Admission Application Requirements

All of the following items must be received by 5:00 pm, Japan Standard Time, on the application deadline. Items postmarked by the deadline but arriving late will not be considered on time. All documents not in English must be professionally translated. Submit the original document and the translation together with a letter of verification from the translator or a notarization attesting to the accuracy of the translation. Documents will not be returned. Prospective students are encouraged to complete their application for admission well in advance of the deadline.

Application Checklist

Use this checklist to confirm you have all the documents required to complete your admission application.

For Degree-seeking Students:

Applicants to the Bridge Program will also need to submit all the required documents below.

1. Admission Application Form

Please complete one of the following:

2. Typed, Personal Statement 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 Office to consider. The statement should be 250-400 words.

The Personal Statement text should be typed or pasted into the relevant field on the online application form.

3. Official Standardized Test Results

For Native English Speakers

One of the following examinations:

For Non-native English Speakers

One of the following examinations taken no earlier than two years before the date of application to TUJ:


Due to recent cancellations of English language proficiency test dates, Temple University, Japan Campus, will now accept the DUOLINGO ENGLISH TEST (DET) on a trial basis for current applicants. When sending your results, please be sure to select our Japan campus: Temple University, Japan Campus. No minimum score will be set, though students with 110+ will likely be eligible for Direct Admission. Scores below 110 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether eligible for Direct or Conditional Admission.


4. Official High School and College Transcripts in English

Submit official transcripts from all high schools, universities, and colleges attended including any study abroad programs and, if necessary, English translations by a certified translator. Transcripts must be issued by the school in sealed school stationery envelopes and sent by postal mail, or a TUJ-approved digital transcript service. Students may have their institutions send digital transcripts through one of the following services:

  • Docufied/Parchment Exchange
  • Scrip-Safe International
  • TranscriptsNetwork
  • (GED)
  • Joint Service Transcript
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • TranscriptsPlus +
  • Scribbles Software
  • NeedMyTranscript

Current high school students may submit an interim high school transcript. Students who have a GED must submit an official GED transcript and a copy of their GED diploma.


  • Students with 30 or more college-level semester credits taken after high school graduation are not required to submit high school transcripts.
  • If a student has previously studied in Japan (language school, credit program, etc.), even under a tourist visa, an official academic transcript, attendance record and letter of activity completion will be required for the student visa application regardless of whether it is required for the admissions application or not.
  • If confirmation of high school or college graduation is required, further documents may be requested for review.

5. Non-refundable Application Fee of ¥10,500

The non-refundable application fee is ¥10,500. If you are from a TUJ-affiliated school, the application fee is waived.

Prospective students applying for a Japanese student visa through TUJ must pay a visa application fee of ¥20,900 as a part of the Advance Payment.

Payment Methods

Student Visa Application (For Non-Japanese Applicants Only)

Non-Japanese applicants who do not have a resident, diplomatic or dependent visa must submit a visa application form and all supporting documents by the student visa application deadline.

Send all documents to:

Temple University, Japan Campus Admissions Counseling Office

1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)

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