Since this is my first entry, I would like to begin with study in Japan. I love Japan and its culture. For me, they have their own identity that differentiate them with other countries. Foreign students should take entrance exams to qualify them for the admission of university in Japan regardless on what course you are pursuing. Comparing with entrance examination that is made for Japanese student, content of examination, subjects required are easier and fewer than those of which Japanese student should take. It is better for foreign students to take these entrance examinations.
- Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
This examination is recommended because without taking EJU, the range of your choice of university will be narrow. Therefore, try your best to take it. EJU will be held twice a year, in June and December. In Japan or in some countries located in Asia such as Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and some more.
- Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
I have experienced taking this test. JLPT N3. It was undeniably difficult. My weakest point in Japanese Language is kanji. This examination is a standardised criterion-referenced test to evaluate and certify Japanese language proficiency for non-native speakers. But now the number of school requiring this test is decreasing since EJU debut.
- Test of English as a Foreign Languages (TOEFL)
Lots of national-established universities require applicants to submit their TOEFL scores. There are totally four sites to take TOEFL. Two places in Tokyo, one in Yokohama and one in Osaka. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.
- Written Examination, Short essay in Japanese, and also Interview.
You can choose which method of examination entrance you want depending on what schools and courses you enroll. But before you decided to take the examination, please refer to the homepage websites of your preferred university and learn the admission procedure.
Wish you good luck on your study abroad and enjoy learn about Japan !