Temple University at a Glance

Founded in  1982, Temple University’s satellite campus in Tokyo (TUJ) is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan. It boasts over 1,535-degree programs for undergraduate and graduate; and 2,593 programs for non-degree. Its diverse student body is consist of international students from approximately 60 countries around the globe. It is the only university in Japan where you can earn an American University degree. Reasonably, this educational institution is an attractive choice for many international students planning to study abroad in Japan.

With this in mind, below are a number of scholarships available for international students offered by Temple University.

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Scholarships for Prospective Students

  • Merit Scholarships

This type of scholarship is available every beginning of the semester for incoming students. The amount of bursary and requirements vary depending on the kind of scholarship and if a student meets the criteria.

  • Diamond Scholarship

Diamond Scholarship is available for summer and fall entry students. Half of the tuition for the first two consecutive semesters will be funded. This scholarship can also be renewed for up to six successive semesters, including full tuition per semester. Eligibility for renewal will depend on the students because they must maintain a 3.2 GPA while studying at TUJ.

  • Dean’s Scholarship

For Dean’s Scholarship, 50% of the tuition will be awarded for two consecutive semesters. A student must maintain a 3.0 GPA at TUJ to be eligible for this scholarship.

  • TUJ Scholarship

The TUJ Scholarship is a one-time award of ¥426,900 for matriculation fee.

How to Apply for Merit Scholarships:

  1. Complete your Admissions Application by the Scholarship Eligibility Deadline and check the applicable box on the admissions application form.
  2. Submit Letters of Recommendation, personal copies of Awards or Honors, and any other document or certificate that demonstrate exceptional qualifications via e-mail or postal mail.

Bridge Program Scholarship

TUJ also offers a scholarship to students who plan to enroll in the Bridge Program.  This scholarship covers the Bridge Entrance Fee and is available to applicants with outstanding academic performance and English ability.

Application procedures are similar to Merit Scholarships. However, it is also essential to take note that scholarship eligibility deadlines vary on applicants seeking a student visa through TUJ and those who do not.

Scholarships for Current Undergraduate Students

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Continuing Students Scholarship

Only students currently enrolled and have completed 12 credits at TUJ may apply for Current Student Scholarship. The university will award scholarships based on merit and need, and prioritize those who do not receive other scholarships, stipends, or grants that cover a substantial amount of the tuition. Recipients of this scholarship will receive 50% of tuition waiver for the applicable semester.

How to Apply:

Current students must submit via online links made available through disseminated Scholarship Application email:

  1. A personal statement
  2. Two academic references from faculty (and an optional non-academic reference from a staff member)
  3. A complete copy of the applicant’s academic history
  4. Other supporting documents in some instances

Various organizations also offer scholarships for students planning to study in Japan.  For more information, access the link below.

School website: https://www.tuj.ac.jp/index.html

Financial-aid: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/ug/cost-financial-aid/scholarships/index.html

Scholarships:https://www.tuj.ac.jp/ug/cost-financial- aid/scholarships/external.html