For All Students
1. Understand the Undergraduate Program
By becoming a TUJ student, you are joining a student body of over 1,400 undergraduate students and a worldwide alumni network. You will also become a part of the larger Temple University community, with campuses in Philadelphia, Rome, and around the globe.
Our undergraduate program at TUJ includes:
- Japan Admitted (JA) students
Students directly admitted to the Temple system at TUJ with many seeking a degree from Temple University and intending to graduate from the Japan Campus. Bridge Program JAs, conditionally admitted students developing academic English skills and eligible to take limited undergraduate coursework, are also included.
- Study Abroad (SA) students
Students from the Temple University Main Campus or other US universities who stay at TUJ for one or two semesters through an exchange program. For more information on becoming an SA student studying at TUJ, visit the Education Abroad website at Temple University Main Campus .
Once you are accepted to TUJ as a JA student, your primary point of contact will be the Office of Student Services and Engagement (OSSE). You will receive contact information and steps to complete your transition to TUJ shortly after your acceptance.
For international students:
- Apply for a student visa if needed
Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the visa regulations and the advance payment requirement. The visa application period is different for each of our three semesters.
- Apply for U.S. Financial Aid (U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident Only)
If you intend to use U.S. federal aid and loans for your visa application and school payments, TUJ encourages you to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and private loan applications as early as possible. Please review the TUJ section on the Temple Main Campus Student Financial Services which explains how to apply for FAFSA. Financial aid estimates are typically provided to students about a month before their visa application deadline.
- Request a room in university housing
All new students receiving visa sponsorship from TUJ are required to stay in housing arranged by the university during their first semester in Japan. Housing options include dorm facilities and a very limited number of homestays. Students will apply for housing once TUJ submits the COE student visa application to Japanese Immigration.
2. Activate your TUportal Account
TUportal gives registered students a single sign-on gateway to Temple's online services including Temple email (TUmail). You should receive instructions on how to activate TUportal in an email from Temple Main Campus Information Technology Services within one week of your acceptance. If you don’t receive this notification within a week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and Student ID #.
3. Pay Enrollment Deposit to confirm your place at TUJ
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.
4. Wait for more information about your Arrival and Orientation
After paying the Enrollment Deposit, you will receive a link to New Student Orientation. Note that not all parts of Orientation may be available right away. OSSE will contact you with more information about Placement Assessments, online forms to complete, and class registration once it becomes available for your starting semester.