100% English Speaking Campus
100% American Degree
100% Tokyo

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan. Founded in 1982, TUJ is the first institution to be officially recognized as a Foreign University, Japan Campus by Japan's Ministry of Education. It remains the only university in Japan to offer comprehensive programs in English for degree and non-degree students, and where students can earn American bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees without leaving Japan.

Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2018

An American Education

TUJ is an international campus of one of the United States' largest research universities—Temple University in Philadelphia—and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of the six regional accrediting bodies for higher education in the United States. Founded in 1982, TUJ is officially recognized by Japan's Ministry of Education and offers American bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Tokyo. TUJ students receive the same credits, degrees and transcripts as students at Main Campus in Philadelphia. All classes at TUJ are taught in English and no Japanese proficiency is required to start.

 An American Education

TUJ Students taking a photo holding with hand-made
TUJ students stopping by a
Mt. Fuji and bloomed cherry blossom.
A TUJ student is writing kanji in

Studying in Japan

TUJ offers the unique opportunity to receive an American university education in Tokyo. Japan is among the world's most influential economies and is a gateway to Asia. TUJ students study towards their college degree in English while immersing themselves in the culture, language and history of Japan outside the classroom.

 Studying in Japan

TUJ students enjoying dinner in yukata while traveling.
People passing at Shibuya Crossing.
TUJ students enjoy cycling while looking at the Tokyo Sky Tree and cherry blossoms.
TUJ students in maid outfits take orders at a maid cafe held at TUJ.

Affordable Education

Average annual tuition and fees at TUJ is about 59% less than out-of-state tuition and fees at a public American university and about 71% less than at a private American college or university.

 Cost & Financial Aid

Student Centered

Small classes of around  students each encourage student participation and allow faculty to provide individualized attention. Internships and independent research provide plenty of hands-on experience. Outside of class, students enjoy the best of Tokyo and Japan through excursions, workshops, campus events and student club activities. Campus facilities include computer labs, an academic advising center, library, counseling office, editing room and tutoring center.

 Campus Life

Students chatting in the lounge at TUJ.
Student ratio graph

International Campus

Students from around the world come to TUJ for its unique mix of academic rigor, central Tokyo location and Japanese cultural immersion. Approximately  countries and regions are represented in the student body. In addition to Japan and the United States, TUJ has students from Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, Canada, China, Russia, Germany, Kuwait, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, and many other countries. TUJ is able to sponsor Japanese student visas for its international students.

 Student Profiles

Erica Adams, director of career development giving student consultation.

Career Development

TUJ students have opportunities to undertake prestigious internships, and TUJ graduates have gone on to careers with many of the world's leading corporations, non-profit organizations and governments, or have gone on to start their own businesses.

 Career Development

Student Interviews

Sena N'Singi

Discovering Your Interests and Desires at TUJ

Sena N'Singi (Communication Studies Major)


André Jules Fumi Renaud

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone to Learn More About Yourself

André Jules Fumi Renaud (International Business Studies Major)

South Africa

Shunya Fukuda

Shunya Fukuda (International Business Studies Major & Computer Science Minor)

Shunya Fukuda (International Business Studies Major & Computer Science Minor)


 Student Interviews