Communication Studies program from Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)  takes an interdepartmental approach. For example, students who have an interest in filmmaking can study videography, editing and sound. Those with an interest in journalism can work in magazine writing, the online space and broadcasting. Our goal is to develop students intellectually and prepare them for professional-level competency in media. Being in Tokyo is superior for internships, given the international reach of both Japanese and foreign media. Over the years, our students have received internships at many foreign bureaus, public relations and advertising companies, and startup internet firms.

Students who pursue communications as a career have to be creative, flexible, and possess a critical mind. Self-motivation is also very important; if you work in film, television, radio or advertising, you must be able to pick up where someone has left off, put the pieces together, and take over. These are the qualities we emphasize in the program.

The communications realm is changing rapidly. You must be international, open and flexible to succeed. TUJ allows you to get an education from a topnotch faculty as well as experience a new culture and gain a wider perspective.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Public Life
  • Media and Society
  • Communication Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Analysis
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

  • Applicants seeking a student visa through TUJ: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants NOT seeking a student visa through TUJ: 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or 3.0 on a 5.0 scale)

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission Application Form
  • Typed, Personal Statement in English
The personal statement is a chance for applicants to introduce themselves; discuss their interest in Japan; 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 in length and may be submitted by e-mail (PDF or Word Document) or postal mail.
  • Official Standardized Test Results: SAT, ACT, TOEFL/IELTS/PTE
  • Official High School and College Transcripts in English
  • Non-refundable Application Fee of ¥10,300

Tuition Fee

  • International

    507 EUR/credit
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  • National

    507 EUR/credit
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¥65,700 per credit

Living costs for Tokyo

  • 132901 - 208470 JPY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


TUJ awards merit scholarships every semester to incoming degree-seeking students with demonstrated academic excellence and other exceptional qualifications.

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