Program Policies

Cancellation of a Course

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) requires a minimum number of students to hold a course. We reserve the right to cancel a course if that minimum number is not met.

Cancellation of a Class

From time to time, a class must be rescheduled or a substitute professor retained due to instructor illness or other factors outside of TUJ's control. TUJ reserves the right to make these adjustments.

Course Changes

We do not accept course changes after the second class. A written request must be submitted before the second class. Please be aware that sitting in on or auditing classes is not permitted.


You may only withdraw from a course before the designated date on the calendar for each semester. You are required to submit a written request by e-mail, fax, or in person. Please note that non-payment of tuition does not necessarily constitute withdrawal from a course. You will be invoiced unless you submit written notice that you are withdrawing from a course.

Tuition Deadlines and Late Charges

Applicants receive an AAI (Acknowledgement/Acceptance/Invoice) form, which lists the tuition payment deadline. A late charge of ¥3,150 will be added to payments received after the deadline.

Unpaid Tuition

Students cannot attend classes or use TUJ facilities until all payments are received. Students who have an outstanding balance in any TUJ academic program will not be allowed to register for any course.

Tuition Refunds

Tuition is nonrefundable except in the cases outlined below. Refunds will not be made in cases of absence, suspension or dismissal.

  1. Due to insufficient enrollment, a course is canceled or postponed.
  2. The applicant is prevented from attending classes due to sickness or job transfer. (In such cases, a medical certificate or certificate of transfer is required.) To request a refund, you must submit a written request before the second class.

Computer Labs

Only students enrolled in computer-related courses may use the computer labs, and access is limited to the semester(s) in which the students are enrolled. You may be asked to present your student ID card. The student ID card can be issued at the Continuing Education office.


There will be no classes on national holidays unless specially arranged by the instructor. Please see the calendar for the list of national holidays.

In Case of Natural Disasters and Emergencies

Please refer to the TUJ website for information on cancellation of classes in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

Friend of TUJ Discount

In order to be eligible for the Friend of TUJ discount for any given semester, your company/organization must be a member and you must list your company/organization in the space provided on the application form. Retroactive discounts are not possible. If your company is not a Friend of TUJ, please contact the office and ask how you can make this possible.

Early-Bird Discount

To be eligible for the Early-Bird Discount for any given semester, you must register for your course(s) and make full payment by the Early-Bird Discount deadline. Students who have registered and made full payment for at least one course by the Early-Bird Discount deadline will be eligible for the discount on additional courses in the same semester.


For most courses, students are responsible to buy their own textbooks. Links to Amazon Japan or Nellie's bookstores are provided on our website, however, students should communicate with them directly for returns, exchanges, or refunds.

Equal Opportunity

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations. The university has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or veteran status. This policy extends to all educational, service, and employment programs of the university.

Right of Refusal

At the same time, TUJ's Continuing Education program reserves the right to refuse admission to students or remove admitted students from the classroom, at its sole discretion, for any reason other than discrimination as described above. This specifically includes, but is not limited to, refusal of service to students whose actions disrupt the teaching or administration of Continuing Education programs. Refunds will not be made in cases of suspension or dismissal.