Toyo University Credit Exchange Program

Last update: June 2014

1. Overview

The Credit Exchange Program between Toyo University Faculty of Regional Development Studies (hereafter, “Toyo U.,” Tokyo) and TUJ has launched as of April 2014. This program will provide TUJ students with enhanced educational opportunities. Students are able to take courses at Toyo University that TUJ does not offer without paying extra tuition.

For international students at TUJ particularly who major in, but not limited to, Japanese Language, Asian Studies, and International Affairs, this program will provide excellent opportunities to challenge themselves by taking classes offered in Japanese at Toyo U. They can also get to know more Japanese students through cultural exchanges.

2. Eligibility (TUJ ⇒ Toyo)

While the final acceptance decision will be made by Toyo U., TUJ students who wish to participate in this program first must meet Temple University's standard criteria of "Permission to Take Courses at Another Institution." The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is responsible to review and approve the permission request.

Some courses, but not all, offered at Toyo U. require highly developed proficiency in Japanese language. Courses that require Japanese language proficiency are to be determined by Toyo U. every semester. When interested in these courses, TUJ students whose native language is other than Japanese thus must demonstrate their proficiency. Details will be specified by Toyo U. every semester.

In order to be eligible for the program, TUJ student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • 2.1. A student must enroll as a degree-seeking student as TUJ and must have completed at least one semester at TUJ;
  • 2.2. A student must be enrolled as an approved Study Abroad student from the third institution.

Students in category 2.2 may participate in the program under the conditions specified in 3.1.

3. Possible Tracks

TUJ students may enroll in Toyo U. courses under the conditions described below by following TUJ's instruction.

  • 3.1. Concurrently enroll in courses both at TUJ and Toyo U.
  • 3.2. Enroll only in courses at Toyo U.

4. Duration

In 3.1., students may enroll at Toyo U. on a semester basis. These students may continue at Toyo without restriction of enrollment period, insofar as permitted by Temple University’s Academic Residency Requirement.

In 3.2., the maximum allowed continuous enrollment period is one academic year. Academic Residency Requirement still applies.

5. Application Documents and Due Dates

The following documents are to be submitted together to the Academic Advising Center. The submission due dates will be determined and announced by the AAC.

  1. Petition to Complete a Course(s) at Another Institution After Matriculation (PDF: 44KB)
  2. Toyo Application Form
  3. Toyo Registration Form
  4. Other Application Documents, as Instructed by the AAC
  5. Japanese Language Proficiency Verification, if necessary
  6. One copy of a Face-to-Shoulder (without background) colored photo (in size 3x4cm), taken within the recent 6 months

6. Transfer of Credits

All Toyo U. courses that TUJ students propose to take will be evaluated by the AAC in advance to determine how those courses will contribute toward their Temple University's degree requirements. The final transfer of Toyo U. credits will be approved in compliance with Transfer Credits and Permission to Take Courses at Another Institution policies.

7. Course Attendance, Examinations, and Grading

TUJ students must attend courses in accordance with the attendance policies and academic calendar provided by Toyo U. All students are expected to begin attending Toyo U. courses as of the first meeting of the courses for which they are registered, unless specified by Toyo U.

TUJ students must follow the examination policies and schedule of Toyo U.

Toyo U. will grade TUJ students in accordance with their grading policies. After the term of attendance finishes, Toyo U. will report credits accrued and grades earned in each course directly to the AAC.

8. Tuition and Fees

TUJ students will pay tuition and fees to TUJ, not to Toyo U. The tuition amount will be decided based on the total number of credits they are registered for during the term of attendance.

Example:

6 credits registered at TUJ + 6 credits registered at Toyo U. = 12 credits tuition paid to TUJ.

Students are responsible for other costs, such as transportation, textbooks, and health insurance needs which fall outside National Health Insurance provisions.

9. Students' Responsibilities

When TUJ students are discovered in a commitment of academic dishonesty and/or other academic and non-academic disciplinary actions, both Toyo U. and TUJ will always hold a right to choose how to treat them, as appropriate. Expected consequences include, but not limited to, withdrawal of enrollment permission or failure grade assignment. There may be TUJ's Code of Conduct action or academic reprimand taken further against the discovered circumstance.

10. TUJ Students Inquiries and Privacy

During their enrollment at Toyo U., TUJ will remain responsible to handle inquiries from its students and related third parties. Toyo U. will handle neither inquiries nor personal information release request from TUJ students and their stakeholders. Inquires should contact TUJ's Academic Advising Center.

TUJ's privacy statement can be also reviewed at Privacy Policy.

11. Contact Information

  • TUJ students who are interested in participating in this program should contact TUJ's Academic Advising Center.
  • Toyo students who are interested in participating in this program should contact RDS Global Office, Toyo University's Education Affairs Section for Faculty of Regional Development Studies (東洋大学国際地域グローバルオフィス). 東洋大学国際地域学部受験生及び在学生のご質問などは東洋大学国際地域グローバルオフィスまでお問い合わせください。