Please prepare the following items and upload them to Destiny 1  by the student visa application deadline. All documents must be in either English or Japanese. Documents submitted to TUJ will not be returned. You are able to begin working on your student visa application from three months before the visa application deadline of your starting semesters.

Overseas Admission Application Deadlines (Visa Required Students)

Semester Enrolled Deadline for Overseas Admission Application
Fall April 1
Spring August 1
Summer December ​1

1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Questionnaire Form on Destiny 1

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2. Passport

Photo/ID and signature pages of your passport.

3. Official passport/ID Photo (4 cm high x 3 cm wide)

The photo must be an official passport/ID photo taken within the last 3 months. It must show a clear, full front view of the student's face from the bottom of the chin to the top of the hair against a white or off-white background. 2 inch x 2 inch photos are acceptable. The file extensions allowed for uploads are: doc, docx, gif, jpg, mpg, pdf, png.

4. Proof of Financial Viability

To issue a student visa, the Japanese Immigration Bureau requires that all students show the ability to support themselves. TUJ estimates 3.5 million yen (or equivalent foreign currency) as the amount necessary to cover costs, including tuition, school fees, and living expenses, for the first three semesters. This can be done by submitting copies of any combination of the following documents: financial aid award letter, bank statements, investment or retirement account statements, available credit lines, loan approvals, or scholarship award letters. Parents, relatives or acquaintances may submit documents on behalf of the applicant. These documents must reflect your current financial situation and must be dated within three months of the application deadline. Documents may not be submitted after the application deadline.

TUJ will submit your COE application to the Japanese Immigration Bureau. Upon approval, Immigration will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Immigration's processing of your COE application and issuing of the COE can take up to 6-8 weeks.

The COE authorizes you to apply for a student visa. TUJ will forward the COE to you. Upon receipt, you will need to apply for your student visaThe visa application can only be processed at a Japanese embassy or consulate outside of Japan. You cannot process your student visa in Japan.