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. 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.
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.
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.
TUJ students have opportunities to undertake prestigious internships, and TUJ graduates have gone on to careers with many of the world's leading corporations, non-profit organizations and governments, or have gone on to start their own businesses.
The Office of Students Services (OSS) supports TUJ's diverse student population as they become members of the university community. In addition to providing assistance with the visa application process and coordinating Financial Aid/GI Bill-related matters and housing, the OSS provides orientations to help students adapt to the academic and social life at TUJ. The OSS also works with the Student Government and other student organizations to encourage social interaction among students with different backgrounds by creating events and activities that appeal to all TUJ students.
TUJ guarantees housing for new international students. Those on a TUJ-sponsored student visa are required to spend their first semester in TUJ housing. Housing options include dormitories or living with a Japanese host family.
The TUJ library, which focuses on English-language publications, holds over 60,000 books and more than 3,300 DVD titles. Students can also access the online resources of Temple University and borrow materials from libraries worldwide, including those of Japanese universities through inter-library loans.
TUJ has six computer labs equipped with Windows, Mac and Unix computers with a variety of office and design software applications. Campus-wide wireless network is available both at Azabu and Mita Halls. The office also provides computer related support to students, staff and faculty.
All residents of Japan, including students who acquire a visa through TUJ, MUST register for national health insurance (NHI / Kokumin Kenko Hoken) even if you have an insurance plan in your own country. The cost of insurance is determined by the local government. For the detailed information, please see the Medical Information section from the University's website.
Small classes of around 21 students each encourage student participation and allow faculty to provide individualized attention. Internships and independent research provide plenty of hands-on experience. Outside of class, students enjoy the best of Tokyo and Japan through excursions, workshops, campus events and student club activities. Campus facilities include computer labs, an academic advising center, library, counseling office, editing room and tutoring center.
Student organizations and clubs—created and run by students—are overseen by the Office of Student Services (OSS). These organizations help students identify others with similar interests, and promote friendship among students.Clubs
TUJ is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of the six regional accrediting bodies for higher education in the United States.
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