May 21, 2021 (Friday)
2nd Session: October 22, 2021(Friday)
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 Guidelines for EJU, 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 28, 2021 (Wednesday)
2nd Session: December 24, 2021 (Friday)
[Remarks] Examinees overseas will be notified of their Score Reports through the Overseas Representative in their country or region.
(2) Score Inquiries by Universities
Universities who completed the registration procedure designated separately will be able to start score inquires online from the dates stated in (1) above.
- Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), Student Exchange Department, Testing Division
- Address address is 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 E-mail address is jasso_eju [at mark] jasso.go.jp
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