FAQ for Newly Accepted Students

Last update: March 2019


When do I pay the Admission Fee?

Students are expected to pay the admission fee within 30 days of their acceptance. The link to pay the admission fee was emailed to you in your admission letter. If students do not pay the Admission Fee, it will be added to their invoice sent on the first day of classes.

For Students Accepted for Spring 2020 Onward

The ¥36,000 Admission Fee will be replaced with a mandatory ¥36,000 Orientation Fee to be paid as part of the Advance Payment (visa-needed students) or as part of the first tuition invoice (non-visa-needed students)

What is the "Matriculation Fee?"

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. The matriculation fee confirms a student’s intention of graduating from TUJ with a degree.

My admission status is "conditional non-matriculated." What does that mean?

If students do not meet all of our admission requirements, they may be accepted on a conditional, non-matriculated basis. After completing the requirements to matriculate while studying at TUJ, students are then expected to pay the matriculation fee.

Transfer Credits

How many credits transferred / what classes transferred?

Please consult your transfer credit evaluation results through the Next Steps channel in TUportal. More information about transfer credits can be found in Transfer Credit FAQ (PDF: 318KB). Please note that outside of the transfer credit evaluation results, TUJ does not offer any academic advising until New Student Orientation. Please check TUportal’s Self-Service Banner before the start of the semester to view any additional transfer credits that may have been evaluated

I am sending updated transcripts. Will the evaluations be ready in time for Orientation?

Your updated transfer credit evaluations may not be ready in time for New Student Orientation. You will not receive an updated transfer credit evaluation report. Instead, please check TUportal’s Self-Service Banner before the start of the semester to view any additional transfer credits that may have been evaluated.

Class Schedule

When do I register for classes?

Class registration for new students will take place at New Student Orientation.

How long is the semester?

Please consult the Academic Calendar.

When are undergraduate holidays?

Please consult the Academic Calendar.


What do I bring with me to Orientation?

Please bring a pen, pad of paper, and a form of photo ID. If you are a visa-sponsored student at TUJ, please bring your passport and residence card as well.

I already took math / English at my previous school. Do I need to take the Placement Assessments?

It is a university requirement that all new students regardless of previous study take the math and English Assessments tests.

Can I use a calculator for the placement assessment?

Calculators are not permitted for use during the math placement assessment.

Can my family come to New Student Orientation?

Seating is very limited at New Student Orientation and priority is given to students, so we strongly suggest that parents and family members do not come to Orientation.

What will happen during Orientation Week?

Students will receive academic and university information, take placement tests, register for classes, and receive their student IDs. International students under TUJ’s visa-sponsorship will also have to attend a mandatory session on visa / living in Japan issues.

Financial Aid

(For U.S. students only) When do I get my FAFSA result?

If you have applied for FAFSA for the current academic year, please inform the Office of Student Services (OSS) after your acceptance. OSS will coordinate with Main Campus regarding your FAFSA estimates for your incoming academic year. OSS will inform you of these estimates shortly before the visa application deadline of your starting semester. Please do not contact Main Campus regarding your financial aid as all U.S. financial aid is coordinated through OSS for TUJ students.

(For U.S. students) How do I apply for FAFSA?

To learn how to apply for FAFSA at TUJ, please consult the Student Financial Services website.

Did I get a TUJ scholarship?

Scholarship application deadlines for an upcoming semester are found on our TUJ Scholarship webpage. 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 scholarships, it means that you missed the deadline and were ineligible to apply.

Are there other scholarship opportunities?

Current students are able to apply for a current student scholarship during the semester if they meet all of the requirements. For information on non-TUJ scholarships, please see our External Scholarship Opportunities webpage.

(For Japanese Students) Are there scholarships or financial aid opportunities for Japanese nationals?

Students with Japanese citizenship or permanent resident status in Japan may have access to some financial aid opportunities.

GI Bill

Does TUJ accept the GI Bill?

TUJ does accept the GI Bill.

How do I get my GI Bill processed at TUJ?

Upon your acceptance, you will have to submit your GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility (GI Bill COE) to the Office of Student Services (OSS). Before the semester starts, you will have to declare your intention to use your benefits in TUportal. Information regarding this will be sent to you before your New Student Orientation.


When do I pay tuition?

You will be sent your first statement of account on the first day of classes. For students under visa-sponsorship, you are sent an Advance Payment Invoice before receiving the certificate of eligibility to obtain your visa. This advance payment must be made in full in order to receive your student Certificate of Eligibility (student COE) needed for the student visa.

Do you have a payment plan?

For students who do not need to make the advance payment, a payment plan is available. Please note that visa-sponsored students cannot use the payment plan for the advance payment and are only able to use the payment plan starting from their second semester.

Train Pass

Do students get a discounted train pass?

Students are able to get a discounted train pass after receiving their Student ID at New Student Orientation and paying their first semester tuition and fees. More information about this will be provided at New Student Orientation.


Does TUJ have any on-campus jobs?

There are only a limited number of on-campus jobs and students are encouraged to speak with individual departments after the start of the semester.

(For visa-sponsored students) How do I obtain Work Permission?

A work permission application form will be emailed to you around the time housing and arrival information is sent. Please complete this work permission application in advance and submit it to the immigration inspector at the airport when you arrive in Japan.