J.D. Semester Abroad: Admissions Qualifications and Deadlines


To qualify for the J.D. Semester Abroad program in Tokyo, applicants must have completed their first year of full-time legal studies or its equivalent and be in good academic and disciplinary standing at an American Bar Association accredited law school.

Application Deadlines

Applications are due no later than October 15. Students should apply early as the Japanese immigration authorities require that substantial paperwork be submitted to support a student visa. Students who cannot meet the application deadlines, please contact us.

Program Application and Visa Application Deadlines:October 15

Note: We will assist visa applications submitted after the Program Application and Student Visa Application Deadline. However, late applicants may not receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Japanese Immigration Bureau in time to enter Japan on a student visa. (A COE is required to obtain a student visa.) Until students attain a student visa, they might have to endure some inconvenience. For more information about visa application, please contact us.