1.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:What qualifications are required to apply for JPUE?

A:Non-Japanese nationality. According to Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, students with university admission and certificate of eligibility can be qualified.
By March 31, 2022, they will be eligible for 12 years of basic education and university admission, and they will be 18 years old by March 31, 2022.

Q3:How many times a year is the "JPUE" held?

A:Please refer to "JPUE Schedule" for actual exam timetable of each area.

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.

2.Subjects and Outline of Examination

Q1:About subjects of "Japan University Examination”

A:JPUE is divided into written test and interview. The written test subjects and the university at the time of the interview are determined by the classification of the learning system.
First of all, everyone taking the written exam must take foreign language subjects (English or Japanese), mathematics (basic mathematics or science mathematics). If you want to choose a science learning system, you need to choose one subject from science (physics, chemistry, biology). If you want to apply for a national university, you need to choose two subjects, and take examination of Advanced Mathematics and Advanced Science subjects (the same as basic science subjects). If you want to choose the art learning system, you need to choose the sketch test.
The interview will be conducted face-to-face with Japanese university professors in the locality. (Some universities adopt the form of online interview)

Q2:How to choose the test subjects of "Japan University Examination”?

A:What do you want to study in a university in Japan? Different departments have different classification of arts and sciences. Note that some universities will designate examination subjects. Please refer to the official website for details.

Q3:What is the test scope of "Japan University Examination”

A:Basically, the syllabus of senior high school education in all parts of the country shall prevail. For further details, please download the syllabus of JPUE from the official website for confirmation.

Q4:What language is the answer to "Japan University Examination”?

A:The question language of JPUE is available in both mother tongue and English for all subjects. Students who can't speak Japanese can also take the exam.

Q5:Differences between "Basic Mathematics" and "Science Mathematics"

A:The question setting of "Basic Mathematics" is based on basic mathematics. Comparing with this, "Science Mathematics" has a broader range of questions and a higher degree of difficulty. For details, please see the corresponding page on the official website.

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:Is there any other way to register besides online registration?

A:Offline registration has been cancelled since the first issue of 2017. Please register from the online registration system.

Q3:What materials do I need to register for JPUE?

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.


Q1:What is “pre-admission”?

A: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 fail to get the qualified offer of university that I most want to go, do I have to go to another university?

A:No. To take for your own future into account, please make the best choice after a careful consideration.

Q3:What should I do when I get "Pre-admission offers" from many universities?

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.

5.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 kind of 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 at the end of "Preparatory Courses" vary from university to university?

A:Yes. It depends on the university chosen. Under normal circumstances, only obtaining the Japanese language ability required by the Preparatory Courses, you can be basically qualified. one only needs to acquire the Japanese language ability required by the Preparatory Courses, and can basically be qualified.

Q7:What should I do if I fail to pass the final qualification judgment at the end of the "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.

6.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 will the visa application begin?

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”.

7.Key Points about Study in Japan

Q1:Will there be scholarships in universities?

A:Scholarships and tuition remissions for students with excellent academic performance are offered by various universities. For more information, please confirm the official website of JPUE. After confirming the further studies of the university, you can also contact the university for confirmation.