Frequently Asked Questions about UG Continuing Student Scholarships

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) offers a variety of scholarships to qualified undergraduate students. Below are some frequently asked questions about the Continuing Student Scholarship.

How do I download my academic history?

You can access your academic history via TUportal. Please go to the "student tools" tab, and "academic history" will be on the right. Copy and paste it onto a Word document, then save as a PDF and submit.

This is my first semester. Am I eligible to apply?

No, you are not. 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.

More details about eligibility can be found here.

I will be a part-time student next semester. Am I eligible to apply?

No, you are not. You will be eligible to apply once you are a full-time student again.

For example, if you are a part-time student in the summer and full-time student in the fall, you are eligible that fall to apply for the spring scholarship.

What if I change to part-time courseload after I receive the scholarship?

If you receive a scholarship and you are a part-time student that same semester, you must file the Undergraduate Scholarship Application Reduced Course Load Form before the end of the Add/Drop Period. Request forms are available from the Academic Advising Center (AAC).

Permission is usually only granted in cases where a student is graduating in that semester, and has fewer courses required than amounts to full-time.

For example, if you are graduating in the spring and taking fewer than 12 credits to meet the graduation requirements, you should submit the Undergraduate Scholarship Application Reduced Course Load Form.

I am taking a leave of absence next semester. Am I eligible to apply for the following semester, after I return?

If you meet the eligibility guidelines before your leave of absence, then yes, you are eligible.

For example, if you are a full-time student in the spring and taking a leave of absence in the summer, you are eligible to apply for the fall scholarship.

Is there a specific format for the personal statement?

No, there is no set format for the personal statement.

What should I write about in my personal statement?

The personal statement is a way to show the Scholarship Committee why you should receive the scholarship. Scholarships are awarded by merit and need. So, please explain your strengths and accomplishments, and/or how the funds would help you succeed in your studies.

What is the minimum length of the personal statement?

There is no minimum length for the personal statement.

Do I need to submit faculty references?

No. The scholarship application changed in Fall 2021, and you no longer need to submit faculty references.

What other supporting documents are needed to apply?

For most students, the only documents needed are the personal statement and academic history.

If you have a financial hold, you also need to submit the Deferred Payment Plan Agreement (signed by you and the Manager of the Bursar's Office).

I have another question that’s not answered here.

If you have other questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee at tujscholarships@tuj.temple.edu.