Scholarship Committee

Please contact the Scholarship Committee at for any questions about Undergraduate Continuing Student Scholarships.

Every year Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) offers a variety of scholarships to qualified undergraduate students. Scholarship recipients receive partial tuition remission for the semester. TUJ awards some scholarships to those students demonstrating both merit and need. Priority will be given to applicants who are not recipients of other scholarships, stipends, or grants that cover a substantial portion of tuition. No student will be given a TUJ scholarship which would result in an award or payment in excess of 100% of tuition (not including fees or housing). If, subsequent to an award of a TUJ scholarship but prior to payment, other scholarships, stipends, or grants are offered to a student, the amount of the TUJ scholarship will be reduced accordingly.

To be eligible for an Undergraduate Scholarship, a student must:

  • be currently registered full-time (12 credits in spring or fall and 9 credits in summer);
  • be a matriculated undergraduate TUJ student, and;
  • have completed at least 12 credit hours of academic work at TUJ.

Also, students applying for a Continuing Student Scholarship in the following semester must be currently enrolled full-time (i.e., at least 12 credit hours in Spring and Fall or 9 credit hours in Summer), but students on Leave of Absence (or taking the summer off, which is viewed as a de facto one-semester LOA) are eligible to apply for Undergraduate Continuing Student Scholarships if they meet the requirements for application in the semester immediately prior to the beginning of their LOA..

Also to be eligible to use an Undergraduate Continuing Student Scholarship award, a student must be registered full-time (12 credits in spring or fall and 9 credits in summer) by the end of the add/drop period of the semester for which a given scholarship is awarded. Applicants who receive an award and who plan to enroll part time in the semester for which the scholarship will apply need special approval  from the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Request forms are available in the AAC. Please note that this is a different approval from that necessary for visa-related under-loading. Approval for scholarship underload is usually only granted to students graduating in the semester for which a given scholarship is awarded. Awardees without this approval who are found not to be registered full-time (12 credits in spring or fall and 9 credits in summer) by the end of the add/drop period of the semester toward which a given scholarship is awarded will have their scholarships automatically rescinded.

Undergraduate Continuing Student Scholarship awards must be used in the semester for which they are granted. Award values are not fixed from semester to semester, but are rather a function of the size and achievements of the applicant pool.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.

In order to apply for a scholarship

Applicants must submit (via online links described in the Undergraduate Continuing Student Scholarship email sent out approximately two weeks before the application deadline, which can be found on the TUJ Undergraduate Program Academic Calendar for a given semester):

  1. A personal statement
  2. A complete copy of the applicant's academic history
  3. Other supporting documents in certain cases

Scholarships for Continuing Students Application Deadlines:

Semester Application Deadline
Spring 2023 Thursday, October 20, 2022
Summer 2023 Thursday, March 9, 2023
Fall 2023 Monday, June 26, 2023

Additional details will be explained in the Scholarship Application email.

The Scholarship Committee will review qualifying applications and may interview certain candidates. Scholarship award winners will be notified via TUmail. Decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final and not subject to appeal; the committee does not discuss individual cases (neither the chair, nor any other member of the Undergraduate Continuing Scholarship Committee, will comment or otherwise engage in communication about individual awards or lack thereof).