Last update: August 2019


The purpose of this policy and procedure is to establish clear rules and procedures for handling student matriculation at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ).

Matriculated Students

Matriculated students are those who have applied, been accepted, and enrolled in a degree program of the University during the semester for which they were admitted. Completion of course credits before becoming a matriculated student does not assure the acceptance of those credits into the program of matriculation.

Non-matriculated Students

Non-matriculated students are those who have not been admitted formally to a degree program. Non-matriculated may include the following:

  • Students enrolled in the Bridge Program within the undergraduate Bridge Program
  • Students who have been accepted as non-matriculated students
  • Visiting students who have permission from the dean or from an adviser at their respective home institution to take courses at Temple University
  • Students holding a bachelor's degree but needing further course work to prepare for graduate school (permanent-non-matriculated/ non-degree-seeking)

Degree-seeking non-matriculated undergraduate students are required to apply for admission to a degree program before they complete 30 credits.

Matriculation Policy and Procedure

When applying to the University, undergraduate students have the option of commencing their studies on either matriculated or non-matriculated basis, except for overseas students whose visas are sponsored by TUJ or students receiving U.S. federal financial aid. Visa-sponsored students and U.S. federal financial aid recipients must matriculate upon admission to the University.

Qualified degree-seeking non-matriculated students may apply for matriculation status at any time prior to one week before the semester for which they wish to matriculate. However, these students are required to apply for matriculation before the start of the semester in which they expect to complete more than 30 credits. A student must not accumulate more than 30 credits at Temple as a non-matriculated student.

To enroll in undergraduate courses, applicants must have earned a high school diploma. (A GED certificate is acceptable, as well, if the applicant has completed 15 or more transferable undergraduate semester credits.) Students who have attended other higher education institutions must have earned at least a 2.00 GPA and provide official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) of all their previous academic work (GPA requirements are higher for Visa-seeking students). The TUJ Admissions Office will determine whether or not applicants will be admitted to TUJ based upon the University's admission policies.

All students must meet Temple University's Academic Residency Requirement. If a matriculated student previously took Temple courses on a non-matriculated basis, those courses are counted towards this requirement.

Once matriculation is officially processed, students may not return to non-matriculated basis. Petitions for an exception based on an extraordinary circumstance must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of TUJ.

Matriculation Fees

Fee Structure (all charges include consumption tax)

Discounted Matriculation Fee – 434,100 yen

Undergraduate students newly entering TUJ are eligible for a discounted Matriculation Fee. To take advantage of the discount, students must be eligible for matriculation and need to declare their intention to matriculate when applying for admission to the University. The discount fee must be paid by the end of the second week of the student's first semester at TUJ. If the fee is not paid, a financial hold will be placed on the student's academic records.

Standard Matriculation Fee – 496,800 yen

Non-matriculated students must pay the Standard Matriculation Fee to become a matriculated student, unless they qualify for the discount fee, transfer fee, or an exemption. This fee must be paid by the end of the second week of the student's first semester as a matriculated student. If the fee is not paid, a financial hold will be placed on the student's academic records.

Transfer Student Matriculation Fee – 248,400 yen

Students who have "studied abroad" at TUJ for two semesters through the Office of Education Abroad at our main campus are eligible for the Transfer Student Matriculation Fee.

Discount Matriculation Fee for Bridge Students – 209,200 yen

Bridge students must pay this matriculation fee when successfully completing the undergraduate Bridge program and matriculating.

Standard Matriculation Fee for Bridge Students – 271,900 yen

Students who must continue in the undergraduate Bridge Program as non-matriculated students after completing the Bridge Program (due to current academic performance or other special conditions on their admission) must pay this matriculation fee when they matriculate.

Exemptions from the Matriculation Fee

Students entering TUJ from the main campus do not have to pay a matriculation fee.


The matriculation fee is not refundable once a student has matriculated.

Visiting Student Policy

Temple University and TUJ welcome students from other higher education institutions. Students should submit a permission form from their home institution listing the specific Temple courses that have been approved for transfer. If the courses chosen at Temple have prerequisites, students must provide proof of successful completion of the prerequisite courses. Some courses may also require special authorization from instructors or departments at Temple.

To facilitate the transfer of credits, students should request that an academic transcript be sent from Temple to their home institution. The transcript request form is available by visiting Temple University's Office of University Registrar website. It will not be sent out automatically. For further information, please contact the Office of University Registrar at the Main Campus at 215-204-1131 or visit their website at  for more information.