All of the following items must be received by 17:00Japan Standard Time, on the application deadline. Items postmarked by the deadline but arriving late will not be considered on time. Be sure to review all details on each application requirement. Documents will not be returned. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application for admission well in advance of the deadline.

Admissions Application Checklist

  Documents Note How to Submit
1. Application form  
2(a). Personal Statement
For degree-seeking applicants only
  • 250-400 words, typed in English

The personal statement is a chance for applicants to introduce themselves; discuss their interest in TUJ; describe long-term personal, academic or career goals; or share any other information pertaining to academic goals that the applicant would like the Admissions Committee to consider.

2(b). List of courses applicant wishes to take at TUJ
For non-degree seeking applicants only
  • A list typed in English
  • Include applicant's full name in upper right corner of document
  • See Course Schedules as a guide to courses offered at TUJ

Note: This list only reflects an applicant's interest and does not guarantee enrollment in courses.

  • E-mail (PDF or Word document)
3(a).Native-English speakers: SAT / ACT We are a test-optional school. If you believe an SAT or ACT score would complement your application, you should submit your scores. SAT/ACT scores on an official high school transcript are acceptable.
  • TUJ school code:
  • SAT = 3702
  • ACT = 5298
3(b).Non-Native English speakers: TOEFL / IELTS / PTE / DUOLINGO / ITEP Academic Plus / Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency Official score report sent from testing institution. Scores must be no more than 2 years old. A copy of your IELTS Test Report Form may be sent by e-mail.
  • TUJ school code:
  • TOEFL = 9698
4. Official high school transcript(s) Submit transcripts from all high schools attended. A professional English translation must be submitted for all non-English transcripts. Current high school students may submit an interim high school transcript. Upon graduation, students must submit a final official high school transcript. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope with official school seal or signature or sent directly to TUJ through a TUJ-approved digital transcript service.

Official IB transcripts must be sent directly to TUJ from the IB regional office. GCE Advance Level and/or Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and IGCSE/GCSE Ordinary Level documents must be sent directly to TUJ from the examining boards.

High school transcripts are not required for applicants with 30+ completed college-level semester credits taken after high school graduation (excludes ESL courses and vocational courses).

If confirmation of high school or college graduation is required, further documents may be requested for review.

5. Official college / university transcript(s) Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope with official school seal or signature or sent directly to TUJ through a TUJ-approved digital transcript service. A professional English translation must be submitted for all non-English transcripts.
6. Non-refundable application fee of ¥10,500 The application fee may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. TUJ does NOT accept cash, personal checks or money orders. The application fee is waived for applicants transferring from TUJ-affiliated schools. Credit card payment instructions are provided upon submission of the application form. To pay by wire transfer, use the bank information below and make the payment in the applicant’s name. The sender is responsible for all bank charges. If transferring money from overseas, please add ¥3,000 to cover Japanese bank handling charges. Inquire with your bank if any intermediary bank handling fees will be charged in addition to those charged by the sending bank and the receiving bank.
Mizuho Bank, Azabu Branch
2-11-6 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo Japan 106-0047
Account No:
Saving, 8014097
Swift Code:

Visa Application (if applicable)

Prepare the following items and upload them to our visa application portal by the student visa application deadline. All documents must be in either English or Japanese. Documents submitted to TUJ will not be returned. You are able to begin working on your student visa application from three months before the visa application deadline of your starting semester. See Visa Application Process and Documents for more information.

  Documents Note How to Submit
Student Visa Application Form  
Passport Photo/ID and signature pages of your passport
Official passport/ID Photo (4 cm high x 3 cm wide) The photo must be an official passport/ID photo taken within the last 3 months. It must show a clear, full front view of the student's face from the bottom of the chin to the top of the hair against a white or off-white background. 2 inch x 2 inch photos are acceptable. File extensions allowed: doc, docx, gif, jpg, mpg, pdf, png.
Proof of Financial Viability Copies of financial documents showing access to ¥3 million (or equivalent foreign currency). Must be dated within 3 months of application deadline.
Academic Record and Record of Completion of Previous Institution (if previously studied at a school in Japan on a student visa) If you have studied in Japan before (e.g.: at a language school, credit-bearing program, university, etc.), Japanese Immigration might require original documents of your school transcript, attendance record, and a letter of activity completion/letter of withdrawal.
Student Visa Application Fee Paid as part of the Advance Payment

Application Procedure for Merit Scholarships

See Undergraduate Program Scholarships for details.

Send all documents to:

Temple University, Japan Campus Admissions Counseling Office

  • Location: 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)
  • Hours: Weekdays 9:00-17:30 (Japan Time)
  • E-mail:
  • Tel: +81-3-5441-9800
  • Fax: +81-3-5443-4823

For admissions questions...

Office Hours:
Weekdays 9:00-17:30 (Japan Time)