Plan for University

Earn good scores at EJU and attain the level required for university lectures

Many students enter TLS to master Japanese that is required to go to university. The plan for university is prepared to these students. To begin with, ask yourself. Why do you want to go to university? Which university do you want to go? What are you going to study? What made you come to Japan to study? You need to pursue thorough inquiries of your own “why”. We ask you to make it clear your purpose of going to university first, and recommend you to find the place not possible to go but want to go. We do assist you with all our best.



It is possible to meet new things and people in a wide range of fields unique to the university. University is the place where students can combine fields and create their own research field in that diversity. Students can use what they are learning widely, and it is no exaggeration to say that the value of a university is decided by their self.

Looking to the future after graduating from university, companies in Japan still often list “4th grade university graduation” as an application requirement. As globalization progresses, the number of Japanese companies with overseas bases is increasing, so there are more opportunities for international students to be hired. After complete a bachelor’s degree, there are possibilities not only staying in Japan to get a job, but also continuing working at an overseas base even after returning to home country, using the work experience in Japan as a career. In order to get employment opportunities in Japan, going to university is the one option to expand future plans.


EJU(The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) is done twice each year, in June and November, and one of the score will be required at entrance examination. Japanese as a foreign language part has 3 sections; reading comprehension, listening comprehension, listening comprehension and answer with mark sheet. The total score is 400, and a writing essay section with a total score of 50. In addition to Japanese language part, science (2 subjects selected from physics, chemistry, and biology, total score of 200), Japan and the World(total score of 200), mathematics(1 subject selected from CourseⅠ・CourseⅡ, total score of 200)have to be taken according to the university’s designation.

EJU is an important exam to pass the entrance exam though, at the same time, what is measured by this exam is called “Academic Japanese”. During the enrollment period, students need “Academic Japanese” for understanding lectures, writing and submitting reports, and communicating with professors and classmates. It is not enough for college life that just knowing a lot of Japanese vocabulary and grammar.

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Secondary exams are conducted independently by each university, and tend to include essays and specialized exams (mathematics / science).

There are various styles of essay, such as a style of stating according to a given theme and a style of combination with reading comprehension. It is required to be able to understand Japanese high school level sentences (reading comprehension), and to be able to write based on a solid logical structure while showing the grounds for the sentence task (logical thinking ability), and describe (writing ability).

Through the specialized exam, not only letting students solve the question, but also cases which letting students explain the answer in combination at the interview. They are testing ability to explain, not just answer.


It becomes difficult to make a point difference in the scores of EJU and secondary exams at a certain level, and more and more universities tend to put weight on interviews. It is easy to assume that why we hear lots of comments “students can’t communicate with others even though the exam results were good, and they can’t keep up with the lectures,” from university admission office. Since it is natural to take university entrance exams at multiple schools, it is required that you show ability to express in your own words the desire to enter the university.

At TLS, we believe the most important thig is “students consider and take actions on their own”. Students can’t improve their Japanese proficiency and other skills in class, the teacher speaks unilaterally and the students just listen or teacher writes on the board and students just copy. Each student learns independently, and classmates become good rivals and grow up together. As a result, they have incorporated a mechanism into the class that will lead to higher exam scores and passing the school where they desire.

Utilization of mock test results
Data conversion of the answer contents of all the class
Creating an in-class answer distribution
Confirmation of the answer tendency of the entire class and each student
Reflecting in class content and class management from the next day
Setting improvements and goals
Preparation for interview|Mater “Admission Policy”
Consider admission policy
Self-analysis, appeal point
Ability to discover issues on your own, “Independence” to pursue the answer
Episodes from Sempai
Express in Japanese, focusing on details
Interaction with interviewer

Model schedule for going to university

The “University Preparation Class” is held every year from January, and the Japanese level at this time is assumed to be JLPT N2. If you just started to study Japanese, please aim for N2 level first.

The first goal of the “university class” starting in April is getting high score at EJU, which will be held in June. The EJU results in November may not be in time for the application, and the exam style and time allocation are different from the JLPT, so it is the high priority to get used to EJU. University entrance exams will begin gradually around the summer, and will begin in earnest after the EJU in November. While advancing EJU preparation, selecting universities and collecting information at the same time, and prepare for the secondary examination (essay / specialized examination) and interview.





From South Korea
Graduated in March, 2017
Went to the Faculty of Engineering and Design, Housei Univeristy

At the first, I came to TLS in order to prepare to go to university though, I had lots of opportunities to talk with students from various countries, and learnt the various values from them. The extra experiences enrich my current university life. I aim to build buildings I work out designs with what I have studied in the future.

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