• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
International Affairs from Temple University is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject which covers political science, geography, economics and history. It explores international cooperation and conflict, poverty and development, the nature and causes of war, nationalism and social change, and other issues. 
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On one level, international affairs is the study of relations between states, but it is also about the relations between cultures. 

While rooted in political science, international affairs encompasses the study of history, geography and society as a means of understanding the complexity of the world we live in. 

TUJ’s diverse and international student body brings different experiences and information from various cultures into the classroom. This spurs wide-ranging and extremely valuable discussions.

Another wonderful thing about Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) as a place to study International Affairs is our access to practitioners. 

We’re located in a part of Tokyo that is home to most of the major embassies, so we can easily visit these embassies, and also persuade embassy staff to come talk to us. 

In addition, we have good relations with various think tanks and members of the government and the bureaucracy. 

We believe our ability to interact with practitioners and nongovernmental organizations is probably unrivaled anywhere else in Asia.

Studying at TUJ is interesting and compelling, but it’s also demanding and challenging. TUJ will give you an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Future careers

With regard to future careers, the international affairs major is specifically designed to prepare students for work with globally oriented employers. 

Equipped with the combination of broad understanding of the global system as a whole, as well as particularly detailed knowledge of East Asia, our graduates are of particular interest to large international companies with a presence in Asia, as well as to government agencies and transnational nongovernmental organizations. 

The emphasis that our upper-level courses place on independent research and intensive debate of contemporary political controversies is also ideal preparation for postgraduate research in the field of international politics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foreign Governments and Politics
  • International Politics
  • Macroeconomic Principles and Microeconomic Principles
  • Geography of World Affairs
  • World History Modern
  • Peace, Conflict, and Social Change

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade 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

  • Completion of High School (Secondary School) or Equivalent

  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Test Score Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    549 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 549 EUR per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    549 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 549 EUR per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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¥66,800 per credit

Living costs for Tokyo

  • 132901 - 208470 JPY/month
    Living Costs

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