I. What is “Japan University Examination”?
Q1: What is “Japan University Examination” like?
A: “Japan University Examination”is an examination held for students everywhere would like to study in Japan. Applicants may be admitted to a Japanese university directly through this examination.
Q2: Can I take “Japan University Examination”?
A: The applicants' nationality must be other than Japanese
Applicants may complete 11-year elementary education before December 31, 2018 with SPM. They should be no younger than 18 years old on March 31, 2020.
(2nd Term/3rd Term)
Applicants may complete 11-year elementary education before December 31, 2019 with SPM. They should be no younger than 18 years old on March 31, 2021.
For above-mentioned conditions, please learn from this page
Q3: How often is “Japan University Examination” given?
A: Currently, total three examinations will be held respectively in December of previous two years, as well as in May and July of previous one year on the baseline of the study abroad year.
Q4: What is the difference between “Japan University Examination” and “Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)”?
A: According to the mode of study in Japan in the past, applicants shall take “independent examination of the university” implemented by Japanese university after taking “EJU”. In this way, applicants have to learn Japanese well in advance and accept instructions after class on the basis of education guideline of Japanese senior high school. For overseas students, it is very difficult to enter a Japanese university directly. However, “Japan University Examination” requires no Japanese basis, you may take the examination in your native language. Besides, the test scope is on the basis of the education outline of local senior high schools, students may get high marks after mastering knowledge points they learn at present. This is the most efficient way to learn the undergraduate courses in Japan.
II. Subjects and Outline of Examination
Q1: About subjects of “Japan University Examination”
A: “Japan University Examination” is classified into a written test and an interview.
The written test is classified into literal arts and science, I type and II type according to different faculties and departments.
When you choose faculty/department of literal arts, you shall take foreign language (Japanese or English) and mathematics for literal arts.
When you choose faculty/department of science, you need to take foreign language (Japanese or English), mathematics for science and integrated science (selecting one subject from physics, chemistry and biology). You will need to take the advanced level of the selected subjects of certain universities if you chose the II type examination.
All the interviews will be held directly with the professors from Japanese universities in Hong Kong regardless of literal arts or science tests (Online interview will be held if professors could not travel to the exam venue).
Q2: How to choose the test subjects of “Japan University Examination”?
It depends on what you want to learn in Japanese universities. Different faculties/departments are corresponding to different classifications of literal arts and science. It shall note that partial universities will have designated subjects of examination. For details, please click here
Q3: What is the test scope of “Japan University Examination”
A: It is basically subject to the education guideline of local senior high school. Please click here
to download the test guideline of “Japan University Examination”.
Q4: What language is the answer to “Japan University Examination”?
A: You may choose your native language or English as the test language for all subjects of “Japan University Examination”. Students cannot speak Japanese may also take this examination.
Q5: What is the difference between “literal arts mathematics” and “science mathematics”
A: “Literal arts mathematics” takes the basic mathematics as major test topics. Comparatively, the test scope of “science mathematics” is broader and comparatively more difficult. For more information, please see “the test scope”
and “selected past test questions”
Q6: How to prepare “Japan University Examination”?
A: The test scope of all subjects are according to the education guidelines of local senior high schools. For more information, please see “the test scope”
for confirmation. Applicants only need to consolidate the knowledge that you have learnt in the senior high school can take this examination.
Q1: How to apply for “Japan University Examination”?
A: The online application system is used in the application procedure of “Japan University Examination”. Please apply for it according to steps specified in the online application
system. For how to use the online application system, please download “online application guide” for confirmation.
Q2: Can I apply in another way in addition to online application?
A: Offline application has been cancelled since “the first students of 2017”. Please apply by clicking online application
Q3: What do I need to apply for “Japan University Examination”?
A: Please confirm all documents required for application on this page
. All paper documents shall be scanned and uploaded to the online application system.
Q4: Shall I choose the faculty/department I would like to learn in the future when I apply for “Japan University Examination”?
A: Yes. You should choose the faculty/department I would like to learn in the future to complete your application. Therefore, before your official application, please consider what major you would like to apply. For more information about faculties/departments, please search on this page
Q5: Can I directly apply for the university that I would like to study when I apply for “Japan University Examination”?
A: No. You cannot choose the university you would like to study. You can only choose the major in which the faculty/department you would like to learn. As an auxiliary document, we provide related questionnaire for students fill what university you would like to go.
Q6: What shall I do after I lost my “admission card for entrance examination”?
A: Please contact local bureau of affairs that will provide solutions according to the specific condition.
Q1: What is “pre-admission”?
A:The applicant is considered as a primarily qualified for admission to the relevant university by passing a written test and an interview.
After the formal application procedure to the university of one's choice, an official acceptance (admission permission) will be given.
* Depending on the offer from the university, there may be a second interview via videophone calls and additional conditions etc.
Q2: If I’m not admitted (given an admission offer) to the university I’m most eager to, am I surely to go another university?
A: No. To take for your own future into account, please make the best choice after a careful consideration.
Q3: If I get “pre-admission (offer)” from many universities, what shall I do?
A: Each university may present a different condition and a different offer. Please consider which university is the most suitable for you carefully. After the qualification is published, you may talk with our instructors about how to choose a university. If you have any questions or other concerns, please contact with us to decide the best route to enter a university on this occasion.
V. Preparatory Courses
Q1: What is “Preparatory Courses”?
A: Most universities participating in "Japan University Examination" require applicants to take "Preparatory Courses" as admission conditions. This "Preparatory Courses" is a preparatory education curriculum for 6 months before studying abroad, in addition to acquiring Japanese language ability necessary for classes at Japanese universities, it is also to supplement subjects in short compared to the Japanese high school curriculum.
Q2: Is it allowed if I don’t take “Preparatory Courses”?
A: In the case of attending "Preparatory Courses" is required at the time of the pre-admission (Offer), you will lose the validity of Offer if you do not attend. This is a compulsory program to attend in order to enroll in the relevant university regardless of the basic Japanese ability of applicants.
Q3: What students can take “Preparatory Courses”?
A: Students who acquired the pre-admission (Offer) in "Japan University Examination" can participate this course.
* The applicants who received a pre-admission (Offer) that does not require "Preparatory Courses" as an application condition, also can attend this course.
Q4: What courses do “Preparatory Courses” have?
A: “Preparatory Courses” mainly focuses on Japanese. As auxiliary courses, students possibly take extra tutoring of literal arts and science with the education guideline of Japanese senior high school beyond local education outline. For specific auxiliary courses, it depends on different majors and different universities, so every candidate may have different auxiliary courses.
Q5: Is it possible to get no final qualification after I take “Preparatory Courses”?
A: Japanese universities finally confirm if your Japanese ability is up to N2 level. For students take “Preparatory Courses” carefully, it is not a problem to achieve this target. Among all students get the qualification of “Japan University Examination”, no students gave up the study in Japan because they didn’t get final qualification.
Q6: Does the final qualification judgment differ from universities when “Preparatory Courses” ends?
A: Yes, the confirmation level of the achievement of "Preparatory Courses" which will be carried out after the formal application to the university, will differ depends on the contents of Offer from a university.
For details, please refer to "7) Announcement of primary acceptance" of the application outline.
Q7: What will happen if I do not get the final qualification when I apply to the university after completing "Preparatory Courses"?
A: If you are unqualified, you cannot study in Japan. However, the education guideline used in the Courses is designated by Japanese universities so as to ensure careful counseling for final eligibility.
And , when you select a university that shows the conditions (③conditional offer / ④JCAEMCE conditional offer) that may fail in the final interview, etc. at the time of pre-admission (Offer), you can apply separately to multiple universities.
For details, please refer to "7) Announcement of primary acceptance" of the application outline.
Q8: If I want to challenge local universities, can I consider Japanese universities at the same time?
A: Of course. It is advisable to apply for “Japan University Examination” either to make the minimum guarantee university before you take the local united examination or to take “Japan University Examination” to be admitted to a Japanese university after you took the local united examination.
Also among universities of “Japan University Examination”, partial universities accept scores of united entrance examination of local areas. If you upload this score to the online application system, it will be helpful for your pre-admission judgment.
Q9: Is it helpful for the qualification judgment if I provide English scores, Japanese scores, scores of local university entrance examination, and other scores when I apply for the examination?
A: “Japan University Examination” is an integrated judgment on student’s ability and qualification. Universities don’t make judgment only on the scores of “Japan University Examination”. Scores and qualifications obtained by students are helpful for the qualification judgment. If you have additional scores related, please upload them to the online application system.
VI. About Visa
Q1: If I would like to study in Japan after I pass “Japan University Examination”, how to apply for a visa?
A: If you go to Japan after you pass “Japan University Examination”, the cooperation company designated by the bureau of affairs will be responsible for the united application. For details, please contact the bureau of affairs after you get pre-admission.
Q2: When shall I begin the visa application?
A: For students get the pre-admission of “Japan University Examination”, please carry on the application of visa according to the progress of “Preparatory Courses”.
Ⅶ. Key Points about Study in Japan
Q1: Can I get scholarship in the university？
A: Each university has a scholarship system and a tuition deduction system for excellent students. For more information, please confirm on the official website of “Japan University Examination”. You may confirm it with the university after you are admitted.