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For the purpose of admission to Japanese universities, linguistic and academic ability are generally required as summarized below; Please check the requirements of the course you plan to apply for with the university based on the Application Guideline.

Degree / Language of lessons linguistic ability academic ability
Undergraduate School Taught in Japanese





Taught in English






Graduate School
(Master, MBA, Doctoral)
Taught in English




or else.
MBA degree may need



EJU: The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.
Tests are conducted annually in June and November at about 17 cities outside Japan mainly in the Asian region. The examination subjects are "Japanese as a Foreign Language," "Science" "Japan and the World" and "Mathematics". But, these four (4) subjects may not be always required depending on the universities or courses. The exam questions are available in Japanese and English.

JLPT: Japanese-Language Proficiency Test

TOEFL: The TOEFL iBT test measures ability to use and understand English at the university level. Listening, reading, speaking and writing skills are evaluated whether or not academic tasks can be performed. There are two formats for the TOEFL? test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test. Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).

IELTS (the International English Language Testing System), is the world's proven test and is accepted by thousands of organizations in over 135 countries because of its high quality controls.

TOEIC For more than 30 years, the TOEIC test has set the standard for assessing English-language skills used in the workplace. Today TOEIC test scores are used by over 10,000 companies, government agencies and English Language Learning programs in 120 countries.

GRE: The GRE®revised General Test is the most widely accepted graduate admissions test worldwide and is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. A computer-based test is conducted through all year round at most locations around the world. In the place where computer-based testing is not available, a paper-based test is conducted up to three times a year.

GMAT: Many graduate management programs in the world use GMAT scores as a part of their admissions process. GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical and writing skills.