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Japanese Language, Bachelor

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University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
The Japanese Language major from Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is a unique program designed to offer a comprehensive Japanese language curriculum. It aims to achieve advanced and well-balanced proficiency in Japanese so that students will, by using the Japanese language as a communication tool, be active social agents to make contributions in the world of globalization.


Our program takes a functional approach to language learning. It lays a special emphasis on language acquisition and its mastery so that students establish a solid linguistic foundation through integral language courses coupled with skills-based courses. TUJ ensures an optimum language learning environment for students where they have the opportunity to pursue their studies alongside Japanese students on campus and in the local community.

At Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), students who take up Japanese Language have a strong interest in international careers, in U.S.-Japan relations and in Japan’s relations with other countries. Many pursue career opportunities in the Japanese markets where Japanese language proficiency is an absolute must. To meet such students’ needs and demands, the Japanese Language major focuses on enabling students to become functional and competent in all four language skills—reading, writing, speaking and listening—in Japanese.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    43 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Japanese Intermediate 
  • Japanese Advanced 
  • Kanji 
  • Oral Intensive Japanese 
  • Advanced Oral Japanese
  • Advanced Japanese Writing
  • Structure of Japanese Language
  • Intermediate Writing in Japanese
  • Introduction to Consecutive Interpreting and Translation

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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Academic 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

    595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 USD per credit and a duration of .
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

¥65,700 per credit

This tuition fee applies only for Japan Campus.

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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