2020 Summer-only Visiting Students

Applications open for summer-only visiting students for non-visa needed students attending a college or university overseas

We are mindful of the evolving situation across the globe and its impact on Japanese residents studying overseas. To assist students who study at colleges and universities overseas but may have returned to Japan, we have opened our summer-only applications to Japanese citizens and any non-visa needed students.

When such students study in the US, this application process is usually done through our Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses department located on our main campus. However, in light of the situation, students currently enrolled at a college or university in any country may apply to TUJ directly as a visiting student (non-degree seeking) for summer semester 2020.

Visa sponsorship is not available for summer-only students.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements to apply as a 2020 Summer-only Visiting Student (non-degree seeker):

  • Must have Japanese citizenship (or a valid visa to live in Japan permanently)
  • Must be enrolled in a college or university outside of Japan
  • Meet all other TUJ eligibility requirements


  1. To apply submit the Online Application:
    • Under “type of admission,” select “summer-only”
    • In the “personal statement” section, submit #4: a list of courses you wish to take at TUJ (see “application requirements”). You do not have to submit a personal statement.
  2. Submit all other application required documents
Application Deadline:
April 22, 2020

All required documents must be received by 17:00, Japan Standard Time.


  • We recommend students also confer with their home university’s counselor, if available, to confirm acceptance of transfer credits from TUJ.
  • View the summer 2020 course schedule here.
  • Students who are required by their home university to show the course syllabus for prior approval may contact: ac@tuj.temple.edu
  • Any test score or transcript waivers must be confirmed by a TUJ Admissions Counselor.
  • Students who wish to transfer to TUJ: please see our application requirements for transfer. The deadline for all transfer applicants (non-visa seeking), is April 1, 2020.

Tuition and Fees

Summer-only application fee ¥16,500
Tuition (9 credits)* ¥601,200
Student activity fee ¥1,580
Facilities fee ¥27,500
TUJ housing (dorm or homestay) ¥340,000
Estimated other expenses (food, local transportation, textbooks, etc.) ¥200,000
Estimated total costs ¥1,186,780


  • *A full time course load is 9 credits.
  • Non-visa needed students may study part time. Tuition changes based on the number of credits taken.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are classes taught in English?

Yes, all classes with the exception of language courses are taught fully in English.

Can I transfer my credits earned at TUJ back to my home university?

TUJ is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Students earn U.S. credits. It is at the home university’s discretion on how they view transfer credits from another school. Please contact your home university for details on their transfer credit policy.

When does the semester start?

See our academic calendar.

How do I send my official university transcript electronically?

Students may have their institutions send digital transcripts directly to TUJ through one of the following services:

Recipient: ac@tuj.temple.edu

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

Are classes conducted online or in-person?

While our current spring semester students are taking courses online, we are scheduled to return to in-person courses for our summer semester. The final decision will be announced near the end of April. TUJ will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. If there are on-going concerns, TUJ will continue to offer online courses for our registered students.

How is TUJ currently managing COVID-19 on campus?

TUJ is following guidance from Japanese governmental agencies, the CDC, the WHO, and our partner institutions in Japan regarding hygiene, social distancing and other issues. Additional cleaning services are conducted on campus. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are of utmost importance.

How is TUJ monitoring the COVID-19 situation around the globe?

  • Together with a team of officials at Temple’s Main Campus, TUJ management is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. To assess risks related to study at TUJ and travel to and from Japan (such as restrictions and/or quarantine requirements), the university uses a number of resources.
  • We are following university protocols to manage major health and safety issues. We track the advice of relevant Japanese ministries, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and our partner institutions in Japan; we also follow the guidelines of the U.S. Department of State, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. CDC, and International SOS, the university’s international insurance and assistance provider.

I’m worried that I will be required to self-quarantine or self-monitor at home upon arriving in Japan. What should I do?

We ask students to continue monitoring the travel policies for Japan and other countries. Depending on where you are traveling from, a quarantine policy or travel ban may still be in place. See this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory Information for more details.