Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is dedicated to providing high quality online courses and programs tailored to meet the changing needs of learners in the 21st century. Our online offerings uphold the same standards of excellence and academic rigor found in our traditional classroom settings.


Temple University, including its campuses in Japan, holds accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a recognized institutional accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education.


TUJ is committed to ensuring that every student has equal access to and participation in online classes. We are dedicated to delivering the finest educational experience to all, removing any academic barriers that may hinder success. If a student encounters accessibility issues with online coursework or faces academic challenges due to a disability or disorder, they should promptly reach out to TUJ's Accessibility Services Department for support.

SARA Participation

Temple University is part of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) , established by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) . We are dedicated to adhering to the laws and regulations of all states or territories where we conduct operations.

Student Complaint Procedures

In compliance with the rules set forth by the United States Department of Education, any institution offering online programs must provide prospective and enrolled students with contact information for filing complaints with the institution (Temple University, Japan Campus), the institution's accrediting agency or (if taking an online course from the U.S.), with the appropriate agency handling complaints in the students' state of residence . We strive to address all prospective and enrolled students' concerns and complaints as quickly and fairly as possible.

Student Verification

To ensure academic integrity, all credit-bearing online courses and programs must confirm that the student who enrolls is the same individual who actively participates and completes the coursework for academic credit. Instructors utilize Temple University's learning management system, Canvas, as the central hub for course materials, assessments, and activities. Students are required to securely access these resources using their TU AccessNet ID and password. Any supplementary methods used to verify student identity prioritize student privacy.

International Online Students

For students residing outside the U.S. and Japan who are enrolled in fully online TUJ programs and courses, certain considerations apply. Temple University does not assert or ensure that its fully online degree programs are acknowledged or compliant with distance education regulations in the student's country of residence. Hence, it is the student's responsibility to understand the specific requirements regarding the recognition of the online degree in their country of residence, the utilization of student data in that country, and whether additional withholding taxes may apply, in addition to tuition fees.

Blocked Countries

Temple University does not currently offer online programs to individuals physically located in: Iran, Sudan, Crimea, Cuba, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela. *This list is subject to change as sanctions change. See more information or updates regarding Legal Notices on the main campus TU Online web site.

Restricted Access to Technology, Tools, Content, and Services

Some foreign governments employ firewalls to restrict or regulate access to online content, affecting a student's ability to reach course materials and associated tools and technologies. This includes resources provided by the university, its partners, and third parties. The utilization of a virtual private network (VPN) can potentially improve a student's access in such situations. Additionally, export controls may impose further limitations on Temple University's capacity to offer downloadable content and programs to students in foreign jurisdictions.

Data Privacy and Protection

Personal information - whether volunteered, collected through automated processes (e.g., cookies operating on university websites), or retrieved from third parties – will be processed in the United States. For students participating in Temple online programs from a European Union (EU) member state, please note that while the U.S. has not received a finding of “adequacy” under Article 45 of the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Temple has invested considerable resources into data privacy initiatives and has established safeguards for personal data transfers. Additional information is available here: Privacy Statement .

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Taxes

U.S. Citizenship or legal permanent residency is a requirement for federal financial aid and FAFSA eligibility. For information about available financial aid for online programs, please contact the TUJ Financial Aid Office. University and advertised external scholarships may not be available to all international students. Students and prospective online students are advised to review all eligibility criteria listed for such scholarships carefully.

See detailed information regarding Legal Notices on the main campus TU Online web site.