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Last update: February 2024
If you were accepted to TUJ after January 1, 2022, you will have to make a non-refundable￥20,000 Enrollment Deposit. This deposit will be credited towards your tuition. A link to pay this enrollment deposit will be sent to the email you provided on your admissions application. If a U.S. student, note that this Enrollment Deposit is not covered by U.S. financial aid.
Matriculated students are those who have applied, been accepted, and enrolled in a degree program during the semester for which they were admitted. The matriculation fee confirms a student’s intention of graduating from TUJ with a degree. This fee is included on the first statement sent from the university.
Consult your transfer credit evaluation results through the Next Steps channel in TUportal. Check Self-Service Banner on TUportal before the start of the semester to view any additional transfer credits that may have been evaluated.
If you send updated transcripts late, your transfer credit evaluations may not be ready in time for Class Registration. Instead of receiving an updated transfer credit evaluation report, you should check Self-Service Banner on TUportal before the start of the semester. TUJ will not actively reach out to let students know their transcripts have been received so if you have questions about your status, contact your TUJ Admissions counselor.
Class registration for new students will take place through New Student Orientation.
Consult the Academic Calendar.
Orientation will be held online through a course in your Canvas portal, accessible through TUportal. You will learn about TUJ, our campus and facilities, academic program and majors, getting involved with the TUJ community, and registering for your first semester classes.
1. Pay the enrollment deposit to receive the link to enroll into New Student Orientation. *
2. Click on the link to enroll into the course. *
3. Wait for further instructions closer to the start of your starting semester.
*Only applicable to students accepted after January 1, 2022.
Many students entering TUJ, even those with previous credits in Math and English, will be required to take the Math and English Assessments. Placement Assessments are taken through the Next Steps channel in TUportal once they become available. More information will be provided once the Assessments become available.
As long as you have a FAFSA for the intended academic year on file with Temple University listed, TUJ’s Financial Aid Coordinator will work with Main Campus Student Financial Services (SFS) regarding your FAFSA. You will be informed of these estimates during the visa application period of your starting semester. Typically, FAFSA estimates are available about 1-2 months before the visa application deadline for your starting semester. To learn how to apply for FAFSA at TUJ, consult Main Campus Student Financial Services (SFS) New Tab.
Scholarship application deadlines for an upcoming semester are found on Undergraduate Program Scholarships. Scholarship decisions are sent out via email about a month after the scholarship deadline. If you completed your application for admissions after the scholarship deadline, you will not be eligible to receive a scholarship. If you receive no email regarding the scholarship results, it means that you missed the deadline and were ineligible to apply.
Current students are able to apply for Continuing Student Scholarship during the semester if they meet all of the requirements.
For information on non-TUJ scholarships, see External Scholarship Opportunities.
Students with Japanese citizenship or permanent resident status in Japan may have access to some financial aid opportunities Japanese.
Most students at TUJ who are eligible for veterans’ benefits make use of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Consult with your TUJ Admissions counselor if you are not sure how your Chapter will apply to TUJ.
During Orientation, you will have to upload your GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility (GI Bill COE) to the VA app in TUportal. Before the semester starts, you will have to declare your intention to use your benefits in TUportal. Information regarding this process will be explained to you during New Student Orientation.
As an international branch campus, TUJ falls under the international rate for BAH. Consult your VA office directly for any questions regarding your specific benefits.
For students not receiving a new student visa sponsored by TUJ (such as local students from Japan and foreign dependents), you will be sent your first statement of account on the first day of classes.
For students receiving a new student visa sponsored by TUJ, you will be sent an advance payment invoice before receiving your visa’s certificate of eligibility (COE). This advance payment must be paid in full before we send your COE.
For students who do not need to make the advance payment, an Easy Payment Plan (EPP) is available. Please note that students receiving a new student visa sponsored by TUJ cannot use the payment plan for an advance payment and are only able to use the payment plan starting from their second semester.
All new students receiving visa sponsorship from TUJ are required to stay in the TUJ Dorm during their first semester at TUJ unless you complete the Homestay application or are approved for the Housing Waiver. (The housing requirement does not apply for visa switchers.)
After your visa COE is submitted to the Japanese Immigration, you will receive the confirmation email which includes the housing information.
Please contact the dorm operator to make a private contract, Itochu Urban Community for Crevia Will Musashi-Kosugi and Uninest for Kamikita House.
Yes, unless you opt for the multi-semester stay in the separate survey and are assigned a room at Nogawadai Dorm. TUJ will hold a housing fair towards the middle of your first semester. There you will be able to meet English speaking realtors that can help you find new housing. Please refer to Finding Apartments in Tokyo and Surrounding Areas. If you wish to remain at a dorm, you make a private contract with the dorm operator after confirming the availability. A room change may be requested.
No. Students are expected to prepare their own meals. One of the dorms has a cafeteria where you can purchase breakfast / dinner as you go. (Students cannot choose their preferred dorm.)
Students are able to get a discounted commuter pass after receiving their student ID and paying their first semester’s tuition and fees. Please refer to the TUJ Student Handbooks. You can also ask about the commuter pass at the Information Center (1F).
There are a limited number of on-campus jobs and students are encouraged to check Job Listings New Tab on the Temple Japan tab in TUportal.
Please check our website for Visa Regulations.
TUJ does not offer any type of health insurance plan nor is there a campus medical facility. However, students under TUJ visa-sponsorship are legally required to get Japanese National Health Insurance New Tab. The procedure for this is explained during New Student Orientation.
Yes! TUJ has a very active student body with many clubs. While we don’t have any official sports team, some of our sports clubs are very active and meet often.
Yes! The TUJ Student Government (TUJ SG) is to serve as the voice of the student body, and to assist in matters of academia and student life.
Yes and more! TUJ sponsors a variety of events and activities throughout the semester, including culture and language exchange programs, day outings, and overnight trips. Check out TUJ Activities.