All non-Japanese students who intend to take classes and who do not have a resident, diplomatic, dependent, or spousal visa must acquire a Japanese student visa. Students cannot apply for a Japanese student visa independently of TUJ. TUJ must submit a Certificate of Eligibility application on behalf of all admitted students to the Japanese Immigration Bureau, and you must complete and submit a visa application to your local Japanese embassy or consulate. It is a two-step process.
Doctoral students: TUJ cannot apply for a Japanese student visa for doctoral program students as the program is considered to be a part-time program. You must have a resident, diplomatic, dependent, or spousal visa.