Academic Calendar (Doctoral Program, 2025)

  • Spring Semester 2025: January 8 - April 22
  • Summer Semester 2025: May - August
  • Fall Semester 2025: September - December

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fee rates (as of May 2024) are ¥ 267,000 for each three-credit course, ¥89,000 for each one-credit course. The tuition rates for the Spring 2025 semester will be available from December 2024.

  • Application Fee: ¥15,300
  • Seat Deposit (Matriculation) Fee: ¥31,500
  • Preliminary Examination Fee: ¥6,100
  • Dissertation Binding and Processing Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: ¥22,400

Tuition and fees are subject to change; typical tuition increases in the past have been 2-3% per year.

Computer and Software Requirements

Laptop Computer Requirement

For your doctoral coursework at Temple University Japan Campus, you are responsible to prepare a laptop computer. Doctoral students are expected to bring their own laptop computers to the classes. The software is written for Windows computers. Therefore, students need a Windows computer or Macintosh computer with Boot Camp or virtual machine setup.

Software Purchase Requirement

In addition to the coursework, course projects, dissertation proposal writing, and dissertation writing, doctoral students must take a research design course and quantitative research methodology and statistics courses. For those courses, students are required to purchase software (e.g., SPSS, Amos, Winsteps, Facets, EQS, and HLM). The cost is approximately ¥20,000/year. Further details about ordering instructions will be provided at the PhD New Student Orientation.