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Temple University Japan
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Home Stay, On-Campus Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email
Courses Offered: Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Arts, Asian Studies, Communication Sciences, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Film, History, International Studies, Japanese, Japanese Studies, Marketing, Political Science, Pre-Architecture, Psychology, Sociology, Theater, Women's and Gender Studies Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:

About Temple University:

About the Japan Campus

Oldest and largest foreign university in Japan

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan. Founded in 1982, TUJ has developed into a nationally recognized institution offering an extensive range of educational programs. In addition to its core undergraduate program, TUJ offers graduate programs in law, business, and education; an English-language preparation program; continuing education courses; and corporate education classes.

3,400 learners and counting...

Including the participants in the Corporate Education programs, TUJ is a home for around 3,400 learners. TUJ takes pride in its top-quality, English-language education and in providing a unique opportunity for students to obtain American undergraduate and graduate degrees without leaving Japan.

International student body

One of TUJ's greatest assets is its student body. Students come from approximately 60 countries around the world, including Japan, the United States, East and Southeast Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Its diverse student body helps make TUJ a rich, dynamic, and stimulating institution.

Recognized as a Foreign University, Japan Campus

TUJ is the first educational institution in Japan to be officially recognized as a Foreign University, Japan Campus by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. This status allows TUJ to sponsor student visas, enabling international students to study at the university on either a short-term basis (one or two semesters) or a long-term basis (such as to complete a full four-year program).

Superb faculty and small classes

TUJ's superb faculty works closely with students to help them achieve their academic objectives. We organize small classes to facilitate lively discussions and to allow professors to give special attention to students. Moreover, TUJ offers the Temple University brand of education, providing the same course content as that of Temple's main campus and teaching all but its language courses in English. Studying at TUJ offers the same quality education as at Temple University in the United States and makes it easy to transfer to Temple's main campus or to any other North American universities in the U.S. and elsewhere.


The primary mission of Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is to provide a superior education to all students. As a campus of Temple University, TUJ provides undergraduate, graduate and first-professional students from Japan, the United States, and around the world with the opportunity to obtain a degree from a leading American university while studying in downtown Tokyo. This program utilizes the same grading scale and credit system as the USA. TUJ offers a broad range of degree and non-degree programs that reflect the academic standards and requirements of the home campus while embracing the uniqueness of our position as a full-experience American university campus in Japan.

TUJ's educational philosophy is based upon a combination of education and student service that enables our students to acquire the critical thinking, cross-cultural communication, linguistic, and professional skills necessary for them to achieve their academic, career, and personal aspirations. The above academic commitment to our students is bolstered by a full range of student support and services, from admissions through career placement.

We live in a world in which both challenges and opportunities are borderless, in which individuals build lives and careers that span cultures and languages, and in which the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong process. TUJ's mission is to provide a truly international education as a leader and innovator in providing the traditions and contemporary practices of American higher education in a Japanese context to create a unique intellectual environment that transcends borders. 

As an American institution in Japan, TUJ is committed to working with Japanese institutions of higher education in educational, research and administrative relationships in order to further mutual academic development. TUJ helps foster better relations between the United States and Japan, but as a truly international institution of higher education we hope that TUJ can be a model for cross-national academic collaboration for all. 

In fulfilling the above missions, TUJ will proudly represent Temple University and its commitment to international education.

Temple University Japan Fall2014 Course List

Student Life:

Our mission is to bring together student organizations, student volunteers, and student government to promote a vibrant community. We provide students with the resources to form student groups, plan activities, and create networks within our diverse university community.

Student Activities, Office of Student Services
Office:  Azabu hall 1F
Hours:  9:00-17:30

Life in Japan:

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Japan Written by touropia on June 7, 2012 in Asia 

Japan is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It is a unique blend of traditional and modern, with many temples and buildings from the past co-existing with modern achievements in architecture and technology. Visitors can be immersed in Japanese history and culture one day and get a glimpse of the future through technological developments the next. Almost all of the historical sites are still used for their original purposes while remaining open to the public. The natural beauty of Japan can be seen all year. In addition, Japan has one of the world’s lowest crime rates which makes it ideal for travelers. An overview of the top tourist attractions in Japan:

10) Hiroshima Peace Memorial

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a haunting tribute to the lives lost when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Set in a park, the memorial features Genbaku Dome, the only building left standing in the vicinity after the bomb dropped. This harsh reminder of a world at war reminds visitors of the importance of human life and honors the victims so they will never be forgotten.

9) Jigokudani Monkey Park

Jigokudani Monkey Park is a famous hot spring area near Nagano,. The name Jigokudani (meaning “Hell’s Valley”), is due to steam and boiling water that bubbles out the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and formidably cold forests. It is famous for its large population of wild Snow Monkeys that go to the valley during the winter when snow covers the park. The monkeys descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm hot springs, and return to the security of the forests in the evenings.

8) Kiyomizu-dera

The Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple is located in Eastern Kyoto and can be traced back as far as the year 798. An indoor waterfall fed from the outside river keeps the temple in harmony with nature and not one nail was used in construction. While locals used to jump off the edge to have a wish granted (with a survival rate of 85.4%), modern visitors can enjoy the shrines and talismans and artwork on display without risking life and limb.

7) Himeji Castle

The Himeji Castle is considered the best existing example of Japanese castle architecture. It was fortified to defend against enemies during the feudal period, but it has been rebuilt many times throughout the centuries and reflects the different design periods. It survived the bombings of World War II and is frequently seen in domestic and foreign films, including the James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice”. The white exterior and design give the castle the appearance of a bird taking flight, earning the the castle the nickname ‘white egret castle’.

6) Great Buddha of Kamakura

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a colossal outdoor representation of Amida Buddha, one of Japan’s most celebrated Buddhist figures. Cast in bronze, the Great Buddha stands at over 13 meters (40 feet) high and weighs nearly 93 tons. The statue reportedly dates from 1252. Although it originally was housed in a small wooden temple, the Great Buddha now stands in the open air as the original temple was washed away in a tsunami in the 15th century.

5) Todaiji Temple

The Todaiji Temple in Nara is a feat of engineering. It is not only the world’s largest wooden building, it is home to the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and wildlife, the Kegon school of Buddhism is centered here and the grounds hold many artifacts of Japanese and Buddhist history. Deer are allowed to freely roam the grounds as messengers of the Shinto gods.

4) Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower is a testament to the advancement of technology and modern life. Inspired by the Eiffel tower design, it is the second tallest man-made structure in Japan and functions as a communications and observation tower. Visitors can climb the tower for unparalleled views of Tokyo and the surrounding areas as well as visit shops and restaurants.

3) Tokyo Imperial Palace

The Emperor of Japan makes his home at the Tokyo Imperial Palace. It also functions as an administration center and museum to showcase Japanese art and history. The palace is set on the ruins of older castles that were destroyed by fire or war, and architects have honored the past by incorporating design elements of the different eras into the modern palace. The new palace is surrounded by traditional Japanese gardens and has many reception and function rooms to receive guests and welcome the public.

2) Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). The volcano’s exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as a popular tourist attraction for sightseers and climbers. An estimated 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year, 30% of whom are foreigners. The ascent can take anywhere between three and eight hours while the descent can take from two to five hours.

1) Golden Pavilion

Kinkaku-ji or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion is the most popular tourist attraction in Japan and Kyoto. The pavilion was originally built as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in the late 14th century. Unfortunately, the pavilion was burnt down in 1950 by a young monk who had become obsessed with it. Five years later, the temple was rebuilt as an exact copy of the original. Emphasis is placed on the building and surrounding gardens being in harmony with one another. The pavilion is covered in gold leaf which highlights the reflection of the pavilion in the pond and the pond’s reflection on the building.


While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.