What is JPUE

April 2020 Admission 2nd term Schedule

Application Jan.1,2019 - Feb.25,2019
Written test May.11,2019
May.12,2019
Interview test May.18, 2019

What is JPUE

JPUE is different from conventional Japanese admission but JPUE,
• Promotes Japanese universities in foreign countries.
• Receives applicants.
• Examines academic ability.
• Makes network between applicants and universities.
• Teaches Japanese language once applicants successfully passed the exam.
• Does office work such as obtaining a visa.

JPUE is a platform which does all of these things listed above.
Application, examination, interviews, learning Japanese and paper work needed for studying in Japan, all of these can be done in your local region with JPUE and so, JPUE takes away various obstacles for studying abroad in Japan.

The examinations are held 3 times a year in December, May and July, and applicants can apply online using WEB application system in a local language.

Also, JPUE employs ‘department application system’, in which applicants can choose 3 preferred areas of study from 16 departments (9 Liberal Arts and 7 Science) and they will be connected to Japanese universities where they can study the preferred areas. So, even if applicants have no knowledge of universities in Japan, they can apply to multiple universities and are able to obtain multiple offers from different universities by taking the examination only once.


JPUE's The path


Admission Policy

JPUE simplifies the application process of Japanese universities that was much more complicated than that of American and European universities. It is a unified and direct Japanese university entrance examination and held overseas with the help of participated Japanese universities.
International applicants can obtain admission to Japanese universities by taking JPUE in local cities and getting a remarkable result.
Japanese universities which participated in JPUE have their own admission policies, but they all hope that candidates they offer admission to possess the following qualities:


Application requirements

When applying for JPUE, applicants should fulfill requirements of ① and ② and either one from ③-1,2,3.

① Non-Japanese nationality

② According to Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act of Japan, applicants may obtain certificate of eligibility that will not influence university admission.
※If you already have certificate of eligibility, please contact us.

② -1 Applicants have already completed or will complete 12 years’ basic education before March31, 2020 and fulfill requirements of universities admission. Applicants should be no younger than 18 years old on March 31, 2020.

③-2 Applicants have already completed 12 years’ school courses or possess the same academic education (such as international bachelor degree, senior high school degree in Germany or bachelor degree in France) that accepted by their native country, and should be no younger than 18 years old on March 31, 2020.

③-3 Applicants who don’t have high school graduation certificate for reasons like dropout, should have passed examinations equivalent to high school graduation examination in Japan. Applicants should be no younger than 18 years old on March 31, 2020.

※Note: 1) transfer students are not accepted
This program does not accept sophomores or juniors that intend to transfer to Japanese universities.
Students who are already enrolled in local universities are allowed to take JPUE, but they will need to study from year 1 even they received admission.

※Note: 2) Contact and Advisory
Applicants under the following conditions or have enquiries about application requirements may contact our official office.
·Currently living in Japan and having certificate of eligibility
·Having received elementary and secondary education from educational institutions in Japan
·Having received elementary and secondary education from educational institutions or schools run by Japanese overseas.
·Having received elementary and secondary education but less than 12 years

◯About application requirements
For any enquiries about application requirements, please download “exam requirements list” from our website and contact our official office.

◯For applicants who are now F.5 students
Foresaid application requirements are not applicable for applicants who are now F.5 students as they cannot get enrolled in April 2020. For details, please refer to the “Remarks”.

◯For applicants who would like to study in September-2018-starts courses
September-starts courses is only available in the 1st term of application. For details, please refer to the “Remarks”.

Overall flow

This is the overall flow of Japan University Examination (JPUE) below.
Applicants apply online and will receive an email with admission ticket before a written exam. On the day of written examination, they will take a written exam in a designated exam location. The results of the written test and application documents will be examined and based on them, applicants will be notified universities’ offers. In interviews, they will have a conversation for around 20 minutes about their purposes of studying and future goals. Once they completed all application documents, written examinations and interviews, each university will make a final decision and they will announce the admission decision on website.

After that, there is an orientation for successful applicants and they will decide on which school to enter. Once they finish choosing a school, they will take Japanese language course as their preparatory education. In the preparatory education, students will take elementary Japanese and advanced Japanese language for 360 classes in total (90 minutes per class). Students from countries where they use Chinese characters will complete this preparatory education within 6 months and they will have a level of Japanese which is required for studying at a university in Japan. Eventually, each applicant will take an interview with the university to see if they have achieved necessary conditions that the university offered and then, they will apply for a visa.