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 an alumni network of thousands. You will also become a part of the larger Temple University community, a student body that includes over 39,000 students on 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. Mostly students 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 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.

Once you are accepted at TUJ, 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. You'll find more information in the visa section of our website.
  • 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. For more information on FAFSA and funding your education, please review the TUJ section on the Temple Main Campus Student Financial Services  website explaining how to apply for FAFSA.
  • 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 limited number of homestays. Students will apply for housing once TUJ submits the COE student visa application to Japanese Immigration. For more information, please visit the housing section of our website.

2. Activate your TUportal Account

TUportal gives registered students a single sign-on gateway to Temple's online services including Temple e-mail (TUmail), Self-Service Banner (SSB), and Canvas. You should receive instructions on how to join TUportal in an email from Temple Main Campus Information Technology Services within two weeks of your acceptance.

3. Wait for more informantion about your Orientation

OSSE will contact you with information about Placement Assessments, online forms to complete, New Student Orientation, and class registration once it becomes available for your starting semester. There is nothing further that you will need to complete after your acceptance except wait for instructions which will be sent to your email on file with the university. To learn more about Orientation and what will occur, visit our Arrival and Orientation webpage.