Application Deadlines

Last update: September 2016

TUJ's rolling-admissions procedures allow students to apply year-round. Students can apply for admission to TUJ up to three semesters in advance. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure their enrollment for a future semester. Applicants typically receive an admissions decision in two to four weeks.

Applicants who need a student visa must submit all student visa application documents by the final deadline. If applying close to the deadline, applicants will need to submit all visa application documents before they receive their admissions decision.

Completed applications, including all supporting documents, must be received by 17:00, Japan Standard Time, on the application deadline.

Application Deadlines

All application items must arrive at TUJ on or before the following dates.

Semester of admission Those seeking a student visa through TUJ
(Admissions & student visa application deadline)
Those not seeking a student visa through TUJ
(Admissions application deadline)
Fall June 1 July 15
Spring October 1 November 15
Summer February 15 April 1

Note: Applicants who do not have permission to reside in Japan (via citizenship or prior long-term visa) must apply for a student visa through TUJ. Students are able to begin working on their student visa application from three months before the visa application deadline of their starting semester.

Scholarship Eligibility Deadlines

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must complete their application for admission on or before the following eligibility deadlines. The student visa application is not required by the scholarship eligibility deadline. See the Scholarships and Loans section for detailed information on award amounts and application procedures.

Diamond Scholarship

October 1 of the year prior to entry. Only awarded to students starting in summer or fall semester.

All Other Scholarships

Semester of admission Those seeking a student visa through TUJ Those not seeking a student visa through TUJ
Fall March 1 June 1
Spring September 1 September 1
Summer December 1 March 1

After Being Admitted

Once accepted to TUJ, new students must take a placement test, attend an orientation session, receive academic advising, and register for courses before the semester begins.