Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get the general information about study in Japan?

You can find the useful information from following websites;

-Japan Student Services Organization

-Education Japan(Japan International Corporation Center)
You can listen the voice from one of our students. Please crick the “Voice of Students” and “Experiencing unique Japanese culture”.

What kinds of Colleges and Graduate Schools are there at Nihon University?

Nihon University has 14 Colleges and 22 Graduate Schools. For an outline profile of each College and Graduate School, please refer to the link below.

How many foreign students are enrolled at Nihon University and from which countries do they come?

Please refer to the link below.

Where can I obtain an application form? How much does it cost?

You can download an application form our website. It is available free of charge. Please refer to the following link for details (Japanese only)::
You may also email the Office of the Admissions Division of Nihon University ( to request an application form by post. The form is available free of charge, including the cost of delivery.

What level of Japanese language ability is required?

Japanese Language Proficiency

Japanese is the main language used in lectures and research at Nihon University. International students enrolled at Nihon University are required to have four Japanese Language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Japanese language ability is assessed in the entrance examination for Nihon University.
Generally, Japanese language proficiency required to understand lectures at a Japanese university and to live a civil life is equivalent to the N1 grade of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (some 900 hours of study is necessary).
To efficiently acquire Japanese language proficiency, students may attend Japanese language schools in Japan and abroad. The Japanese language level can be measured by the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (conducted by JEES) and the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU).
If you want to improve your Japanese language skills after enrollment, including academic Japanese, you may attend advanced and high-leveled private classes in the Japanese language course offered by Nihon University.

・List of Japanese Language Schools
(Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education)

・Japanese Language Proficiency Test

・Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students(EJU)

When and how should I pay the entrance examination fees?

The entrance examination fees should be paid by bank transfer prior to sending the application documents. Please pay via a bank teller’s window or ATM, or by online banking or similar service, and transfer the money to the Nihon University account number specified below. The transfer details are as follows:

Name of the Account:

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Jinbocho branch

Ordinary account No. 1376851

Account holder: Nihon University

Be sure to make the transfer in the name of the applicant. Also, please enclose a photocopy of the transfer documents together with your application form.

How may I contact my academic supervisor at the Graduate School?

Please contact the Graduate School you wish to enter directly. For certain Graduate Schools, it may be necessary to contact the academic supervisor or the representative in charge of your specialization prior to application.

Graduate Schools in Nihon University

Is it possible to take the entrance examinations without visiting Japan?

In most cases it is necessary to come to Japan, since the entrance examinations are generally held within the Nihon University campus.
However, for applications to the College of Economics or the College of Science and Technology, the examination used is the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). Since these Colleges do not administer their own examinations, there is no need to visit Japan.

What is the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)?

“The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) is an examination used to evaluate whether international students who wish to study at the undergraduate level at universities or other such higher educational institutions in Japan possess the Japanese language skills and the basic academic abilities needed to study at those institutions.” (from the Japan Student Services Organization website)

The EJU is administered both in Japan and in various countries around the world, twice a year in June and November. For details regarding this examination, please refer to the homepage of the Japan Student Services Organization:

At Nihon University, the EJU is used by the following Colleges, Graduate Schools and Junior College Departments. (as of 2009)
Colleges: Law, Humanities and Sciences (2nd Application only), Economics, International Relations (2nd Application only), Science and Technology, Bioresource Sciences
Graduate Schools: International Relations
Junior College Departments: Construction, Engineering Science, Applied Chemistry
When applying to any of the above, you must sit the EJU in the session (June or November) stipulated by the College, Graduate School or Junior College Department you wish to enter, and submit the related documents at the time of application.