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Temple University – Japan Campus

Information about Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), the oldest and largest American university in Japan. Including participants in Corporate Education programs and English training programs for educational organizations, TUJ is a home for around 4,100 learners.

Top reasons to study here

  • TUJ is an international campus of one of the United States' largest research universities—Temple University in Philadelphia.
  • All classes at TUJ are taught in English and no Japanese proficiency is required to start.
  • Average annual tuition and fees at TUJ are around 40% less than costs for an out-of-state student at a public American university.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (3)
Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
  • B.A. Art
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Humanities (1)
  • B.A. Art
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In 1982, Temple offered its first graduate courses in Japan, courses leading to the degree of Master of Education in English Education (currently Master of Science in Education) with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).


 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. 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.


The Career Development Office conducts career fairs and seminars on employment strategies, provides career counseling, and offers guidance on writing resumes and interviewing techniques applicable to both Japanese and multinational companies in Japan.

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Student services

The Office of Student 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, coordination of financial aid/GI Bill-related matters, and housing, OSS provides orientations to help students adapt to the academic and social life at TUJ. OSS also works with the Student Government and other student organizations to create events and activities that appeal to all TUJ students.

Housing services

TUJ uses a dorm facility in the Tokyo area and has two live-in resident assistants to support TUJ students. In accordance with Temple University's policies, all TUJ facilities including the dorms and homestays are no-smoking, no-alcohol. A dorm manual with explanations on other rules and policies is distributed at the mandatory dorm orientation held during TUJ's new student orientation week. 

Library services

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. 

ICT services

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. 

Medical services

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. 

Student Life

Campus life

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 clubs

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.

  • Basketball Club
  • Bicycle Racing & Riding Club
  • Doujin Kenkyukai
  • Futsal Club (Soccer)
  • Veterans Club
  • Video Gaming Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Yoga Club


Temple University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits colleges and universities in the eastern part of the United States. This accreditation includes Temple's campus in Japan and assures that the university maintains high-quality academic programs internationally.